Alessandro Giamberti


Dr. Alessandro Giamberti is the Head of the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and the Department of Cardiac Surgery for Congenital Heart Diseases in Adults at the Policlinico San Donato Clinical Research Institute in Milan, and also the Visiting Professor in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the School of Specialization in Cardiac Surgery at the University of Brescia.

After receiving a Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the La Sapienza University of Rome, he transferred to the University of Bologna, where he specialized in cardiac surgery.

In 1990-1991, he was the recipient of the FEDERSPEV Award for Surgery and the Donatelli Award for Cardiac Surgery.

Before joining the Policlinico San Donato Clinical Institute in 2000, he worked at the Hospital named after Marie Lanlong in Paris, Infant Jesus Hospital in Rome and Heart Hospital London.

He actively works internationally, cooperating as a consultant in pediatric cardiac surgery with the Central Oil Industry Hospital in Azerbaijan, Cairo Children’s Hospital in Egypt, Djidjine Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Belgrade in Serbia and St. Elizabeth Catholic General Hospital in Cameroon, where he also was the Chairman of the Board.

Dr. Alessandro Giamberti's activities cover a wide area, ranging from the treatment of congenital heart diseases in adults, namely the Fontaine operation, surgical implantation of the pulmonary valve in Fallot’s tetralogy and surgery of cardiac arrhythmias, to the treatment of the most complex pathologies in newborns, for example, arterial switch surgery and Norwood surgery in the treatment of hypoplasia syndrome of the left heart. In 2017, he developed a minimally invasive surgery program for the treatment of congenital heart diseases.

He is the author of over 130 international scientific works, 3 monographs, 3 chapters in books.

He is the member of the Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery (SICCH), Italian Society of Pediatric Cardiology (SICP), European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (EACTS), World Society of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Congenital Heart Disease Surgery (WSPCHS), American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), and Chief Specialist of the working group on congenital heart disease in adults of the European Society of Cardiology.

He is the Scientific Director of the Italian Association of Adult Patients with Congenital Heart Diseases (AICCA).

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La Sapienza University of Rome
Degree in Medicine and Surgery - 1986

University of Bologna
Specialization in cardiac surgery - 1992

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The author of over 130 international scientific works, 3 monographs, 3 chapters in books.

Latest publications

Results for tricuspid valve surgery in adults with congenital heart disease other than Ebstein's anomaly†.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Mar 28. pii: ezz093. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezz093. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30919906
Lo Rito M, Grandinetti M, Muzio G, Varrica A, Frigiola A, Micheletti A, Chessa M, Giamberti A.
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Italian survey on cardiac surgery for adults with congenital heart disease: which surgery, where and by whom?
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar 25. pii: ivz045. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivz045. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30907407
Giamberti A, Chessa M, Chiarello C, Cipriani A, Carotti A, Galletti L, Gargiulo G, Marianeschi SM, Pace Napoleone C, Padalino M, Perri G, Luciani GB.
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Surgical ablation of ventricular tachycardia in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Dec 22. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezy407. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30590464
Caldaroni F, Lo Rito M, Chessa M, Varrica A, Micheletti A, Pappone C, Giamberti A.
Surgery for arrhythmias and congenital heart disease: is the combined approach effective?
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2018 Dec 1;27(6):910-911. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivy249. No abstract available. PMID: 30113634
Giamberti A.
The Challenging Pathway Toward Heart Transplant Listing for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients.
Artif Organs. 2018 Sep;42(9):911-917. doi: 10.1111/aor.13166. Epub 2018 Aug 9. PMID: 30094862
Lo Rito M, Poretti G, Varrica A, Negura D, Micheletti A, Chessa M, Giamberti A.
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The Shisong Cardiac Center in Cameroon: An Example of a Long-Term Collaboration/Cooperation Toward Autonomy.
Front Pediatr. 2018 Jul 3;6:188. doi: 10.3389/fped.2018.00188. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30018948
Giamberti A, Butera G, Mve Mvondo C, Cirri S, Varrica A, Moussaidi N, Isgrò G, Ambassa JC, Tantchou C, Giamberti G, Frigiola A.
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Modern ECMO: why an ECMO programme in a tertiary care hospital.
Eur Heart J Suppl. 2016 Apr 28;18(Suppl E):E79-E85. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/suw016. Epub 2016 Apr 29. PMID: 28533721
Cotza M, Carboni G, Ballotta A, Kandil H, Isgrò G, Carlucci C, Varrica A, Garatti A, Giamberti A, Ranucci M.
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The care for adults with congenital heart disease: organization and function of a grown-up congenital heart disease unit.
Eur Heart J Suppl. 2016 Apr 28;18(Suppl E):E15-E18. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/suw011. Epub 2016 Apr 29. PMID: 28533710
Giamberti A, Varrica A, Pomè G, Micheletti A, Negura D, Ranucci M, Carminati M, Frigiola A, Chessa M.
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Acquired coronary artery disease in adult patients with congenital heart disease: a true or a false problem?
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2017 Aug;18(8):605-609. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000000495. PMID: 28072626
Giamberti A, Lo Rito M, Conforti E, Varrica A, Carminati M, Frigiola A, Menicanti L, Chessa M.
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Surgical rescue after transcatheter interventional procedures in congenital heart disease patients: an existing problem.
EuroIntervention. 2017 Feb 20;12(14):1724-1729. doi: 10.4244/EIJ-D-16-00031. PMID: 27773863
Varrica A, Lo Rito M, Generali T, Satriano A, D'Oria V, Conforti E, Pluchinotta F, Chessa M, Butera G, Frigiola A, Carminati M, Giamberti A.
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Surgery for supraventricular tachycardia and congenital heart defects: long-term efficacy of the combined approach in adult patients.
Europace. 2017 Sep 1;19(9):1542-1548. doi: 10.1093/europace/euw278. PMID: 27738072
Giamberti A, Pluchinotta FR, Chessa M, Varrica A, Vitale R, Frigiola A, Pappone C, Ranucci M.
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