Maximo Vento MD, PhD
Dr. Vento graduated from the Faculty of Medicine (University of Valencia; Spain) where he also obtained his Ph.D. degree. He completed the Residency training in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Neonatology at the Division of Neonatology of the Maternal & Children’s University Hospital La Fe (Valencia; Spain). In 1989 his was appointed tenured professor in Pediatrics (University of Alicante; Spain). Dr. Vento has been appointed Director of the Neonatal Research Unit which constitutes one of the credited groups in the Health Research Institute and Division Chief of the Maternity and Outpatient Clinics of the Division of Neonatology (University & Polytechnic Hospital La Fe; Valencia).
Dr. Vento’s main areas of basic and clinical research in the last two decades have been related to oxygen metabolism, oxidative stress, hypoxia-reoxygenation, perinatal oxygen toxicity, fetal to neonatal transition, asphyxia, and resuscitation. In this field, he has contributed to clinical and experimental studies adverting about oxygen toxicity and leading to changes in the recently published international resuscitation guidelines (ILCOR 2010). In addition, he has performed research in other specific neonatal areas such as nutrition, infectious diseases, and developmental care.
Along with his professional career, Dr. Vento has been visiting professor at the Division of Neonatology (Department of Pediatrics; University of Alberta; Alberta; Canada) and at the Division of Neonatology (Department of Pediatrics; Klinikum der Johannes Gutenberg Universität; Mainz; Germany). In addition, he has performed various stages at different Universities in Canada and the US.