Salome Dell-Kuster

PD Dr. med.
Salome Dell-Kuster MSc Med Stats

Consultant Anaesthesiology Senior Researcher CEB

University Hospital Basel

Phone +41 61 32864 74


Research Group Salome Dell-Kuster


Research Focus

Cardiovascular & Perioperative Medicine

Area of Research

Perioperative patient safety: (1) the clinician’s perspective in regards of bleeding, drug safety and intraoperative complications, (2) the patients’ perspective on the quality of perioerative care, and (3) key methodological aspects to consider as researcher; Validity and practicability of a classification system for intraoperative complications CLASSIC

Approved Research Projects

Research grant 'Freiwillige akademische Gesellschaft' for the research project 'Discrepancy in reporting of perioperative complication'

Research grant University of Basel for the external validation study of ClassIntra®

Research grant, Goldschmid-Jacobson Foundation / Medical Faculty, University of Basel for the external validation study of ClassIntra®

Grant from Bangerter-Rhyner foundation for the carbetocin trial

Research grant University of Basel for research project 'Disregarding clustered data in surgical research'


    National Collaborations

    • Prof. Dr. med. Georges Savoldelli, Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Geneva
    • Prof. Dr. med. Eduardo Schiffer, Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Geneva
    • Dr. med. Christoph Burkhart, Cantonal Hospital Graubünden
    • Prof. Dr. med. Pierre-Alain Clavien, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    International Collaborations

    • Prof. Dr. med. Harry van Goor, PhD, Department of Surgery, Radboud university medical centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • Prof. Dr. med. Ben Loveday, PhD, Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    • Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Engel, Department of Surgery, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    • Dr. med. Sonja Meier, Department of Anaesthesiology, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, United Kingdom

    Ongoing Research Projects

    Prospective cohort study for the validation of ClassIntra® - Classification of intraoperative adverse events in patients undergoing eye surgery

    Discrepancy in reporting of perioperative complication

    Epidemiology of mulitmorbidity in perioperative patients and their effect on outcome

    Research Team

    Dr. med. Nuno Gomes

    Resident, Junior Researcher

    Phone +41 61 328 64 46


    Esther Seeberger

    Study Nurse and Study Coordinator

    Phone +41 61 328 74 24


    Larsa Gawria

    PhD Candidate

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    Luzius Angehrn


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    Amar Polutak

    Doctoral Candidate

    Phone +41 61 777 75 66


    Olga Bossong

    Doctoral Candidate

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