Dr. van Klei is an internationally renowned expert and clinician-scientist specializing in cardiac anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. He obtained his MSc at the Netherlands Institute for Health Science in Rotterdam and his PhD from the University of Utrecht. He completed his postgraduate anesthesia training at the University Medical Center Utrecht and clinical fellowships at the University of Ottawa and University Medical Center Utrecht. He was appointed as a staff anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology at University Medical Centre Utrecht and served as the chair of the department from 2013 to 2021. Dr. van Klei joined UHN in 2021 as the R. Fraser Elliott Chair in Cardiac Anesthesia.
My current research interests focus on three main themes:
- Etiology, detection and treatment of perioperative myocardial injury,
- Definition and treatment of intraoperative hypotension, and
- Optimal organization of perioperative care, risk assessment and risk reduction.
I approach most hypotheses under study using clinical epidemiology methods from outcomes research, health services research and big data/repeated measurements research.