Dr. med. univ. Christiane Klinkhardt, MD, is a Visiting Postdoctural Scholar at Stanford University in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine in the School of Medicine.

Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, she studied Medicine at Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria. As part of her studies she completed a research trimester at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and obtained her doctoral degree by writing and defending a thesis about her work in 2014. As she was always particularly interested in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine she spent as much time as possible gaining clinical experiences in various countries across the world and completed her elective anaesthesia rotations during her final year at medical school at Charité (Berlin, Germany), Auckland City Hospital (New Zealand) and Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA).

Dr. Klinkhardt started her residency in Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Unfallkrankenhaus, Berlin, Germany, in 2015 and was in her third year when she took a sabbatical leave to relocate to the Bay Area, California, with her husband.

At Stanford her research is related to medical education and she hopes that it will ultimately improve patient safety.

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