Raoul Christian Sutter

Prof. Dr. med.
Raoul Christian Sutter

Leading Physician Intensive Care Medicine

University Hospital Basel

Phone +41 61 328 79 28



Research Focus


Area of Research

Clinical and neurophysiological research in the field of neurocritical care and neurologic emergencies that centers on the systemic and cerebral consequences of acute brain dysfunction and preventive strategies. Main fields of research: Critical illnesses: - Status epilepticus - Seizures - Meningitis - Encephalitis - Meningoencephalitis - Acute encephalopathies - Cerebrovascular accidents - Neurological complications Diagnostics: - Biomarkers - Neuroimaging - Neuromonitoring - Electroencephalography - Neurologic outcome prediction

Approved Research Projects

The MERCUFUL (MEdical Ramification for the Critically Ill receiving FUtile treatments at the end of Life) study
The NON-STATE (electroencephalography in NON STATus Epilepticus patients) study
The FOCUS on GBS (Firm Observational Clinical Unicenter Study onGuillain Barré Syndrome) study


National Collaborations
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Department of Neurology & Department of Intensive Care, University Hospital Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
Department of Neurology, Inselspital Bern, Switzerland
Department of Neurology Hospital of Sion, Switzerland
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland

International Collaborations
Associate Editor of Frontiers in Neurology
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Department of Neurology and Neurocritical Care, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
Members of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Ongoing Research Projects

- Emergency management of convulsive status epileptics in a high-fidelity simulation: a prospective single-blinded study (ISRCTN registry ISRCTN60369617)

- Improving emergency management of status epilepticus - a high-fidelity simulator-based randomized controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03883516)

- Brain death diagnosis at an academic tertiary medical care center (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03984981)

- Infections of the Central Nervous System (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03856528)

- Status Epilepticus Unicenter Population (STEP UP) Study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04204863)

- Refractory Status Epilepticus Treatment (RESET): Quality and efficacy of coma induction (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT04333082)

- Advance directive Implementation and Scientific Evaluation (ADVISE) Study (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT04348318)

Determining ICU Staff's Conceptions, Opinions, Views, Experiences and Reflexion of Brain Death and Organ Donation (DISCOVER), currently being examined by the ethics committee

Research Team

Sira Baumann
Dr. med. Sira Maria Baumann

Scientific physician

Phone +41 61 328 62 34

Urs Fisch
Dr. Dr. med. Urs Fisch

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 556 53 21

Pascale S. Grzonka
Dr. med. Pascale S. Grzonka

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 556 59 50

Lisa Hert
Dr. med. Lisa Hert

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 265 25 25

Paulina S.C. Kliem
Dr. med. Paulina S.C. Kliem

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 265 25 25

Anja Lena Jünger
Dr. med. Anja Lena Jünger

Scientific physician

Phone -

Simon Amacher
Dr. med. Simon Adrian Amacher

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 328 40 74

Saskia Semmlack
Dr. med. Saskia Semmlack

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 556 55 75

Tolga Dittrich
Dr. med. Tolga Daniel Dittrich

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 328 63 86

Sebastian Berger
Dr. med. Sebastian Berger

Scientific physician

Phone +41 61 328 40 75