GIUSEPPE BIONDI ZOCCAI
Dip. di Scienze e Biotecnologie Medico Chirurgiche - Sapienza Università di Roma
Tel: 0773 1757245
Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai was born in San Remo, Italy, on 25 July 1974. He obtained his MD diploma magna cum laude at the University of Milan, Italy, in 1999 with a thesis on the comparison of diagnostic accuracy of different imaging tests for Takayasu arteritis. He completed compulsory military service in 2000 as Medical Officer in the 183rd Parachute Regiment of the Italian Army in Pistoia, Italy, as well as serving as Chief Medical Officer in the Task Force Falco of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), in Dakovica, Kosovo. He then pursued specialist training in cardiovascular medicine, obtaining his Cardiologist diploma magna cum laude at the Catholic University, Rome, Italy, in 2004 with a thesis on a systematic review and meta-regression focusing on the early invasive management of acute coronary syndromes. In 2004-2005 he completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Invasive Cardiology Unit of St. Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy. He later worked as consultant cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Interventions Service of St. Donato Hospital, St. Donato, and of AbanoTerme Hospital, AbanoTerme, both in Italy. Since 2006 he has served as Assistant Professor, until 2010 in the Division of Cardiology of the University of Turin, Turin, Italy, during 2011 in the Division of Cardiology of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, and since late 2011 in the Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies of the Sapienza University of Rome, Latina, Italy. He is currently involved in both noninvasive and invasive cardiology, as well as clinical research. During his early years, he pursued further training as visiting researcher/physician at: HopitalHautepierre, Strasbourg, France; Aintree Hospital, Liverpool; UK, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA; and Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA. He has also attended doctoral courses in biomedical statistics at the Biometrics and Medical Statistics Institute of the University of Milan, Italy, and has obtained a Master in Statistics diploma at the University of Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy, in 2015. Among Dr. BiondiZoccai's research interests are advanced biostatistical methods and evidence based medicine in cardiology, intracoronary stents, and the impact of inflammation in heart disease. In 2003 he founded an international collaboration dedicated to meta-analysis and evidence-based cardiology training (METCARDIO). He has been involved, as first author or coauthor, in more than 150 systematic reviews and meta-analyses. As a whole, he has coauthored more than 620 articles indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed, as well as several book chapters. He has a h index of 74 in Google Scholar, he is Editor-in-Chief of three international biomedical journals (Edorium Journal of Cardiology, International Journal of Statistics in Medical Research, e World Journal of Meta-Analysis), and he has edited the first books ever devoted to diagnostic meta-analysis, network meta-analysis, and umbrella reviews.