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, Division of Surgery, University of Western Australia and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Anesthesiology at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. With his background in health economics and outcomes research, he has specialized in Patient Blood Management (PBM). His main activity is the implementation of PBM programs in the public health sector (Western Australia Department of Health; European Commission, DG Sante) and in large hospital systems. He is also a leader in PBM related clinical and health economic research.
He has published in international peer-reviewed medical journals including Anaesthesia, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Anesthesiology, Annals of Oncology, Blood Transfusion, BMC Medicine, British Journal of Anaesthesia, Best Practice & Research Clinical Anesthesiology, 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, Nephrology, South African Medical Journal, Lancet, Oncologist, Transfusion, Transfusion and Apheresis Science, Transfusion Medicine Reviews and Vox Sanguinis. He has also published in several German language peer-reviewed journals including AINS, Anaesthesist and Viszeralchirurgie. Axel has authored/co-authored a number of book chapters. His h-index is 30 and his ResearchGate score 35.85 (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Axel_Hofmann).
He has been invited to present his work in more than 60 countries and more than 400 international forums, including symposia, congresses, universities, medical schools, government agencies and health economic summits. He is also consulting leading pharmaceutical corporations, blood services and NGOs, particularly in the field of PBM.
He is a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) where he served on the Board of Directors from 2001-2004, and a co-founder of the International Foundation for Patient Blood Management (IFPBM) where he serves as a board member. He is also a member of the Austrian Society for Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Reanimation.