Antonello Ganau was born in Sassari, Italy, in 1947. He obtained the M.D. degree and the specialization in cardiology from the University of Sassari, Italy, in 1972 and 1979, respectively. He was a Research Fellow from 1972 to 1980, a Senior Researcher from 1980 to 2000, and an Associate Professor of internal medicine from 2000 to 2004 at the Institute of Clinica Medica, University of Sassari. In 1987, he was a recipient of the Bristol Myer Squibb Award. In 1987 and 1988, he attended as a visiting scientist the Hypertension and Cardiovascular Center, New York Hospital Cornell Medical College, New York. Since 2004, he has been a Full Professor and the Chief of the chair of cardiovascular disease at the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Sassari. He is the Director of the Specialty School of Cardiology and the Director of the CardioSim Centre for Advanced Simulation in Cardiology. His major areas of interest are arterial hypertension and its cardiovascular complications, clinical and genetic aspects of cardiomiopathies, and noninvasive methods to assess arterial function. He is a Member of the European Society of Cardiology, European Society of Hypertension, and Italian Society of Cardiology, and he is a nucleus of the Working Group on Hypertension and the Heart of the Italian Society of Cardiology.
Biography Updated on 16 January 2011