Martin Schuster, MD, MA, is a Professor of Anesthesiology at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg and head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Pain Therapy at the Fürst-Stirum-Hospital Bruchsal and Rechbergklinik Bretten, both academic teaching hospitals of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg.
He studied medicine, philosophy and history in Hannover, Germany and Baltimore and New York City, USA and graduated in 1997. Afterwards he spend a year in lung immunology research on a stipend of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and started his residency in anesthesiology at the Medical School Hannover in 1998. From 2000 to 2002 he interrupted his clinical education and worked at McKinsey & Co. in business consulting as senior associate in the healthcare sector. From 2002 to 2005 he finished his residency in anesthesiology at the university hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf and was appointed as consultant. From 2007 to 2011 he worked at the Charité University Medicine in Berlin as consultant in anesthesiology and intensive care until he obtained his current position.
His main academic interest is in Health Economics, Operations Management and Quality Improvement in hospitals. He especially focused on Process Optimization in clinical medicine, steering of clinical departments and operating room management. He leads the working group on process-, cost- and operating room management in the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care and authored over 50 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He is section editor for quality management and economics at Der Anästhesist, the leading German journal in anesthesiology and serves as reviewer for Anesthesia and Analgesia, British Journal of Anesthesia, Anesthesiology and Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin. He is also member in the scientific advisory board of the largest German operating room benchmark program.
Dolores Romero Morales is a Professor in Operations Research at Copenhagen Business School. Her areas of expertise include Supply Chain Optimization, Data Mining and Revenue Management. In Supply Chain Optimization she works on environmental issues and robustness. In Data Mining she investigates interpretability and visualization. In Revenue Management she works on large-scale network models. Her work has appeared in a variety of leading scholarly journals, including European Journal of Operational Research, Management Science, Mathematical Programming and Operations Research, and has received various distinctions. Currently, she is an Associate Editor of Omega and TOP.
She has worked with and advised various companies on these topics, including IBM, SAS, KLM and Radisson Edwardian Hotels, as a result of which these companies managed to improve some of their practices. SAS named her an Honorary SAS Fellow and member of the SAS Academic Advisory Board. She currently leads the EU H2020-MSCA-RISE NeEDS project, which has a total of 14 participants and a budget of more than €1.000.000 for intersectoral and international mobility, with the aim to improve the state of the art in Data Driven Decision Making.
Dolores joined Copenhagen Business School in 2014. Prior to coming to Copenhagen Business School she was a Full Professor at University of Oxford (2003-2014) and an Assistant Professor at Maastricht University (2000-2003). She has a BSc and an MSc in Mathematics from Universidad de Sevilla and a PhD in Operations Research from Erasmus University Rotterdam.