Arthur R. H. van Zanten, MD, PhD

Department of Intensive Care, Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede, The Netherlands

Dr Arthur van Zanten is internist-intensivist and Deputy Chair of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine in Gelderse Vallei Hospital in Ede, The Netherlands. He also holds the position of Medical Director at the Hospital Executive Board and is responsible for Acute and Complex Care.

Dr van Zanten graduated from the Medical School of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Cum Laude) in 1988. After training in Internal Medicine (cum laude) in Rotterdam he followed a fellowship in Intensive Care Medicine, at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam.

In 2008, Dr van Zanten successfully defended his PhD thesis at the Free University of Amsterdam on Infectious Complications in Critically Ill Patients, with a particular focus on clinical, pharmacological and economic aspects. He is involved in the organizational aspects of Dutch Intensive Care for many years and he served as Secretary of the Executive Board of the Netherlands Society of Intensive Care Medicine (NVIC). He chaired Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Netherlands for many years. He was the chair of the NVIC Committee on Intensive Care Quality until 2012. He is co-chair of the guideline programs 2015 on ICU organization in the Netherlands. He was also the Managing Editor of the Netherlands Journal of Critical Care for 10 years. Her is reviewer for 15 international journals such as Lancet, Am J Resp Crit Care Med, Crit Care, JPEN, and Clin Nutr. He has organised over 250 medical congresses.

Over the last years his interest has moved towards Critical Care Nutrition with a special interest in immune-modulating nutrition in ICU patients, in collaboration with the Wageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands. He is a lecturer at the Wageningen University for Clinical Nutrition. He is a member of the Working Group on Gastrointestinal Failure of the ESICM and the Practice Guideline Committee of ESPEN for Critical Care Nutrition for adults.

He is the coordinating investigator of the MetaPlus immune-nutrient enteral nutrition trial in critically ill patients of which the results were published in JAMA in August 2014. He is author of the Chapter on Critical Care Nutrition in the upcoming Textbook of Critical Care Medicine. He published about 20 publications on nutrition and metabolism in peer-reviewed journals in the last year and more than 120 over the last years. He is (co)promotor and scientific coach for more than 15 medical and nutrition University students, nurses and doctors focussing on nutritional support in critically ill patients from Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Utrecht, Free University Amsterdam and Wageningen University Research Center in the Netherlands. Several of these researchers have and will defend PhD theses and have published articles in peer-reviewed journals under his leadership.

In the period 2011-2018 he gave more than 180 lectures on Critical Care Nutrition and Sepsis throughout the world. Among these he was key-note speaker at the 2014-2016 meetings of ESPEN, ASPEN, BRASPEN, DAPEN, ESICM, ISICEM, CSPEN, CSCCM and the Middle-East ICU Nutrition Summit.