Doctor Matthieu Schmidt, MD, PhD is Assistant Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Paris, Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6 and senior intensivist in the Medical intensive care, Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris. His research interests span the fields of cardiogenic shock, mechanical circulatory assistance, rescue therapies for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, including ECMO, and mechanical ventilation. He is the co-primary investigator or investigator for multiple ongoing studies in ECMO and is author of more than 70 scientific publications on Pubmed and numerous book chapters. Doctor Schmidt is a member of - the scientific committee of the French Society of Intensive Care (SRLF), the European ELSO and the International ECMO Network. In addition, he is an active member of the ESICM, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.