MD G. van Samkar

PhD Candidate, Medical Specialist
Main activities
Patient care
Focus of research

Ultrasound guided locoregional anesthesia.

Key publications
  • van Samkar Ganapathy, Hermanns Henning, Lirk Philipp, Hollmann Markus W., Stevens Markus F. Influence on number of top-ups after implementing patient controlled epidural analgesia: A cohort study PLoS ONE 2017;12 (10):e0186225 [PubMed]
  • Zivkovic Nenad, van Samkar Ganapathy, Hermanns Henning, Lirk Philipp, Hollmann Markus W., van den Dobbelsteen John J., van Gerwen Dennis J., Stevens Markus F. Face and construct validity of TU-Delft epidural simulator and the value of real-time visualization Regional anesthesia and pain medicine 2019;44 (3):298-302 [PubMed]
  • Mungroop Timothy H., van Samkar Ganapathy, Geerts Bart F., van Dieren Susan, Besselink Marc G., Veelo Denise P., Lirk Philipp Serum levels of bupivacaine after pre-peritoneal bolus vs. epidural bolus injection for analgesia in abdominal surgery: A safety study within a randomized controlled trial PLoS ONE 2017;12 (6) [PubMed]
  • Luiten Willem E., Schepers Tim, Luitse Jan S., Goslings J. Carel, Hermanides Jeroen, Stevens Markus F., Hollmann Markus W., van Samkar Gan Comparison of continuous nerve block versus patient-controlled analgesia for postoperative pain and outcome after talar and calcaneal fractures Foot & ankle international / American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society 2014;35 (11):1116-1121 [PubMed]
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Curriculum Vitae

1976 - 1983: University of Leiden, MD.


1983 - 1984: Ministry of Defense, The Hague.


1984 - 1985: Resident  in dept Surgery, Laurentius hospital Roermond.


1985 - 1992: Resident in chronic pain dept, LUMC, followed by anesthesia residency.


1992 - 1993: Anesthesiologist, Heemstede.


1993 - 1995: Anesthesiologist, Zuiderziekenhuis, Rotterdam.


1995 - 1999: Anesthesiologist, Lievensberg ziekenhuis, Bergen op Zoom.


Staff member in AMC since 1999.


Difficult airway management.


Effects of intraoperative restriction of fluid in patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy.


Delayed gastric emptying in pancreatic surgery.


Ultrasound guided locoregional anesthesia.

ESRA prize (2nd poster prize Sevilla)

Research programmes

(Medewerkers buiten research programmes van afdeling Anesthesiologie)

Prof. MA MD PhD B. Preckel (Patient safety, procedural sedation, cardiovascular protection, optimizing perioperative metabolism, cerebral perfusion, Wireless Monitoring)