Prof. Gianfranco Parati, MD (IT)

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Full Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, University of Milano-Bicocca; Head, Dept. Cardiology, S.Luca Hospital, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milano, Italy

He received his MD degree from the University of Milan, Italy, and was Resident in Cardiology and in Internal Medicine at the Milan University Hospital, where he was awarded the Certificate of Specialist in Cardiology and Specialist in Internal Medicine. Prof. Parati was in 1991 Visiting Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; Prof. Parati has been the coordinator of the Laboratory for Cardiovascular Research, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, since 1991.

Prof. Parati’s research interests include ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and analysis of cardiovascular variability; neural control of circulation; pathophysiology and treatment of hypertension; congestive heart failure, sleep and the cardiovascular system; obstructive sleep apnea; cardiovascular effects of hypoxia, effects of high altitude exposure and cardiovascular pharmacology.

Prof. Parati is a member of the International Society of Hypertension, European Society of Hypertension, European Society of Cardiology, Italian Society of Cardiology and an International Fellow of the High Blood Pressure Council of the American Heart Association. Prof. Parati is Chairman of the Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring of the Italian Society of Hypertension; Chairman of the Working Group on Heart Failure of the Italian Society of Cardiology, Officer in Charge of all Working Groups of the European Society of Hypertension, Ex-officio Member of the Nucleus of the Working Group on Hypertension and the Heart, of the European Society of Cardiology

He has published over 500 papers and serves on the review and editorial boards of several international journals. In particular: Prof. Parati is Executive Editor of the Journal of Hypertension, Associate Editor of Hypertension Research and Member of the Editorial Board of Hypertension; Clinical Science; J.Human Hypertension and other Journals