Prof. Francesco Cosentino obtained his MD degree in 1987 and specialty training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Rome. In 1991 moved to Mayo Clinic & Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA for a Cardiovascular Fellowship. During his stay at the Mayo Clinic he fulfilled all the requirements for a PhD in Biomedical Sciences – Cardiovascular Pharmacology. In 1995, he joined the Cardiovascular Division at the University Hospital of Bern. Two years later, he moved to the Division of Cardiology of Zurich University Hospital where he became “lecturer” and then “titular professor” of Cardiology. In 2000, he was appointed assistant professor and then associate professor of Cardiology (2006) at the University of Rome “Sapienza”.
Currently, he is professor of Cardiology, chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Theme, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
Prof. Cosentino is the recipient of grants and prizes from national and international institutions, research councils and private foundations. He is the leading author of more than 150 original articles published in top-ranking, peer-reviewed journals.
Prof. Cosentino is immediate past secretary-treasurer of the European Society of Cardiology and current ESC Board member. He is ESC chair of 2019 ESC/EASD Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular disease and associate editor of European Heart Journal.