Harry Lemmens

Harry Lemmens is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Division Chief General Operating Rooms at the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center, California, USA. He is director of the Advanced Clinical Anesthesia Training fellowship program, and runs the daily OR schedule. He studied medicine at the Rijksuniversiteit in Utrecht and completed his anesthesiology residency at Leiden University in The Netherlands. His interest in describing the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of alfentanil led him to work together with Donald Stanski (chair 1992-1997). He has published extensively in the field of clinical pharmacology, with a special focus on obese patients. It is a true pleasure to welcome Harry Lemmens back at NAVAt this year where he will tackle the issue of the use of N2O during abdominal surgery: “Does N2O make the bowel explode?”.