Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
Prof. Dr. Ehrenfried Schindler was elected to become the first Professor for Paediatric Anaesthesia in Germany on October 2019 and was rewarded by the Semmelweiss University Budapest, Hungary with the venia legendi in the same year. Before that, he was head of the department for paediatric anaesthesia and later medical director at the Children’s Hospital of Sankt Augustin in Germany. The German Paediatric Heart Centre was part of this hospital. This heart centre was the leading institution within Germany for children with congenital heart defects. Prof. Schindlers main interest is care for critical ill children. His research focus on anaesthesia for children with congenital heart defects and the perioperative setting (Hirsch index 23). Besides that, he studied Economics and Management in Health Care at the European Business School (EBS). Prof. Schindler was hon. Treasurer and later President of the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology. Additionally he was one of the pioneers in introducing ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery) strategies and ultra-fast track anaesthesia after operations with cardiopulmonary bypass in Germany. Additionally he is a well-known lecturer on scientific meetings in Europe, member of the editorial board of the Journal “Pediatric Critical care Medicine, PCCM” and ad hoc reviewer for several leading international medical journals. He is married since 1988, has four children and one cute little granddaughter.