Professor Francesco Maisano, MD, FESC
Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery at University Hospital of Zurich
Professor Maisano qualified in medicine at the University La Sapienza in Rome in 1990, he completed a postgraduate fellowship in University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994, and a master specialization in Cardiac Surgery in 1995 in the Catholic University in Rome.
Professor Maisano performed at San Raffaele University Hospital in Milan as Senior Staff Heart Surgeon from 1997, developing large and complete experience in the surgical and endovascular treatment of cardiovascular diseases. He covered different international academic roles and scientific advisory, and membership in professional, review and editorial boards activities.
Professor Maisano’s main area of interest is focused on heart valve treatment and innovative technologies, which he was able to extend from the surgical to the catheter-based pathway, training on interventional approaches, then to initiate and drive the Transcatheter Valve Treatment program at the San Raffaele Hospital.
In 2013 he covered the same position at the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery of the University Hospital in Zurich, where, in 2014, he was appointed as Full Professor and Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery.
He extended his vision of Heart Team approach into the clinical practice, leading the full spectrum of multidisciplinary cardiovascular therapies and research programs, from heart failure to valvular therapies.