Gianluca Iacobellis is an Associate Professor of endocrinology, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada and the Director of Bariatric Endocrinology, St. Joseph’s Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Canada. He received his M.D. degree (cum laude) and his Ph.D. degree in endocrinology, metabolic, and cardiovascular disorders from the University of Roma, La Sapienza, Italy, in 1994 and 2004, respectively. He is a Research Fellow, Center for Metabolism and Endocrinology, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden (1999). He is a specialist in diabetology, endocrinology, and metabolic disorders (2000). Moreover, he is a Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Tex, USA (2004-2005) and a Clinical Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Obesity Research and Management, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada (2005-2006). Iacobellis has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and 10 textbooks. He also lectured widely on the cardiovascular aspects of obesity and metabolic syndrome. His research is focused on epicardial adipose tissue and obesity-related cardiovascular diseases. Iacobellis is a member of endocrinology and cardiology scientific societies and part of the editorial board and reviewer of several cardiology and endocrinology journals.
Biography Updated on 23 April 2009