GIOVANNI PRATESI MD
Doctor Giovanni Pratesi was born on June 11th 1977 in Florence. He graduated from Medical
School at the University of Florence on October 15th 2001 (summa cum laude), discussing a thesis
entitled “New risk factors for carotid atherosclerotic disease”.
During the academic year 2001-2002 he was won admission to the School of Specialization in
Vascular Surgery at the University of Siena.
In November 2006 he obtained the medical specialization in Vascular Surgery at the Division of
Vascular Surgery of the University of Siena (summa cum laude), discussing a thesis entitled “Mid
and long-term results of endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm”.
In January 2007 he became Researcher at the Unit of Vascular Surgery of the University of Roma
In June 2011 Dr Pratesi has passed the national qualification exam for Associate Professor and
since October 2011 he is in charge as Associate Professor at the Unit of Vascular Surgery,
Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Roma Tor Vergata.
In 2012 he obtained the National Scientific Qualification to function as Full Professor of Vascular
In 2002 he was given an award for the best thesis by the national congress of the Italian Society for
Angiology and Vascular Medicine (SIAPAV).
In 2005 he spent an internship at the Department of Clinical and Interventional Angiology at the
Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Germany, under the guidance of Prof. G. Biamino, taking part
to peripheral endovascular interventions, particularly carotid stenting, as well as renal, pelvic and
In 2006 he has spent an internship at the Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional
Radiology and Angiography, of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville USA, under the
supervision of Prof. M. D. Dake, where he dedicated mainly to thoracic aorta stent grafting.
In 2007 he won the X edition of the “Premio Bertini” Prize with a paper entitled “Mid and long
results of endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm”.
In 2007 he spent an internship at the Department of Vascular Surgery, Mount Sinai School of
Medicine, New York, under the direction of Professor Michael Marin, dedicating in particular to the
endovascular treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
In November 2009 he won the Poster Presentation Prize at the “VEITH Symposium: 36th Annual
Symposium on Vascular and Endovascular Issues”, New York.
Dr Pratesi clinical activity was mainly focused on endovascular techniques, particularly in the
treatment of peripheral artery diseases and thoracic and abdominal aorta diseases, being involved in
more than 2000 open and endovascular operation and in 750 operation as first operator. In 2010 he
started, and still guides, a dedicated program in advanced technology for the treatment of complex
aortic disease using branched and fenestrated endograft. He is also taking part to outpatient
activities, as well as invasive and non-invasive diagnostic procedures, particularly for preoperative
planning and follow-up monitoring of endovascular procedures using dedicated software.
He has participated in many National and International congresses, most of the times as a speaker.
Scientific activity consists of more than 200 publications either on national and international
journals as well as textbook chapters.
Actual Impact Factor is 186,626 and h-index is 20.
Since January 2008, Dr Pratesi is reviewer of the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular
Surgery, the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) and from
January 2013 of the Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery.
He is a member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) and of the Italian Society of
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (SICVE) and a member of International Society for Vascular