Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai was born in San Remo, Italy, on 25 July 1974. He obtained his MD diploma magna cum laude at the University of Milan, Italy, in 1999 with a thesis on the comparison of diagnostic accuracy of different imaging tests for Takayasu arteritis. He completed compulsory military service in 2000 as Medical Officer in the 183rd Parachute Regiment of the Italian Army in Pistoia, Italy, as well as serving as Chief Medical Officer in the Task Force Falco of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), in Dakovica, Kosovo. He then pursued specialist training in cardiovascular medicine, obtaining his Cardiologist diploma magna cum laude at the Catholic University, Rome, Italy, in 2004 with a thesis on a systematic review and meta-regression focusing on the early invasive management of acute coronary syndromes. In 2004-2005 he completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Invasive Cardiology Unit of St. Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy. He later worked as consultant cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Interventions Service of St. Donato Hospital, St. Donato, Italy, and of Abano Terme Hospital, Abano Terme, Italy. Since 2006 he has served as Assistant Professor, until 2010 in the Division of Cardiology of the University of Turin, Turin, Italy, during 2011 in the Division of Cardiology of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, and since late 2011 in the Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies of the Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, where he is currently involved in both noninvasive and invasive cardiology, as well as clinical research.
Biography Updated on 24 September 2012