John C Sakles, MD

Professor, Emergency Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Dr. Sakles has spent his career focusing on the clinical, educational and research aspects of emergency airway management, with an emphasis on the difficult airway He is a world-renowned airway expert and has been on the forefront of research in new technologies, particularly the role of video laryngoscopy for emergency intubation. He has published numerous articles in the field of emergency airway management, including on such topics as video laryngoscopy, airway pharmacology, surgical airway management and remotely assisted telebation His papers have become some of the most cited works in the field. Dr. Sakles has been a faculty member on the widely acclaimed The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency? for more than 15 years, and serves as a reviewer for airway manuscripts for the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine and the Journal of Emergency Medicine.


  • University of Maryland, 1990
University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1994