Raoul Christian Sutter

Prof. Raoul Christian
Sutter, MD

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)

- Epileptic Seizures in Intensive Care Units (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03860467)

- 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)

Research Team

Sira Baumann
Sira Maria Baumann, MD

Scientific physician

Phone +41 61 328 62 34

Urs Fisch
Urs Fisch, MD

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 556 53 21

Pascale S. Grzonka
Pascale S. Grzonka, MD

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 556 59 50

Anna Wagner
Anna Wagner, MD

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 328 57 26

Lisa Hert
Lisa Hert, MD

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 265 25 25

Paulina S.C. Kliem
Paulina S.C. Kliem, MD

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 265 25 25

Anja Lena Jünger
Anja Lena Jünger, MD

Scientific physician

Phone -

Simon Amacher
Simon Adrian Amacher, MD

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 328 40 74

Petra Opić
Petra Opić, MD

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 328 40 11

Saskia Semmlack
Saskia Semmlack, MD

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 556 55 75

Tolga Dittrich
Tolga Daniel Dittrich, MD

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 328 63 86

Sebastian Berger
Sebastian Berger, MD

Scientific physician

Phone +41 61 328 40 75