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Dr. Mira is Professor of Critical Care Medicine at Cochin Hospital of Paris Descartes University in Paris, France. He received his MD from the University of Reims, his MSc from Paris Descartes University, and his PhD from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) where he also completed his Critical Care training. From 2006-2011 he was Department Chair for Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Burn Unit, and Medical and Surgical ICUs at Cochin University.

He is past president of the Scientific Committee of the French Society of Critical Care, and is also a member of the European Society of Intensive Care, the French Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, and the American Society of Microbiology. Dr. Mira is a peer reviewer for numerous journals, among them Critical Care Medicine, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Infection and Immunity, and Shock.

Dr. Mira has authored over 100 scientific papers and has participated in numerous clinical trials in critical care medicine. His major research interests include sepsis, the innate immune response, and genetics and sepsis.