Current projects and research experience
2017- now Project leader (Co-chair with Bart Geerts and Alexander Vlaar) of a research group into hemodynamics in the perioperative and ICU setting. Topics: outcome optimization, basic physiological techniques and advanced (non-invasive) pulse wave analysis, hypotension, fluids, implementation and development of machine learning algorithms.
- Nine PhD students (1 Technical medicine)
- One post-doctoral fellow (Technical Medicine).
- Several scientific internships (> 20) to Medical and Technical Medicine (M2 and M3) students.
2013- 2017 Several research projects regarding implementing and applying strategies to assess and optimise perioperative outcome in high-risk (surgical) patients. Supervisor: Prof. Markus W. Hollmann, Department of Anaesthesiology, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam.
- Evaluating intraoperative changes in microcirculation in the neo-oesophagus and liver.
- Fluid and pain management in patients after pancreatic and liver surgery.
- Implementation of goal-directed hemodynamic therapy in high risk surgery patients.
- Fluid and haemodynamic optimization strategies.
- Innovative projects regarding novel haemodynamic monitoring devices and development of treatment and machine learning algorithms.
2005-2010 PhD project with thesis: “artificial airways and mechanical ventilation of critically ill patients” Promotor: Prof. Marcus J. Schultz. Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam.
2015 Pearl award from the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW): contribution to national healthcare innovation with our business case tools for implementation of goal-directed fluid therapy in the Netherlands.
More than 50 peer-reviewed publications
Supervision Bachelor students: 2
Supervision Master students: 10
Co-promotor PhD students: 6
Supervision Postdoc: 1
Prof. MD PhD M.J. Schultz (Prevention and treatment of organ failure in intensive care medicine)
Prof. MD PhD M.W. Hollmann (Organprotection)
Prof. MA MD PhD B. Preckel (Patient safety, procedural sedation, cardiovascular protection, optimizing perioperative metabolism, cerebral perfusion, Wireless Monitoring)