After studying medicine at the Berlin Free University Medical School and the Charité (1991-1997), Germany, Dr. Marcus Lancé specialized in Anesthesiology at the Kliniken Maria-Hilf, Mönchengladbach, and the RWTH-Aachen University Hospital (1997-2001). Directly hereafter he continued with an ICU fellowship.
In 2004, Dr. Lancé moved to Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands and gained a high degree of experience in cardiac anesthesiology. Two years later, he went to Maastricht University Medical Center+ where he became head of the sub-department of cardiothoracic anesthesia.
Since 2010 Dr. Lancé developed his research in the field of coagulation and hemostasis. The use of laboratory assays for optimization of patient treatment algorithms covered his PhD thesis which he defended in 2013.
Next to several diagnostic tests his group developed a mock circulation model and investigated coagulation patterns during extracorporeal circulation.
In January 2017 Dr. Lancé became head of research and vice chair of the Department of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar and associate Professor at Well-Cornell-Medical College, Qatar. Since December 2019 he is full clinical Professor for Anesthesiology at Qatar university.
In January 2022 Dr. Lancé became chair of the department of anesthesiology at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr. Lancé (co-)authored more than 89 scientific, peer reviewed papers among which the European guideline on perioperative bleeding, the European guideline on perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and the Dutch guidelines on management of anticoagulation during regional anesthesia.