Wolf H. Stapelfeldt, MD

Wolf Stapelfeldt

Title: Professor, Department Chairman
Company: Saint Louis University
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Wolf Stapelfeldt, Professor and Department Chairman at Saint Louis University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physiology and pharmacology.

Dr. Stapelfeldt is known for introducing the SLUscore, a novel method to quantify the adverse effect of less than normal blood pressure, which is a common occurrence under anesthesia. He holds patents and trademarks related to Clinical Decision Support Technologies and has created the SLUScore perioperative risk scoring concept. In addition, Dr. Stapelfeldt has developed electronic systems to allow physicians to make better and more informed clinical decisions in real time at various points of perioperative patient career. His work in the medical field has resulted in a number of accolades, including the “Top Ten in Medicine” Innovations Award from the Cleveland Clinic Innovations and the Merit Review Award from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Furthermore, he has received a Young Investigator Award from FAER and Roche Laboratories, recognition as the Resident of the Year from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research and the Edward C. Kendall Award from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

Interested in medicine from an early age, Dr. Stapelfeldt earned an MD from Ulm University, summa cum laude, in 1983. He continued with a residency in internal medicine at the Klinikum Rechts der Isar and a residency at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. In his career, he has been an integral member of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic. Furthermore, he has served as the Chief Medical Officer of Talis Clinical LLC and in executive roles of the Cleveland Clinic. In 2014, Dr. Stapelfeldt became the department chairman at Saint Louis University as well as a tenusred professor.

In his career, Dr. Stapelfeldt has maintained professional affiliation with a variety of organizations, these include the American Health Council, the American Board of Anesthesiology, the International Anesthesia Research Society, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Previously, Dr. Stapelfeldt was chairman of the Department of General Anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic, bringing over 25 years of career experience. His tenure at the Cleveland Clinic culminated in the role of founder and chief medical officer of Talis Clinical, LLC, an information management company spun off from the Cleveland Clinic. Talis Clinical’s software distills and analyzes the most important data sources in real time to guide physicians in making decisions within the high stress environment of the operation rooms and intensive care units, an application that was recognized as one of the top ten innovations in medicine during the 2014 Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit.

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