Matthias Eikermann, MD, PhD, director of research in the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital will discuss the impact of early mobilization in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU).
Critical Care Grand Rounds: Keep Your Patients Moving—Early Mobilization in the Surgical Intensive Care UnitDate: 09/05/2013 - 09/05/2013
Matthias Eikermann, MD, PhD
Matthias Eikermann, MD, PhD, is an associate professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and the director of research in the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Eikermann is a clinician scientist, serving as both an anesthesiologist and a critical care physician, with an interest in perioperative respiratory medicine and muscle function in critically ill patients.
After graduating from Heinrich-Heine University Medical School in 1992, Dr. Eikermann began his residency at Heinrich-Heine University. He completed two fellowships in pain medicine and critical care at Essen University Clinics, where he also completed his "Habilitation" in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (venia legendi) and served as the associate director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU).
From 2005-2007, Dr. Eikermann was a visiting assistant professor of medicine at the Sleep Disorders Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He joined Mass General in 2007 and since then, has established an international network to evaluate the impact of early mobilization in the SICU.