Associate professor
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Giuseppe Citerio is a Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the Milano Bicocca University, School of Medicine and Surgery, the Director of Anesthesia and Neurosurgical Intensive Care, at San Gerardo Hospital, ASST-Monza, and the Director of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, at Desio Hospital, ASST-Monza.

He started the Neurointensive and Neuroanesthesia service in the early 1990s at San Gerardo Hospital in Monza, after a previous experience at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan. While at the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, he has actively participated in national and international research networks, such as BrainIT and CenterTBI. Dr. Citerio has also been involved in numerous research protocols and drug trials, many times acting at the principal investigator. His research activities are focused on TBI, subarachnoid hemorrhage, neuroanesthesia, neurointensive care, and brain death/organ donation. He has published more than 250 indexed articles and has an H index of 32. He has participated in the development of international guidelines on the treatment of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage and neuromonitoring. In addition, he edited the book "Oxford Textbook of Neurocritical Care" (Oxford University Publisher, 2016) with other international colleagues. 

He has developed more than 50 courses in Italy and Europe on Neurointensive Care topics, and last but not least, created a Summer School program at UNIMIB on NeuroIntensive Care that took place for the first time in 2017.

Dr. Citerio acted as an Associate Editor for Intensive Care Medicine from 2007 to 2012 and then became a Deputy Editor from 2013 to 2018. He will become the next Editor-in-Chief of the journal in 2019. 

He is the past Chair of the Division of Scientific Affairs of the European Society of Intensive Care (ESICM), an Executive Committee member ESICM and, for three years, was the Chair of the Annual Meeting ESICM and regional congresses. CV available at:


  • Robba, C., & Citerio, G. (a cura di). (2021). Echography and Doppler of the Brain. Cham : Springer Nature.
  • Poole, D., Citerio, G., Helbok, R., Ichai, C., Meyfroidt, G., Oddo, M., et al. (2020). Evidence for Mannitol as an Effective Agent Against Intracranial Hypertension: An Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis. NEUROCRITICAL CARE, 32(1), 252-261.
  • Robba, C., Poole, D., Citerio, G., Taccone, F., & Rasulo, F. (2020). Brain Ultrasonography Consensus on Skill Recommendations and Competence Levels Within the Critical Care Setting. NEUROCRITICAL CARE, 32(2), 502-511.
  • Anstey, J., Taccone, F., Udy, A., Citerio, G., Duranteau, J., Ichai, C., et al. (2020). Early osmotherapy in severe traumatic brain injury: an international multicentre study. JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA, 37(1), 178-184.
  • Taccone, F., Citerio, G., & Stocchetti, N. (2020). Is tranexamic acid going to CRASH the management of traumatic brain injury?. INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, 46(6), 1261-1263.