Prof Luciano Gattinoni

Prof Luciano Gattinoni

Prof Luciano GattinoniCritical Care


Current position:
Guest Professor Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
University of Göttingen - Germany

Born January 12, 1945.
After obtaining board certifications in Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, between 1976 and 1980 he was appointed as a Visiting Fellow and Visiting Professor at the National Institutes of Health (USA). Between the 1980 and 1986 as Associate Professor at the University of Milan, he introduced the concept of lung rest by extracorporeal CO2 removal in acute respiratory failure and he worked on the quantitative analysis of thoracic CT, which culminated in the “baby lung” (1980’s) and lung recrutability (2000’s) concepts. In 1990 he was promoted to Full Professor in Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Milan. He has served as Chief of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care in Monza from 1986 until 1992 and as Chief of the Department of Anesthesia and intensive care in Milan between 1992 and 2015 in Milan.
In 2017, he was awarded Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Surgery at the University on Milan. He is currently working as Gastprofessor at the University of Göttingen (Germany).

His research is focused on the pathophysiology and treatment of acute respiratory failure, including prone positioning, sepsis and acid base disorders. He has published more than 400 research articles and reviews in peer reviewed journals (h-index: 72, citations: 20955, source: Scopus). He held more than 1000 lectures in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He has been scientific director of the Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan from 1994 to 2001, President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) from 1988 to 1990, President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) from 1997 to 2000, President of the Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Reanimation and Intensive Care (SIAARTI) from 2006 to 2009. Since 1989 he is President of the SMART meeting, which takes place annually in Milan Italy.

He is ‘commendatore’ (knight commander) of the Italian Republic and was awarded the ‘Ambrogino d’oro’ by the city of Milan. He is Honorary Member of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Honorary Member of the Polish Society of Anesthesiology, Honorary Member of the Czech Medical Society and of the Czech Society of Intensive Care Medicine. He received the Honorary Degree in Medicine from the University of Marburg (Germany). He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and was awarded with the Life Time Achievement Award by the American Society of Anesthesiology and the American Society of Critical Care Medicine. He was awarded the Society Medal by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Honor Medal by the French Society of Intensive Care.