Prof. Reto Stocker, MD, board-certified in intensive-care medicine, graduated in medicine in at the University of Zürich Medical School. From 1996, he has been chief physician of visceral, trauma and burn ICUs, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich. 10/2000 – 01/2010: Chief Section of Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich. Since 02/2010, chief physician, Institute for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and since 02/2011, co-director, Clinical Trial Unit, Klinik Hirslanden, Zürich. He has 74 original publications in peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters, reviews and letters to the ed itor. He is a member of the cantonal ethics commission and is involved in 5 national grants.