Professor Andre Van Zundert

ATH - Professor

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Honorary Professor

Queensland Brain Institute

Overview

Professor André Van Zundert is the Professor and Chair of Anaesthesiology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He is the Chair of The University of Queensland 'Burns, Trauma, Critical Care and Research Centre'.

Professor André van Zundert is also the Chair of The University of Queensland 'Centre for Excellence & Innovation in Anaesthesia'. His research interest is in airway management, regional anaesthesia and obstetrics, for which he has received international recognition. He has been greatly acknowledged for his contributions to: 1) Pain Relief in Childbirth (the suggested technique is still practiced all over the world in the labour ward); 2) providing safe and effective airway management using videolaryngoscopy and videolaryngeal mask airways; and 3) Pain therapy. He authored three major standard textbooks in anaesthesia.

Honorary Professor at Queensland Brain Institute. About 400 million general anaesthesia procedures are performed annually worldwide. While anaesthesia is extremely safe, it remains largely unknown why recovery can be delayed or problematic in some patients, especially in elderly people and in those with pre-existing neurological decline. Currently, there are no treatments available to counteract or speed up anaesthesia recovery, which still remains an entirely passive process. Our inability to counteract general anaesthesia has serious secondary consequences, such as increased length of hospital stay, and ongoing complications, including postoperative cognitive dysfunction. Professor van Zundert's interest in promoting research in this area prompted collaboration with the van Swinderen Lab at Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) and was facilitated by his joining as an Honorary Professor. Professor van Zundert’s research focus at QBI is centred on uncovering anaesthesia reversal agents, targeting pre-and post-synaptic neurotransmission receptors.

Research Interests

  • Anaesthesia
    Airway management and regional anaesthesia

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Leiden University
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College o
  • Doctor of Medicine, KU Leuven(BE)

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Hendrickx, Jan F. A., van Zundert, André and de Wolf, Andre (2017). Applied pharmacology of inhaled anaesthetics. Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia. (pp. 1-1) edited by J. Hardman, P. Hopkins and M. R. F. Struys. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/med/9780199642045.003.0014

  • Chin, A. and van Zundert, A. (2017). Spinal anesthesia. Hadzic's Textbook of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management. (pp. 1-1) edited by Admir Hadzic. Blacklick, OH, United States: McGraw-Hill Professional.

  • Lataster, L. M. Arno and van Zundert, André A. J. (2015). Anatomy of the thoracic spinal canal in different postures: an MRI investigation. Atlas of Functional Anatomy for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: Human Structure, Ultrastructure and 3D Reconstruction Images. (pp. 679-697-679-697) edited by Miguel Angel Reina. Cham, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-09522-6_36

  • Gray, Paul and van Zundert, Andre (2015). Cervical interlaminar epidural block. Regional nerve blocks in anesthesia and pain therapy: traditional and ultrasound-guided techniques. (pp. 225-232) edited by Danilo Jankovic and Philip Peng. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-05131-4

  • Reina, Miguel Angel, López, Andrés, van Zundert, André A. J. and De Andrés, José Antonio (2015). Ultrastructure of dural lesions produced in lumbar punctures. Atlas of Functional Anatomy for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: Human Structure, Ultrastructure and 3D Reconstruction Images. (pp. 767-793) edited by Miguel Angel Reina. Cham, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-09522-6_41

  • Van Zundert, A. A. J. (2013). Acute postoperatieve pijnbestrijding. Leerboek anesthesiologie. (pp. x-xx) edited by P. J. Hennis, Hans P. A. van Dongen and W.A. van Klei. Houten, The Netherlands: Springer Media.

  • Gatt, Stephen P. and Van Zundert, Andre (2013). Torrential peripartum haemorrhage. Australian Anaesthesia 2013: Invited papers and selected continuing education lectures. (pp. 87-93) edited by Richard Riley. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).

  • Pieters, B. M. A., Snijdelaar, D. G., van Zundert, A. A. J. and Eindhoven, G. B. (2012). Een mooie, nieuwe videolaryngoscoop. Probleemgeoriënteerd denken in het luchtwegmanagement : een praktijkboek voor de opleiding en de kliniek. (pp. x-xx) edited by Dik G. Snijdelaar, G. B. Eindhoven, D. F. Zandstra and G. J. Scheffer. Utrecht: De Tijdstroom, cop.

  • Sippel, Martin and van Zundert, Andre (2012). Electrical Nerve Stimulators and Localization of Peripheral Nerves. Hadzic's Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Anatomy for Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia. (pp. x-xx) edited by Admir Hadzic. New York, NY United States: McGraw-Hill Professional.

  • Van Zundert, A., Kumar, C. M. and Jankovic, D. (2008). Regionalanasthesie in der ophthalmologie. Regionalblockaden & Infiltrationstherapy. Lehrbuch und Atlas. (pp. 31-43) edited by D. Jankovic. Hamburg, Germany: ABW Wissenschaftsverlag.

  • Van Zundert A (2007). Besonderheiten in der geburtshilfichen regionalanaasthesie. Regionalblockaden und Infiltrationstherapie: Lehrbuch und Atlas. (pp. x-xx) edited by von Danilo Jankovic. Hamburg, Germany: ABW Wissenschaftsverlag.

  • Stolker, R. J., Groen, G., van Suijlekom, H. and van Zundert, A. (2007). Lumbale perkutane Facettendenervation. Regionalblockaden und Infiltrationstherapie: Lehrbuch und Atlas. (pp. 313-313) edited by von Danilo Jankovic. Hamburg, Germany: ABW Wissenschaftsverlag.

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