Doctor, Scientist, Entrepreneur,

MUSICIAN & Beer Maker


Dr. Admir Hadžić is board certified in Anesthesiology and Medicing (Columbia University, NY, USA). He served as a Professor of Anesthesiology at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2006-2014), and holds a doctorate degree (PhD) and honorary professorships at Karol Marcinkowski University (Doctor Cum Laude), Poznan, Poland, and honorary professorship at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium, one of the largest, oldest (anno 1425), and most prestigious universities in Europe. Prof. Dr. Hadzic is also a practicing doctor and divides his clinical time between Belgium (ZOL, Genk) and the USA.

Admir Hadzic


Doctor, educator, entrepreneur, and a bass player, Prof. Admir Hadžić (DR BLUES) has been at the forefront of academic medicine for over 2 decades. He is a recipient of most prestigious awards for his research and educational achievements and seven times voted by his peers as the best NYC doctor. He has lectured on his medical research in top universities, professional organizations and performed with his NYC-based band BIGAPPLEBLUES throughout the world. Prof. Hadzic has founded and ran several intellectual property companies from start-up, development to regulatory approval, licensing and acquisition. He is a publisher of the best-selling medical textbooks (McGrawHill Professional Publishing Division) and the founder of one of the largest global educational companies in medicine (, read by >2.5 million health care professionals worldwide. Hi is married and proud father of five.



Prof. Dr. Admir Hadžić has been at the forefront of academic medicine for >2 decades. His research substantially contributed to the global understanding of functional anatomy of regional anesthesia, the patient outcome benefits of loco-regional anesthesia, and monitoring principles to improve the safety and efficacy in anesthesiology. Prof. Hadžić has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles,  and 3 best-selling medical textbooks (McGraw-Hill Publishing, NYC, USA). His textbooks have been translated in all major languages. They are considered to be the gold-standard in anesthesiology and are used as standard educational curriculum in schools, universities, training programs and certification processes worldwide. He has lectured at the most prestigious universities, global scientific congresses, professional medical societies, and at the NASDAQ stock exchange. He is a founder and CEO of a professional health-related organization (SciMedBE) specializing in anesthesiology, pain management, perioperative care, ICU, pharma and medical device research. He is the director of the Research Fellowship Program at NYSORA, based at ZOL, Genk, Belgium.

He also a founder of the New York School of Regional Anesthesia, a global educational and philanthropic organization with >2 decades of excellence in medical education.



Prof. Hadzic is a founder of NYSORA, one of the largest global educational companies in Anesthesiology, read by >2.5 million health care professionals worldwide. He has founded and ran several intellectual property companies from the R&D, to regulatory approval, manufacturing, distribution to successful licensing and acquisitions. He is a founder of a professional research organization specializing in perioperative care, ICU, pharma and device research. He consults for  pharmacology, nutritional supplements, and medical device industry companies. Admir (DRBLUES) also owns a record label StoneToneRecords, co-owns a music recording studio in Brooklyn, NY and owns a high-end, artisanal brewery in Belgium (, and health foods and supplements business Insptired.Health. His other business activities vary from research, medical information publishing, digital marketing, to business and marketing consulting.


Admir Hadzic’s (AKA – DR BLUES) life has always revolved around music. As a teenager, he worked as a touring DJ, played in local bands, later owned a professional studio and a record label (StoneTone Records, Ltd) in USA and worked as a recording engineer in Europe and the USA. He has engineered and patented instrument amplification and sound enforcement systems and owned a Hi-Fi sound reproduction systems company (Esoteric Audio).


He has shared the stage and toured globally with top NYC and other national acts such as

NYC Blues Hall of famer Hugh Pool ( ),

blues drummer Barry Harrison(,

blues guitarist extraordinaire Zach Zunis (,

blues harmonica masters Mason Casey (,

and Anthony Kane ( – the son of one of the most famous music photographers of all times art Kane (,

James Wormorth of the Conan O’Brian Late Night Show (,

Sim Cain (,

Tom Papadatos (,

and one of the best living blues harmonica players Jason Ricci (,

and B3 Organist King James Alfredson ( to name a few.


His current focus on music is as band leader and bass chair of the Big Apple Blues Band (, the blues-roots fusion band whose unique music has been given its own genre classification by critics, known as “Big Apple Blues Sound”.

DR BLUES founded BIG APPLE BLUES in 2010 as a New York City-based collective of NYC blues scene veterans. The band members have shared the stage with some of the all time blues & roots greats: Hugh Pool, NYC Blues Hall of Famer (Chris Whitley, Government Mule, Levon Helm, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Canned Heat), guitarist Zach Zunis (Lester Butler & Red Devils, William Clark, Rick Holmstrom, Ronnie Earl, Janiva Magness), harmonica wizard Anthony Kane (Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Kane Brothers), drummer Barry “Baron of the Blues” Harrison (Johny and Shamekia Copeland, Saron Cranshaw, Steve Guyger), and Hammond B3 master himself, James Alfredson.

Learn more about BIG APPLE BLUES and its critically acclaimed albums at


DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS® are hand-crafted BEERS produced in the DR BLUES BEER™ CLINIC in Belgium with pharmacy-like attention to detail. DR BLUES prescribes the beer treatment, the PHARMACIST (brewer) writes the beer prescription, and Dr. Blues' NURSE (Emily) dispenses it. Gifts of pure nature, DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS® mature listening to 30,000 Wats of BigAppleBlues music & aspire to be the very best in quality and luxury.


DR BLUES is an American doctor and scientist who with top Belgian master brewers captured the magic of beer in 5 prescriptions: PainKiller©, NerveBlock©, SuperPills©, PaceMaker©, and non-alcoholic Placebo©. DR BLUES does not promote drinking. Instead, he brews his recipes for the lucky and consenting few who, like him, insist on a unique story & experience for special occasions.


DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS® are brewed in an environmentally conscious fashion, using spent grains from the brewing processes as cereal for breakfast, and as cow feed - it is simply environmentally irresponsible to waste.



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Doctor, Scientist, Entrepreneur,

MUSICIAN & Beer Maker