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Donat R. Spahn
Prof. Dr. med.

Institutsdirektor Institut für Anästhesiologie
Vertreter: Anästhesie Transplantationszentrum

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Professional Career

2006 Professor and Chairman, Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich (USZ),
Switzerland
2001 Professor and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Lausanne
(CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland
1997 – 2000 Senior Staff Member, Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
1995 Professor in Anesthesiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
1993 – 1995 Staff Member, Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
1993 Habilitation in Anesthesiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland (similar to Associate Professor in Anesthesiology)
1992 Visiting Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, The
Heart Center at Duke, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
1990 – 1991 Visiting Associate, Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory at the Heart Center at Duke,
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
1988 – 1990 Staff Member, Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
1985 – 1991 Research Collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Swiss Institute
of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland
1983 – 1988 Residency in Anesthesia and Surgery (Aarau, Baden, Zurich, Switzerland)

Grants

1993 – 1997 Sondermittel des Bundes zur Förderung des Akademischen Nachwuchses
1991 Schweizerische Stiftung für Medizinisch-Biologische Stipendien der Schweizerischen
Akademie der Medizinischen Wissenschaften
1990 Kommission zur Förderung des Akademischen Nachwuchses der Universität Zürich

Titles

1995 Professor of Anesthesiology (Assistenz-Professor)
Professor of Anesthesiology (Extraordinarius)
1993 Habilitation, Medical Faculty, University of Zürich
“Effects of acute isovolemic hemodilution on global cardiovascular and regional myocardial functions in a canine model of coronary artery disease: Interactions with anesthesia,
pacing induced tachycardia, β adrenergic blockade and inotropic stimulation”
1988 Board Certification in Anesthesiology
1984 M.D. Thesis, Medical Faculty, University of Zürich
“Anästhesiologisches Management des schweren Schädel-Hirntraumas: Ein Therapiekonzept mit Etomidate und Pentobarbital – Langzeitresultate 1981 – 1983”

Expert Activity

Seit 2005 WHO Consultant / Trainer in Blood Transfusion
Seit 2003 Section Head „Perioperative hemostasis and transfusion medicine“ of the Faculty of 1000
Medicine (http://www.f1000medicine.com/)
Seit 1995 Section Head „Perioperative hemostasis and transfusion medicine“ of the Faculty of 1000
Medicine (http://www.f1000medicine.com/)
Seit 1993 Examiner of the Swiss Board of Anesthesiology

Member of Committees

Seit 2008 Alliance Rouge, presided by Donat R. Spahn
2004 – 2006 Member of the working group „Minimal Data Set“of the Swiss Society of Anesthesiology
(SGAR)
2003 – 2004 Member of the working group „Visibility“of the Swiss Society of Anesthesiology (SGAR)
2003 – 2006 President of the Anesthesiology Board Examination Committee of the Swiss Society of
Anesthesiology (SGAR)
2001 – 2006 Member of the Anesthesiology Board Examination Committee of the Swiss Society of
Anesthesiology (SGAR)
2000 Responsible of the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich for M.D. Theses
1999 – 2000 Member of the committee for the evaluation of teaching hospitals of the Swiss Society of
Anesthesiology (SGAR)
Seit 1999 Scientific Board Member of Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives (NATA)
1997 – 2007 Chairman, Subcommittee on “Transfusion and Haemostasis” of the European Society of
Anaesthesiology (ESA)
1996 – 2006 Member of the Subcommittee on “Clinical and experimental circulation” of the European
Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)
1996 – 2004 President of the Scientific Committee of the Swiss Society of Anesthesiology (SGAR)

Meeting and event organisation

Seit 2006 Aktuelle Probleme und Seminarien in Anästhesiologie, Intensiv- und Notfallmedizin, Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital and University of Zurich
Seit 2006 Fallbesprechungen und Anästhesieverfahren für Anästhesisten, Intensivmediziner und
Notärzte, Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital and University of Zurich
2004 – 2006 International Symposia 6 times per year (with Dr. L. Magnusson), 100 participants and 4
international speakers, University Hospital, Lausanne (CHUV)
2001 – 2003 Journées lausannoise d’anesthésiologie (with Pr. P. Ravussin), Musée olympique, Lausanne
2001 Symposium „Remifentanil – Application clinique“, an international symposium with 100
participants and 4 international speakers, University Hospital, Lausanne (CHUV)
2001 “International Symposium on Volume Substitution and Transfusion Therapy”, an international symposium with 300 participants and 10 international speakers, University Hospital, Lausanne (CHUV)
2000 “First European Congress on Bloodless Health Care”, an international symposium with
600 participants and 30 international speakers, Geneva
1997 – 2007 Organization of the program of the Subcommittee on „Transfusion and Haemostasis”, at
annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists (ESA)
1997 – 2004 Organization of the annual congress of the Swiss Society of Anesthesiologists (SGAR)
1996 – 2006 Co-organization of the program of the Subcommittee on „Clinical and experimental circulation“ at annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists (ESA).
1996 “Volumenersatz heute”, an international symposium with 300 participants and 10 international speakers, University Hospital Zurich
1993 – 2000 “Fallbesprechungen für Anästhesieärzte, Intensivmediziner und Notärzte”, a postgraduate course of the Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich

Distinction

2004 Corresponding Member of the DGAI (German Society for Anesthesia and Intensive
Care).
2001 Admission to the Royal College of Anaesthetists by Election

Editorial Work in Scientific Journals

Seit 2006 Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology (Editorial Board)
2005 – 2010 Anesthesiology (Associate Editor)
2004 – 2007 British Journal of Anaesthesia (Editor)
2004 – 2006 CME – Fortbildung für die medizinische Praxis (Scientific Advisory Board)
1999 – 2007 Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology (Section Editor)
1999 – 2007 British Journal of Anaesthesia (Editorial Board)
Seit 1999 Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care (International Advisory Board)
1998 – 2007 Transfusion Alternatives in Transfusion Medicine (Editorial Board)
1998 – 2007 Infusionstherapie und Transfusionsmedizin (Scientific Advisory Board)
1997 – 2008 Anästhesist (Section Editor „Postgraduate Training“)

Regular Reviewer

  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • British Journal of Anaesthesia
  • European Journal of Anaesthesiology
    Anaesthesist
  • European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine

Post-graduate training of anesthetists abroad

2007 – 2008 Dr. Mark Suter (Neural Plasticity Research Group, Department of Anesthesiology and
Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA,
USA, Professor Clifford J. Woolf). Topic: Pain research.
2006 – 2008 Dr. Carlos Marcucci (Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA,
Professor Mark F. Newman). Topic: Herz-Anästhesie und cardio-vasculäre Physiologie.
2004 – 2005 Dr. Christopher Sulzer (Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University, Durham, NC,
USA, Professor Mark F. Newman). Topic: Cardiac anesthesia and cardio-vascular physiology.
2003 – 2004 Dr. Danielle Skouvaklis (Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal North
Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, St. Leonards, NSW, Australia, Professor Micheal
J. Cousins). Topic: Chronic pain.
2003 – 2005 Dr. Laurent Thierrin (Département d’Anesthésiologie-Réanimation Chirurgicale, Centre
Hospitalier Universitaire de Bicêtre, Le Kremlin Bicêtre Cedex, France, Professor Dan
Benhamou) Topic: Obstetric anesthesia and intensive care.
2003 – 2004 Dr. Annik Vuffray (Département d’Anesthésie, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, Professor Marie-Josée Crowe) Topic: Obstetric anesthesia and
epidemiology.
2003 – 2004 Dr. Mirko Dolci (Department of Anaesthesia, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of
Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Professor William L. Roy ) Topic: Pediatric anesthesia.
2002 Dr. Roman Kocian (Division of Neuroanaesthesia, Addenbrookes Hospital, Universtity of
Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Professor Basil F. Matta). Topic: Neuroanesthesia.
2002 – 2003 Dr. Michael Tucci (Department of Anesthesiology, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse,
NY, USA, Professor Enrico M. Camporesi). Topic: Trauma-anesthesia and cerebral protection by anesthetics.

PhD Programs

2003 – 2007 PhD Program in Neuroscience: Temugin BERTA (with Dr. Isabèlle Décosterd, MER).

Academic Promotions of Collaborators

2020 PD Dr. Christian Schaer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
PD Dr. Jürg Reto Schliessbach, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2018 Dr. Grande Bastian, PD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Stein Philipp, PD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
PD Dr. Alain Rudiger, titular professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2016 PD Dr. Dominique Bettex, titular professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 Dr. Konrad Maurer, PD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Oliver Theusinger, PD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2013 Dr. Caveh Madjdpour, PD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Kurt Rützler, PD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2011 Dr. Werner Baulig, PD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
PD Dr. Peter Biro, titular professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Alain Rudiger, PD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
PD Dr. Marco Piero Zalunardo, titular professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2009 PD Dr. Beatrice Beck Schimmer, Professor ad personam, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2008 Doktor Stepahn Blumenthal: PD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
PD Dr. Michael Zaugg: Full Professor of Anesthesiology, Edmonton, Alberta
Doktor Michael T. Ganter: PD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2006 Doktor Patrick Schoettker: MER-Typus 1, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2005 Doktor Roman Kocian: MER-Typus 1, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Doktor Isabèlle Décosterd: PD et MER, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
PD Dr. Isabèlle Décosterd: Professeur assistant, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
PD Dr. Eric Buchser: Professeur titulaire, Universität Lausanne, Switzerland
2004 Pierre-Guy Chassot: PD et MER, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Lennart Magnusson: PD et MER, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
PD Dr. Jean-Patrice Gardaz: Professeur titulaire, Universität Lausanne, Switzerland
2003 Nicolas L. Gilliard: Professeur associé, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2002 Eric Buchser: PD et MER, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2001 Isabèlle Décosterd: MER, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Function in Medical Faculties

2003 Member of the Search Committee „Proessor and Chairman of Surgical Intensive Care
Medicine “, Faculty „Biology and Medicine“, University of Lausanne und University Hospital Lausanne (CHUV).
2002 Member of the Search Committee „Professor and Chairman of General Surgery“, Medical
Faculty and University Hospital Lausanne (CHUV).
2000 Director of Theses, Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich.

Expert in Promotions / Distinctions of External Universities

2007 Chairman Search Committee of the University of Giessen, Germany
2006 Professor Mark Stafford-Smith: Professor of Anesthesiology with tenure, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
2005 Doktor Thomas Heidegger: Habilitation, Universität Innsbruck, Österreich
2004 Professor Alain Borgeat: Professor ad personam, University of Zürich, Switzerland
2003 Mark Stafford-Smith: Associate Professor with tenure, Duke University, Durham, NC,
USA
Marc-Alexander Burmeister: Habilitation, University of Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
2002 Petra Inerhofer: Habilitation, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Paul C. Hébert: CIHR Senior Scientist Award, University of Ottawa, Canada
2001 Alexander Kulier: Habilitation, University of Graz, Austria

Promotion of collaborators into leading positions outside the CHUV / USZ

2012 PD Dr. Michael T. Ganter: Chefarzt, Institut für Anästhesie, Kantonsspital Winterthur
2008 PD Dr. Michael Zaugg: Full Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology
and Pain Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital und Director Perioperative Cardiovascular Research Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute University of Alberta
2007 PD Dr. Thomas Neff: Chefarzt, Abteilung für Anästhesie, Intensiv- und Notfallmedizin,
Kantonsspital Münsterlingen
2005 Doctor Olivier Detriche: Brüssel
Doctor Maria Trinidad Ross: Payern
2003 Doctor Daniel Freymond: Payern
Doctor Carine Chapuis: Nyon
2001 Doctor Dominique Thorrin: Fribourg
Doctor Jean-Pierre Moustaki: Morges

Funded Trainees from abroad / Visiting Physicians

2016 Doctor Zuolei CHEN: Qingdao, Shandong Province, China (12 months)
Hospital of Qingdao University
Doctor Caroline GHOSH, Essex, UK (4 months)
Department of Anaesthesia, Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, Essex, UK
2005 Doctor Khamloun MALICHANK: Laos (6 months)
Swiss Laos Hospital Project, CHUV, Service d’Anesthésiologie
Doctor Renate ALNE: Litauen (9 months)
Federal Commission for Scholarships for Forign Students
2004 Doctor Biram SÈNE: Senegal (12 months)
Migros, University Hospital Lausanne and Department of Anesthesiology

Courses

2011 Good Clinical Practice, GCP Training Module 2 + 3, organized by Clinical Trials Center
CTC, Center for Clinical Research, University Hospital Zurich.
2004 Invasive and non-invasive in vivo analyses in animals, oganized by the Swiss Society of
Neuroscience (SSN) (Continuous education for authorities responsible for animal experimentation).
2003 Animaux de Rente: Biologie, Détention, Anesthésie et Analgesie, oganized by EPFL und
UNIL (Continuous education for authorities responsible for animal experimentation).

Prizes (total 22)

2020 SGAR/SSAR Best Paper Award (Spahn D.R., Schoenrath F., Spahn G.H., Seifert B.,
Stein Ph., Theusinger O.M., Kaserer A., Hege-mann I., Hofmann A., Maisano F., Falk V.,
Effect of ultra-short-term treatment of patients with iron deficiency or anaemia undergoing
cardiac surgery: a prospective randomised trial.)
2018 International PBM Implementation Award 2018, Göthe University Frankfurt
2016 Q-Award USZ 2016, UniversitätsSpital Zürich (Spahn D.R., Nöthiger Christoph B.,
Tscholl David W., Kandler Lukas J. Videos als Meilenstein in der Aus- und Weiterbildung).
2016 Q-Award USZ 2016 Nachhaltigkeitspreis, UniversitätsSpital Zürich (Spahn D.R., Mehra
T. Reduktion der Transfusionen allogener Blutprodukte durch die Einführung eines Patient Blood Management Monitoring und Feedback Programms am USZ).
2016 Swiss Quality Award 2016, Kategorie „stationär“: Swiss Quality Award – Innovations in
Healthcare (Spahn D.R., Mehra T. Reduktion der Transfusionen allogener Blutprodukte
durch die Einführung eines Patient Blood Management Monitoring und Feedback Programms).
2015 Q-Award USZ 2015, UniversitätsSpital Zürich (Mehra T., Spahn D.R. Reduktion der
Transfusionen allogener Blutprodukte durch Einführung eines Patient Blood Management Monitoring und Feedback Programms am USZ).
2008 ESSEX Preis für „free communication“: Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft
für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation (Wacker J., Kleeb B., Künzle B., Leisinger E., Kobler A., Kolbe M., Manser T., Burtscher M., Spahn D.R., Grote G. High incidence of nonroutine events during standard anesthesia inductions: A prospective analysis of synchronized video and vital parameter recordings).
2008 Poster-Prize 7th Day of Clinical Research: Medizinische Fakultät, Universität Zürich (Tan
Q., Contaldo C., Mohammad El-Badry A., Welti M., Steiner R., Spahn D.R., Hillinger S.,
Weder W. Effect of artificial oxygen carrier on tissue engineered trachea reconstruction).
2007 ORGANON Prize for free communication: Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation (De Conno Braunschweig E., Steurer M.,
Wittlinger M., Zalunardo M.P., Feser M., Spahn D.R., Beck-Schimmer B. Immunomodulatory effects of anesthetics in the respiratory compartment during one-lung ventilation).
2006 Abbott-SGAR Paper-Preis (Pertin M., Ji R.-R., Berta T., Karchewski L., Powell A.J., Tate
S. N., Isom L.L., Woolf C.J., Gilliard N., Spahn D.R., Decosterd I. Upregulation of the
voltage gated sodium beta2 subunit in neuropathic pain models: characterization of expression in injured and non-injured primary sensory neurons. J Neuroscience (2005) 25:
10970-10980).
2006 ORGANON Prize for free communication. Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation (Pertin M., Allchorne A.J., Woolf C.J., Gilliard
N., Spahn D.R., Decosterd I. Sympathetic-sensory coupling in neuropathic pain.).
2006 PRIX DES DIX MEILLEURS FILMS du Festival du Film, du CD-Rom et du Site Internet
des Entretiens de Bichat 2006 (Kocian R., Spahn D.R. Intubation vigile – Die wache Intubation. Produktion in Zusammenarbeit mit dem cemcav, CHUV, Lausanne (2006)
©RK-DRS-ALG-CHUV CEMCAV).
2004 Prize for free papers. Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation (Pertin M., Bourquin A.F., Isom L.L., Gilliard N., Spahn D.R., Decosterd I. Regulation and function of auxillary beta2 subunit of voltage gated sodium
channel in neuropathic pain)
2004 Pfizer Preis (Julier K., da Silva R., Garcia C., Bestmann L., Frascarolo P., Zollinger A.,
Chassot P.-G., Schmid E., Turina M., von Segesser L.K., Pasch T., Spahn D.R. Zaugg
M. Pharmacologic preconditioning elicts myocardial and renal protection in humans: a
double-blind placebo-controlled multicenter study).
2003 Prize for free papers. Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation (Bourquin A.F., Woolf C.J., Gilliard N., Spahn D.R., Decosterd I.
Measure of pain hypersensitivity in the mouse spared nerve injury model of neuropathic
pain).
2003 Prize for free papers. Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation (Herriger A., Frascarolo P., Spahn D.R., Magnusson L. Effectiveness of positive end expiratory pressure during pre-oxygenation on duration of apnoea
before arterial desaturation).
2003 Prize of the Medical Faculty, University of Lausanne (Suter M.R., Papaloïzos M., Berde
C.B., Woolf C.F., Gilliard N., Spahn D.R., Isabelle Decosterd I. Development of neuropathic pain in the rat spared nerve injury model is not prevented by a peripheral nerve
block).
2003 „Hossein Sadeghi“ Prize (Julier K., da Silva R., Garcia C., Bestmann L., Frascarolo P.,
Zollinger A., Chassot P.-G., Schmid E., Turina M., von Segesser L.K., Pasch T., Spahn
D.R. Zaugg M. Pharmacologic preconditioning elicts myocardial and renal protection in
humans: a double-blind placebo-controlled multicenter study).
2001 Prize for free papers. Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation (Decosterd I., Allchorne A., Gilliard N., Spahn D.R., Woolf C.J. Neuropathic pain models express differential pharmacological sensitivity to analgesics).
1999 Prize for free papers. Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation (Fehr S.B., Zalunardo M.P., Seifert B., Pasch T., Spahn D.R. Clonidin reduziert den Propofolbedarf – Evaluation mittels Bispektralem Index (BIS)).
1998 Prize for free papers. Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation (Aschkenasy S.V., Zalunardo M.P., Zaugg M., Spahn D.R., Pasch
T., Zollinger A. Verlauf des arteriellen PO2 während Einlungenventilation: Vergleich zwischen Patienten mit und ohne Lungenemphysem).
1995 Prize for free papers. Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation (Spahn D.R., Zollinger A., Schlumpf R.B., Stöhr S., Schmid E.R.,
Seifert B., Pasch T. Hämodilutionstoleranz älterer Patienten).
1995 1. Prize for free papers. Euroanaesthesia’95, sponsored by the European Academy of
Anaesthesiology (Spahn D.R., Zollinger A., Stöhr S., Schmid E.R., Pasch T. Haemodilution tolerance in the elderly. Euro-anaesthesia’95, Bern, 27.-28. Januar, 1995).

Alliance rouge, presided by Donat R. Spahn

2020 Förderpreis der Stiftung Groupe Mutuel
2020 Prix dêxcellence von santeneXt

Wichtigste Mitgliedschaften

  • FMH Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum (Vereinigung Schweizer Ärzte)
  • SGAR Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation
  • SGI Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Intensivmedizin (Ausserordentliches Mitglied)
  • EACTA European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists
  • ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists (Affiliate Member)
  • IARS International Anesthesia Research Society
  • ARS Anaesthetic Research Society
  • ESA European Society of Anaesthesiologists
    EAA European Academy of Anaesthesiology (1999: Academician)
    DGAI Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin (Corresponding Member)

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