Medical Advisory Board

Our Medical Advisory Board helps Sphere Medical to ensure that we maintain the best clinical practices and strive for continual quality improvement. The Board brings wide ranging expertise to help guide our clinical programme to understand and address clinical needs. All members of the Medical Advisory Board are acting in a personal capacity and this does not constitute or imply endorsement of their respective institutions.


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Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Professor Vincent is 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).

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. 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.

He received several awards including the Distinguished Investigator Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society Medal of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and he has received the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS. He was awarded the title of Baron by King Albert II of Belgium in 2013.

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Prof. Michael Quintel

Professor Quintel is a leading clinician within the German and European intensive care profession. He is the Director of the Department of Anaesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Göttingen Germany. Professor Quintel main research interests and expertise are in the area of acute respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation and, extracorporeal lung support. He has authored and co-authored more than 275 peer-reviewed publications. He is member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) group on respiratory failure and member of the scientific committee of the ECMOnet, Past President of the German Interdisciplinary Society of Intensive Care Medicine (DIVI) and a past council member of the German Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (DGAI). Professor Quintel is also a member of the German Sepsis Society and an Investigator in the SepNet Sepsis Clinical Trial Network in Germany and has participated in numerous critical care trials.


Prof. Mike Grocott

Prof. Grocott is the Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton (UoS) and an NIHR Senior Investigator.  He is a consultant in Critical Care Medicine at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) and leads critical care research of the UHS-UoS NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit as well as leading the UoS Centre for Human Integrative Physiology. Further supporting his clinical expertise, Prof. Grocott has published more than 250 peer reviewed publications. He is the UK national specialty group lead for Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain within the NIHR Clinical Research Network and was the founding director of the UK National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia Health Services Research Centre. He is an elected council member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.


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