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Institute of clinical physiology


Director: Dott. EUGENIO PICANO    

E-mail: picano@ifc.cnr.it

Telephone number: 050 3152398


Eugenio Picano, MD, PhD. – Born in 1958. Medical degree in 1981; Cardiology fellowship in 1984; PhD degree in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology. Currently, Director of the Institute of Clinical Physiology in Pisa, the largest biomedical institute of the Italian the National Research Council. Formerly, medical Research Director in Italian National Research Council (2001-2008); Head, Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Stress Testing Lab (1997-2008); Scientific Director of “Montevergine” Cardiology Division, Mercogliano, Avellino (2003-2008). Eugenio Picano has published about 280 papers in peer-reviewed journals (cumulative impact factor 900). Guest co-editor of a supplement of the top international cardiology journal on “Stress testing in coronary artery disease” (Circulation 1991; 83,Suppl III; 1-113); former or current member of the editorial board of Journal of the American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, European Journal of Echocardiography, and frequent reviewer of all major international cardiology journals. Founder (in 2003) and Editor-in-Chief of Biomed Central Cardiovascular Ultrasound (impact factor 2006: 1.06). Eugenio Picano is currently principal investigator of projects funded for a cumulative amount of over 3 million euros by scientific societies, government bodies, and industry. Internationally recognized pioneer of non-invasive characterization of atherosclerotic plaque components (lipids, fibrosis, and calcium) with ultrasound fingerprints and of pharmacological stress echocardiography for the non-invasive assessment of coronary artery disease. In the last five years, he focused on the need to include long-term ionizing radiation risks in the risk-benefit assessment of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures.
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