Jean-Louis Vincent, MD, PhD

Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Brussels, Belgium

Prof. Vincent is a Professor of intensive care medicine at the University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He obtained his PhD degree at the University of Brussels in 1982.

He is a Past-President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS), the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), and the International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He was a Council member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) from 2011-2013. He is member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine.

Prof. Vincent has signed more than 900 original articles, some 400 book chapters and review articles, 1000 original abstracts, and has edited 102 books. He is co-editor of the “Textbook of Critical Care” (Elsevier Saunders) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer). He is the editor-in-chief of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, and ICU Management & Practice and member of the editorial boards of about 30 other journals, including Critical Care Medicine (senior editor), the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), PLoS Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Intensive Care Medicine, Shock, the Journal of Critical Care and Annals of Intensive Care.

Prof. Vincent has received several awards including the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society Medal (lifetime award) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the distinguished investigator Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences biomédicales cliniques).

His name appears more than 1000 times in PubMed, and his work has been cited more than 140,000 times; his H-index is 156. In recognition for these achievements, he was awarded the title of Baron by King Albert II of Belgium in 2013.