Luciano Azevedo obtained his medical degree from Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil, in 1996. After deciding to study critical care, he moved to São Paulo where he finished medical residencies in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at the University of São Paulo in 1998 and 1999, respectively. By this time, he was completely absorbed by the study of sepsis and this interest led him to complete his PhD in this area at the University of São Paulo in 2004. Nowadays, he is the head of the ICU and professor of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at the University of São Paulo and the coordinator of the Intensive Care Research Program at the Instituto Sirio-Libanes de Ensino e Pesquisa in São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Azevedo is also the current president of Latin-American Sepsis Institute (LASI) and the president of Sao Paulo State Society of Critical Care (SOPATI). He is also a member of the executive committee of the Brazilian Research in Intensive Care Network (BRICNet). He has been author of 130 peer-review articles and 70 book chapters, edited 8 books and served as editor/reviewer for more than 20 journals in the fields of intensive care, anesthesiology and translational science.