About Dr. Sprung

Juraj Sprung, M.D., Ph.D.

Juraj Sprung, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Anesthesiology at the college of medicine at Mayo Clinic. He received his undergraduate (1971) and graduate (1977) degrees from the University of Rijeka, Croatia. He completed a residency in Anesthesiology in Split, Croatia (1983). He began working on issues related to effects of hypothermia on potassium homeostasis and effects on cardiac rhythm as a part of his PhD thesis (1984-5) which was followed by research in pulmonary physiology during his research fellowship at the Division of Thoracic Diseases at Mayo Clinic (1986-87) under mentorship of Drs. Joseph Rodarte and Robert Hyatt. In 1988 he started Anesthesia residency program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Dr. John Kampine). Following completion of his residency program he assumed an staff anesthesiologist (Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology) at the University of Maryland. In 1995 (until 2000 when he transferred to the Mayo Clinic) he became an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. Since his residency program his research interest were directed towards respiratory and cardiac physiology, and more lately towards outcomes in anesthesia.