University of Milan & Wroclaw

prof. Massimo F Piepoli

Massimo Piepoli is Professor of Cardiology at the University of Parma, as well as being Affiliated at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, and the G. Monasterio Foundation, large national reference centers, and at the Department of Preventive Cardiology at the University of Wroclaw, Poland

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery and specialized in Cardiology at the University of Pavia in 1987 and 1991 respectively, in 1996 he obtained the Philosophy Doctor Degree at Imperial College London. The subject of his PhD was the cardiovascular response to physical stress in healthy subjects and patients with chronic heart failure, which has led to multiple publications (eg Lancet, Circulation, J of Physiology, J of App Physiol, Am J of Cardiol, Heart, Eur Heart J).

Since 2000 he has held research coordination roles within national scientific societies (Italian Society of Cardiology, National Association of Hospital Cardiologists, Italian Association for Cardiovascular Prevention) but above all international (European Society of Cardiology, Heart Failure Association, European Association Preventive Cardiology) leading working groups and more recently collaborating in the drafting of guidelines in various cardiovascular areas. In 2014 he led the VI Joint Task Force which drafted the European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Prevention..

Piepoli’s research examines the pathophysiology of heart failure and the role of neuro-hormonal imbalance in the evolution of heart failure, as well as the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease, innovation in diagnostics and therapy. His research results (Scopus 2023: H index 115; Total citations 134,922; Documents cited 592) testify to the results of his clinical research methodology and attitude towards a multidisciplinary approach. Several research projects are based on international collaborative networks and have been able to attract funds that have ensured their pursuit and realization.

As for the academic commitment, he is responsible for the medical training of the students and postgraduates of the School of Cardiology of the University of Milan; since 2018 he has been a member of the Institutional Ethics Committee of the Vasta Emilia Nord Area. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC, member of both Italian Societies of Cardiology.