Professor Alberto Zangrillo is the Head of General and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Head of Clinical Areas of the IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital in Milan and collaborates with Casa di Cura La Madonnina.
For the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University he holds the roles of Vice Rector for clinical activities and Full Professor of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care.
His training began at the University of Milan, where he graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1983 and specialized, three years later, in Anesthesia and Intensive Care, and then continued in relevant European centers such as the Queen Charlotte Hospital in London, the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, the Cardio-thoracic Center of Monaco in Monte Carlo, the Hetzer Deutsches Herzzentrum in Berlin and the San Raffaele Hospital.
Professor Alberto Zangrillo is among the top ten world leading physicians in recent years for the number of publications in the field of "anesthesia" and "intensive care" (source: Scopus), the author of more than 800 publications, of which more than 500 in international indexed journals (cited more than 18,000 times, Hindex 64) including randomized studies in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Circulation and British Medical Journal.
He has won several grants by the Italian Ministry of Health and AIFA (the Italian Medicines Agency), he often participates as Principal Investigator in 48 randomized research protocols, approved by the Ethics Committee of the San Raffaele Hospital. Amongst his many areas of research, his main areas of activity are advanced circulatory support and ventilatory systems (ECMO, VAD, artificial heart), the treatment of acute heart failure, non-invasive ventilation (ICU and inpatient wards), alternative anticoagulant therapies in intensive care, optimizing perioperative hemostasis, alogenated cardioprotection, preventing perioperative mortality and treatment of perioperative acute renal failure and organ damage in the critically ill, sepsis in intensive care.
In addition to prizes and awards in the medical field and institutional positions, he is awarded the title of Knight of Merit of the Italian Republic and of Commander by the Presidents of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and Giorgio Napolitano.
University of Milan
Degree in Medicine and Surgery - 1983
University of Milan
Specialization in Anaesthesia and Resuscitation – 1986
Professor Alberto Zangrillo is among the top ten world leading physicians in the world (last two years) for the number of publications in the field of "anaesthesia" and "intensive care" (source: Scopus), the author of more than 800 publications, of which more than 400 in international indexed journals (cited more than 10,000 times, Hindex 50) including randomised studies in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Circulation and British Medical Journal.
He is the author of 40 papers (monographs and book chapters) and editor-in-chief of Heart Lung and Vessels (indexed in pubmed), editorial board member of Advances in Medicine and grant evaluator for international sponsoring organisations (including the Swiss National Science Foundation, 2009-2015).