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John Tetzlaff, MD


John Tetzlaff, MD

Appointed: 1988

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John Tetzlaff, MD
Department: General Anesthesiology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code E31
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch


John E. Tetzlaff, MD, is Staff in General Anesthesia. Dr. Tetzlaff is full Professor of Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Tetzlaff graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1979. Residency training in anesthesiology was at the Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va., achieving board certification in 1986.

Dr. Tetzlaff is active in all aspects of education, including undergraduate, residency and continuing medical education. He has numerous publications, including two books and the usual mix of chapters, manuscripts and abstracts. His research interests are in regional anesthesia, orthopedic anesthesia, local anesthetic pharmacology, assessment of competency and anesthesiology education. He serves as a reviewer or editorial board member for seven journals. He is Chair of the Lerner College of Medicine Medical Student Promotion and Review Committee and is Member of the Student Assessment Committee.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - National Naval Medical Center
Cardiac Anesthesia
Bethesda, MD USA
Fellowship - Children's Hospital National Medical Center
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Washington, DC USA
Fellowship - Eastern Virginia Medical School
Cardiac Anesthesiology
Norfolk, VA USA
Fellowship - Naval Medical Center
Obstetric Anesthesia
Portsmouth, VA USA
Residency - Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth, VA USA
Residency - Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center
Elyria, OH USA
Internship - Naval Medical Center
Rotating Surgical
Portsmouth, VA USA
Medical School - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA


  • Anesthesiology

Specialty Interests

acute postoperative pain management, anesthesia for orthopedic surgery, anesthesia recovery, education, education in anesthesia, education in anesthesiology, general and vascular anesthesiology, general anesthesia, graduate/medical student education, malignant hyperthermia, orthopaedic anesthesia, perioperative anesthesia evaluation perioperative management, perioperative medicine, physician teaching and training, preoperative assessment, preoperative evaluation, regional anesthesia, regional anesthesia and research, regional anesthesiology, residency training, resident education, resident teaching

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As of 7/8/2016, Dr. Tetzlaff has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English