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Gustav Frans Strandvik, MBChB, MRCP, FRCA, FFICM
Sr. Consultant, Trauma Surgery
Hamad General Hospital

Dr. Gustav Frans Strandvik is a Senior Consultant in the Trauma Surgery Section of Hamad General Hospital and is the co-director of the Trauma Critical Care Fellowship Program. His main areas of expertise within the hospital are trauma intensive care and medical education.  He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK, and a founding fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, UK.  

After graduating from medical school in Cape Town, South Africa, he completed his post-graduate training in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at Guy’s & St Thomas’, Royal Brompton, and University College Hospitals in London, United Kingdom.

Dr. Gustav worked as a Consultant in the South-East of England for several years.  He served as Lead Pediatric Anesthetist, Clinical Improvement Lead, Vascular Access team member, and regularly contributed to teaching at grand rounds, audit closure days, resuscitation training, as well as national meetings.  He has authored a number of book chapters in critical care and anaesthesia, and has published articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals.

He joined the Trauma Surgery Section of Hamad General Hospital in Doha, Qatar, in February 2016 as a senior consultant.  He firmly believes that physiologically-based, evidence-driven, and diligently applied medical skills and knowledge, must, as a matter of course, result in sustained quality improvement for patients.