Eduardo Luis DE VITO was born in Buenos Aires, in 1956 and received the title of Physician in 1979. He was a Resident of Internal Medicine (UBA), Resident Instructor of Pneumotisiology and Internal Doctor of Intensive Therapy (UBA). In 1984 he started working under the direction of Dr. Aquiles Roncoroni at the A. Lanari Medical Research Institute of the UBA and developed with him the study of respiratory muscles in Argentina. Thus, in 1985, Roncoroni and De Vito founded the first Pulmonary Laboratory dedicated to the study of respiratory muscles and neuromuscular diseases in Argentina located at the Lanari Institute of the UBA. He completed his training at the Meakins Christie Laboratory of McGill University in Montreal, Canada and in 1993 he obtained the title of Doctor of Medicine at the UBA. Since 1984 he has been working on the topic Respiratory Muscles, in their clinical, physiopathological and therapeutic aspects. His Department is a benchmark in the study of respiratory disorders in patients with neuromuscular diseases. He is currently Regular Professor of Internal Medicine, Head of the Department of Pneumonology of the Lanari Institute and Investigator of the Clinical Researcher of CONICET. Since 2000 he is Director of the Centro del Parque , a Center of long term mechanical ventilation and difficult weaning. He is a former Director of the Medical Research Institute Alfredo Lanari of the UBA until 2017. He has published and communicated more than 160 articles on the subject. He has published several chapters in books in the national and international order. He is a peer reviewer of national and foreign medical journals. He is currently Professor of Internal Medicine at the UBA, Clinical Researcher of CONICET and member of Editorial Committee of the Medicine (Buenos Aires).
To study the clinical and functional respiratory evolution of patients with progressive neuromuscular diseases, mechanisms of chronic hypercapnia, dyspnea, abnormalities of ventilation control, diaphragmatic paralysis and long-term and chronic mechanical ventilation. Effects of cough assist and the use of NIV including full setting NIV. Finally, to care and assist patients focusing on their needs and address their family environment and QoL. Identify trajectories and end-of-life.