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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Alfredo R. Galassi MD, FACC, FESC, FSCAI
Orcid ID: 
0000-0002-9366-2251

Full Professor of Cardiology, Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Palermo, Italy
Department of Health Promotion, Maternal and Child Health, Internal Medicine, and Excellence Specialist, PROMISE
University Polyclinic, Paolo Giaccone
Via del Vespro 129, 90100 Palermo
Tel +39-091-6554534
 
Honorary Consultant in Interventional Cardiology, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Trust Cardiology, London, England.

Work Experience

December 1994 - May 1996
Clinical Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania
Public Health Assistance Hospital, Ministry of Health
Registrar

May 1996 - December 1996
Clinical Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania
Public Health Assistance Hospital, Ministry of Health
Senior Registrar Appointee

December 1996 - November 2006
Clinical Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania
Public Health Assistance Hospital, Ministry of Health
Senior Registrar

December 2006 - July 2011
Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, Clinical Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania
Public University Hospital, Ministry of Education, University & Research
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases and Director of Diagnostic & Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratory. Awarded the Qualification as Full Professor of Cardiology, National Scientific Abilitation, N. 1532/2016 1 August 2017 - 1 August 2023

August 2011 – April 2016
Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, Department of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Cannizzaro Hospital August 2011- 2016,
Public University Hospital, Ministry of Education, University & Research
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases and Director of Diagnostic & Cardiovascular Interventional Unit

February 2014 – February 2018
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Public University Hospital
Senior Consultant in Interventional Cardiology

April 2016 – June 2019
University Hospital Policlinico, Vittorio Emanuele, within the Department of Transplant, Vascular and Cardiothoracic
Public University Hospital, Ministry of Education, University & Research
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases

April 2018 – December 2018
University Hospital of Cardiology
Swiss Cardiovascular Center, Bern, Switzerland
Research Physician

Actual Work Experience

January 2019 – December 2021
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Trust, London, England
Cardiology Department
Honorary Consultant Cardiologist


July 2019 – onwards
University Hospital Policlinico Giaccone, Department of Cardiology, Palermo, Italy
Chair of Cardiology, University of Palermo, Italy
Full Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases and Medical Director of Cardiology

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1978-1984
University of Catania Medical School
Degree in Medicine and Surgery (110/110 with distinction)

1984-1988
University of Catania
Specialization in Cardiology (50/50 with distinction)

1985-1986
Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London, England
Diploma in Cardiology

From October 1986 to September 1991
Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London, England
Research Fellow

From June 1987 to September 1988
Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London
Two-times ARMED Fellowship recipient

1988-1991

University of Bologna
Specialization in Nuclear Medicine (66/70)

June 1990 - May 1992
Institute of Medical Radiology, Bioimages & Physiopathology of the Central Nervous System 
CNR Fellowship recipient
 

Teaching activities

1999 – 2000
University of Catania
University tutor with part-time contract for the “Nuclear Immunological Techniques” Course

2000 - 2006
University of Catania
University tutor with part-time contract for the “Nuclear Cardiology” Course

April 2009
University of Belgrade, Serbia
Appointed Visiting Professor of Cardiology

LANGUAGES

MOTHER TONGUE
ITALIAN

OTHER LANGUAGES
ENGLISH

SOCIAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology” (FACC), Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology” (FESC), 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).
  • National Councilor of the "Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology (SICI) - Gruppo Italiano di Studi Emodinamici (GISE)” for the years 2001-2005, coordinator of the of Research Group for the Italian Society of Cardiology in the field of Nuclear Cardiology, elected member for the Accreditation of the “European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions”.
  • Member of the Scientific Directors Board or reviewer of the American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Italian Heart Journal and “Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia Pratica”/ Italian Journal of Practice Cardiology.
  • Senior Lecturer at the University of Catania, from 1999-2000 and 2005-2006 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Catania and coordinator and teacher of the “Specialization Course in Nuclear Cardiology” held at the University of Catania 1997-1998
  • Live Operator for Interventional and Scientific Medical Courses in more than 500 Italian and international university and hospital sites around the world
  • Speaker or Chairman in more than 350 national and international Congresses and Up-To-Date Courses, Member of Scientific Committees and Teacher in over 100 Congresses and Courses.
  • Co-investigator or principal investigator of 14 international research projects in the field of ischemic heart disease and interventional cardiology

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONS

Founding member and executive Board member of the Euro CTO Club since 2006, President-Elect for the years 2011/2014 and President of the EURO CTO Club September 2014-2017.

ANNEXES

Publications: 250+ original peer-reviewed papers, 11 chapters in books; 300 abstracts; author or Coauthor of 7 edited books.