Edoardo De Robertis

Present appointment: Associate Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Perugia, Italy

Date Institution Title
1992 University of Napoli “Federico II” University Degree in Medicine
1996 University of Napoli “Federico II” Specialization in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
1996-97 University of Lund, Sweden Research fellow
2000 University of Lund, Sweden Ph.D. Degree in Clinical Physiology with the thesis: Tools for protective lung ventilation – the elastic pressure-volume curve and aspiration of dead space (ISRN LUNMEDW/MEFL – 1016 – SE)
1997-2005 University of Napoli “Federico II” University Researcher in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
2005-2018 University of Napoli “Federico II” Associate Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
2017 ASN Abilitation to Full Professor in Anaesthesiology
From 2019 University of Perugia Associate Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Scientific and Professional Society Activities
SIAARTI (Società Italiana di Anestesia, Analgesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Intensiva)
Former Chair of the SIAARTI study group on Emergency 2015-18
Former Secretary-treasurer of the Italian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (SIAARTI) for the years 2003-2006
Former Member elected of the SIAARTI National Council for the years 2006-2009 and for the years 2012-2015
ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology)
Co-opted member of ESA Board of Directors
Former Chair of the ESA Guidelines Committee (2015-2018)
Former Member of the ESA Guidelines Committee (2012-2015)
Former Member of the ESA Scientific SubCommission 13“ Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine” (2010-2015)
Actual Member of the ESA-EBA Task Force on sedation
Actual Member of the ESA-EBA Task Force on severe bleeding management
Actual Member of the ESA-EBA HVTAP (Hospital Visiting & Accreditation Program) Committee
Actual ESA delegate for the development of NATA expert consensus on Post-Partum Haemorrhage.
UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes)
From June 2018 President of the European Board of Anaesthesiology (EBA) of the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS/UEMS).
Former Treasurer of EBA/UEMS (2016-18)
Delegate, since 2004, at the EBA/UEMS.
Actual Chair of the EBA working party on Emergency Medicine
Former Delegate 2005-2012 at the Multi Disciplinary Joint Commission in Emergency Medicine
Actual EBA Delegate at the European Board of Emergency Medicine
Awards and grants:
Research grant, Svenska Istitutet (1996)
Research grant ,University Federico II (prot. 7936 del 6/11/98)
PRIN 1999. (PRIN prot.: 9906575851_003)
Research grant, University Federico II (prot. 6903 del 29/01/2007)
SIAARTI Award 1994 for the abstract: “Effect of ventral decubitus on alveolar recruitment in adult respiratory distress syndrome: CT-scan study.”
Award ASTRA FARMACEUTICI 1994 for the manuscript: “Selective spinal anaesthesia (SSA) in day-hospital surgery: haemodynamic evaluation.”
SIAARTI Award 1999 for the abstract: “Aspiration of dead space: a strategy to ventilate at low tidal volumes”
From 1996 He has been member of an international research group on mechanical ventilation joining the Universities of Napoli, Lund, and Paris XII (Creteil). The collaboration has given the opportunity to plan and perform experimental studies in complex animal models and clinical studies in critically ill patients, together with several multi-centre studies, which have been published on important peer reviewed journals. Moreover, an innovative system of ventilation aimed at the reduction of airway dead space (ASPIDS) was developed. Leader of a research group at the University Federico II, in the last years Prof. De Robertis has been involved in the planning, management and coordination of several clinical and experimental researches. Recently, He has coordinated, as Italian national coordinator, the ESA multicentric study PROVHILO and the ESICM consensus study WELPICUS. Both studies have been recently published on Lancet and Am J Respir Crit Care Med.
Invited lecture at national and international meeting and congresses: 55
Specialist Editor of “
Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Member of the Editorial Board of “
Minerva Anestesiologica
Reviewer of several journals of the discipline

Clinical activities
Responsible of a program on Perioperative Intensive Care Medicine
Director of the Unit of Gynaecological and Obstetric Anaesthesia University Hospital Federico II, Napoli, Italy.
Responsible of the adult general ICU at the University Hospital Federico II, since 2003 up to august 2015.
The University Hospital Federico II is a 900 beds highly qualified hospital with all specialties. It is the referral center for the all south of Italy.
Prof. De Robertis, as consultant, has maturated during the years experience in intensive care
medicine and in anaesthesia in several surgical specialties (general, vascular, transplantation,
Prof. De Robertis has been responsible since 2003 of the Intensive Care Unit. The ICU of the University Hospital Federico II is a general (medical-surgical) 14 beds unit with a case mix of on average 500 complex patients/years (70% with SAPS >10). The majority of patients are affected by ARF/ARDS, severe sepsis, cardiovascular failure, trauma, surgical and neurosurgical complicated patients.
The ICU of the Federico II Hospital is equipped with the last generation monitoring and supportive devices, ventilators, facilities, and drugs.
Since 2009 the ICU is among the 14 Italian reference ICUs for the management of complex cases of respiratory failure, requiring special techniques of mechanical ventilation (HFOV) and extracorporeal support (Decap, ECMO).
List of all researching, teaching, and clinical activities upon request.
Total Number of publications: 258; Impact Factor: 302; Citations: 1590; h-index: 16 (Skopus JAN 2018)