CURRICULUM VITAE

Alfredo R. Galassi MD, FACC, FESC, FSCAI
Diagnostic and Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratory,
Cannizzaro Hospital University of Catania, Italy
Associate Professor of Cardiology, University of Catania, Italy

Education and Postgraduate Training
1984 - MD medicine, University of Catania, Italy
1986 – Diploma in Cardiology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London, UK
1988 – Specialization in Cardiology, University of Catania, Italy
1991 - Specialization in Nuclear Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy

Fellowship Training and Appointments
1986-1991 - Research Fellow/Registrar Cardiovascular Research Unit, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom
1987-1988 - Recipient of two ARMED fellowships, within the Cardiovascular Research Unit of the Royal Postgraduate Medical School of Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom
1988-1990 - Research nuclear cardiology investigator, in the Medical Research Council, Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital.
1990-1992 - Recipient of a Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche (CNR) fellowship Institute of Medical Radiology, Institute of Bioimages e Physiopathology of Central Nervous System, University of Catania, Italy
1994-1996 - Registrar at the Institute of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
1996-2005 - Senior Registrar at the Institute of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
2005-2011 - Director of Diagnostic and Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratory, Clinical Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy
Since 2006 - Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Catania, Italy
Since 2011 - Director of Diagnostic and Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratory, Clinical Division of Cardiology, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy

Prizes and Qualifications
Awarded 3 prizes in researches in cardiology, awarded the Diploma of “Scholar in Cardiologia”, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), Fellow of the American College of Cardiology” (FACC). Fellow of the ANMCO (Associazione Nazionale Medici Cardiologi Ospedalieri), Fellow of the Italian Society of Invasive Cardiology– (Gruppo Italiano di Studi Emodinamici – GISE), Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention (SCAI).

Educational Activity, Selected Board Appointments and Editorial Board
National Councillor 2001-2005 of the "Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology (SICI) - Gruppo Italiano di Studi Emodinamici (GISE)”
Coordinator of Research Group for the Italian Society of Cardiology in the field of “Cardiologia Nucleare” for the period of 2006-2007.
Awarded the Title of elected member for the Accreditation of the “European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions” 2008
Executive member of the board del European CTO Club 2008
Visiting Professor in Cardiology, Faculty of Mediicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia 2009
American Journal of Cardiology, Italian Heart Journal, Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia Pratica,
3 September 2013 – 4 December 2014. Awarded the title of Senior Consultant in Interventional Cardiology in Cardiology, at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Coordinator of Scientific Medical Courses or Live Cases Demonstrations
Since 2004 coordinator of several Interventional Courses and/or first operator at more than 112 live cases demonstrations at National and International Meetings on complex percutaneous coronary interventions for treatment of bifurcations and chronic total occlusion lesions.

Major Publications
129 original peer-reviewed papers, 29 editorials and reviews, 8 chapters in book; more than 239 abstracts; author of one book published in 2 editions and co-author of two books.

Major Field of Research
Invasive cardiology and PCI of complex procedures, stent, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular imaging, acute coronary syndrome.

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