Zaccaria Ricci, MD

Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Education and training:
Graduation in Medicine on September 1997 at University of “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy. Specialization in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care on October 2001 at University of “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy.

Professional experience:
Zaccaria Ricci matured experience in critical care during his period from 2001 to 2006 as a staff clinician in the Intensive Care Unit of the Policlinico Umberto I at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy. His areas of interest included pharmacological strategies and renal replacement therapies for critically ill patients with acute kidney injury.
His interest and expertise on extracorporeal therapies and blood purification developed in collaboration with the Department of Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation, Vicenza, Italy, directed by professor Claudio Ronco. In particular, he has focused its main interest in Renal Replacement Dose Delivery and Information Technology applied to new generation machines for acute dialysis.
Since 2006 he is a staff anesthesiologist of the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Bambino Gesù Hospital. His work has been devoted to the care of pediatric renal dysfunction and hemodynamic monitoring in the perioperative care of children with congenital heart diseases.
He is author and coauthor of about 250 original articles, reviews and book chapters in the field acute kidney injury diagnosis and therapy and pediatric critical care. He is currently collaborating as a peer reviewer with more than 10 indexed journals in the area of Critical Care and Nephrology.
Achieved the license to work as Associate Professor in 2012. Currently collaborating as a peer reviewer with more than 10 indexed journals in the area of Critical Care and Nephrology. From October 2009 to Decembre 2015 Associated Faculty Member of F1000. In the Editorial Board of the journal “Blood Purification” since 2009. From 2010 to 2014 in the editorial board of the journal “Heart Lung and Vessels”. Since October 2013, Associate Editor of the journal “BMC Anesthesiology”. Since January 2014, Associate Editor of “Pediatric Critical Care Medicine” and “PLOS ONE”.

Terms of Appointment: Aug 2018 - Jul 2020