Luca Di Marco

Luca Di Marco is an assistant professor of cardiac surgery and consultant cardiac surgeon at the Cardiac Surgery Unit of the S. Orsola University Hospital, Bologna, Italy. He received his MD graduation and his PhD from the University of Bologna, and during his training in Cardiac Surgery he focused his interest and research on diseases of the thoracic aorta and on cerebral protection in aortic arch surgery with Antegrade Selective Cerebral Perfusion. During and after his training in cardiac surgery, he carried out several fellowships, stages and observership periods at qualified and important international centers ( St. Luc Hospital UCL, Brussels, Belgium; Cardiothoracic 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; Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany). He is currently co-chairman and member of the Italian Group of Study on Outcome in Cardiac Surgery (GIROC) – Italian Society for Cardiac Surgery (SICCH), and co-responsible of the TEVAR outpatient clinic at Cardiac Surgery Unit of the University Hospital of Bologna. His main practice and scientific areas include aortic and mitral valve repair, minimally invasive surgery, open and endovascular surgery of the thoracic aorta, cerebral protection, heart transplantation. He is author or co-author of more than 150 publications.