Head of The Department of Anaesthesiology, UZ Brussel (Jette, Belgium)
Prof Poelaert is Head of the Department Anesthesiology and Perioperatiove Medicine, University Hospital UZ Brussel (since October, 2007). He is Board certified Anaesthetist (1988) and he is Board certified Critical Care Physician (1997). His PhD thesis was entitled “Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Critically Ill Patients. A Comprehensive Approach” (1995). He is Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia since 1993 (Editor in Chief: JA Kaplan, Louisville, KY, US). He is Reviewer and Consultant of Anesthesia and Analgesia ; Anesthesiology ; British Journal of Anaesthesia; Chest; European Journal of Echocardiography; Intensive Care Medicine; Critical Care; Acta Clinica Belgica; and Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica. He was Visiting Professor from December 1995 – March 1996 in the Klinik und Poliklinik fur Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin (Prof. Dr H.Van Aken) of the Westphalische Wilhelmsuniversität, Munster, Deutschland and in the Klinik für Anaesthesiologie und operative Intensivemedizin (Prof. Dr. H. Metzler) of the Uniklinik, Graz, Austria (Feb. 2005). He was both active in the ESA and the ESICM, as chairman of a subcommittee/section. He was (Co)Promotor of 8 doctoral theses and (co-)published more than 140 peer reviewed articles, more than 20 book chapters and he edited 3 books.
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