Prof Marco Valgimigli


EDUCATION
             2016     Extraordinary Professorship for invasive cardiology Bern University Hospital, Bern,                                Switzerland
             2013     Associated Professorship Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
             2006     PhD degree in Interventional Cardiology Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The                                         Netherlands
                            Promoters Professors P.W. Serruys and P. de Feyter
             2003     Degree in Cardiological Sciences University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
                            Magna cum laude
             1997       Doctor in Medicine and Surgery (equivalent to M.D.) University of Bologna, Italy,                                   Magna cum laude
1991 – 1997       Medical studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
             1991       High School degree in foreign languages (60/60)

FORMER POSITIONS AND CURRENT POSITION

  • Extraordinary Professor for invasive cardiology Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland 
  • Head of clinical research, Department of Cardiology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland
  • Associate Professor of Cardiology at Erasmus Medical Center and Senior Interventional Cardiologist, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Director of the Catheterization Laboratory at the University Hospital of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
  • Senior attending cardiologist at the University Hospital of Ferrara working full time in the catheterization laboratory
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Caen, Avenue Côte de Nacre 14033 Caen, Normandy, France, Cedex (under the assistance of Prof M. Hamon)
  • Training in complex PCI procedures through radial access at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Caen, Avenue Côte de Nacre Caen, Normandy, France, Cedex (under the assistance of Prof M. Hamon)
  • Research (PhD training) and clinical fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Erasmus University, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Post-graduate Resident-fellow at Haemodynamic Unit, S. Anna Hospital, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
  • Post-graduate fellow at Haemodynamic Unit, Spedali Civili, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
  • Post-graduate fellow at Coronary Care Unit, S. Anna Hospital, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
  • Post-graduate fellow at Emergency Medicine Unit, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  • Residency in Internal and Emergency Medicine Sciences, winning a national grant University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, (Prof Bolondi, Mentor)
  • Clerkship in Cardiology at Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Student-fellow at 1 Internal Medicine Unit Departement, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

CURRENT APPROVED RESEARCH PROJECTS
None

SUPERVISION OF YOUNG RESEARCHERS
EAPCI Fellowship    Dr. Giuseppe Gargiulo
recipients
PhD-Thesis                     Patrizia Malagutti, Elisa Merli, Olga Soukhomovskaia, Elisa Cangiano, Gianluca                                                Campo, Carlo Penzo.
                                             Giuseppe Gargiulo, Sara Ariotti, Francesco Costa, Marianna Adamo, Fortunato                                                  Iacovelli, Marco Angelillis
External Reviewer     Dr. Emanuele Meliga (2010), Dr.Lorenz Räber (2015), Dr.Michele Magro (2015), Dr. forPhD Thesis        Christian Puelacher (2017)

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2014 - 2015       Responsible Person of the COEUR course on anti-thrombotics devoted to PhD                                                    students of the Erasmus Medical Center institution 

            2013        Contract professor of invasive cardiology for nurses at the University of Ferrara 

            2013        Contract professor of invasive cardiology for radiology technicians at the University of                                      Ferrara 

            2013        Contract professor of invasive cardiology for residents in the specialization course of                                         Cardiology at the University Hospital of Ferrara Italy

MEMBERSHIPS IN PANELS, BOARDS AND INDIVIDUAL SCIENTIFIC EXPERT-ACTIVITIES

  • Editorial board member: Journal of the American College of Cardiology – Cardiovascular Interventions; EuroIntervention; Future Cardiology; Asia Pacific Intervention 
  • Reviewer for most relevant peer-reviewed Journals in Cardiology (European Heart Journal, Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC), Circulation, JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, Eurointervention, etc.) and Internal Medicine (New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), etc.) 
  • Reviewer “ESC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-ST Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome” 2012
  • Reviewer Coordinator “ESC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Stable Coronary Artery Disease” 2012-2014
  • Task Force Member “ESC Guidelines for the Management of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction” 2011-2012
  • Task Force Member “ESC Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization. Task Force on Myocardial Revascularization of the
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)” 2012-2014
  • Task Force Member (Section Coordinator) “ESC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-ST Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes” 2013-2015 
  • Chair-Task Force 2015-2017 “ESC Guidelines DAPT Focused Update on Myocardial Revascularization. Task Force on Myocardial Revascularization of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio -Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)” 
  • Elected Co-chair person 2019-2021 of the 2021 ESC guidelines ESC for the Diagnosis and Treatment of ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES 

2013 - 2014      Editor of the ESC Congress News
Since 2013       Committee Member, Congress Program Committee
Since 2015       Chair, Congress Program Committee
Since 2011        Chair, Research Committee from the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary                                       intervention (EAPCI)
Since 2011        Committee member Program, TCT-course on cardiovascular interventions, New York, USA
Since 2010       Committee Program Member, PCR-course on cardiovascular interventions, EuroPCR,                                      Paris, France
Since 2007       Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC
Since 2006       Committee Member, European Societyof Cardiology (ESC)

ORGANISATION OF CONFERENCES, MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

2015-2016      ESC CPC program coordinator
2012-2013      ESC CPC – Congress Programme Committee
From 2010     TCT
From 2009    ACC/SCAI
From 2008    EuroPCR
2007-2013     GISE

PRIZES, AWARDS, FELLWOSHIPS

  • Clinical and Research Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Erasmus University, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Mentor, Prof P.W. Serruys) 2004 - 2005 
  • Winner of the “Best Scientific contribution Award”, October 2002, Verona, Italy, on behalf of GISE (Gruppo Italiano Studi di Emodinamica)
  • Winner of the “Scholarship from Italian Society of Cardiology”, Rome 2003, Italy, SIC (Italian Society of Cardiology)
  • Finalist TCT Young Investigator Award, October 2005, Washington


Major Scientific achievements

Valgimigli’s research influenced both European and American guidelines for clinical practice in multiple
aspects, impacting on coronary stent selection as well indications and regimens of various anti-thrombotic drugs and choice of access site during coronary intervention. Valgimigli has been first member or reviewer of multiple ESC guidelines task forces, and he then acted the chair of the European focused update guidelines on dual antiplatelet therapy. As clinical trialist, Valgimigli has acted as Principal Investigators of multiple investigator initiated global prospective randomized studies in the field of interventional cardiology, including the Zotarolimus-eluting Endeavor sprint stent in Uncertain DES candidates (ZEUS; NCT01385319) and the Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events by Transradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of Angiox (MATRIX; NCT01433627) program which encompassed three different randomization schemes in a quasi factorial study design. For both projects, Valgimigli has conceived and designed the studies, identified possible grant givers and successfully secured the funding for their conduct, overseen sponsor’s and clinical research organizations’ activities and finally published the results in multiple peer review journals.

In the filed of personalised medicine, Valgimigli has recently published in the Lancet journal the development and external validation of the PRECISE DAPT score, which has been shown to discriminate between net clinical benefits versus net clinical harm in regards to a prolonged course of DAPT therapy in largely unselected patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Valgimigli’s research focus has also embraced the field of inflammation and its interaction with reactive oxygen species in patients with prior myocardial infarction progressing or not progressing towards over heart failure as well the characterization of bone marrow stem cells mobilisation in relation to an acute ischemic or non ischemic myocardial injury or in patients with over heart failure in relation to the severity of the disease. Finally, Valgimigli pioneered the filed of bone marrow stem cells mobilisation with the use of granulocyte colony stimulating factor in order to promote myocardial regeneration and repair in patients having suffered from myocardial infarction.

Valgimigli has received in 2017 the 2017 highly cited researcher award from the Institute for Scientific
Information (ISI) in recognition of ranking the top 1% of researchers for most cited documents, in Clinical
Medicine.

https://clarivate.com/hcr/2017-researchers-list/