Dr. Giacomo Bellani is Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine of the University of Milan-Bicocca, in Monza, Italy and staff physician in the general Intensive Care Unit of San Gerardo Hospital. At the same institution, after MD graduation, he completed the postgraduate training program in Anesthesia and Critical Care. Clinical and preclinical research has always been complementary to his clinical activities. Research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, MA between 2003 and 2005 (he was young, at the time!). In 2010 he acquired a PhD in Biomedical technology. His research interests are largely focused on monitoring of ARDS and mechanical ventilation.  He has authored 75 peer-reviewed papers and about 10 book chapters. One of the few italians who does not care for soccer, but loves baseball. Red Sox fan since 2003.