Pasquale Longobardi

Dr. Pasquale LongobardiHe coordinate the medical and health personnel of the Hyperbaric Centre of Ravenna with dedication to patients, strength and passion. An undisputed star of research into hyperbaric medicine, he has, over the years, developed an expertise and knowledge that has been acknowledged at innumerable symposia and scientific conferences around the world.

His reputation at an international level is mainly linked to his extraordinary knowledge in the field of vulnology and diving medicine, which is another of his great personal passions

Personal data

Born on 23rd December 1961 – Naples – Italy
Phone no.: 39-0544-500152
email: direzione@iperbaricoravenna.it

Professional background

Since 2006,  Affiliated Researcher Institute for Life Sciences, lecturer and coordinator for hyperbaric area at University Master in Hyperbaric and Underwater Medicine of the Superior School for Advanced Studies (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) of Pisa (Italy) 
Since 2003, European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM) Scientific Commission member.
1998-2006: Hyperbaric therapy lecturer at Postgraduate School in Underwater and Aquatic activities at Chieti University.
Since 1998, Member of European Committee on Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM)  and EDTC Technical and Training.
1999-2004, Italian representative in the Management Committee and in Action COST B14 Hyperbaric oxygen therapy on diabetic foot of the EU Directorate General XII for Scientific and Technological Research and University Ministry (MURST).
Since 1996, Italian Hyperbaric and Underwater Medicine Society executive committee member (SIMSI).
Since 1990  Medical commission Coordinator of the Italian Underwater Activities Federation (FIAS).
Since 1989 Medical Director of the Hyperbaric Centre of Ravenna, part of the Local Health Unit of Ravenna Emergency Department (118).

Diving Experience

In the world of diving, Dr. Pasquale Longobardi is a reference point for experts in the scientific world, as well as fans: in 2009 he was honored by the Ustica with the award of the “Gold Trident“,  which is recognised as the Nobel Prize for Marine Culture.

He takes part in: The Historical Diving Society Italy – founding partner; F.I.A.S. instructor-teacher; Confédération  Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (C.M.A.S.) 3 stars instructor; DAN Oxygen First Aid Instructor – Trainer; PTA Deep Air; GUE Fundamentals; SCUBA GYM 1 star instructor C.M.A.S; Aquatek SCR 1 (semi closed rebreather 1st level).

Since 2010,  Member of Italian Underwater Scientific Operators Association scientific committee (AIOSS).
Since 2007, Member of the UNI work group for regulations on commercial diving safety.
Since 2005, Member of Diving Medical Technology Committee (DMAC)
Since 1997, Member of the Medical Committee of the Fire Department’s Scuba Divers Unit (Home Affairs Department)
Since 1993 Medical representative for Italy in the European Diving Technology Committee (EDTC) and member of EDTC Executive Committee.

Education and training

2009 Two-year master in Marketing and Communication.
2007, Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training course (included Helicopter Underwater Emergency Training and Emergency Breathing System) – Aberdeen (UK) OPITO approved.
1997 Two- year master course in Sanitary management and organisation at the Management school “L. Bocconi”, Milan.
1989 Postgraduate specialisation in Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine, Chieti University.
1986 Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Naples University.
1982-1989 Researcher at the Research and Hyperbaric Studies Institute of Naples and member of Interdisciplinary Hyperbaric Medical School of Naples (SIMIN).