Hans van Oostrom, Ph.D.

Hans van Oostrom, Ph.D. oostrom@ufl.edu
Physiologic Simulation Lab

Nuclear Sciences Building 202A,
P.O. Box 116561,
College of Engineering,
Gainesville, FL 32611

T: (352) 392-1345
F: (352) 273-9221

Associate Professor & Director, Institute for Excellence in Engineering Education
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Engineering education


M.S., Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, 1988
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, 1993
Postdoctoral Fellow, Anesthesiology, University of Florida, 1994-1998

Research Summary:
Dr. van Oostrom’s research is focused on the mathematical modeling of human physiology. These models are the heart of the Human Patient Simulator™ (HPS) used in all medical schools to train clinicians. Dr. van Oostrom works on improving models and implementations for the HPS. In addition, these models can be used as a basis to improve clinical measurements, allowing clinicians to better determine the state of their patients.

Honors and Awards:

  • College of Engineering Faculty Advisor/Mentor of the Year Award, 2014-2015

Selected Publications:
Google Scholar Citation Link

Lansdorp B, van Putten M, de Keijzer A, Pickkers P, van Oostrom JH.  “A Mathematical Model for the Prediction of Fluid Responsiveness,”  Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. 4(1). 53-62. 2013.

Peterson M, Schwab W, McCutcheon K, van Oostrom JH, Gravenstein N, Caruso L: “Effects of Elevating the Head of Bed on Interface Pressure in Volunteers,” Implications for pressure ulcer formation. Crit Care Med 36: 3038-3042, 2008.

Krueger C, van Oostrom JH, Shuster J.   “A Longitudinal Description of Heart Rate Variability in 28-34-week-ol preterm infants,”  Biol Res Nurs.  11(3):261-8. Jan 2010

van Oostrom JH, Kentgens S, Beneken JEW, Gravenstein JS: “An Integrated Coronary Circulation Teaching Model,” J Clin Monit Comput 20:235-242, 2006.

Meka VV, van Oostrom JH: “A Bellows-less Lung System for the Human Patient Simulator,Med Biol Comput Eng 42:413-418, 2004.