May 30, 2023


In memoriam


The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine mourns the death of Professor Paolo Pelosi, MD, FERS, Head of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit and Regional Poison Control Center at San Martino Policlinico Hospital in Genoa, Italy.

Paolo has been a brilliant physician, teacher, researcher and role model in anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine, particularly in ventilation management during the perioperative period and in the pathophysiology and treatments of acute respiratory failure.

His commitment to the field has been reflected throughout his career by his desire to share his knowledge and skills and by his involvement in national and international societies, as he has been President of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC) and was currently Vice President of SIAARTI (Società Italiana Anestesia, Analgesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Intensiva).

In ESICM, he also mentored the NEXT generations, inspiring them to follow their dreams and aspirations and get different experiences to be better human beings supporting other human beings.

We will always remember Paolo’s curiosity and passion to improve and optimise the treatment of our patients and support our families.

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3 reactions

  1. We are sorry to lose him, he is a good intensive care specialist and gentleman, and I hope he receives endless rewards for his contributions to science and his support for his patients.

  2. It was a privilege to have Paolo in our ICU Team during his past stay at Varese Hospital. I that period of time we have greatly appreciated clinical competencies, tireless scientific activity and the extraordinary curiosity for any aspect of our Discipline. Today we lose a brilliant colleague, eclectic and passionate researcher, and a generous friend. Now and then the Colleagues calebrate him.
    Giulio Minoja, M.D., former Director of Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Varese Hospital (Italy)

  3. I really thank Paolo for the constant passion he dedicated to his job and for the scientific approach he used in dealing with respiratory topics.
    I recomend young intensivists to read his papers.