Paolo Pelosi is currently Chief Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Director of the Speciality School in Anaesthesiology at the University of Genoa, as well as Head of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit at the IRCCS San Martino-IST Hospital, Genoa, Italy. He 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. His activity has been always directed both to the clinical and research field. He is also experienced in meta-analysis and leading of large prospective randomized controlled trials as well as observational trials. 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. He is a member of the Board of International Meetings’ Organizing Committees. He was Editor and/or Co-Editor of several books and scientific issues.
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