Prof. Flavia Machado has recently been welcomed to the Editorial Board of ICU Management & Practice by Editor-in-Chief, Prof. JeanLouis Vincent. Dr. Machado is Professor of Intensive Care and head of the Intensive Care Section of the Anesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care Department at the Federal University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil. She is one of the founders of the Latin America Sepsis Institute (LASI), which is devoted to quality improvement process in Brazilian hospitals as well as to the coordination of multicentre studies in the field of sepsis.
Dr. Machao was president of LASI between 2008-2011 and vice president between 2012-2015. She is currently its CEO. She is on the executive board of the Global Sepsis Alliance and the executive committee for the World Sepsis Day. She served on the 2012 Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines committee and is in the 2016 committee. She integrates the International Sepsis Forum (ISF) council since 2014. She is also a member of the Executive Committee and the Scientific Committee of the Brazilian Research in Intensive Care Network - BRICNET.
Dr. Machado is well published in the fields of sepsis and hemodynamics. Her research focuses primarily on improving the care and outcomes of critically ill patients with sepsis as well as on the quality improvement process. She has lectured at scientific congresses nationally and internationally and is also an author or co-author of numerous invited book chapters as well as an editor of critical care books. She has received multiple grants from the São Paulo State Research Foundation. She is a member of many medical societies, including the Brazilian Critical Care Society, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Machado is the former editor-in-chief of “Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva”, the official journal of the Brazilian Critical Care Association and the Portuguese Critical Care Association (2010 to 2015).