N. Ambrosino

University of Pisa, Italy

Prof Nicolino Ambrosino is Director of the Pulmonary Department, Director of the Respiratory Unit, of University Hospital of Pisa, Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Weaning Unit of Auxilium Vitae, Volterra, Scientific Director of the same institution, and is or has been appointed professor at Italian Universities of Pisa, Pavia, Firenze, Trieste, Milano, Modena. His research activity has been devoted to COPD, Respiratory Critical Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Respiratory Care. He contributed to the development of the use of Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation techniques in acute and chronic respiratory failure with several clinical trials and original physiological studies. Results of such studies have been published in 172 articles (Medline) on peer reviewed international journals with more than 4000 citations and Hirsh H index 32. Last 10 original papers are attached. He is also editor or co-editor of 18 books dealing with topics of his research activity and has contributed to several documents of ERS, ATS and AIPO (Italian association of hospital pulmonologists) including Statements and Guidelines, see attached list. Former head of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Working Group, Secretary of the Clinical Assembly of the European Respiratory Society, Chief Editor of the European Respiratory Topics, and first Co-Editor of Breath he is at present an Associate Editor of the European Respiratory Journal and a member of the Editorial Boards of several International Journals. He has attended as invited speaker at more than 150 International meetings

Biography Updated on 6 February 2011

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