Research interests

Professor Schultz completed his medical degree (with distinction) and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He obtained his doctorate at the same university.

Professor Schultz is an ICU consultant and one of the Principal Investigators of the AMC, and professor of Experimental Intensive Care Medicine at the UvA. Marcus Schultz is the founder of the ‘PROtective VEntilation Network’ (, a worldwide collaboration of intensivists and anaesthesiologists in ventilation research that successfully completed several large randomised clinical trials. He initiates national and international projects aiming at implementation of intensive care unit strategies in resource–rich and resource–restricted critical care settings in Europe, SE Asia, Africa and South–America.

As the former chair of the ‘Laboratory of Experimental Intensive Care and Anaesthesiology’ (L·E·I·C·A), a university–based laboratory specialized in translational research in the field of mechanical ventilation, and as head of research at the ICU of the AMC, Marcus Schultz runs a large international research group focusing on translational, preclinical and clinical research in the fields of invasive ventilation, lung imaging, lung protection, and infection prevention strategies in critical illness. Marcus Schultz’s group is highly productive, publishing numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals and various chapters in medical books each year.


Intensive Care

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