Dr Marc van De Velde

/ Dr Marc van De Velde

Dr. Marc Van de Velde, MD, PhD, EDRA.

Dr. Marc Van de Velde obtained his medical degree at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium (1991). He completed his residency in Anaesthesiology in 1996 at the University Hospitals Leuven. In 2000, he received his PhD degree following research related to metabolic support of the stunned myocardium. He was appointed member of staff in 1997 at the department of Anesthesiology of the University Hospitals in Leuven and is now Full Professor of Anesthesia. Until November 2010 he was clinical director of obstetric anesthesia and clinical director of non-operating room anesthesia (NORA). Since November 2010, he is Head of the Department Anesthesiology and Full Professor at the Leuven University. He has given 500 invited lectures at the international and national level, has published over 250 articles in peer reviewed journals and non-peer reviewed journals and has co-authored more than 30 book chapters. He is editor of 3 textbooks in obstetric anesthesia: “Maternal Critical Care” (2013, Cambridge University Press), “Obstetric Anesthesia” (2016, Oxford University Press) and “Anesthesie an de Normale Zwangerschap” (2017, Acco). He is the former President of the ESRA society (Eur. Soc of Reg Anesth and Pain Therapy). He is currently member of the Executive Committee of the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association (OAA), he is PROSPECT Chair and Chair of the ESRA Educational Committee. He was Chair of the Scientific Subcommittee 4 of Euroanesthesia (Subcommittee on Obstetric anesthesia). He was chair of the Scientific Committee of the Annual ESRA Meeting organised in Ljubljana 2015, Maastricht 2016 and Lugano 2017. Currently he is Editor-In-Chief of Best Practice and Research: Clinical Anaesthesiology. He also is Executive Editor of Regional Anetshesia and Pain Therapy and Associate editor of the European Journal of Anaesthesiology. His primary clinical interest focuses on obstetric anesthesia and anesthesia for children and adults with congenital heart disease undergoing non cardiac surgery. Most of his current research focuses on obstetric anesthesia.

He is married with Eva and has five children, Sofie, Michiel, Bas, Ella and Juliette. He loves to travel en play golf. Italian food and wine make him smile !