Prof Thomas Erb
BRCCH Principal Investigator
University Children's Hospital Basel
After completing medical school in Basel, Prof Erb trained for his MD at the University of Basel before starting his clinical education in Basel, Chur and Aarau. His training was completed by board examinations in anesthesiology and critical care. Subsequently, he moved to Durham, North Carolina, US, where he worked in the Pediatric Cardiac Program at Duke University. There, he completed research on right ventricular physiology and obtained a degree of Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research. Returning to Switzerland in 2000, Dr Erb started his clinical research program in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Basel and University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB). In 2010, he became Titular Professor of Anesthesiology and in 2011 Head of the Pediatric Anesthesia Division at UKBB. Dr Erb’s clinical interests and research are focused on effects of anesthetic conditions on the airway and lung mechanics in children. The goal of his work is to improve understanding and monitoring of anesthesia related alterations of the respiratory system, ultimately improving safety in children undergoing anesthesia.