Bianca Rocca, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Catholic University School of Medicine in Rome (Italy). Prof. Rocca trained as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Experimental Therapeutics, University Pennsylvania of Philadelphia (USA) with Prof. Garret A. FitzGerald. She is immediate Past Chairperson of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Thrombosis (2018-2020) and ex officio Member of the board of the ESC Working Group on Aorta and Peripheral Vascular Disorders. She is member of the Board of Clinical Pharmacology of the Italian Society of Pharmacology and of the Board of the Italian Group of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
She has been part of several Task Forces of guidelines and position papers within the ESC. She has co-authored over 110 articles in peer-reviewed journals with over 6500 citations, including Nature Medicine, Science, Blood, Circulation, Journal of Clinical Investigation, PNAS (USA), Annals of Internal Medicine, ATVB, Nature Clinical Practice in Cardiovascular Medicine, JACC, European Heart Journal, Diabetes. Her H-index is 41. Main scientific topics of interest are antithrombotic drugs, eicosanoids, primary haemostasis, platelets, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, cardiovascular diseases.