Joel Starkopf

University of Tartu, Estonia


Joel Starkopf, born on August 2, 1966, is a Professor of anesthesiology and intensive care at Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, and the Head of the Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Clinic, Tartu University Hospital, Tartu, Estonia. Starkopf received a Ph.D. degree (Doctor of Medical Sciences) and a M.D. degree (Medicinae Doctor), both from the University of Tartu, Estonia. His scientific interests include ischemia-reperfusion injury of the heart, myocardial preconditioning, and experimental and clinical investigations on preconditioning-like effect of hyperoxia. These studies have established that in experimental animals the heart can be preconditioned by exposure to hyperoxia. His main scientific interests are gastrointestinal failure and intra-abdominal hypertension in intensive care patients. Through these studies, epidemiology and risk factors of intra-abdominal hypertension have been established, and a new score for assessment of gastrointestinal function has been proposed. Since 2009, Starkopf has been serving as a Director of the Regional Centre of the Committee for European Education in Anaesthesiology (CEEA) in Estonia. He is responsible for Residents Training Program in anesthesiology and intensive care in Estonia. Starkopf has been a Supervisor for 6 PhD studies. Starkopf has carried an administrative duty as the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia.

Biography Updated on 28 September 2017

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