Eugenio Picano holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. degree. He is the Director General of the Institute of Clinical Physiology of Pisa, the largest biomedical institute of the Italian National Research Council, with about 100 tenured researchers. A clinical cardiologist with a strong background in cardiovascular imaging and multidisciplinary research, he has published 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals (cumulative impact factor around 1,000, H-index 49). His past contributions include stress echocardiography for diagnosis of coronary artery disease and nondestructive ultrasound biopsy of atherosclerotic plaque. His current fields of interest include development of novel therapies in coronary artery disease and finding new approaches to improve the sustainability of high-tech medical imaging, with the need to include long-term risk of radiation-induced cancer in the risk-benefit balance of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013