Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Head of the Heart Failure Surgery Unit, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
Michele De Bonis is the Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Director of the Training School in Cardiac Surgery and Head of the “Heart failure surgery Unit” at “Vita e Salute” San Raffaele University and Hospital, Milan, Italy. He is the chairman of the ESC Working-Group on Cardiovascular Surgery (2014-2016), “European Liaison” of the AHA Council on Cardiovascular Surgery. He is fellow of ESC (FESC) and AHA (FAHA).He is member of the EACTS Academy, EACTS Acquired Cardiac Disease Domain,ESC/EACTS Task-Force Guidelines, ESC Oversight Committee, Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Valve Society. He is also the associate editor of the International Journal of Cardiology, Editorial board member of several international journals, Author/co-author of 150 peer-reviewed papers, 18 chapters in cardiac surgery, books. Co-editor of a book on the Edge-to-Edge Mitral Repair. His major fields of interest are mitral/tricuspid repair, surgical/percutaneous therapies for heart failure, mechanical circulatory support.