Sven Zenker, MD

Dr. Sven Zenker, a former postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, is an Anesthesiologist with additional training in physics and mathematics. His lab at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Bonn Medical Center focuses on utilizing mathematical models of physiology and pathophysiology to quantitatively interpret data from acute care settings from various sources. The mid-term goal is the fully individualized quantitative prediction and optimized therapeutic control of critical illness trajectories exploiting all quantitative data available for a patient. In addition to developing mathematical models optimized for these application scenarios, he focuses on the complete quantification of uncertainty in the solutions of the practically relevant parameter and state estimation problems and the resulting predictions arising in this context by applying probabilistic solution techniques to the underlying inverse problem. His work has received support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA (in collaboration with University of Pittsburgh faculty), the German-Israeli-Foundation (GIF), and the Dräger foundation.

He is section head for perioperative medical and information technology and the clinical project lead for the campus-wide PDMS/AIMS implementation.

Please refer to the Applied Mathematical Physiology Laboratory for further details and an up-to-date publication list.