Leader in Medicine

Ellen Wurm


Ellen Wurm, MD was recognized by the American Health Council as “Best in Medicine” for her outstanding contributions to the medical field.

A staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Wurm works in the critical care and surgical intensive care unit in various Cleveland Clinic locations, including its main campus in Cleveland and its General Anesthesiology Avon Hospital in Avon, Ohio. Since entering the healthcare field over 10 years ago, Dr. Wurm has garnered comprehensive skills and knowledge in critical care and anesthesia.

Fascinated with the healthcare industry, Dr. Wurm viewed critical care as a real opportunity to intervene and eliminate suffering. After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton in 2003, she enrolled at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She earned a medical degree in 2007 and completed an anesthesiology residency at the Cleveland Clinic in 2011. After completing a critical care medicine (anesthesiology) fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 2012, Dr. Wurm remained at the medical institution to launch a prosperous career.

Board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in critical care medicine and anesthesiology, Dr. Wurm serves as an associate program director for the fellowship program. Throughout her career, she has authored various publications, including “Drug-induced immune-mediated thrombocytopenia in the intensive care unit,” Bose, S., Wurm, Popovich, M. J., Silver, B. J., 2015. To continue to evolve in her field, Dr. Wurm is an active member of several professional associations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Critical Care Management, Ohio Chapter.

In her free time, she enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle by hiking, running, gardening and spending time with her children. With a successful career at hand, Dr. Wurm attributes her achievements to her mentors. In the future, she plans to remain at the Cleveland Clinic and eventually assume a program director role.

Staff Physician at the Cleveland Clinic

  • When Cleveland Clinic welcomes its first patients on February 28, 1921, its mission was clearly in place: “Better care of the sick, investigation into their problems and further education of those who serve.”
  • The doctors who founded Cleveland Clinic, drawing from military medicine, believed in diverse specialists working and thinking as a unit. This kind of cooperation, efficiency and shared vision has fostered excellence in patient care, research and education.
  • With more than 10,000 corporate participants and other stake holders from more than 130 countries, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative.

Source: www.clevelandclinic.org

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society of Critical Care Management, Ohio Chapter.