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Gaetano Santulli


Associate Professor of Cardiology at University of Naples, Italy

Education and honors:
- Clinical Cardiologist
- Postdoctoral Fellowship (sponsored by the AHA) at Columbia University to study non-coding-RNAs in atherosclerosis (findings published in JCI).
- Associate Editor of our flag Journal Atherosclerosis, serving on its Board since 2015.

Member of the Board of other cardiovascular journals, including Hypertension, European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, Science Translational Medicine, Diabetes, Physiology, JMCC, PLoS-One, Cardiovascular Diabetology.
Reviewer for high-impact journals including PNAS, JACC, Diabetes Care (Distinguished Reviewer), Circulation, Circulation Research, Cardiovascular Research.

Grant Reviewer for ERC, Austrian Science Fund, Wellcome Trust, Italian Ministry of Research, Israel Science Foundation, AHA.
Included among Top-Italian-Scientists Worldwide since 2016 – Hirsch index: 47

Author of >100 peer-reviewed papers, Editor of 6 books focusing on cardiovascular medicine

2013: “William Harvey” Award for Research in Cardiovascular Medicine
2016: Sentinel-of-Science (Worldwide top contributor to peer-review) 
2017: Best Italian Researcher under-40-year-old (European Cultural Institute, Brussels)
2018: Full Professor of Cardiology: National Call for Italian Universities (Qualification)

MY PLAN (Major objectives if elected):
  • Expand educational programs for young cardiologists at the European level, delivering world-class professional learning, in order to grow the EAS-Community;
  • Endorse both basic and clinical research, encouraging excellence and innovation;
  • Develop registries on specific diseases and therapies, like the successful Familial-Hypercholesterolaemia-Studies-Collaboration (FHSC);
  • Intensify the collaboration with other European and International Societies;
  • Organize the publication of guidelines and consensus papers on hot topics in atherosclerosis;
  • Promote teaching programs, like the Certificate-of-Excellence-in-Lipidology and work in order to achieve UEMS-EACCME-accreditation for our courses.

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