Kai Zacharowski, MD, PhD, ML, FRCA

Director of the Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, University Hospital Frankfurt, Incoming President European Society of Anaesthesiology

Professor Kai Zacharowski holds the position of the Ordinarius and is the Director of the Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy at the University Hospital Frankfurt. His research, teaching, and consulting interests are in both clinical and basic aspects of transfusion and clotting, 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).

His scientific contributions are published in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Medicine, Lancet, NEJM and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and were awarded the prestigious Dr. Ernst Wiethoff Award among others for Innovative Clinical Research.

He obtained 2 clinical specializations (Anesthesia/Intensive Care Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology) and is practicing Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine in Frankfurt.

He was also awarded in 2012 with the Medal of Distinction of the United States Air Forces for his selfless and lifesaving support.