Francesco Pollari

Francesco Pollari is an associate professor of cardiac surgery and consultant surgeon in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Klinikum Nuremberg, Germany. He received his medical degree from the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy, and completed his cardiovascular surgery residency training at the same University in 2013. After a fellowship in the German Heart Center of Berlin, deepening knowledge in LVAD and TAVI, he joined the cardiac surgery team of Nuremberg where he has been working up to date. In 2019 he obtained the Ph.D. degree in “Cardiac-Thoracic-Vascular Pathophysiology and Imaging” at the University of Rome “Sapienza” (Italy). Since 2021 he is Associate Professor at the Paracelsus Medical University-Campus Nuremberg and since 2022 he is coordinator of the special surgeries course at the faculty of medicine. He is active member of SICCH, ESC, EACTS, and DGTHG. He is chairman of the Italian Research Group on Outcome in Cardiac Surgery (GIROC), a task force of the Italian Society for Cardiac Surgery (SICCH). In 2022 he was awarded with the “Techno College Innovation Award” during the 36th EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan. 

His research is focused on the surgical treatment and clinical outcomes of acquired heart diseases, focusing on minimal invasive approaches, new devices and artificial intelligence. 

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