Jan Bakker

Jan Bakker studied Medicine at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands and has a PhD from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands (Prof. Erkelens MD PhD) combined with Erasmus University in Brussels, Belgium (Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD PhD).

From 2004 to 2014 he was the first chair of Intensive Care at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In 2005 he was appointed as the first professor of Intensive Care at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam where he currently still holds a part-time appointment. Since 2013, he is a visiting professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Medicina, Santiago, Chile, where he received the Medal of Honor for his contribution to the Department of Intensive Care and the Medical School in November 2019.
Since 2016, he is adjunct professor of Intensive Care at Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, New York, USA.
Since 2021 he is appointed as Clinical Professor of Intensive Care, New York University, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, New York, USA. He is currently clinically active at NYU Langone Medical Intensive Care Unit.

He is a fellow of the Society of Chest Physicians USA and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. From 2012 to 2016 he has been Section Editor of Intensive Care Medicine. Since January 2018, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Critical Care. He has successfully supervised 14 PhD projects and is currently supervising 5 PhD students in the Netherlands, Germany, USA and Chile. He has more than 350 peer reviewed publications and was editor of 19 books and has written 37 book chapters in Intensive Care.