I’m Dr. Dieter Zakel

and I am

Who am I?

Highly accomplished Licensed Physician and Health Care Administrator offering 20+ years of dedicated service delivering state-of-the-art medical care to health care consumers at various international locations.
My Best Experience

Military Experience

Colonel Retired
10/82 – 09/13
Austrian Armed Forces, Various worldwide locations

Clinical Experience

Anesthesiologist & Emergency Care Physician

10/15 – 08/16
Australian Federal Police

Entrepreneurship Experience

Medical Consultant
05/09 –03/11
Vanbreda International, Vienna, Austria
Research Experience
Fellowship — Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
04/01– 06/01
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Project & Program Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Performance & Process Improvement
  • International Experience
  • Clinical Needs Assessment
  • Standards of Care
  • Health Care Consulting
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Capital Improvement Projects
  • Start-Up Settings
  • Policy & Procedure Development
  • Team Building / Management
  • Quality Assurance / Control
  • Business & Clinical Models
  • Risk Management & Analysis
  • Clinical Research
Reference Portfolio

“In summary, Dr. Zakel is a well-trained, skilled, and circumspect anesthesiologist and critical care physician and also a team player who, always with the risk / benefit ratio of the patient in mind, is able to solve medical challenges and problems quickly and reliably. In doing so, he works with extreme dedication and initiative to bring about good results, also in stressful and critical situations.”

Prof. Dr. Michael Zimpfer MBA

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

“…Colonel Dr. Zakel gained a broad and international reputation as an approved and greatly demanded professional surgeon in a rewarding military environment, as army doctors had to face challenging times in an era of heavy commitments. … …he can communicate and react well to other people and different cultural backgrounds in a friendly and open manner.”

Brig. Gen. Claudius Bubner

Deputy Austrian Military Representative, Austrian Delegation To NATO

“I was strongly impressed by Dr. Zakel’s professionalism, his very good technical knowledge, his ability to assess difficult situations immediately and correctly and to find the correct solutions quickly working with extraordinarydedication and personal initiative reliably and precisely at all times. He was integrated into our team very well and showed himself to have excellent people skills, an excellent analytical mind, and valuable communication skills in addition to his broad scientific and medical knowledge.”

Prof. Dr. Gerald Ihra

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

“The United States Department of State extends its warmest regards to you
for the medical assistance and care you have so generously extended to the
U.S. Police Officers serving in the United Nations Police Training Mission in Kosovo. You are a credit to the medical profession and to Austria.”

Henry E. Wilkins

Chief Security Officer, U.S. Department Of State

Dr. Zakel showed himself to have excellent people skills, an excellent analytical mind, and superb communication skills in addition to a broad scientific and medical knowledge. I firmly believe these skills make him perfectly suited for the job in question.”

Prof. Dr. Gregory Weeks

“I worked with him during the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Tournament in
November 2009, when it was held in Nigeria. Dieter was part of my team of
doctors who worked as ‘clinic lead’ in one of the several bespoke intensive care clinics set-up in the cities in which the matches were being played. … Being as we were in a developing country, there were inevitable problems (more or less on a daily basis!), yet Dieter was able to deal with all of them effortlessly. He had the knack of motivating his team to undertake all the challenging tasks
that were put to them. He was the Head Doctor on site.”

Dr. Christopher Lee

FIFA U-17 World Cup, Chief Medical Coordinator

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