Massimo Girardis

Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital of Modena, Modena, Italy.

Prof. Girardis is the head of the Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Department of the Modena University Hospital and associate in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He began his career at the Department of Physiology and Biology of the University of Udine, Italy, and in 1994 and 1995 he participated in the Euromir Missions of the European Space Agency in Moscow for the study of the effects of prolonged microgravity in humans. In 1997, he completed his formation as Anesthesiologist and Intensivist, and after a one-year experience at the Department of Anaesthesia, Physiology and Pharmacology of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, he became responsible for the running of the intensive care unit at the University Hospital of Udine. In 2001, Prof. Girardis moved to the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

From 2012 to 2015, Prof. Girardis coordinated the working group on infection and sepsis of the Italian Society of Anaesthesia and Resuscitation (SIAARTI) and in the same Society was member of the directive council and of the publication and research committee. He was the Deputy Chair of the Systemic Inflammation and Sepsis section and member of the research committee of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and in the same society was member of the council as National representative from 2013 to 2016.

His clinical activity and research is mainly dedicated to intensive care medicine, particularly in the field of sepsis and oxygen transport, from basic pathophysiology to therapy. He participated as principal investigator or national coordinator to numerous research project supported by national govern funds and scientific societies. He is the author of over 100 publications (H index 23) and serves as reviewer for numerous high level scientific journals.