Antonio Loforte

Dr. Antonio Loforte, MD, PhD, is a senior staff surgeon and chair of the Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Program at the Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Turin, and the City of Health and Science Hospital Turin, University Division of Cardiac Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplant Center, Italy. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Bologna, S. Orsola University Hospital, IRCCS Bologna, Italy; St. Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands; and the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany. He additionally joined the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant and Assist Devices, Houston, Texas, USA. Dr. Loforte is an active member of several professional organizations including the EACTS, STS, ISHLT, ASAIO, ISMCS, RHICS, ELSO, ESOT, SICCH, and SITO, among others. His scientific research focuses mostly on heart transplantation and MCS issues. He serves as a reviewer for several international journals and is an editorial board member for 10 of them. He is the associate editor for the ‘Implantable MCS Section’ of Artificial Organs. He belongs to the ISHLT Standard and Guidelines Committee, ISHLT Cardiogenic Task Force, and ISHLT MCS Operative Committee.

He received a ‘European PhD’ label in Organ Transplantation and international awards in Europe and the United States. Recently, Dr. Loforte was appointed President of ISMCS and Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Turin, Italy.