Salome Dell-Kuster is a senior consultant and the research lead in the Clinic of Anaesthesiology at the University Hospital of Basel. Since 2017, she is also research group leader at the Department of Clinical Research at the University of Basel.
She studied medicine at the Universities in Basel and Lausanne and worked in different disciplines before completing her board-certification in Anaesthesiology. She successfully completed a Master in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, UK.
Her main research interest focuses on perioperative patient safety and outcome which was also the topic of her habilitation which she attained in 2017. She was the chief investigator of an international multicentre cohort study aiming to assess the validity of Classintra®, a classification of intraoperative adverse events, analogous to the Clavien-Dindo classification for postoperative adverse events. In close collaboration with Professors Milo Puhan, Pierre-Alain Clavien (Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zurich) and Lauren Clack (Institute of Implementation Science, University of Zurich), we are currently performing an implementation study for routine recording of intra- and postoperative adverse events at several hospitals in Switzerland and abroad.
She received a teaching assignment in medical statistics for Bachelor students at the medical school of the University of Basel. Since 2018, she is also a faculty member of the Masterclasses in Medical Statistics and Research Methodology for the European Society of Anaesthesiolgy and Intensive Care Medicine (ESAIC).
In 2020 she won the first prize of Innovation Qualité by the Swiss Academy of Quality in Medicine (SAQM) and in 2021 the SGAR best paper award for the project of ClassIntra®.