Advances in Emergency Medicine Across Europe

Dr Bernd A. Leidel
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Bernd A. LEIDEL M.D., is vice head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Germany.

Following his training in Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Surgery at Klinikum der Universität München, Germany and working for EMS and HEMS as well, he had also a chance to work for HEMS and in retrieval medicine in Australia before switching to Berlin in 2009. He is enthusiastic about emergency medicine and very much interested in providing training and care in the hospital and prehospital arena.


Dr. Patrick Roberts
Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals, London


Patrick trained at Kings College London and worked in a number of hospitals in the South-East, followed by three years in Melbourne, Australia. A Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital for the last 10 years. His interests include resuscitation, point of care and education.


Dr. Jon Matthews
Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals, London


Jonathan Matthews studied Molecular Medicine at the University of Sussex finishing in 2007 and subsequently went on to study Medicine at the Hull York Medical School graduating in 2012. After completion of his foundation training he undertook 3 months volunteer work improving local healthcare systems in rural Ghana.

Currently he is an Emergency Medicine trainee in North West London and based at Chelsea and Westminster hospital.

His main interests are healthcare innovation and management. Whilst training he has undertaken a number of quality improvement and governance projects and is currently managing a trial to improve nebuliser drug delivery using a novel delivery system.


Dr Martin Abendroth
Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin


Dr Martin Abendroth, M.D.; Specialist in Internal Medicine, During his specialist training in internal medicine and later on nephrology he worked in several major German University Hospitals (Münster, Hamburg, Berlin). Emergency medicine has always been one of his major working fields within the last years. His special interest is in improving the quality of medical treatment by improving the education and training of students and young doctors. Furthermore new technologies offer options to enhance patient care in outpatient treatment, rural areas and emergency medicine. Developing concepts and integrating those into every day patient care is also one of his aims.


Professor Rajan Somasundaram
Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin


Prof. Rajan Somasundaram is head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin in Berlin. At the Charité University Hospital, he worked in internal medicine first and specialised in gastroenterology/hepatology, with his research focus being liver fibrosis/cirrhosis. Later this was paralleled by emergency medicine (EM), which is now his main clinical focus. One of his aims is to contribute to further development of EM as an independent clinical specialty in Germany and thus, to train young doctors in this field even better than before. Furthermore, he is interested in the development of concepts of care for elderly patients in EM.