About Maurizio Cereda, MD

Maurizio Cereda, MD, is a practicing anesthesiologist and intensive care physician. He trained at the University of Milan in Italy, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill and at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania from 2004-2022.

His clinical focus is caring for patients who are critically ill and at higher risk for surgical complications. Dr. Cereda is an independent investigator with an academic interest in acute respiratory failure, lung imaging and mechanical ventilation.

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Mass General Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-3030

Medical Education

  • MD, Universita Degli Studi Di Milano
  • Residency, University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

American Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology

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Dr. Cereda?s NIH-funded research is focused on acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). His long-term goal as researcher is to understand and address the mechanisms that lead to established ARDS through dissemination of early injury to the lungs. For this reason, Dr. Cereda?s research aims to identify novel imaging predictors of ARDS progression, using quantitative computed tomography and hyperpolarized gas magnetic resonance imaging. His group is now investigating the role of abnormal pulmonary perfusion in the progression of lung injury, and exploring pharmacological protection of the endothelium to slow such evolution.

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