Antonio Bartorelli



Prof. Antonio Bartorelli is head of the Interventional Cardiology Unit at the IRCCS Ospedale Galeazzi-Sant'Ambrogio in Milan, Italy.

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Milan in 1978, he specialized in Diseases of the Cardiovascular System in 1980 at the same university.

From 1984 to 1992 he was a researcher of the National Research Council (CNR) at the Study Center for Cardiovascular Research based at the Department of Cardiology, University of Milan, Monzino Cardiology Center.

During 1987-1989, Prof. Bartorelli performed experimental and clinical research as a Visiting Scientist at the Cardiology Branch of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, United States, after being awarded a NATO-CNR Fellowship (Advanced Fellowship Program for Biological and Medical Sciences) and, in 1989, an NHLBI FAES Fellowship. Since his return to Italy, he has continued clinical research activities in the field of interventional cardiology aimed at studying new devices and innovative techniques for the treatment of coronary atherosclerotic disease, acute myocardial infarction, and intravascular imaging.

From 1992 to 2022, he directed the Operating Unit of Invasive, Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology at the Monzino Cardiology Center.

As for his university career, he was first Associate Professor of Cardiology (2001-2016) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, and, since 2016, he has been appointed as a Full Professor of Cardiology at the same university.

Prof. Bartorelli is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the field of interventional cardiology in both invasive treatment and diagnostics of coronary atherosclerotic disease (angioplasty, implantation of medicated stents, intravascular imaging) and peripheral cardiology (angioplasty with stent implantation of carotid, iliac-femoral, and renal arteries and implantation of vascular endoprostheses for nonsurgical correction of abdominal aortic aneurysms).

He has extensive and proven experience in both percutaneous treatment of more complex coronary artery disease (trivascular disease, common trunk disease, severely calcific stenosis, bifurcation stenosis) and techniques used for structural heart disease such as percutaneous prosthetic valve implantation (TAVI), closure of interatrial septal defects (DIA), pervious foramen ovale (PFO), and paravalvular leaks.

He has published 460 scientific articles in prestigious international scientific journals with relevant bibliometric results and 25 book chapters in English. He collaborates as a scientific reviewer for leading journals of the field, including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions, European Heart Journal, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EuroIntervention and American Journal of Cardiology. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions for the Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions. 

Since 1995, he has been a Faculty Member of the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting, one of the world's most important congresses in interventional cardiology. He is also a member of the following scientific societies:

  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
  • Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology (GISE)
  • Italian Society of Cardiology (SIC)
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