Affiliation: Anesthesiology Ghent University Hospital / Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium;
Biography: Stefan De Hert received his medical degree at the University of Antwerp, Belgium in 1984. Subsequently he completed anesthesiology residency training at the Antwerp University Hospital. After his training he accepted a faculty position in the department and served as vice chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Antwerp University Hospital and professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Antwerp for over 10 years. From 2007 to 2010 he acted as Professor of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Director of the Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Presently, he is Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Research at the Department of Anesthesiology of the University Hospital of Ghent. His early work and PhD thesis, which he defended in 1992, explored the role of the endocardial endothelium in the regulation of myocardial function. His academic interests have focused on cardiac physiology and perioperative cardiac function with emphasis on diastolic function, transesophageal echocardiography, perioperative organ protective strategies and outcome after anesthesia. Additional topics of interest are hemodilution and volume replacement strategies, and the relationship between perioperative cerebral oxygenation and postoperative cognitive dysfunction. He has authored and co-authored over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and several chapters in different textbooks. He is Associate Editor of the European of Anaesthesiology, and the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia and acts as regular reviewer for several major anesthesiology, cardiology and surgery journals. Prof. De Hert acted as member and as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Clinical and Experimental Circulation of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). Subsequently he became chair of the Scientific Committee of the ESA and now acts as past Chair of this Committee. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the ESA and of the Belgian Society of Anesthesia and Reanimation.
Disclosure of Interest: None declared
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