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Joseph J. Schlesinger, MD

Joseph J. Schlesinger, MD
Dr. Schlesinger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Division of Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Jazz Piano Performance from Loyola University in New Orleans, Dr. Schlesinger earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He completed residency training in Anesthesiology followed by a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Schlesinger’s research interests include multisensory integration, human factors, aural perception, temporal precision, alarm development, patient monitoring, and medical education. This work led to the prestigious 2014 Education Specialty Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. His personal interests include medical mission work, playing the piano, and travel.
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Making Opioids Safer at the End-of-Life

Use of opioids at the end-of-life, particularly when care is being withdrawn, can tread a fine ethical line.