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Principal Investigator

M. (Markus) Klimek MD, PhD

Senior investigator

Perioperative care




Current research interests:
Neuroanesthesiology (especially: awake craniotomies, IONM and cervical laminectomies)
Perioperative Care (Music as Medicine, Meta-Analyses)
Patient safety / Patient satisfaction
The role of lay people in mass casualty-managemen

Field(s) of expertise

Neuroanesthesiology / Neurosciences

Education and career

Trained in Cologne/Germany, working in Rotterdam since 2001.
Vice-Chairman / Vice-Head residency training program.
1997: PhD (Germany): The influence of volatile anesthetics on delivery and metabolism of thyroid hormones in the rat in vitro and in vivo.
2008: PhD (Netherlands): Anesthesiological aspects of awake craniotomy


Teaching activities

Senior Teaching Certificate
ATLS-course director
27 Lectures/ oral presentations after submission
377 Invited lectures on national and international conferences and workshops
46 Poster presentation
103 Organisation/Chairman of scientific courses and meetings
9 x co-promotor, thesis finished

Other positions

Chairman CIRS-committee Erasmus MC
Chairman committee for professional behavior of medical students
Member National Board ATLS The Netherlands

Scholarships, grants, and awards

Co-investigator SAFE-trial (€ 540.255,70), KWF 11562 / 2018-1