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Clinic for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Peters

Clinic for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care


Prof. Dr. med. Juergen Peters


Marie Seifert


+49 (0) 201 / 723-14 00


+49 (0) 201 / 723-59 49

Deputy Director:

Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Hartmann



OA Intensivstation:

Dr. med. Frank Herbstreit



Facts and Figures:

Percentage of intensive care patients on ventilators: 89%

Patients with severe ARDS: 37

Patients receiving ECMO therapy: 20

Patients post-liver transplant: 18

Post-operative patients with PCA pumps: 625, with approximately 5,340 patient interactions

Inpatients with chronic pain: 386, with a total of 571 patient interactions


Focus areas:

The Clinic for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care provides all of the anesthesia required at Essen University Hospital, be it for surgical or diagnostic procedures. The clinic also supervises several post-anesthetic recovery areas. In addition, the clinic provides all anesthesiology needs on a consulting basis to a regional psychiatric clinic (Rheinische Landes- und Hochschulklinik für Psychiatrie). Across all surgical clinics, 26,000 anesthetic procedures are carried out annually, many of them involving high-risk patients.

Focus areas are the anesthesiologist-led intensive care unit in which a physician is present 24 hours a day, one stationary and one mobile ECMO unit (artificial lungs) for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) including intensive care transportation capabilities (available 24 hours a day) and both transesophageal (TEE) and transthoracic (TTE) echocardiography.


Special consultations:

Anesthesiologic outpatient pain clinic

Dr. med. Daniel Dirkmann

Phone: +49 (0) 201-723-2010


Number of patients:

Intensive care patients: 800 treated cases

Outpatients: 2,400 interactions

Anesthesias: approx. 23,000



The Clinic for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care employs 73 physicians, 31 of whom are anesthesiology specialists. Of these specialists, 13 hold additional qualifications in special intensive medicine, 3 in special pain therapies, 2 in medical quality management, and 8 are qualified as heads of emergency medicine. Additional qualifications in emergency medicine are held by 12 physicians.

The physicians' team is complemented by 89 nurses, 66% of whom have advanced specialized training in the clinic's fields.