Dr. Arthur R. H. van Zanten

zantenDepartment of Intensive Care, Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede, The Netherlands

Dr Arthur van Zanten is internist-intensivist and Deputy Chair of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine in Gelderse Vallei Hospital in Ede, The Netherlands. He also holds the position of Medical Manager Care Division at the Hospital Board and is responsible for Acute and Complex Care.

Dr van Zanten graduated from the Medical School of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Cum Laude) in 1988. After training in Internal Medicine (cum laude) in Rotterdam he followed a fellowship in Intensive Care Medicine, under supervision of Prof. Ch. Stoutenbeek, at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam.

In 2008, Dr van Zanten successfully defended his PhD thesis at the Free University of Amsterdam on Infectious Complications in Critically Ill Patients, with a particular focus on clinical, pharmacological and economic aspects. He is involved in the organizational aspects of Dutch Intensive Care for many years and he served as a member of the Executive Board of the Netherlands Society of Intensive Care Medicine (NVIC). He chaired Fundamental Critical Care Support Netherlands for many years. He was the chair of the NVIC Committee on Intensive Care Quality until 2012. He was also the Managing Editor of the Netherlands Journal of Critical Care for 10 years. He has organised over 250 medical congresses.

Dr van Zanten was member of the Council of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) from 2000-2006 and co-chair of the Assessment Working Group for the ESICM CoBaTrICE project. He is international liaison officer for the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Netherlands and Chair of the Sepsis Expert Group National Patient Safety Programme Netherlands. Over the last years his interest has moved towards Critical Care Nutrition with a special interest in immune-modulating nutrition in ICU patients, in collaboration with the Wageningen University & Research centre, The Netherlands. He is the coordinating investigator of the MetaPlus immune-nutrient enteral nutrition trial in critically ill patients of which the results were published in JAMA in August 2014.

In the period 2011-2015 he gave more than 150 lectures on Critical Care Nutrition and Sepsis throughout the world.


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