Head of the Emergency Department
Dr. Karolina Kindt graduated as a medical doctor in 1998 at the University of Leuven in Belgium. She earned a masters degree in Family Medicine in 2000, a masters degree in Tropical Medicine in 2001 (Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium), and a masters degree in mass casualty and disaster management in 2003 (at the University of Leuven).
Previously, she worked as an emergency physician in the Imelda hospital in Bonheiden, Belgium.
Dr. Karolina Kindt is also an APLS (Advanced Pediatric Life Support) instructor since 2006, with a special interest in managing good children’s care (traumatic and non traumatic) at the ED and communication with children and parents in all circumstances.
She got her master degree in Emergency Medicine in 2009 and since then she has been head of the Emergency Department of the AZ Sint-Maarten Hospital in Mechelen. At this time, this hospital still runs in 3 sites with 2 Emergency Departments. In the middle of October 2018, the whole hospital will move to one new building. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a great challenge, and an opportunity to show how important good leadership is.
Dr. Kindt earned a masters degree in Health Policy and Hospital Management in 2017.
Dr. Kindt entered her first IEDLI course in Leuven in 2012, and followed the subsequent IEDLI advanced, certification, and refresher courses in Florence, Berlin, and London.
Her special interests are team management, change management, how to keep healthy work-life balance in a team, children in the ED, communication skills, interdisciplinary collaboration, and supervising the trainees.