Professor Geert Meyfroidt graduated as an MD in 1996, has a board certification in anesthesiology (2001) and intensive care medicine (2004), is clinically active as Senior Consultant at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospitals Leuven, and has an academic appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. In 2010, he finished his PhD, entitled, “Computerized data management in the intensive care unit: predictive modelling, time series analysis, and opportunities for support of care”. He is funded by the Flemish Government (Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)), as Senior Clinical Researcher (2012-2017: 1843113N and 2017-2022: 1843118N) and has project funding from the KU Leuven (KU Leuven C2 project (C24/17/072): A Neuromonitor for the 21st century). Current research projects include: data mining and predictive modeling in neuro-intensive care and acute kidney injury; cerebrovascular autoregulation; brain injury and ketamine. He is promotor and co-promotor of 5 PhD students, has authored and co-authored more than 85 medical journal articles, and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences. As of 2019, he serves as Associate Editor in the editorial board of Intensive Care Medicine. Professor Meyfroidt was country representative for Belgium at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)(2012-2015) and was recently elected as the next Neuro-Intensive Care section chair of ESICM. In 2019, he became president of the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ). He received the Established Investigator Award from ESICM (20K €) in 2016.
In this podcast, he discusses various challenges in Intensive Care and shares his thoughts on the future of neurointensive care.