Stefano Taddei was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1957. He attended the State University of Pisa, where he graduated in medicine and surgery in 1982 and specialized in clinical pharmacology in 1986. Taddei is a Professor of internal medicine. He works currently as the Director of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital of Pisa. He is also the Director of the Hypertension Unit of this department. Taddei is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, the European, International and American Society of Hypertension, the European Society of Clinical Investigation, the High Blood Pressure Council of the American Heart Association, and the Italian Society of Hypertension. He has been a Councilor of the Italian Society of Hypertension (2007–2009). His main research area is local neurohumoral control of peripheral vessels in primary and secondary forms of hypertension, with particular emphasis on the sympathetic nervous system, the renin-angiotensin system, and the endothelium. He is also interested in the assessment of target-organ damage in hypertension, including vascular and cardiac structural alterations and the clinical pharmacology of cardiovascular drugs. Moreover, he is a Member of the Editorial Boards of Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Current Hypertension Reviews, High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention, and Journal of American Society of Hypertension. He is an International Associated Editor of the European Heart Journal. In addition, Taddei has partecipated in numerous clinical studies and is the author of more than 240 original papers, reviews, and editorials in international scientific journals.
Biography Updated on 14 November 2011