Tommaso Scquizzato is a doctor, researcher and innovator in the fields of cardiac arrest, resuscitation, and emergency and critical care medicine. He works in the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, Italy, where he leads the cardiac arrest research and innovation activities.


Tommaso Scquizzato is a doctor, researcher and innovator in the fields of cardiac arrest, resuscitation, and emergency and critical care medicine. He works in the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, Italy, where he leads the cardiac arrest research and innovation activities.

Dr. Scquizzato’s clinical and research work focuses on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, improvement of the chain of survival for cardiac arrest, refractory cardiac arrest, and extracorporeal life support. He has authored several scientific publications and book chapters, and he has been invited to present at national and international conferences.

Currently, Dr. Scquizzato leads various multidisciplinary research and innovation projects with clinicians, researchers, and engineers to develop and study innovative treatments and strategies throughout the entire continuum of care for cardiac arrest. These projects focus on preventing cardiac arrest, early recognition, reducing time to CPR and defibrillation, and providing patient-tailored advanced resuscitation through cutting-edge clinical and translational studies, as well as the development of novel artificial intelligence algorithms, apps, and devices.

Dr. Scquizzato is an active member of several international panels and steering committees responsible for developing guidelines and consensus documents for cardiac arrest treatment. He serves on the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), the Basic Life Support (BLS) Science and Education Committee of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), and the 2025 Guidelines Working Groups for BLS, ALS, and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation of the ERC. Additionally, he is on the steering committees for two international consensus statements regarding citizen first responders to cardiac arrest and post-resuscitation care in patients treated with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He also contributed to the SIAARTI (Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care) multidisciplinary panel for good clinical practice guidelines on temperature control after cardiac arrest.

He is an editorial board member and social media editor for Resuscitation and Resuscitation Plus, and a reviewer for numerous high-impact international journals in the field of resuscitation and critical care medicine.

According to expertscape.com, as of July 2023, Tommaso Scquizzato was among the top 0.43% of authors worldwide and the second top-rated expert in Italy on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. In 2021, he was named among the 40 Under 40 for Cardiac Arrest by the Citizen’s CPR Foundation (USA).

Dr. Scquizzato has a deep interest in technology and innovation, having learned to code at age 12. Since then, he has developed several apps, software, and websites, and he continues to integrate and teach these skills in his research. In 2014, he was honored with the title of Alfiere della Repubblica Italiana (Standard Bearer of the Italian Republic) by the President of the Italian Republic for developing a smartphone application to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cases of cardiac arrest.

His work and dedication to cardiac arrest patients have been frequently covered in the media, and he has been invited to various TV programs. Dr. Scquizzato actively engages in scientific and public awareness communication through his social media accounts on X/Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

He is married to an intensive care nurse, and in his free time, he enjoys experimenting with new high-tech gadgets and spending time in the tranquility of the mountains with his wife and their dog.

Tommaso is active on social media, you can find him on Twitter (@tscquizzato), Facebook, Instagram (@tscquizzato), and LinkedIn, and is open to collaboration and new projects, both in the field of research and technology, get in touch.

Clinical and research interests

  • Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR)
  • New technologies in cardiac arrest
  • Pre-hospital emergency medicine
  • Cardiothoracic anesthesia and intensive care

Selected publications

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  • Scquizzato T, Calabrò MG, Franco A, Fominskiy E, Pieri M, Nardelli P, Delrio S, Altizio S, Ortalda A, Melisurgo G, Ajello S, Landoni G, Zangrillo A, Scandroglio AM; ECPR-CARE Collaborators. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: 10-year experience in a metropolitan cardiac arrest centre in Milan, Italy. Resusc Plus. 2023 Dec 11;17:100521. doi: 10.1016/j.resplu.2023.100521. PMID: 38130976; PMCID: PMC10733689.
  • Scquizzato T, Sofia R, Gazzato A, Sudano A, Altizio S, Biondi-Zoccai G, Ajello S, Mara Scandroglio A, Landoni G, Zangrillo A. Coronary angiography findings in resuscitated and refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Resuscitation. 2023 Jun 9:109869. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2023.109869. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37302683.
  • Scquizzato T, Bonaccorso A, Swol J, Gamberini L, Scandroglio AM, Landoni G, Zangrillo A. Refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A meta-analysis of randomized trials. Artif Organs. 2023 Mar 16. doi: 10.1111/aor.14516.
  • Schroeder DC, Semeraro F, Greif R, Bray J, Morley P, Parr M, Kondo Nakagawa N, Iwami T, Finke SR, Malta Hansen C, Lockey A, Del Rios M, Bhanji F, Sasson C, Schexnayder SM, Scquizzato T, Wetsch WA, Böttiger BW; International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. KIDS SAVE LIVES: Basic Life Support Education for Schoolchildren: A Narrative Review and Scientific Statement From the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Circulation. 2023 May 17. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000001128. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37194575.
  • Scquizzato T, Yannopoulos D, Bělohlávek J, Taccone FS, Lorusso R, Scandroglio AM, Landoni G, Swol J. Extracorporeal CPR after the INCEPTION trial: No one steps twice into the same river. Artif Organs. 2023 May;47(5):802-805. doi: 10.1111/aor.14520. PMID: 37171146.
  • Scquizzato T, Belloni O, Semeraro F, Greif R, Metelmann C, Landoni G, Zangrillo A. Dispatching citizens as first responders to out-of-hospital cardiac arrests: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Emerg Med. 2022 Mar 10. doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000915
  • Gillon S, Zheng C, Feng Z, Fleig M, Scquizzato T, Belohlavek J, Lorusso R, Lone N, Swol J. GEospatial aNalysis of ExtRacorporeal membrane oxygenATion in Europe (GENERATE). Perfusion. 2023 Mar 6:2676591231160471. doi: 10.1177/02676591231160471.
  • Gamberini L, Mazzoli CA, Allegri D, Scquizzato T, Baroncini S, Guarnera M, Tartaglione M, Chiarini V, Picoco C, Semeraro F, Gordini G, Coniglio C. Factors influencing prehospital physicians’ decisions to initiate advanced resuscitation for asystolic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients. Resuscitation. 2022 Aug;177:19-27. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2022.06.015. Epub 2022 Jun 26. PMID: 35760227.
  • Scquizzato T, Semeraro F. No more unwitnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the future thanks to technology. Resuscitation. 2022 Jan;170:79-81. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2021.11.010.
  • Forti A, van Veelen MJ, Scquizzato T, Dal Cappello T, Palma M, Strapazzon G. Mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation in microgravity and hypergravity conditions: A manikin study during parabolic flight. Am J Emerg Med. 2021
  • Scquizzato T, D’Amico F, Rocchi M, Saracino M, Stella F, Landoni G, Zangrillo A. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest System-of-Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2021 Sep 14:1-12. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2021.1967535.
  • Scquizzato T, Landoni G, Bordoni G, Zaraca L, Monti G, Zangrillo A. AED training with a 3D-printed model and a smartphone app. Resuscitation. 2021 Dec;169:95-96. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2021.10.033.
  • Scquizzato T, Landoni G, Paoli A, Lembo R, Fominskiy E, Kuzovlev A, Likhvantsev V, Zangrillo A. Effects of COVID-19 pandemic on out-of-hospital cardiac arrests: A systematic review. Resuscitation. 2020 Dec;157:241-247. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.10.020.

Other activities

  • Invited to speak at 31 national and international conferences
  • 35 abstracts accepted and presented at national and international conferences
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Resuscitation and Resuscitation Plus journals and reviewer for 10+ journals
  • Member of European Resuscitation Council (ERC), European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), European Society of Emergency Medicine (EuSEM), Italian Association of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists (ITACTA), Italian Resuscitation Council (IRC), and Italian Red Cross (CRI)

Research portals

ORCID: 0000-0002-1394-8402
Web of Science ResearcherID: AAN-5554-2020
Scopus ID: 57205742216

Media Coverage ↗

Tommaso Scquizzato appeared in more than 20 news articles for their work in the fields of cardiac arrest and resuscitation


40 Under 40 for Cardiac Arrest
UniSR Talents
Title of “Alfiere della Repubblica Italiana”

5 Awards at Conferences