Prof. Francesco Cosentino obtained his MD degree in 1987 and specialty training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Rome. In 1991 moved to Mayo Clinic & Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA for a Cardiovascular Fellowship. During his stay at Mayo he fulfilled all the requirements for a PhD in Biomedical Sciences – Cardiovascular Pharmacology. In 1995, he joined the Cardiovascular Division at the University Hospital of Bern. Two years later, Francesco Cosentino moved to the Division of Cardiology of Zurich University Hospital as “lecturer” and then “titular professor” of Cardiology. In 2006, he was appointed associate professor of Cardiology at the University of Rome “Sapienza”.
Since 2013 he is professor and chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
Prof. Cosentino is the recipient of grants and prizes from national and international institutions, research councils and private foundations. He is the leading author of more than 150 original articles published in top-ranking, peer-reviewed journals.
Prof. Cosentino is past secretary-treasurer of the European Society of Cardiology and current chair of ESC Partnership and Policy Committee. He is ESC chairman of 2019 ESC/EASD Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular disease and Associate Editor of European Heart Journal.