Meet the team

Professor Cor J. Kalkman

Professor of Anaesthesiology Research and Clinical Epidemiologist

Professor Kalkman currently divides his time between clinical research and neuroanesthesia; with research interests in perioperative physiological monitoring, patient safety/human factors, perioperative outcomes research, quality of care measurements, cognitive dysfunction following cardiac and non-cardiac surgery and anaesthesia assessment.

Professor Kalkman is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Anaesthesiology and British Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal of Anaesthesia (Journal of the Japanese Society of Anaesthesiologists), and previously of Journal of Neurosurgical Anaesthesiology, Netherlands Journal of Medicine and the Netherlands Journal of Anaesthesiology. Professor Kalkman reviews manuscripts for British Medical Journal, Lancet, Anaesthesiology, Anaesthesia & Analgesia, British Journal of Anaesthesia and grant applications for the Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research Health Technology Assessment programme.

Professor Kalkman has published more than 280 peer reviewed research papers and mentored 32 MD’s towards completed PhDs; he currently supervises six doctoral students.

Dr David Konrad

Head of Department of Anaesthesia, Surgical Services and Intensive Care

Change Manager for the new Karolinska University Hospital reorganisation regarding perioperative medicine and Intensive Care. Main tutor of two successful PhD students with dissertations in 2013 and 2015. Published 20 peer-reviewed research articles, including clinical intervention studies, epidemiology and several international multi-centre studies, one devoted to enhanced monitoring of ward patients.

Mr John Welch

Consultant Nurse, Critical Care & Critical Care Outreach

Currently President of the International Society for Rapid Response Systems; previously Clinical Lead for the NHS England funded Patient Safety Programme sepsis workstream across UCL Partners hospitals; Deteriorating Patient Lead and former Programme Lead for Critical Care Outreach at the Department of Health Modernisation Agency.

John is a nationally and internationally recognised leader in the setup, development and evaluation of rapid response systems and their role in ensuring and improving patient safety, with experience of testing aspects of process design and re-design and use of innovative technology in patient monitoring as well as in patient involvement and co-design.

Dr Frank E. Rademakers

Chief Medical Technology Officer

Dr Rademakers trained as a cardiologist and is responsible at Board level for the Diagnostic Platform (all diagnostic medical departments), medical technology, IT and innovation at University Hospitals Leuven. Dr Rademakers is involved in basic research in cardiac mechanics and imaging and in process research at hospital level; as a result Dr Rademakers has over 100 peer reviewed articles; is on the editorial board of leading journals in cardiology; and has tutored several PhDs and Masters theses. Dr Rademakers is a Board member of several Flemish Hospitals and involved in the reorganisation of regional health care in Flanders.