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Gaetano Domenico Gargiulo

Full Professor

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES

Academic discipline: MED/23 Heart Surgery

Coordinator of PhD Programme in Cardio Nephro Thoracic Sciences

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Gaetano D. Gargiulo graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna obtaining a specialist diplom in Cardiac Surgery at the same University, where he also achieved the title of Dphil in Scientific ed Experimental method of Research in Cardiothoracic-vascular issue. In 1984 he won in Milan the "De Gasperis-Donatelli Prize" for the young cardiac surgeons. Since 1989 Prof. Gargiulo has been working at the Department of Cardiac Surgery of the S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital of Bologna, where since 2002 he has been Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and GUCH unit. Since 2005 is Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Alma Mater University of Bologna.

In 1987 he was "Chirurgien Attaché" at the Laennec Hospital in Paris, between 1990 and 2002 he has been several times abroad for stages at Laennec and Necker Hospital, University of Paris, at the Brazilian "Istituto do Coracao do Hospital das  Clinicas", Facultade de Medicina de Universidade de Sao Paulo, and in Cardiac Surgery Institute of Lovanio - University of Bruxelles.

Currently he carries out teaching and training within the degree course in Medicine and Surgery, the post-graduate course in Cardiac Surgery, the course in Pediatrics at University of Bologna, as well as at the master in Pediatric Cardiology.

Since 1985 up today he attended as speaker and moderator in several national and international congresses, his scientific production includes more than 150 publications in national and international journals, mainly in the field of clinical and experimental research.

Institutional affiliation

  • S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital University Bologna, Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery


  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery


  • Neonatal and infant surgery
  • Surgery for CHD in adult
  • Surgery for transposition of the great arteries and DORV
  • Surgery for single ventricle
  • Surgery for hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Surgery for complex left outflow obstruction
  • Surgery for interrupted aortic arch
  • Cerebral protection under cardiac surgery for CHD
  • Heart transplantation


  • The Journal of Heart Valve Disease
  • The European Journal Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • The Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • The Italian Heart Journal
  • Multimedia Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Referee of MURST (Italian Ministery of University and Research) for national relevant projects