Professor Ottavio Alfieri
Senior Consultant, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan
Ottavio Alfieri MD is Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the S.Raffaele University Hospital in Milan, Italy. He is the author or co-author of more than 600 peer-reviewed papers related to many areas of cardiac surgery and cardiology. He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals.
His main interest is surgery for valvular heart diseases (particularly mitral valve repair). He developed several patents mainly related to the treatment of heart valve disease. More than 20 years ago, he originally developed a method of mitral valve repair (the edge-to-edge technique) which is the basis of the currently most-used type of percutaneous correction of mitral regurgitation.
In 2011, he served as president of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). In 2018 he received the gold medal from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He is currently a member of the STS, AATS, ESC, EACTS, and President of the Alfieri Heart Foundation, based at the San Raffaele Hospital, created to support education, research, and innovation.