Transcatheter Techniques - Task Force
Professor Enrico Ferrari, is a Swiss Cardiac Surgeon appointed as Deputy Head of the Cardiac Surgery Department at Cardiocentro Ticino Institute in Lugano, Switzerland. He received special training in minimally invasive cardiac surgery (mitral and aortic valve surgery) and transcatheter heart valve procedures at University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, where he became senior cardiac surgeon in 2010. From 2011 to 1014, Professor Ferrari was appointed responsible for the Cardiac Surgery Unit activity at City Hospital of Sion, Wallis, Switzerland. Since 2015, Dr Ferrari works as senior staff member at Cardiocentro Ticino Institute of Lugano, Switzerland, and he continues working and collaborating with the academic panel of the Cardiovascular Research Unit of Lausanne University Hospital, and with the University Hospital of Zurich (USZ), Switzerland, where he was appointed Cardiovascular Research Director (2020-2021). Professor Ferrari become, in 2020, Associate Professor at University of Zurich (Faculty of Medicine) and, in 2021, Titular Professor at University of Italian Switzerland (Faculty of Biomedical Sciences). During his career, Professor Ferrari has performed more than 4500 cardiac and cardiovascular procedures and, among them, more than 500 complex operations using the most modern minimally invasive surgical and transcatheter techniques and technologies. In particular, he is a recognized worldwide expert in minimally invasive aortic valve procedures with rapid deployment and self-expanding prosthesis, and transcatheter heart valve procedures such as TAVR, TMVR, and valve-in-valve or valve-in-ring procedures performed through trans-apical (TA), trans-aortic (TAO) or trans-carotid access sites He is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EJCTS), Editor of the Core Skills domain of the Multimedia Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (MMCTS), Member of the Editorial Board of the Archive of Sciences Journal, Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease, and Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiology Research.