Chair and Professor of CV Surgery at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milano, Director of the Valve Clinic. is a cardiac surgeon with large experience in standard cardiovascular treatments and innovative technologies, as well as cross-trained in interventional cardiology, with specific focus on structural interventions. He covers different international academic and scientific advisory roles, membership in professional associations, review and editorial boards activities. His area of interest is structural heart disease, ranging from surgical to catheter-based therapies, with experience in the implementation of innovative therapies in clinical practice, focusing on training and education. As inventor and innovator, he has filed more than 20 patents, and founded multiple start-up companies in the field of cardiovascular medicine. He collaborated with multiple industry partners contributing to research and development of several surgical and interventional devices in clinical use.