Tommaso Scquizzato is a researcher in the fields of cardiac arrest and resuscitation science. His areas of interest are resuscitation, cardiac arrest, pre-hospital emergency medicine, and medical technology. In 2021, he was named among the 40 Under 40 for Cardiac Arrest. He is a member of the ERC BLS Science and Education Committee, the ILCOR Communications Committee, the Scientific Committee of the Italian Resuscitation Council, and the Social Media Editor of Resuscitation.


Tommaso Scquizzato studies Medicine and Surgery at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy, among the top Italian universities and located inside the largest scientific campus with the highest scientific output in the country.

He does research in the Center for Intensive Care and Anesthesiology of San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy. His areas of interest are:

  • resuscitation science
  • cardiac arrest
  • pre-hospital emergency medicine
  • medical technology

Since 2017 and during medical school, he has authored more than 50 scientific publications and presented at more the 20 national and international conferences in these fields. He mainly published about the following topics:

  • out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
  • how to improve survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by alerting citizens through mobile apps
  • the use of technology in emergency and critical care medicine
  • extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Of note, his research activity was dedicated in developing and testing the use of various technologies (e.g., apps, artificial intelligence, video analysis, smartwatches) to improve the outcomes after a sudden cardiac arrest. Examples include the use of smartphone apps to alert nearest first responders in case of cardiac arrest and locating the nearest defibrillator and AI video analysis to detect unwitnessed cardiac arrest with CCTV security cameras. Moreover, he contributed to the first test of a mechanical CPR device in microgravity/hypergravity conditions to simulate cardiac arrest treatment during a Space travel.

According to the website expertscape.com (November 2022), Tommaso Scquizzato is among the top 0.82% of 18,754 published 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).

He is a member of the ERC BLS Science and Education Committee, the ILCOR Communications Committee, the Scientific Committee of the Italian Resuscitation Council, and the Social Media Editor of Resuscitation and Resuscitation Plus.

As a medical student, he attended the emergency department, the pre-hospital emergency service, and the cardiothoracic anesthesia and intensive care department.

Tommaso is also a software developer skilled in designing and developing mobile apps. When he was 12, he learned to code, and in the following years, he started working as a freelance web and app designer/developer. Since 2011, he has developed more than 50 apps or websites and has held numerous programming courses for individuals and national organizations, including Allianz, the University of Padua, and Regione Del Veneto.

In 2014, he received the title of “Alfiere della Repubblica Italiana” from the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, for having developed a smartphone application to teach how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in case of sudden cardiac arrest.

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

Research Interests

  • Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
  • Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (E-CPR)
  • New technologies in cardiac arrest
  • Pre-hospital emergency medicine
  • Cardiothoracic anesthesia and intensive care

Selected publications

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  • Scquizzato T, Bonaccorso A, Consonni M, Scandroglio AM, Swol J, Landoni G, Zangrillo A. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and propensity-matched studies. Artif Organs. 2022. 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Gamberini L, Tartivita CN, Guarnera M, Allegri D, Baroncini S, Scquizzato T, Tartaglione M, Alberto Mazzoli C, Chiarini V, Picoco C, Coniglio C, Semeraro F, Gordini G. External validation and insights about the calibration of the return of spontaneous circulation after cardiac arrest (RACA) score. Resusc Plus. 2022 Apr 1;10:100225. doi: 10.1016/j.resplu.2022.100225.
  • 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 22 national and international conferences
  • 31 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), Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), European Society of Emergency Medicine (EuSEM), Italian Association of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists (ITACTA), and Italian Red Cross (CRI)

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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

Awards ↗

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

5 Awards at Conferences