Jozef Kesecioglu

Jozef Kesecioglu is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands. He completed his medical education and training in anesthesia and intensive care at the Medical School of University of Istanbul, Turkey, where he was later appointed as the head of the intensive care between 1987-1989. After moving to the Netherlands in 1989, he worked in Erasmus Medical Center and Sophia Children’s Hospital Rotterdam as anesthetist and pediatric intensivist respectively. He moved to Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam as the deputy director and has become interim director in the same department, before taking up his current position in 2002 in University Medical Center in Utrecht. He has re-organised the four intensive cares and made one department of it before designing and moving to the new, award winning, state-of-the-art ICU. He has been the chair of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine between 2005-2020.

Professor Kesecioglu was Chairman of the Ethics Section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). After finishing his term, he worked in the Executive Committee of ESICM as the elected Chair of the Division of Scientific Affairs. He has also represented ESICM in the workgroup concerning “An official ATS/AACN/ACCP/ESICM/SCCM Policy Statement: Responding to Requests for Potentially Inappropriate Treatments in Intensive Care Units”. In 2016, he is has become the President Elect of ESICM. He has been the President of ESICM between 2018-2020. He was awarded with ESICM Society Medal in 2022.

Professor Kesecioglu has authored around 175 published or in-press peer-reviewed papers and has been giving lectures in various scientific meetings. His main interests are ethics, intensive care environment and selective decontamination of the digestive tract.