Hellmut-Weese-Gedächtnisvorlesung

 

The man with the lowest level of oxygen ever reported in a human, from arterial blood, measured near the summit of Mount Everest will give us insights into high altitude research over the last ten years.

 

Dr. Daniel Martin

Dr. Daniel Martin
Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant, University College London
Director, UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine
Institute of Sports Exercise and Health, London

 

„Xtreme Everest: Doctors in the Death Zone”
(The “Death Zone” refers to the area of Mt Everest above 8000m in altitude)

Dr. Martin is a critical care consultant at the Royal Free Hospital in London and Senior Lecturer at University College London. His main research interests are human adaptation to hypoxia, the microcirculation and how these relate to critically ill patients. He is the Director of the UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment (CASE) Medicine, was the expedition leader of Xtreme Everest 2 (2013) and Xtreme Alps (2010) studies and played a key role in the Caudwell Xtreme Everest (2007) study. When Dr. Martin summited Mount Everest in May 2007 along with other members of the CASE team measurements from arterial blood taken near the summit revealed him to have the lowest level of oxygen ever reported in a human (NEJM, 2009). In 2012 the BBC described Dr. Martin as one of the “Five daredevils who helped science” and was listed in the Times newspaper Top 100 people to watch in 2013.

 

Everest Base Camp Laboratory