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- Clinical Interests
- Critical care
- Respiratory Care
- Transfusion medicine
- Medical Education
- MD, University of Milan
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital|Residency, University of Milan
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Critical Care Medicine
- Foreign Languages
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
- Cigna (PAL #'s)
- Fallon Community HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- Medicare - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
- OSW - Connecticut
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - Rhode Island
- OSW - Vermont
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
- Senior Whole Health
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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- Patient Age Group
- Research Summary
- Research Areas
- Alterations of the Nitric Oxide Physiology in the presence of circulation plasma cell-free hemoglobin.
- Emerging approaches in the prevention of Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia.
- Characteristics of the inflmmatory response of patients undergoing surgical procedures.
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
Description of Research
In my early research career I worked at the National Institutes of Health, under the supervision of my mentor Dr. Theodore Kolobow (2000-2005). We developed several new methods and medical devices to avoid aspiration and ventilator associated pneumonia: such as novel rotating beds, care of intubated patients, novel endotracheal tube designs, new methods of ventilation, and novel approach to prevent bacterial colonization of the respiratory tract. In animal models we experimented and successfully showed feasibility and efficacy of those methods. In order to test these hypotheses and other novel approaches to prevent lung injury in mechanically ventilated patients, Dr. Robert Kacmarek and I established a Respiratory and Critical Care Research Team in the department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at MGH. Under the mentorship of Dr. Warren Zapol, I also expanded my studies on the role of transfusion and hemolysis on hemodynamics, inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and organ dysfunction.
View my publications
This 3-day symposium focuses on the application of mechanical ventilation to patients in the Emergency Room, Intensive Care Units, and Operating Rooms. The symposium includes comprehensive presentation and discussion of current literature guiding ventilatory support. Presenters are world renowned experts in the field of respiratory management and mechanical ventilation of obese and critically ill patients.
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696