Professor Donat R Spahn, MD, FRCA
Professor and Chairman, Institute of Anesthesiology, University and University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Donat Spahn is Professor and Chairman at the Institute of Anesthesiology, University and University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. He was awarded his medical degree at the University of Zurich, before completing several clinical and research posts within Switzerland and the United States. He was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University and University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, for six years prior to his current position.
Prof. Spahn’s primary research areas include concepts to minimize the use of perioperative blood products and the management of massive bleeding. He is one of the founders of Patient Blood Management and he was involved in the development of the European guidelines for the management of bleeding following major trauma. Prof. Spahn has published more than 400 scientific articles, 18 books and more than 40 chapters, including numerous original papers and review articles regarding the transfusion of blood products. His h-index is 69. He has served in the editorial board for various anaesthesia journals and has participated in numerous committees and scientific advisory boards.