Bas van Bussel
Dr Bas van Bussel graduated in Medicine at Maastricht University in 2008. The title of his PhD thesis was: 'Endothelial dysfunction and low-grade inflammation: determined by diet and cause of arterial stiffness'. He obtained a Master in Epidemiology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and was registered as Epidemiologist B. He started his training in internal medicine in 2012 and specialized both in acute medicine and intensive care medicine in Maastricht University Medical Centre+ (Maastricht UMC+) and Zuyderland Medical Centre. Bas started working as internist-intensivist at Maastricht UMC+ in 2019.
Dr Bas van Bussel primarily participates in (big) data and monitoring projects; such as the hospital standardized mortality rate project supported by Maastricht UMC+ and the variability and ease of access in proxy quality of life interviews at the ICU project supported by Euroqol Foundation. He likes team science, guiding students and nurses in research and multi-disciplinairy collaboration. He designed the Euregio Intensive Care Covid cohort and Co-PIed the international project entitled: 'Cross-border clinical-practice-variation-based development of COvid-19 Data-driven consensus treatment guidelines and the creation of an Euregio COVID-19 data Platform to anticipate a new wave project'. In addition, he has designed the MaastrICCht cohort, fostering a collaboration between many departments within and outside Maastricht UMC+. This resulted in his participation in several ZonMw grants, amongst him Co-PIing the project 'CoLab-score and viability PCR for SARSCoV-2: routine blood test algorithm proven by elimination of viable SARSCoV-2 to identify patients in order to facilitate discharge and/or deisolation'. Since 2020 Bas is active as board member in the National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE). He has participated as cluster coordinator 'Acute Zorg' and 'Pandemie in Beeld' in the '2021 IMPACT Rapport of the Samenwerkende KwaliteitsRegistraties'. Furthermore, he is founder and board member of 'Stichting ICUdata' that aims to aggregate multi-centre highly granular healthcare data in the Netherlands.