Dr. Rocco A. Montone

Rocco A. Montone was born in Basilicata, Italy, on December 15th, 1983. He graduated from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome with full honours in 2008 and passed the Postgraduate Board in Cardiology with full honours at the same University in 2015. He got a PhD in Cellular, Molecular and Clinical Research in Cardiology in 2020 and a Master of Sciences in Intensive Cardiac Care in 2021 both under the supervision of Prof. Filippo Crea.

During 2014-2015, he had a Clinical and Research Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Cambridge (UK), the largest cardiothoracic hospital in UK.

Rocco A. Montone is Consultant in the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit and Interventional Cardiologist at the Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli in Rome, one of the largest tertiary hospitals in Italy. he is also Local Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal.

He won the Young Investigator Award of the European Society of Cardiology for his research on Coronary Pathophysiology and microcirculation in 2020. He was also a finalist for the Acute CardioVascular Care Research Prize 2021. Finally, he received the Most Cited Paper Award from the Italian Society of cardiology in 2020.

He won an important competitive grant from the Italian Ministry of Health in 2020 for the PROMISE Trial to study pathogenic mechanisms and treatment for patients with myocardial infarction and non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA).

He is author of more than 100 publications in international peer-review Journal with an H-Index of 19.

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