Franck Verdonk, MD, PhDAssociate Professor, Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Sorbonne University, France

Graduated from the medical school of Paris University as an anesthesiologist and intensivist, I was interested thanks to my clinical experience in long term cognitive dysfunctions after surgery or after sepsis. To decipher and understand the pathophysiology of these alterations, I pursued a full time neuroscience PhD in the Institut Pasteur focused on neuro-inflammation using animal models and patients’ samples. After three years (2016 – 2019) of a mixed exercise as assistant professor in Sorbonne University / Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris and postdoc scholar in the Institut Pasteur allowing me to pursue my research topics and to conduct many clinical trials, I joined the Gaudillière Lab at the end of 2019 to explore the links between peripheral immunology and cognitive issues in the post-operative context. In France, I was also involved in the French Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine as a General Secretary of the Youth Committee and in institutional committees (National Committee of Qualification in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the French National Medical Council and elected member of the Superior Council of Medical Professions – Ministry of Health).


Hobbies : I like conducting projects, organizing events, playing tennis and traveling around the world


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