Ary Serpa Neto


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I am a highly accomplished Brazilian intensivist currently serving as a Senior Research Fellow at ANZIC-RC, Monash University, where I am responsible for the leadership of the ANZIC-RC's Mechanical Ventilation Program. With a career spanning over a decade, I have made significant contributions to the field of critical care medicine, earning international recognition and acclaim.

In 2014 I completed my first PhD in the Department of Pulmonology at the prestigious University of São Paulo, Brazil. My dedication to scholarly pursuits continued as I completed my second PhD in 2017, graduating cum laude from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. My academic journey reached another milestone in 2019 when I was conferred the title of Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiopulmonology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

My research interests are centred around critical topics in the field of critical care medicine, including mechanical ventilation, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and trial methodology. I have >330 publications, featuring articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, and Lancet Respiratory Medicine. My research has attracted >$15 million in research funding, including major grants from NHMRC/MRFF, European institutions, and Brazilian agencies. I’m currently the CIA in an NHMRC grant of $1.9 million for a clinical trial on sodium bicarbonate in the ICU.

My influence extends globally, as evidenced by my collaborations with research teams in Australia, Brazil, North America, and Europe. I am consistently ranked among the world's top experts in critical care and mechanical ventilation, being ranked #4 in 'mechanical ventilators' worldwide (#1 in Australia), #2 in Australia for 'artificial respiration' (top 0.01%), #6 in the world (#1 in Australia) for 'tidal volume' (top 0.03%), and within the top 1% globally for 'critical care' and 'intensive care units' (ExpertScape).

I am passionate about medical education, and before moving permanently to Australia, I mentored and helped drive research career progression of clinicians in Brazil, where I provided supervision and mentoring to >50 doctors. I also contributed to research training and capacity building for colleagues in Australia, Brazil and Europe, having supervised >10 MSc and PhD students.

I have held several key leadership positions, including:

  1. Head of Research for the Intensive Care Unit at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil (2017-2020);
  2. Member of Executive Committee of the Brazilian Research in Intensive Care Network (BRICNet) (2017-2020);
  3. President of the Acute Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation Committee of the Brazilian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (AMIB) (2018-2020);
  4. Examiner in the Mechanical Ventilation section for the Specialist Title in Intensive Care Medicine of AMIB;
  5. Head of the Biostatistics Discipline of the Post-Graduation Program of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil (2017-2020); and
  6. Co-founder ‘Protective Ventilation Network’ (PROVENet).

Research interests

Mechanical ventilation, ARDS and ECMO.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Pulmonology, Associate Professor

14 Feb 201915 Feb 2019

Award Date: 15 Feb 2019

Intensive Care, PhD, Cum Laude, Lung-protective ventilation in intensive care unit and operation room: Tidal volume size, level of positive end-expiratory pressure and driving pressure, Academisch Medisch Centrum (Academic Medical Center)

1 Aug 201615 Sept 2017

Award Date: 15 Sept 2017

Pulmonology, PhD, Role of protective strategy of ventilation on ventilator-induced lung injury in patients without Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: An individual patient data meta-analysis

1 Sept 201317 Sept 2014

Award Date: 17 Sept 2014

Health Sciences, MSc, HER-2/neu expression in prostate adenocarcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC (FMABC) (ABC Medical School)

1 Feb 200814 Apr 2010

Award Date: 14 Apr 2010

Medicine, MD, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC (FMABC) (ABC Medical School)

1 Feb 20041 Dec 2009

Award Date: 1 Dec 2009

External positions

Full Professor, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital)

1 May 2019 → …

Member of the Executive Committee, Brazilian Research in Intensive Care Network (BRICNet)

1 Jan 2019 → …

PhD Supervisor, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital)

1 Jan 2016 → …

Researcher, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital)

1 Mar 201420 Feb 2020

Critical Care Physician, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital)

1 Mar 201420 Feb 2020

Research area keywords

  • Mechanical ventilation
  • ARDS
  • ECMO
  • Critical care
  • Clinical Trial
  • Clinical trial methodology

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