Francesca Rubulotta

Honorary Ambassador, Founder & Interim Chair of IWIN – International Women in Intensive and Critical Care Network

Italian Francesca Rubulotta, is a founder and interim chair of IWIN – International Women in Intensive and Critical Care Network. IWIN is a hub for worldwide research and innovation which was founded to address the issues of gender equality and to connect international groups facing similar challenges.

She is a Professor at the Department of Anesthesia at the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal, a Chief of the Critical Care Program at McGill University Health Centre, a Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Imperial College, Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospitals in London.

She obtained her MD with Laude and commendation at the University of Catania in Italy and gained accreditation in Anesthesia at the University of Trieste. She obtained her specialty in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and trained in ICM in the USA, the Netherlands, and Belgium. She has also obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Catania and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at Imperial College in London.

Dr. Rubulotta was the Chair of the division of professional development (DPD) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and the Chair of the CoBaTrICE project. Dr. Rubulotta is currently the Chair of the Committee of Medical Managers (CMM) of the British Medical Association (BMA). Her leadership training started in the UK and she stood for President of the ESICM to be the first woman on the board of the society and the first female candidate for such leadership roles in 45 years.

Dr. Rubulotta is a member of the European Board of Intensive Care Medicine (EBICM) and a member of the European Accreditation Board for Continued Medical Education (EACCME) in the Union of European Medical Specialities (UEMS). Also, acting as a member of the Governance Board of the EACCME, and a new member of the UEMS school of examiners. She has campaigned to have equality and diversity among accreditation criteria for CME/CPD and is on the Editorial Board of ICU management and practice. Dr. Rubulotta is a founding member of the International Society for Rapid Response Systems and part of two Consensus Conferences of rapid response systems.

An avid researcher, Dr. Rubulotta has published papers, abstracts, chapters, and reviews, mainly on equality, education, leadership, and ethics. Having studied five different European languages she is often invited to speak at national and international conferences.

A multi-award-winning Waterpolo player winning National, European, and World Championships Dr. Rubulotta is known as the Queen of Mount Etna upon setting a new record on 10/10/2020.