Samir Sakka is currently the Head of the Operative Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit, University of Witten/ Herdecke, Medical Center Cologne-Merheim, Witten, Germany. He has obtained his D.M. degree in 1992. After residencies in cardiology and pathophysiology, he started his career in Intensive Care Medicine in the University Hospital Jena in 1995. He received the National and European diploma in anesthesia in 2000 and in intensive care medicine in 2001, respectively. He became Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit, University of Witten/ Herdecke, Medical Center Cologne-Merheim in 2009. Sakka has published extensively in the area of invasive hemodynamic monitoring and regional (hepatosplanchnic) perfusion. His main research interests are in the field of noninvasive and invasive hemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients and systemic inflammation. Sakka is currently active in clinical trials on hemodynamic monitoring techniques and sepsis, for example, blood culture PCR technology.
Biography Updated on 18 January 2012