Giovanna Occhipinti was born in 1978, performed her medical school in Catania from 1997 to 2003 and finished her specialization school in Belgium at ERASME Hospital having Daniel De Backer as Coauthor of her final thesis: “Effect of fluids challenge on microcirculation” in 2007 . Since than she worked as Intensivist at Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies (IsMeTT), Palermo, Italy, as clinician and preclinical researcher. Currently she is senior attending in critical care medicine at IsMeTT, involved in ECMO (extra corporeal membrane ossigenation) assistance for end stage heart and lung failure and extra hospital transfer on ECMO support by ambulance and helicopter. In IsMeTT, she is involved also in clinical study about protective mechanical ventilation during ARDS and different type of anticoagulation used during extracorporeal assistance. She was also involved as local investigator in the Lung Safe Study.
critical care medicine