Episode 6: Prof Jean-Louis Vincent (May 2019)
In this edition, Dr Swapnil Pawar speaks with Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.
Professor Vincent obtained his medical degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and completed specialty training in internal medicine and intensive care medicine, including 2 years at the University of Southern California, before obtaining his PhD degree in cardiovascular physiology. He is currently Professor of intensive care medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels – he was Head of the Department from 1996-2014. He is a Past-President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS), the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), and the International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine and was made a Baron by the King of Belgium in 2013.
Professor Vincent has signed over 1000 peer-reviewed articles, 400 book chapters and 1000 abstracts. He has edited more than 100 books, including the “Textbook of Critical Care” (Elsevier Saunders, 5th Edition) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer).He is the editor-in-chief of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, and ICU Management & Practice and member of the editorial boards of about 30 other journals, including Critical Care Medicine (senior editor), American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), “PLoS Medicine”, “Lancet Respiratory Medicine”, “Intensive Care Medicine”, “Shock” “Journal of Critical Care” and “The Annals of Intensive Care”.
Prof. Vincent has received several awards including the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society Medal (lifetime award) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the Distinguished Investigator Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences biomédicales cliniques), he was awarded the title of Baron by the King of Belgium. His name appears more than 1200 times in Pubmed, and his work has been cited more than 170,000 times; his H-index is 169.