01 Apr Francesco Corradi
Dr. Francesco Corradi, M.D.
Department of Surgical, Medical, Molecular Pathology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pisa. Professor of Anesthesiology.
Dr Francesco Corradi is trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology with special interest in clinical hepatology and liver transplant program.The experience gained whilst working in the Internal Medicine ward, Medical Ambulance Service, Emergency Medicine ward, Liver Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit and finally Mixed Intensive Care Unit allowed him to be aware and confident with the first-line and advanced care of patients in difficult settings and with the expert management of different types of emergencies [cardiology, gastroenterology, respiratory, neurology), in and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, acute respiratory failure, trauma, bleeding emergencies, renal replacement therapies and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) procedures].
The foreign experience at the Liver Unit Intensive Care Unit in Barcelona (Catalunia, Spain) has been very productive since he is now able to use clinical tools used to assess decompensated cirrhosis and liver transplanted patients.
During my professional experience as consultant, I achieved a particular expertise in color-Doppler, abdominal, lung, heart and vascular ultrasonography (20 years of experience).
In my research activity I took part to clinical research projects aimed at functional hemodynamic evaluation by ultrasonography. In particular I have been devoted to the investigation of the pathophysiology of hemodynamic changes in critical care patients and of the circulatory modifications induced by sepsis, hemorrhage and hypotensive states, as detected by means of Doppler ultrasound.
I also have been active in the research field of evaluating acute respiratory failure by lung ultrasonography, computer aided diagnosis and ultrasound enhanced central vascular access positioning. He is member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), SIAARTI and WINFOCUS.