Jean-Louis Vincent

Professor Vincent is Professor of intensive care medicine at the University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He obtained a PhD degree at the University of Brussels.

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 was a Council member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) for two years. He is member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine.

Prof. Vincent has signed more than 1000 peer-reviewed articles, some 400 book chapters and review articles, 1000 original abstracts, and has edited more than 112 books. He is co-editor of the “Textbook of Critical Care” (Elsevier Saunders) 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, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, PLoS Medicine, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, The Lancet Regional Health- Europe Intensive Care Medicine, Shock, Journal of Critical Care and, 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, the ERS President Award (European Respiratory Society), 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 1300 times in Pubmed, and his work has been cited more than 259,000 times; his H-index is 204.