John E. Tetzlaff, M.D. is a Staff Anesthesiologist in the Department of General Anesthesia of the Anesthesiology Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Tetzlaff is full Professor of Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) 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, Virginia, achieving Board Certification in 1986, and recertification in 1994 and 2009. Dr. Tetzlaff is active in all aspects of education, including undergraduate, residency and continuing medical education (CME). 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, substance abuse prevention, professionalism, anesthesia for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, and anesthesiology education. He serves as a reviewer or editorial board member for eight journals. He is chair of the CCLCM Medical Student Promotion and Review Committee and is a member of the Student Assessment Committee for CCLCM. Dr. Tetzlaff is Associate Director for Graduate Medical Education and a member of the Graduate Medical Education Council.