Alfredo Galassi is President of the EuroCTO Club and Associate Professor of Cardiology at the University of Catania, Italy, and Senior Consultant in Interventional Cardiology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He has attracted a global audience for his tips & tricks in complex CTO-PCIs. After studying medicine in his hometown he trained in London, working under Cardiologist Attilio Maseri investigating coronary artery disease and syndrome X as well as cardiovascular physiopathology. He also worked on projects in nuclear cardiology and positron emission tomography (PET), while at the same time completing qualifications in Italy in Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine. Afterwards he worked briefly in Milan in clinical nuclear and interventional cardiology then returned to Sicily where new developments in interventional cardiology had opened up opportunities. In the early years of the Millennium –like many of his peers- he was aware of the need to find new ways of treating complex coronary bifurcations and chronic total occlusion (CTO) and focused on evaluating the best techniques available. Thus, he gained experience of treating CTOs abroad under the guidance of ‘master’ operators from around the world such as the Japanese Osamu Katoh and Masahiko Ochiai, and has devoted much of his time to disseminating knowledge and procedural practice – particularly new ways of recanalization by ante and retrograde techniques. His research over the last decade has been widely published and has made him an in-demand speaker and commentator at global conferences.
Research Interests to be listed for Prof. Galassi are: Interventional cardiology Cardiac nuclear imaging