Chief Medical Officer, AZ Jan Palfijn Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
Manu Malbrain (1965) qualified as MD from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 1991. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer at AZ Jan Palfijn Hospital, in Ghent, Belgium and professor of Critical Care research at the First Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy at the Medical University of Lublin in Poland. He is current President of the International Fluid Academy. Between 2017–2020 he was Director and crisis-manager of the Intensive Care Department at the University Hospital in Brussels (UZB), Belgium and Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where he successfully implemented clinical leadership, change management and built an entire new ICU team. He was ICU director from 2002–2017 of the ZNA "Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen", Campus Stuivenberg/St-Erasmus in Antwerp, Belgium where he was also medical hospital director from 2013–2017. He is a critical care physician (1997) with a basic training in internal medicine (1996) and is actively involved in the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), where he chaired the Working group on abdominal problems (WGAP) within the POIC section (2009–2013). He is member of the Scientific Subcommittee of the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA). He is the inaugural President, co-founder and actual Treasurer of the Abdominal Compartment Society (WSACS, www.wsacs.org). He is also co-founder of the International Fluid Academy (www.fluidacademy.org). He studied the effects of raised intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) in general ICU patients for the last 30 years and in 2007 he successfully defended his PhD doctorate’s thesis on the same topic (KU Leuven). Over the years he gave more than 1000 lectures at (inter)national scientific meetings. He is author and co-author of more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, editorials, book chapters and even two complete books on abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). His cumulative h-index is 53 on scopus and 71 on GoogleScholar (with a total of 23549 citations).
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