Head of Cardiac Surgery, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
Ottavio Alfieri is Professor and Chairman of Cardiac Surgery at the S. Raffaele University Hospital in Milan, Italy.
His main interest is surgery for valvular heart diseases (particularly mitral and aortic valve repair and replacement, with more than 350 and 250
case/year respectively), surgery for coronary disease, arrhythmias and cardiac failure (left ventricular restoration, left ventricular assist devices).
More than 20 years ago, he originally developed a method of mitral valve repair ( the edge to edge technique) which is the basis of the currently most used type of percutaneous correction of mitral regurgitation.
His group is very active in the percutaneous treatment of structural heart diseases (TAVI, TMVR, MitraClip, Valve-in-Valve, Valve-in-Ring, Paravalvular Leak Closure, etc).
In 2011, he served as president of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). He is author or coauthor of more than 550
peer-reviewed papers, related to many areas of cardiac surgery. He is member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. He is currently member of the STS, AATS, ESC, EACTS.