About our department
Experimental anesthesia focuses on oxygen transport, tissue oxygenation and oxygen consumption in the perioperative care and during critical illness. Special focus on mitochondrial dysfunction during sepsis and the role of metabolic adaptation in the arise of multiorgan failure.
Perioperative (cardiovascular) care focuses on the identification and modification of possible risk factors (e.g. perioperative hypotension, tachycardia, vasoactive drugs) related to myocardial injury and infarction.
Pain focuses on neuropathic pain (in particular Complex Regional Pain syndrome), minimal invasive treatment of spine related pain and innovative neuromodulation.
Pediatric and obstetric anesthesiaResearch in Pediatric and obstetric Anesthesia is focused on acute (postoperative) and chronic pain treatment, perioperative (neuro-) monitoring and complications of anesthesia on short and long term. The research in obstetrics is focused on peripartum pain treatment, long term follow-up after obstetrical procedures, and risk stratification.
R.J. Stolker MD, PhD
F. Grüne MD, PhD
M. ter Horst MD, PhD
M. Dirckx MD, PhD
- Emergency medicine
- Experimental Anesthesia
- Perioperative risk stratification
- Mother and Child
- Anesthesia for neurosurgery
We closely collaborate within the Erasmus MC with the departments of Cardiology, Biostatistics, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Surgery, Neonatology, Radiology, (Pediatric) Intensive Care and Obstetrics. We participate in the Academic Centers of Excellence (ACE): Pediatric Surgical Center for Anatomical Congenital Malformations, Center for pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis, Brain Tumor Center and Evidence Based Pharmacology in Children.
Nationally, we cooperate with Anesthesiology UMC Utrecht and Groningen and with TU Delft.Internationally, we cooperate with Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.