Dr. Luca Di Marco, Heart Surgeon at Cardiac Surgery Dept., Cardio-Toraco-Vascular Center, S.Orsola University Hospital, Bologna, Italy. PhD in "Clinical-Experimental Disciplines in Cardio-Thoracic-Vascular Surgery" at the University of Bologna - with the research program "Selective cerebral perfusion antegrade in aortic arch surgery". Fellowships and Stages in Important Italian and International Cardiovascular Surgery Departments ( St. Luc Hospital UCL, Brussels, Belgium; Cardiotoracic Department London Chest Hospital, London, UK; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Antonious Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, Netherlands; Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA; Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Herzzentrum, Freiburg, Germany; "Center for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy" - Cardiac Surgery Dept. Policlinico di Monza, Italy). Member of Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery (SICCH), European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), National Association of Hospital Cardiologist (ANMCO), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet). Research interests: thoracic aortic surgery (cerebral protection in aortic arch surgery, aortic root surgery, "hybrid" surgery in complex thoracic and thoracic abdominal aortic lesions, valve surgery, aortic endovascular surgery), surgery of heart valve disease. Co-chair of the “Vascular Domain” and member of the “Guidelines Domain” of the Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery.
my field of research interest includes thoracic aortic surgery, aortic valve surgery, mitral valve surgery and hybrid aortic surgery. My Dept. is one of the most important center for aortic surgery in Europe, so my research interest concerns all thoracic aortic surgery, from traditional surgery to hybrid surgery.