Professor of Anaesthesia, Consultant Anaesthetist at Golden Jubilee Foundation


Dr. Stefan Schraag
Modern health care needs courage, compassion and responsibility for the society. It requires individuals that can integrate experience, innovation and lateral thinking and see it as their obligation to improve.
I am an ambitious and experienced senior anaesthetist, intensivist, researcher and academic teacher. Over many years I have developed advanced clinical skills in perioperative medicine and critical care. I have contributed to the development of modern and safe clinical practice. Understanding the current and future challenges in health care, and being trained in health care economics, I have been successfully working in leading positions requiring responsible and creative managerial delivery and competent business decisions underpinning the vision of sustainable and innovative medicine.

What kind of person am I?

I like to listen and talk less. I don't do catch-up meetings. I don't touch base. I don't do things just in case. I believe in collaborate purposeful work. I like to focus and expect results. I like things being done and not talked about. I like to keep things simple. I believe in outcomes and solutions. I like to lead and not to follow. I believe in things I do.


  • Acting in expert advisory panels to FreseniusKabi, Covidien and Mylan
  • Various peer-reviewed publications in anaesthesia and preoperative medicine
  • Career total of 6 discretionary points for excellence in NHS service
  • Networked with other professionals (LinkedIn and ResearchGate)
  • Chairman of European Society of Intravenous Anaesthesia
  • Limited-edition achievement recognizing early members of Workfolio
  • Trainer on EuroSIVA "Tivatrainer" workshops
  • Target Controlled Infusion for intravenous drugs
  • I frequently speak at national and international scientific meetings

Career Timeline

  1. -
    Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, Strathclyde University
  2. -
    Professor of Anaesthesia, University of Ulm
  3. -
    Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Golden Jubilee Foundation

    The National Waiting Times Center Board is a special Health Board within NHS Scotland. The Golden Jubilee National Hospital is its flagship hospital and serves a variety of clinical services, including cardiothoracic, major orthopaedic, day surgery and critical care. It also hosts many national services for heart failure (including transplant and MCS) and adult congenital as well as the pulmonary vascular unit. The GJNH also runs a busy cardiac primary PCI service. It recently opened the Beardmore Center for Health Science to facilitate collaborative research and teaching.

  4. -
    Chairman, EuroSIVA

    The aim of EuroSIVA is to bring all those with a major interest in the development, research and education of intravenous anaesthesia under one European organisation. We welcome you to take part in many activities, such as scientific and educational meetings, interactive discussions on our website and exchange of research in intravenous pharmacology. EuroSIVA communicates with similar organisations and companies and fosters global developments in intravenous drug delivery.

  5. -
    Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, University of Ulm
  6. -
    Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospital Ulm
  7. -
    Medicine, University of Tuebingen
  8. -
    Medicine, University College London, U. of London
  9. -
    Medicine, University of Hamburg


  • Anesthesia
  • Critical Care
  • Echocardiography
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Research
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuromonitoring
  • Project Management
  • Event Management
  • technology


  • 31.25
    Current ResearchGate score
  • 28
    years of experience in anaesthesia/Critical Care

Questions & Answers

What are you working on right now?
A novel and safe system for procedural sedation based on propofol TCI and controlled by a patient reaction time algorithm
What is your style of leadership?
Leading by example, I think I am rather a transformational leader connecting the individual's sense of belonging and responsibility, fostering the collective identity of the organisation.
What is the next big thing in preoperative medicine?
Linking big data on outcome to risk stratification. We are collecting a lot of data, but few of them are used with meaningful purpose to feedback on our ability to screen preoperative risk.
What will be the biggest future medical challenge?
Pandemics of infections due to less effective antimicrobials and an increasing burden by mental health on our societies.

Proudest Accomplishment

To meet my wife Susanna for life, a stellar achievement.

Experience Highlights

  • Clinical Laed
    Perioperative Medicine Programme
  • Quality Audit and Research Co-ordinator
    Health Services Research Centre
  • Chairman
    European Society of Intravenous Anaesthesia (EuroSIVA)
  • Professor of Anaesthesia
    University of Ulm
  • Operational and Strategic Lead Anaesthesia
    National Waiting Times Centre Board

Education Highlights

  • MBA in Hospital Management
    Administration and Business School Stuttgart
  • Project Management
    St. Gallen Business School
  • Medicine
    University College London, U. of London
  • Medicine
    University of Hamburg, Tubingen AND ULM


  • Supporter of emergency medical aid worldwide
    Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without borders) /


  • Photography
  • Golf
    Member of Glasgow Golf Club
  • Football
    Supporter of Arsenal FC #COYG
  • Radio
    Monocle24, BBC Radio6Music