EDU Names Dean for Faculty of Medicine and Health

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On February 21, 2021, Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang F. Buhre was named dean of EDU’s Faculty of Medicine and Health. Faculty and staff welcome Dean Buhre with excitement as his taking office signifies a new chapter in EDU’s history. 

With Prof. Buhre as the new Dean of our Faculty of Medicine and Health we are decisively strengthening our clinical and research agenda. 

Prof. Buhre began his medical residency in 1993 at the Department of Anaesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine with the Georg-August Universität, Goettingen in Germany. Prof. Buhre is board certified in Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Medicine. 

Prof. Buhre’s further professional trainings include ‘Development in Medical Leadership’ and two ‘Lean Six Sigma trainings: Lean Manager Training’ (Maastricht, 2014) and ‘Executive Belt’ (Ireland, 2015). His board certifications include Anaesthesiology (1999), Pain Therapy (2000), Intensive Care Medicine (2002). Prof. Buhre is a life-long learner himself and takes a consistent approach to maintaining up-to-date medical and professional development. 

As of January 2020, Prof. Buhre also holds the title of director and founding chair for Maastricht University Medical Centre’s (MUMC) Centre for Acute and Critical Care Medicine (Netherlands). Since 2013, Prof. Buhre has been a well-regarded professor of Anaesthesiology within MUMC’s Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine. 

Outside of his roles at EDU and Maastricht, as of June 2020, Prof. Buhre has held the role of chair for the Research Mentorship Program within the European Society of Anaesthesiology in Brussels, Belgium. 

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Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health / Copyright EDU 2021

“In his new role, Prof. Dr. med. W. Buhre brings to EDU a distinguished record of medical leadership with a demonstrable record of excellence in medicine and academics,” says Jürgen Laartz, PhD, rector at EDU. “We look brightly toward the future as we continue offering the best quality medical education to our students. I look forward to what we will accomplish together on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff in continuing to actualise EDU as the beacon of high-quality medical education we are aim for it to be”. 

In closing remark, Prof Buhre shared: “The concept of EDU represents the future of medical education. It is an honour and privilege to be part of this institution and to help further developing EDU in the upcoming years” 



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