Klei, WA van

Wilton van Klei

Name: W.A. (Wilton) van Klei, MD, PhD  
Function: Director Research and Education and Chair Department of Anesthesiology
Department: Anesthesiology
Division: Division of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
E-mail address: W.A.vanKlei@umcutrecht.nl
Phone number: +31 (0) 88 75 59475
Fax number: +31 (0) 30 254 1828
Visiting address: UMC Utrecht
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
The Netherlands
Correspondence: UMC Utrecht
P.O. Box 85500
Mail stop Q04.2.313
3508 GA Utrecht
The Netherlands
Wilton is a specialist in perioperative medicine. After obtaining his PhD in 2002 and completing the postgraduate training as an anesthesiologist in the Netherlands (2006), he moved to Ottawa, Ontario for a clinical and research fellowship in perioperative medicine (2007). He returned to the Netherlands to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia (2009). From 2007 till 2012, Wilton was the Medical Director of the Outpatient Preoperative Evaluation Clinic of the UMC Utrecht. Currently, he is Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Director Research and Education of the Division of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine of the UMC Utrecht.

Wilton is involved in various multidisciplinary clinical research projects that aim to further improve perioperative care. His interests focus on improving care for high-risk surgical patients, and involve collaborations with cardiologists, surgeons, clinical chemists, and epidemiologists within the UMC Utrecht’s Circulatory Health research program. He is supervising several PhD students on clinical research projects in the field of cardiovascular perioperative medicine.
Most recent and current projects aim to unravel further the etiology, detection and treatment of asymptomatic myocardial injury after surgery. Examples of previous research in this field include projects on the effects of intra-operative hypotension on postoperative outcomes (stroke, death) and a project that used the results of an ECG obtained before surgery to predict the occurrence of a postoperative myocardial infarction.

Research Focus
Heart at Risk (UMC Utrecht Research program: Circulatory Health)

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