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Zacharowski Kai
University Hospital Frankfurt
"Fibrinogen the higher the better ?!"
"Professor Kai Zacharowski, MD PhD ML FRCA FESAIC holds the position of the Ordinarius and is the Director of the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy at the University Hospital Frankfurt since 2009. From 2006 until 2008 he was holding the position of Chair of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital Bristol. His research, teaching, and consulting interests are in both clinical and basic aspects of patient safety, Patient Blood Management and clotting, big data in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine, innate immunity, cardiovascular and critical care medicine. Professor Zacharowski received his MD from the German University of Mainz and his PhD from Queen Mary, University of London (where he was working with the Nobel laureate Prof. Sir John Vane → discovered how aspirin works). Since 2016 he is one of the few members of the oldest academy of science in the world (Leopoldina).

His scientific contributions are published in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Medicine, Lancet, NEJM and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (in PubMed are currently over 570 contributions listed ( and were awarded with numerous awards for Innovative Clinical Research (e.g. in 2021 the Exzellenz-Award, in 2020 the Future Medicine Science Award, in 2018 the MSD Gesundheitspreis (3rd), in 2016 the German Price for Patient Safety, in 2015 the Humanitarian Award together with the US-Presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden, in 2014 the Lohfert Award for Patient Safety and in 2012 the United States Air Forces - Medal of Distinction…).

He is serving as Editor-in-Chief for Current Opinion of Anesthesiology and the Journal of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine as well as an Editorial Board member of numerous journals in Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesia and is the CEO of the Lohfert Foundation and the Founder & CEO of the PBM Foundation.
From 2014 – 2018Kai was serving as President of the Multiple Joint Committee Intensive Care Medicine (UEMS) ( and 2014 – 2018 as ESAIC Council Member for Germany ( 2013 – 2018 Kai was serving as a delegate for Germany UEMS Section & European Board of Anaesthesiology and from 2013 – 2020 as Deputy Medical Director of the University Hospital Frankfurt.
Kai is serving as the President of the European Society of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care (ESAIC) for the years 2020-2021, Honorary member of ESAIC, Ambassador for ESAIC for the years 2023-2027, and practicing Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine in Frankfurt."