Dr Vieillard-Baron is professor of intensive care medicine. He is the head of the intensive care unit of the university hospital Ambroise Paré, in the APHP group since around 12 years. His university expertise regards heart-lung interactions, ARDS, RV function and non invasive hemodynamic monitoring. With others, he developed the concept of critical care echocardiography and created EDEC which is the European diploma in critical care echocardiography. Dr Vieillard-Baron is also the head of the echo working group of the cardiodynamics section of ESICM.