Giuseppe Schillaci was born in Terni, Italy, in 1961. He received his medical degree (cum laude) from the University of Palermo in 1985, and specialized in internal medicine at the University of Palermo and in cardiology at the University of Perugia, Italy. In 1986, he was appointed as an Assistant in Medicine at the Hospital of the Italian Navy in Augusta. In 1988, he was appointed as an Assistant, and in 1993 as a Chief Assistant, at the Department of Internal Medicine of the Città della Pieve General Hospital, where he served as the Chief of the Hypertension Unit. From 2000 to 2002, he was an Assistant Professor in internal medicine at the Unit of Internal Medicine, Angiology and Atherosclerosis, University of Perugia. Since 2002, he has been an Associate Professor of internal medicine at the University of Perugia. He is currently the Chief of the Hypertension Unit of the University of Perugia. He authored or coauthored over 350 original articles, including over 130 full-length peer-reviewed papers in leading international journals with impact factor. The total number of citations of his papers in medical literature is 7015; h-index 40 (Science Citation Index, up to 2007). He serves as a Member of the Scientific Board of major International journals including Hypertension, The American Journal of Hypertension, Artery Research, and Nutrition Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases, and acts as a Reviewer for major scientific journals. His main clinical and scientific interest has been in the field of pathophysiology, clinics and therapeutics of cardiovascular disease. His research interest focused on early cardiac and vascular damage in hypertension and dyslipidemia, the diagnostic and prognostic implications of endothelial function, cardiovascular clinical pharmacology, the role of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in hypertension, the mechanisms and clinical significance of arterial stiffness, and the cellular determinants of endothelial function and repair.
Biography Updated on 24 March 2009