Robert Schier is currently a Medical Doctor and Scientist at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Dr. Schier received his M.D. degree from the University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany, in 2007. A year later, he defended his thesis on the effects of Sirolimus on wound healing for his Ph.D. degree in medicine, which he earned at the Surgical Center of the Knappschaft University Hospital of Bochum. Dr. Schier’s research interests focus on cardiovascular risk prediction within the perioperative anesthesia care, including cardiopulmonary exercise testing and endothelial function studies. He has done extensive research involving the use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing to identify patients at high risk for cardiovascular, pulmonary, and wound healing events in order to improve perioperative outcome. He has been involved in several clinical studies on inadequate mobilization of endothelial progenitor cells following exercise and surgical injury as a predictor of poor postoperative outcome. In 2011, Dr. Schier was awarded the Best Abstract award at the ASA meeting in Chicago 2011 for his work with the title “Translational Research: Increase of Circulating Endothelial Progenitor Cells And Reactive Hyperemia in Response to Exhaustive Exercise—A Predictor of Perioperative Outcome?". The caliber of his research is also reflected by the fact that Dr. Schier received the Clinical Research Award 2011 by the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI) for the development of this project entitled Effect of Preoperative Exercise Training on Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome—A Randomised Controlled Trial.
Biography Updated on 22 January 2012