Prof. Dr. Axel Hofmann, ME
Axel Hofmann is a Doctor of Medical Science with a Master’s Degree in Economics. He is Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Western Australia and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Anesthesiology at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. He is a key opinion leader in Patient Blood Management (PBM) with a focus on clinical and health economic research.
He supports governmental, public and private institutions with the dissemination and implementation of PBM in Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, and he cooperates with the European Commission. He was the lead contractor of the world’s first state-wide PBM implementation project and PBMimplementation proj ects of several public hospitals and hospital systems in Europe. He currently serves as Chair of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) External Steering Committee for the development of a Policy Brief, titled ‘The urgent need to implement Patient Blood Management’, and the development of worldwide guidelines for the implementation of PBM. He has published in Anaesthesia, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Anesthesiology, Annals of Oncology, Best Practice & Research Clinical Anesthesiology, Blood Transfusion, BMC Medicine, British Journal of Anaesthesia, British Medical Journal Open, Current Opinion in Anesthesiology, European Journal of Anaesthesiology, Journal of Intensive Care, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Lancet, Oncologist, Nephrology, South African Medical Journal, Transfusion, Transfusion and Apheresis Science, Transfusion Medicine Reviews, Vox Sanguinis and other peer-reviewed journals. (h-index 33; ResearchGate score 36.78 and citations >4,500; Google Scholar citations 5,350 ).
As invited speaker, he presented his work in more than 80 countries and 500 international forums, including symposia, congresses, universities, medical schools, government agencies and health economic summits.
He is a board member of the International Foundation for Patient Blood Management (IFPBM) and a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM), where he currently serves as an advisory board member. He is also a member of the Austrian Society for Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Reanimation.