Giacomo Stanzani


Joint Head of Emergency and Critical Care


Giacomo is an American, European, and RCVS Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care. He graduated from the University of Bologna and, following a period at the University of Pennsylvania, completed his Emergency and Critical Care training at the Royal Veterinary College, London. After working as a staff clinician with the University of Edinburgh, he started a research post with the UCL Bloomsbury Institute for Intensive Care Medicine working on mechanisms of sepsis. He joined DWR as an ECC consultant in 2020.

His areas of particular interest include clinical research, sepsis, haemodynamic monitoring and advanced life support. Giacomo is chair of the joint ECVECC & EVECCS scientific committee and is responsible for the scientific program of the annual EVECC Congress.


Valiente, P., Trehy, M., White, R., Nelissen, P., Demetriou, J., Stanzani, G. and de la Puerta, B. (2020) Complications and outcome of cats with congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts treated with thin film: Thirty‐four cases (2008‐2017). J. vet. intern. Med. 34: 117– 124.

Baković, J., Yu, B.Y.K., Silva, D., Chew, S.P., Kim, S., Ahn, S.H., Palmer, L., Aloum, L., Stanzani, G., Malanchuk, O., Duchen, M.R., Singer, M., Filonenko, V., Lee, T.H., Skehel, M. and Gout, I. (2019) A key metabolic integrator, coenzyme A, modulates the activity of peroxiredoxin 5 via covalent modification. Mol. cell. Biochem. 461, 91–102.

Stanzani, G., Duchen, M.R. and Singer, M. (2019) The role of mitochondria in sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy. Biochim. biophys. Acta. mol. Basis Dis. 1865(4):759-773.

Stanzani, G., Tidswell, R. and Singer, M. (2019) Do critical care patients hibernate? Theoretical support for less is more. Intensive Care Med. https://doi. org/10.1007/s00134-019-05813-9.

Skulberg, R., Cortellini, S., Chan, D.L., Stanzani, G. and Jepson, R.E. (2018) Description of the use of plasma exchange in dogs with cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy. Front Vet. Sci. 5:161.

Drozdzynska, M.J., Chang, J.M., Stanzani, G. and Pelligand, L. (2017) Goal directed fluid therapy based on pulse pressure variation in dogs undergoing high risk abdominal procedures. Vet. Anaesth. Analg. 45.

Lee, K.C.L., Baker, L.A., Mallett, S.V., Riddell, A., Chowdary, P., Alibhai, H., Chang, Y.M., Priestnall, S.L., Stanzani, G., Davies, N.A., Mookerjee, R., Agarwal, B. and Jalan, R. (2017) Hypercoagulability progresses to hypocoagulability during evolution of acetaminophen- induced acute liver injury in pigs. Sci Rep. 7:9347.

Thierry, F., Drew, S., Del-Pozo, J., Fernandez-Salesa, N., Woods, S., Stanzani, G. and Liuti, T. (2017) Incomplete urethral duplication associated with a dermoid cyst in a dog with urinary obstruction. J. comp. Path. 156(1):29-32.

Holm, L., Hawkins, I., Robin, C., Newton, R., Jepson, R., Stanzani, G., McMahon, L, Pesavento, P., Carr, T., Cogan, T., Couto, G., Cianciolo, R. and Walker. D. (2015) Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) causing acute kidney injury (AKI) in dogs in the United Kingdom (UK). Vet. Rec. 176:384.

Lee, K.C., Baker, L.A., Stanzani, G., Alibhai, H., Chang, Y.M., Palacios, C.J., Leckie, P.J., Giordano, P., Priestnall, S.L., Antoine, D.J., Jenkins, R.E., Park, K., Andreola, F., Agarwal, B., Mookerjee, R.P., Davies, N.A., Jalan, R. (2015) Extracorporeal liver-assist to exchange albumin and remove endotoxin in acute liver failure: Results of a pivotal pre-clinical study. J. Hep. 63(3):634.

Stanzani, G., Cowlam, R., English, K. and Connolly, D. (2015) Red blood cell distribution width in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J. vet. Cardiol. 17:S232.

Stanzani, G., Jepson, R. and Chan, D. (2015) Management of acute kidney injury with continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration in a cat. J. feline Med. Surg.  17(6):551.

Stanzani, G. and Chan, D. (2014) Controversies in fluid therapy. EJCAP 24(2):14.

Lee, K.C., Palacios, C., Alibhai, H., Chang, Y., Leckie, P.J., Baker, L.A., Stanzani, G., Priestnall, S.L., Mookerjee, R.P., Jalan, R. and Davies, N. (2013) A reproducible, clinically relevant, intensively managed, pig model of acute liver failure for testing of therapies aimed to prolong survival. Liver Int. 33:544.

Stanzani, G. and Otto, C.M. (2012 and 2017) Shock. Veterinary SurgerySmall Animal. 1st & 2nd edn. Ed: K.M. Tobias  and S.A. Johnston. Elsevier Saunders.

Serra, V.F., Stanzani, G., Smith, G. and Otto, C.M. (2011) Point sero-prevalence of canine influenza virus H3N8 in dogs participating in a flyball tournament in Pennsylvania. J. Am. vet. med. Assoc. 238:726.