Pierfrancesco Agostoni

Pierfrancesco Agostoni (born 3 october 1975 in Trescore Balneario, Italy) is a cardiologist working in the St. Antonius hospital in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. He spent his youth in Milan, Italy. He became Medical Doctor (MD) magna cum laude at the State University of his city in July 1999. After completing compulsory military service in 2000 as medical officer, he moved to Verona, Italy where he became Cardiologist magna cum laude in the local State University, in October 2004. He spent periods of training in clinical research applied to Interventional Cardiology at the Thoraxcenter – Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2004, under the supervision of Prof. Serruys, and at the Centro Cuore Columbus and S. Raffaele hospitals in Milan, Italy in 2004-2005, under the supervision of Dr. Colombo. He then moved to Antwerp, Belgium where he had formal training in Interventional Cardiology at the Antwerp Cardiovascular Institute Middelheim of the Middelheim GeneralHospital between 2005 and 2008, under the supervision of Drs. Van den Branden, Verheye, Vermeersch and Van Langenhove. From January 2009, he joined the staff of the Division of Cardiology of the University Medical Center in Utrecht, The Netherlands, as University Medical Specialist in Cardiology, with specific clinical and scientific tasks in Interventional Cardiology. In the University of Utrecht he got his Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) title in December 2009, with a thesis entitled: “Developments in the percutaneous treatment of obstructive coronary artery disease”. In May 2011, he got a second PhD title at the University of Verona in Italy, with a thesis entitled: “Novel angiographic techniques for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease and for assessment of its percutaneous treatment”. From august 2015 he moved to his current location, the St. Antonius hospital in Nieuwegein, a hospital with one of the largest heart centers in The Netherlands, where he continues working as cardiologist with specific tasks in interventional cardiology. He recently became the medical manager of the catheterization laboratory of the St. Antonius Hospital.

Pierfrancesco’s clinical and research interests in percutaneous interventions, together with a passion for statistics, have resulted in more than 230 publications in major peer-reviewed international journals, 10 book chapters, more than 70 lectures and more than 10 live cases during national and international congresses. He is also reviewer for numerous international journals. Additionally, he has been involved as investigator in several national and international Clinical Trials.

Finally Pierfrancesco has a strong interest in Clinical Trials planning and management and in Contract Research Organization and Core Laboratory activities. He worked as a Senior Analyst for Quantitative Coronary Angiography, Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography for different Core Laboratories in Italy, in Belgium and in The Netherlands, and he has been part of Data Safety and Monitoring Boards and Clinical Events Committees for several international Clinical Trials.

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