University of Ferrara
Roberto Ferrari works as Professor of Cardiology at the University of Ferrara and is Director of Cardiology at Santa Anna University Hospital of Ferrara and of the Centre of Cardiovascular Research "Salvatore Maugeri". He trained at the Bologna School of Medicine in Italy. Professor Ferrari is currently the 'Past President' of the European Society of Cardiology (2010-2012) and has been Vice President and Chairman of the Education Committee, President of the World Section of the International Society for Heart Research, Councillor of the Board of the Italian Society of Cardiology, Member of the Scientific Committee and Councillor of the Board of the Italian Federation of Cardiology. Professor Ferrari's research interests concern the characterisation of the molecular mechanisms of the ischemic and failing myocardium and in the clinical treatment of myocardial ischemia and heart failure with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative studies. He is currently Editor of Dialogues in Cardiovascular Medicine and has been Editor of the European Heart Journal Supplement and of SIC and Simpliciter. Professor Ferrari is also Member of the Editorial Board of Cardiovascular Drugs Therapy, the Journal of Applied Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research, Basic Research in Cardiology, the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, the Britain Heart Journal, the European Heart Journal amongst others. He has written 23 books and over 800 peer-reviewed papers on various aspects including basic research, pathophysiology, and clinical investigation in the area of ischemic heart disease and heart failure. Professor Ferrari has been involved in the executive and steering committees of several multi centre trials, including EUROPA, PREAMI, SENIORS, PACMAN, BEAUTIFUL, SIGNifY, STRATEGY and MULTI-STRATEGY. He is also a member of the ESC CLARifY registry.