Daniel Engelman, MD
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman
Dr. Engelman is a heart surgeon, innovator and is the Medical Director of the Heart, Vascular
and Critical Care Units at Baystate Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at
The University of Massachusetts-Baystate, and Tufts University School of Medicine. He started
the Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERAS® Cardiac) Collaborative to internationally
standardize best practices. He has led a group of international experts to publish the first
consensus guidelines for best practices in enhanced recovery following cardiac surgery. This
was recently published in JAMA surgery. It has been downloaded over 115,000 times and is the
number one most viewed publication in 2019.
He has organized symposiums at every major international surgical meeting. He is also the
President of the Massachusetts Society of Thoracic Surgeons and also serves on multiple
Statewide Oversight committees. Dr. Engelman participates on five national workforces for the
Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Association of Thoracic Surgery. He writes board
questions for Cardiac Surgical Certification. He was the Past President of the 21st Century
Cardiothoracic Surgical Society. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Baycare PPO
and ACO and is Vice President of the local Independent Physician Organization.
Dr. Engelman is the principal investigator on multiple research projects, has published over 100
peer-reviewed publications, and participates on two international taskforces (ADQI and KDIGO)
standardizing approaches for the prevention of postoperative acute kidney injury. He serves on the
Editorial Board of the Journal Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He travels extensively lecturing on
advances in critical care medicine, healthcare informatics and finance, multi-modal analgesia,
and enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery.
In 2016 Dr. Engelman was named the National ACS/STS Health Policy Scholar. He is a graduate
of the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at The Heller School of
Brandeis University. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Connecticut School of
Medicine. Dr. Engelman received his clinical training in cardiothoracic surgery at Harvard’s
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He received his B.A. with
honors from the University of Pennsylvania and M.D. from the New York University School of
HealthChain believes Dr. Engelman is well-qualified to lead this company due to his extensive
experience in innovation, his distinguished career as an academic cardiac surgeon, his
recognition as a thought leader and innovator as a surgeon and his widespread relationships in
the healthcare and medical device communities.