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Gudrun Kunst, MD, PhD (habil.), EDAIC, FRCA, FFICM has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at King’s College Hospital since 2004. She trained at Heidelberg University Hospital (Germany) and at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, UK, and her clinical interests include perioperative medicine, cardiovascular anaesthesia and anaesthesia for day surgery procedures. She was promoted to Professor of Cardiovascular Anaesthesia at King’s College London in 2020. Her research interests include perioperative organ protection and biomarkers for acute organ failure.

Gudrun is an examiner for the Primary FRCA, where she is Deputy Lead of the OSCE Working Party and she is the Pan-London Anaesthetic Academic Training Programme Director. She was awarded two prestigious national research prizes in anaesthesia: the National Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) – NIHR Senior Research Clinician Prize in 2017 and the RCoA Macintosh Professorship in 2019. Gudrun is currently the Scientific Officer and the Treasurer of the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists and Critical Care (ACTACC). Internationally, Gudrun is a Board Member of the European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (EBCP), and she chairs the Cardiopulmonary Bypass Committee of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EACTAIC) and the Scientific Committee of EBCP.