Gianfranco Parati, MD, FESC, born February 22, 1951 in Crema (CR) Italy Specialist in Cardiology and in Internal Medicine.
Honorary Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy; Scientific Director of the Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS; Head of Cardiology Unit; Head of the Department of Cardiovascular, Neural and Metabolic Sciences at San Luca Hospital, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy.
Editorial activity: Past Executive Editor of the Journal of Hypertension, Associate Editor of Hypertension Research, Associate Editor of the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension Session; Member of the Editorial Board of several International Cardiovascular Journals.
Research interests: Diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment of heart failure and arterial hypertension, blood pressure measurement, blood pressure variability, sleep and sleep related breathing disorders, cardiovascular effects of altitude exposure (HIGHCARE PROJECTS on Alps, Himalaya/Mount Everest and Andes), arterial wall properties and arterial stiffness, space research on microgravity (NASA, ESA), telemedicine, digital and mobile health technologies, validated application for smartphones, cardiac imaging, neural control of the cardiovascular system.
Membership: Member of European Society of cardiology (ESC), European Society of Hypertension (ESH), International Society of Hypertension (ISH), Italian Society of Hypertension (SIIA), Italian Society of Cardiology (SIC). President of the Council on Hypertension of the ESC; President Elect of the WHL; Nucleus member of the e-Cardiology Working Group of ESC; Chairman of the Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring of SIIA; Secretary General and Executive Board member of the World Hypertension League.
Honorary Member of the Latin American Society of Hypertension (LASH), Venezuelan Society of Cardiology, Venezuelan Society of Hypertension, Peruvian Society of Cardiology, Polish Hypertension Society, British and Irish Hypertension Society. Prof. Parati is past President of the Italian Society of Hypertension (SIIA), past President of the Foundation of the SIIA, past Chairman of the Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring and Cardiovascular Variability of the ESH, Fellow of the ESC. Prof. Parati is regular invited speaker at annual ESC, ESH, EACP, LASH, SIC, SIIA scientific meetings.
Awards: 2004 Lecturer of the Year (Belgian Universities and Belgian Hypertension League), 2005 Forum.
P.A. (Forum Pubblica Amministrazione) award excellence in Health Care Services endorsed by the Italian Ministry of Health for Telemedicine in Heart Failure. 2015 ESH “Bjorn Folkow Award and Lecture” for excellence in research on Hypertension pathophysiology. 2017 appointed as Honorary Professor at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. 2019 Pickering Lecture Award at the British and Irish Hypertension Society Annual Meeting. 2021 Distinguished Fellow Award of the International Society of Hypertension. 2021 Appointed as Miembro Correspondiente Extranjero por Italia de la Academia Nacional de Medicina (ANM) Venezuela.
Publications and metrics: 1.200 publications, 109 H-Index and 62.455 Scopus citations.