University Hospital Aachen, Germany

Lisa Hartung

Lisa Hartung, MD

Resident and Researcher, Department of Intensive Care Medicine

Lisa Hartung has been employed as a physician in the he Department of Intensive Care Medicine since November 2020. Her role involves project collaboration and coordination of multiple research projects to help digitize the German and European healthcare systems.

Sebastian Fritsch

Dr. Sebastian Fritsch

Specialist in Anaesthesiology and Researcher, Department of Intensive Care Medicine

Dr. Fritsch was trained as anaesthesiologist and works as a physician in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine since 2014. His research activities cover novel applications of artificial intelligence in Intensive Care Medicine as well as sonographic evaluation of the diaphragm and weaning from mechanical ventilation.

He is deputy medical director of the use case ASIC within the SMITH project (, focussing on the establishment of an algorithmic surveillance system in intensive care units.

Peter Asché

Head of Commercial Directorate

Peter Asché was awarded as 'Business and Hospital Leader of the Year' in 2012. He successfully transformed the financial situation of UKA within the last three years.

In 2019, the General Meeting of the North Rhine-Westphalia Hospital Association (KGNW) has elected Peter Asché, Commercial Director of RWTH Aachen University Hospital, to the Board of Directors. Since 2017, he is Vice-president of the Association of Hospital Directors in Germany (VKD). As VKD vice-president Peter holds a key position contributing to efficient communication and dissemination of the PCP THALEA project results. 


Prof. Dr. Gernot Marx, FRCA

Head of Department of Intensive Care Medicine

Professor Marx's research focus includes artificial intelligence and digitalization as well as telemedicine. As Chairman of the Board of the Innovation Center Digital Medicine (IZDM) Aachen and board member of the German Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (DGAI), Professor Marx is actively involved in the coordination of projects which implement research results into clinical practice. Since January 2021 Professor Marx is the new president of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI). Furthermore, he is the editor of seven ICU books and on the editorial board of six ICU journals.