Guido Grassi, M.D., works as a Full Professor of internal medicine at the Clinica Medica of the University of Milano-Bicocca, S. Gerardo Hospital-Monza/Milano, Italy. He served as the Director of the Postgraduate School of Endocrinology (2001-2005), and he works since 2005 as the Director of the Postgraduate School of Internal Medicine at the above-mentioned university. He is a Member of the ISH, ESH, High Blood Pressure Council, and Working Group on Hypertension and the Heart of the ESC. He served as the Vice Chairman (2002-2004) and then as the Chairman (2004-2006) of the Working Group Hypertension and the Heart of the European Society of Cardiology. He worked as the Treasurer and then Secretary of the Italian Society of Hypertension (2004-2007). From 2003 to 2007, he has received research grants from the Italian Society of Hypertension. From 2006 to 2007, he was a Member of the Task Force of the European Society of Hypertension/European Society of Cardiology for the 2007 Guidelines on Hypertension. In 2007, he has been appointed as the Wright Lecturer at the Annual Meeting of the High Blood Pressure Council of Australia. In 2008, he has been elected in the Scientific Council of the International Society of Hypertension. In 2009, he has received the Bjorn Folkow Award from the European Society of Hypertension. His research areas include the pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology and treatment of hypertension, obesity and metabolic syndrome, cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. He has published more than 350 original papers and reviews in major scientific international journals. He serves as an Executive Editor of Hypertension Journal and as a Member of the Editorial Board of Hypertension, Clinical Science, American Journal of Hypertension and Blood Pressure. He was a Member of the Scientific Committee of the WHO/ISH Meetings held in 1991 and 1993, the IX-XII-XIV-XVI European Meeting on Hypertension, and the Meeting of the ISH in Prague (2002) and in Berlin (2008).
Biography Updated on 15 November 2010