Daniel Engelman

MD, Professor

Medical Director of the Heart, Vascular and Critical Care Units
Department of Surgery, Baystate Medical Center

Education, Training and Positions


  • M.D. New York University, New York, New York/United States (1990)
  • B.A., Biologic Basis of Behavior Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania/United States (1986)

Postdoctoral Training

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Harvard University/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (1997-1999)
  • General Surgery Residency, University of Connecticut, Hartford, Connecticut (1990-1997)
  • Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut (1993-1995)

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, Springfield, Massachusetts (2016-present)
  • Associate Professor-Adjunct, Department of Surgery, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts (2016-2020)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts (1999-2016)
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut (1999-2008)

Major Leadership Positions

  • Vice Chair, Pioneer Valley Accountable Care Organization (2019-present)
  • Vice President, Baycare Health Partners Physician Health Organization (2018-present)

Other Positions and Employment

  • Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science (2018-present)
  • Founder and President, Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery International Society (2016-present)
  • Private Practice Cardiac Surgery, Chief Financial Officer, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts (1999-2015)

Practice Areas

Clinical Discipline

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Credentialing (2014)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery (1999)
  • Cardiothoracic Critical Care (1999)

Clinical Activities

  • Heart & Vascular Critical Care Unit and Telemetry floor Teaching Rounds, Daily all year (2015-present)
  • Cardiac Surgeon and Director of CVICU (1999-2015)

Other Interests

Beside different leadership positions Daniel Engelman has several teaching activities and is engaged in educational development and clinical innovations, safety and quality improvement projects. Publishing protocols and clinical guidelines such as the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery or the ERAS Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery is one of his other activities. As a (side) principal investigator he supports unfunded projects.

Research and Publications


Membership in Professional Societies


  • ERAS Cardiac International Surgical Society (2017-present)
    • Founding member and President
    • Organize monthly executive board meetings to organize our quarterly newsletter, website updates, member outreach, intersociety collaboration, speaking engagements, publications, guideline updates, hiring of coordinators, executive assistants and planning for our annual meeting.
  • Chair, Data Safety Monitoring Board, International Aortic Valve-in-Valve Continued Access Protocol trial (2020-present)
  • Steering Committee, CSA-AKI Study Drug A1128 (2018-present)
  • Independent Medical Reviewer “The Safety and Effectiveness of the SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve in Low Risk Patients with Aortic Stenosis” (2018-present)


  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) question writer for Self-Education (2018-present)
  • Self-Assessment in Thoracic Surgery (SESATS) XIII (2018-present)

Editorial Positions

  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2018-present)
    • Editorial Board (2018-present)
    • Guest editor (1999-2018)
  • Canadian Frailty Network Grant Submissions, Scientific Reviewer (2018)
  • Canadian Frailty Network, Catalyst Grant Reviewer (2017)
  • Heart Surgery Forum, Reviewer (2017)
  • Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Guest Editor (2017-2018)
  • Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Editorial Staff (1999-2018)
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Guest Editor (1999-2020)

Why I am passionate about Drainology™

"It is imperative that we standardize evidence-based best practice surrounding the indication, placement, timing of removal, patient discomfort, and technology surrounding the use of drains following CT surgery."

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