Mirko Belliato is a senior consultant of the 1st ICU of Foundation IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo of Pavia Italy, chief of the Advanced Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, under the direction of his mentor Prof. Giorgio Antonio Lotti. Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and ECMO support at the University of Pavia for the degree courses of Physiotherapy, Logopedia, Neuro- and Psychomotility of the age of development, Occupational therapy, Psychoeducational intervention and Psychological Support and Cardio-Vascular Perfusion Degree.
He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pavia University where he developed an interest in new technologies and their use in medicine. This interest piqued during his studies of human physiology and his curiosity focused on a deeper understanding of vital life mechanisms. In addition to practising medicine, he has continued his research work in this area over the past 16 years, participated in clinical and laboratory research projects on intelligent ventilation for lung support and the development of extracorporeal lung and heart support. In 2008, Dr Belliato became formally involved in the ECMO project at the Foundation IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo.
Dr Belliato leads, as Medical Director, the ECMO multidisciplinary team for respiratory support at Foundation IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, ELSO Center (ID 450). Since 2016 he is involved in the ELSO activity as the leader of the EuroELSO workgroup for “Innovation on ECMO and ECLS”, and a member of the ELSO adult ECMO and the EuroELSO workgroup for “Outcome and Neuromonitoring on ECMO” and now he is in charge as elected member of the Steering Committee of EuroELSO.