Prof. Francesco Cosentino

Karolinska Institute & Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Prof. Francesco Cosentino is professor of Cardiology and chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Karolinska Institute and Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

He obtained his MD degree and postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Rome, Italy. In 1991 he moved to Mayo Clinic & Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA for a Cardiovascular Fellowship. During his stay at the Mayo Clinic & Foundation he fulfilled all the requirements for a PhD in Biomedical Sciences – Cardiovascular Pharmacology. In 1995, he joined the Cardiovascular Division at the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland. Two years later, Prof. Cosentino moved to the Division of Cardiology of Zurich University Hospital as “lecturer” and then “titular professor” of Cardiology. In 2006, he was appointed associate professor of Cardiology at the University “Sapienza” of Rome. Since 2013, he is full professor of Cardiology at the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.

Prof. Cosentino is the recipient of grants and prizes from national and international institutions, research councils and private foundations. He is the leading author of more than 250 original articles published in top-ranking, peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Cosentino is member of the European Society of Cardiology Board and chair of ESC Advocacy Committee. He is Deputy Editor of the European Heart Journal and Consulting Editor of Cardiovascular Research Journal. He has been chairman of the 2019 ESC Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular disease and in 2020-2022 vice president of the European Society of Cardiology.