Editorial Board


Giuseppe Limongelli, Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy

Dr. Giuseppe Limongelli graduated (1997) and completed his Cardiology Training (2001) and PhD in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Sciences and Associated Biotechnology (2004) at the Second University of Naples (SUN). He was research fellow at St. George’s Hospital Medical School (2002-2003) and at University College of London (2003-2004) (London, UK). He is a member/fellow of national and international cardiovascular societies (SIC; SIEC; ESC; AHA), and international collaborative groups (International BAV Consortium, BAVCON: http://www.bav-con.org/; HCM Investigators; GUARD-Heart ERN). He is currently consultant cardiologist at AORN Colli (Monaldi Hospital) and assistant professor of cardiology at the Second University of Naples. He is author of more than 150 peer review manuscripts (H-index 29; IF>800) and 12 book chapters. His main interests concern the field of cardiovascular genetics, inherited and congenital heart disease, rare cardiovascular diseases.


Lia Crotti, Department of Molecular Medicine, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy; Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy; Institute of Human Genetics, Helmholtz Center Munich, Neuherberg, Germany

Consulting Editor:

Perry Elliott, The Heart Hospital, University College, London, UK


Section Editors:

Education in Cardiogenetics

Philippe Charron, National referral center for cardiac hereditary diseases, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière and Paris 6 University, France

Inherited Heart Disease-Adults

William McKenna, Cardiology, Division of Medicine; Institute of Cardiovascular Science, UCL; The Heart Hospital, London, UK

Inherited Heart Disease-Children

Bruno Marino, Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

Jeffrey Towbin, Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio, USA

Inherited Aortic Disease

Simon Body, Harvard Medical School; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

Alessandro Della Corte, Department of Cardiothoracic Sciences, Second University of Naples School of Medicine; Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplant, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy

Rare Disease-Genetic Syndromes

Maria Cristina Digilio, Medical Genetics, Pediatric Cardiology, and Cytogenetics, Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy

Rare Disease-Metabolic Diseases

Generoso Andria, Department of Translatinal Medicine Sciences, Federico II University, Naples, Italy

Rare Disease-Neuromuscular Diseases

Vincenzo Nigro, Department of General Pathology, Laboratory of Medical Genetics, Second University of Naples, Italy

Luisa Politano, Cardiomyology and Medical Genetics, Department of Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples, Italy

Molecular Genetics

Marco Tartaglia, “Physiopathology of Genetic Diseases” Section, Department of Haematology, Oncology and Molecular Medicine, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy

Matteo Vatta, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

Animal Models

Ali J. Marian, Center for Cardiovascular Genetics, Institute of Molecular Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA


Munir Pirmohamed, The Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, University of Liverpool, UK


Paolo Calabrò, Division of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Italy

Toru Suzuki, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, BHF Cardiovascular Research Centre, Leicester, UK

Stem Cells

Annalisa Angelini, Special Morbid Anatomy, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Piero Anversa, Department of Anesthesia and Medicine, Center for Regenerative Studies, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

Pulmonary Hypertension

Raymond L. Benza, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Eduardo Bossone, Cardiology Division, "Cava de' Tirreni and Amalfi Coast" Hospital, Heart Department, University of Salerno; Cardiac Surgery Department, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy

Cardiovascular Genetics in Clinical Practice

Stefano Nistri, CMSR Veneto Medica, Cardiology Service, Altavilla Vicentina (VI) Italy


Editorial Board:

Aida I Al Aqeel, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Department of Paediatrics, Riyadh Military Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Aris Anastasakis, Unit of Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases, The Onassis Cardio-thoracic Center, Athens, Greece

Eloisa Arbustini, Transplant Research Area; Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases and Molecular Genetic Laboratory, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy

Hubert F. Baars, Bergman Clinics, Bilthoven, and Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands; Consulting cardiologist, Hospital de Levante, Benidorm, Spain

Ajay Bahl, Department of Cardiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical and Research, India

Antonio Baldini, Molecular Biology, University Federico II, Institute of Genetics and Biophysics (IGB), National Research Council (CNR), Naples, Italy

Łucja Stępień Ewa, Department of Clinical Chemistry Jagiellonian University Faculty of Medicine, Krakow, Poland

Giulia Frisso, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnology, University Federico II, Naples, Italy

Bruce Gelb, Child Health and Development Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA

Juan Ramon Gimeno, Cardiac Department, University Hospital Virgen Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain

Juan Pablo Kaski, Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit, Department of Cardiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital; Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London (UCL), UK

A. Rauoof Malik, Apollo Cardiac Center, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

Luisa Mestroni, Cardiovascular Genetics, Cardiovascular Institute, University of Colorado, USA

Marco Metra, Cardiology, University and Civil Hospital, Brescia, Italy

Iacopo Olivotto, Referral Center for Cardiomyopathies, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy

Antonio Pelliccia, Scientific Director, Institute of Sport Medicine and Science, Rome, Italy

Claudio Rapezzi, Department of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Sant Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy

Maria Giovanna Russo, Unit of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Campania - Luigi Vanvitelli, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy

Joseph Sepe, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD, USA

Nicole Soranzo, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK

Matthew Taylor, University of Colorado Denver, Adult Medical Genetics Program, CU Cardiovascular Institute, Aurora, Colorado, USA


Local Board:

Martina Caiazza, Clinical Research Coordinator, Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy 

Valeria Maddaloni, Medical genetics specialist, Department of Cardiothoracic and Respiratory Sciences, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy 


Young Cardiologists Board:

Paolo Emilio Adami, Movement, Human and Health Sciences Department, University of Rome "Foro Italico", Rome, Italy

Silvia Castelletti, Clinical and Research Cardiologist Consultant, Center for Cardiac Arrhythmias of Genetic Origin, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, San Carlo, Milan, Italy

Caroline Coats, Clinical Fellow, Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service, University College, London, UK

Daniele Masarone, Department of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy

Annina Salome Vischer, Consultant Medical Outpatient Department, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland


(last update: 31st October, 2017)

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