Professor Tamás Szakmány is a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Honorary Professor in Intensive Care at Cardiff University. Prof. Szakmany graduated at the University of Pecs, Hungary, where he then went on to gain his PhD in Critical Care.
He moved to the UK in 2004 and to Wales in 2008. His main research interests are monitoring and modulation of inflammatory response in sepsis and after major surgery, epidemiology of long-term outcomes after critical illness and treatment options in ARDS.
He is the clinical lead for the Welsh Intensive Care Information System project, which aims to digitize critical care in Wales. He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2021 Queen’s New Years Honours List for his services to the National Health Services during Covid-19.
Together with the other amateur videographers in the critical care team at the Royal Gwent Hospital, he won the BAFTA Cymru award in the Photography: Factual category in 2021, for their Critical: Coronavirus in Intensive Care documentary.