Press Release

St. Francis Hospital Appoints New Chairman of Emergency Medicine

May 22nd, 2018
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ROSLYN, NY, May 10, 2018 - St. Francis Hospital is pleased to announce that Stefan M. Muehlbauer, M.D., Ph.D., FACEP, has been appointed as Chairman of Emergency Medicine. Prior to this, Dr. Muehlbauer had been the Director of Emergency Department Infection Oversight as well as a full time Emergency Medicine Physician here at St. Francis.

Dr. Muehlbauer

Dr. Muehlbauer has extensive and wide-ranging medical experience, having served as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at North Shore University Hospital, where he was appointed to the core academic faculty, and also as the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director and Emergency Department Sepsis Champion. Prior to that, he held an appointment to the academic faculty at Harvard Medical School, where he was an attending physician at Harvard affiliate hospitals, primarily Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Muehlbauer also held an appointment as a Basic Science Investigator at the Center for Vascular Biology Research at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Muehlbauer received his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he was a fellow of the Medical Scientist Training Program, and earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology. His doctoral research focused on the mechanism and role of cell death in septic shock and systemic inflammation, with a focus on anthrax toxin. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he was recognized with the clinical excellence award, the highest honor granted to a graduate of the program.

His publications have appeared in PLOS, The American Journal of Pathology, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Cell Cycle, and Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. Dr. Muehlbauer has lectured nationally and internationally. He is the author of the ‘Bugs and Drugs’ lecture series for Emergency Medicine residents and providers.

Contact: Paul Barry, 516-563-7970,

             Rosemary Gomez, 516-563-7965,


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