Doctor | Scientist | Entrepreneur | Musician | Beer Maker


Prof. Admir Hadžić has been a prominent figure in academic anesthesiology for over two decades, practicing and teaching medicine in both the USA and Europe. He has received prestigious awards for his outstanding contributions to research and education. Prof. Hadžić has delivered lectures at leading universities and organized societies worldwide.
In addition to his academic and clinical work, Prof. Hadžić has founded and led several intellectual property companies from start-up to successful licensing and acquisition. He has made notable appearances at the NASDAQ stock exchange and has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact medical journals, along with several best-selling medical textbooks (McGraw Hill Professional) that are used as standard teaching material at Universities worldwide.
Prof. Hadžić is the founder of, an educational medical website with over nine million healthcare professional readers and more than 500,000 followers globally. He also has a significant online presence with over 200,000 subscribers on his professional YouTube channel.
His contributions to education extend to print and digital media through NYSORA Press and, specializing in Anesthesiology, Pain and Musculoskeletal Medicine, and Interventional Ultrasound. Outside of his medical career, he is a performing blues-rock musician with, a brewer (, and a vintage sports car enthusiast with a YouTube channel featuring his ventures (DRBLUESNYC). Additionally, he is an active athlete and leadership mentor, advocating for a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle. He is married and a proud father of five.


Dr. Admir Hadzic, MD is board certified in Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine (Columbia University, NY, USA). He has actively practiced medicine for 25+ years as an internist and anesthesiologist. He currently works as an anesthesiologist and acute pain physician, and anesthesiology instructor in the United States and Europe (Belgium; ZOL, Genk). He has mentored generations of physicians as a residency program educator and a director of a regional anesthesia fellowship. He holds active licenses to practice medicine in the states of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and the EU (Belgium).


Prof. Dr. Admir Hadžić has been at the forefront of academic medicine for >2 decades. His research substantially contributed to the field of anesthesiology, pharmacology,  and the medical device industry. Prof. Hadžić has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, 3 best-selling medical textbooks, and several new editions (McGraw-Hill Publishing, NYC, USA). His textbooks have been translated into all major languages, are considered to be the gold standard in anesthesiology, and are used as standard educational curricula in schools, universities, training programs, and certification curricula worldwide. He served as a Professor of Anesthesiology at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2006-2014) and holds a PhD and honorary professorships at Karol Marcinkowski University (Doctor Cum Laude), Poznan, Poland, and at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is also a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium, one of the most prestigious universities in Europe.




Admir Hadzic has founded and ran several intellectual property companies from R&D to regulatory approval, manufacturing, and distribution to successful licensing and acquisitions. He is also a founder of SciMedBe, a professional research organization specializing in perioperative care, ICU, pharma, and device research. He consults for pharma, the medical device industry, and medico-legal entities. Admir (DRBLUES) has owned a record label (StoneToneRecords) and co-owns a music recording studio in Brooklyn, NY. He has recently founded a high-end, artisanal brewery in Belgium ( and runs the wellness institute Inspired.Health, in Leuven, Belgium. His latest ventures are e-learning (Home | PocketEDU) and NYSORA medical publishing (NYSORA APPS, NYSORA textbooks). He also owns a digital creative and marketing agency, specializing in the needs of the medical industry (VisionExpo Design). He is a principal at MedXpress.Pro, an intellectual property and medical device manufacturing entity. MedXpress.Pro is an ISO-certified entity with a portfolio of medical products focusing on perioperative medicine, emergency medicine, IV therapy, and ultrasound. 


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

Admir Hadzic’s (DR BLUES) life has always revolved around music. As a teenager, he worked as a touring DJ, as a recording engineer (EU, NYC). He has played bass guitar in several bands, and patented instrument amplification and sound enforcement systems.

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

NYC Blues Hall of Famer Hugh Pool ( ), Barry Harrison (, Zach Zunis (, Mason Casey (, Anthony Kane ( – the son of one of the most famous music photographers of all times art Kane (, James Wormorth (, Sim Cain (, Tom Papadatos (, Jason Ricci (, James Alfredson ( to name a few.

Dr. Blues currently leads the Big Apple Blues ( This blues-roots fusion band’s original, critically acclaimed music, has been described by music critics as “Big Apple Blues Sound”. Big Apple Blues’ music can be heard on Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, YouTube, and all other major music streaming platforms.



Admir has founded the multiple Awards-Winning DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS® brewery (DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS® – Finest Belgian Beers). DR BLUES beers are hand-crafted 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. With top Belgian master brewers, DR BLUES has captured the magic of beer in 5 prescriptions: PainKiller©, NerveBlock©, SuperPills©, PaceMaker©, and a non-alcoholic beer “Placebo(C)”. The consumers choose one of the beers based on the level of pain, as a hoax beer “therapy”. 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 luxury beer prescriptions are featured in the finest restaurants, and liquor shops in Belgium, and can be ordered online and shipped worldwide at DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS® – Finest Belgian Beers website.

DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS(R) promotes health by advising against alcohol consumption and featuring beer replacement non-alcoholic drink, Placebo(R). Placebo(R) is another award-winning beverage (Monde Selection), brewed to perfection in Belgium.



Prof. Admir Hadzic is a renowned YouTuber and influential figure in the fields of anesthesiology, pain medicine, and musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine. With over 140k YouTube followers and a growing global audience, his impact is felt among clinicians, students, and industry professionals worldwide. Dr. Hadzic’s reputation stems from his cutting-edge research, best-selling medical textbooks, and inspirational lectures on the practice of anesthesiology and personal growth. Through his YouTube channel, NYSORA, he not only provides valuable educational content but also raises awareness about the latest advances in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Dr. Hadzic’s multifaceted expertise and dedication have made him a trusted influencer, inspiring countless individuals worldwide, in the medical community and beyond.



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