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Roberto Lorusso

Roberto Lorusso, MD, PhD – Associate Professor

- Graduation at the Medical School, University of Milan, Italy (magna cun laude)
- Cardiac Surgery Degree (Specialization), University of Bari, Italy (magna cun laude)
- Research Fellowship by Cardiovascular Research Institute (CARIM), Maastricht (The Netherlands)(1990-1991)
- Clinical Fellowship by Cardiac Surgery Units, Leuven (Belgium)(1996-97)
- Young Investigator Award by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Paris, France, in 1995.
- Master, Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris, France (at the La Pitiè Hospital)(artificial heart and mechanical circulatory support systems, 1995-1996)
- PhD, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands (1998)
- Master, LUISS University, Rome, Italy (Health Care Management), 2006-2007
- Master, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy (Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery), 2014-2015
- Associate Editor (Section “Cardiac Surgery”) of the International Journal of Cardiology (year 2004 – 2016).
- Editor-in-Chief, The Multimedia Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (Adult Section), EACTS (from January 2016).
- Head, Experimental Cardiac Surgery Laboratory, Civic Hospital, Brescia, Italy (1998-2015)
- Scientific Secretary of the Italian Society for Cardiac Surgery (2008-2009)
- Director, School of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) (Bergamo, Italy) (2009-2012),
- Conference Chair (2012-2014) and Steering Committee Member, Euro-ELSO,
- Chair, Euro-ELSO Steering Committee (2015-2017),
- Global Chapter Leader, Member of the ELSO Executive Committee (2015-2017)
- Member of the Nucleus of the Cardiovascular Surgery Working Group, European Society of Cardiology (2016-2018)
- ECLS Program Director, Heart & Vascular Centre, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands (from October 2015)
- Member of the ECLS Round Table, ISICEM, Brussels, 2017
- Associate Professor, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
- Principal Investigator of several multicentre international studies (ISTHMUS, PERSIST-AVR, ISTMIR, ECLS in Post-Cardiotomy, and others)
- Member of the Steering Committee of multicentre international studies (ROMA Study, PELS Studies, and others)
- Organizer of national and international congresses
- Member of the following Scientific Societies:
     o Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery (SICCH)
     o European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
     o European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
     o Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)
     o Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS)
     o Minimally Invasive Extracorporeal Circulation Technology Society (MiECTs)