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Gattinoni L.

Dr. Gattinoni is currently Guest Professor at the Department of Anesthesia II, Zentrum Anaesthesiologie Rettungs und Intensivmedizin Universität Klinikum, Goettingen (D). Formerly, he has been Full Professor in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Milan, and Chief of the Department of Anesthesia, Resuscitation and Pain Therapy at the Policlinico Hospital of Milan. 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). In the early 1980’s, he introduced the concept of lung rest by extracorporeal CO2 removal in acute respiratory failure (ARF). In the mid 1980’s he worked on the quantitative analysis of thoracic CT imaging, culminating in the “baby lung” (1980’s) and lung recruitability (2000’s) concepts. In 1990 he was promoted as Chief of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, since 1982 in Monza, and after 1992 in Milan.