Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and vascular Sciences, and Public Health,
University of Padova Medical School
Massimo Padalino MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Padova. After his residency in cardiac surgery, he completed his training in USA (Mayo Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital, UM Mott Children’s).
He came back to Padova in 2004 and started working as pediatric and congenital cardiac surgeon at the Pediatric Cardiac surgery section of the University of Padova. Member of EACTS, ECHSA, SICP, SICCH, ESC working groups in Cardiac Surgery and Adult congenital cardiac surgery, he has more than 150 papers in international peer reviewed journals, several chapters. His research interests are congenital heart disease in neonates, children and grown up, Fontan circulation, end stage heart failure in children and innovative treatments, AAOCA, VAD and ECMO. He has been local investigator in 2 EU funded european projects ESPOIR (FP7/2007-2013) and ARISE (Horizon 2020), for use of decellularized homografts in repair of congenital heart disease. He is currently leading the EURO-AAOCA multicenter prospective study on AAOCA.
Since 2020, he is eligible as full professor in cardiac surgery, and he is “Referente di Branca specialistica in chirurgia delle cardiopatie congenite in età evolutiva.” at the University Hospital of Padova. His current H index is 24.