Professor Paolo Pelosi grew up in Milan and attended the University of Milan, graduating magna cum laude in Medicine and Surgery. After graduation, he completed his studies first as Specialist in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and then as Research Fellow in Anaesthesiology at the University of Milan.
He served as Associate Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Insubria, Varese from 1999 to 2010. He is currently Chief Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Director of the Speciality School in Anaesthesiology at the University of Genoa, Head of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, and the Regional Poison Control Center at the San Martino Policlinico Hospital, IRCCS for Oncology and Neurosciences, Genoa, Italy. His activity has always been directed both to the clinical and research field. The main research interests of Prof. Pelosi have focused on respiratory physiology during anaesthesia and respiratory failure. Prof. Pelosi developed several collaborations with highly scientifically reputed groups in European and Extra-European countries, for research in the field of mechanical ventilation and sepsis in experimental and clinical settings. He is also experienced in meta-analysis and leading of large prospective randomised controlled trials as well as observational trials, bein the Chair of PROVEnet investigators. He is actively involved in the Fellowship and Resident educational program at the University of Genoa. He served as President of the European Society of Anaesthesiology, ESA (2010-2011) and first as Secretary and then as Head of the Respiratory Intensive Care Assembly 2 at the European Respiratory Society, ERS. He has also been a member of the Council of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive Care and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM). He was awarded of the Cecil Gray medal as well as the Sir Robert Macintosh award at the ESA. He is a member of the Board of International Meetings’ Organizing Committees, honorary member of several Scientific Societies in the field of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, elected corresponding member Member of the Academia National de Medicina (ANM) of Brasil and Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (FERS). Prof. Pelosi is President of the National Italian College of Professors in Anesthesiology (CPAR). He is Editor and Co-Editor of several books and scientific issues. He is Author or Co-Author of over 600 medical and scientific peer review papers, 115 book chapters and he has lectured in more than 1600 national and international meetings on ventilation management during the perioperative period and on the pathophysiology and treatments of acute respiratory failure. Total IF 3439, citations 23494, H-Index 69 (Scopus).