Francesco Cosentino, MD, PhD
Professor of Cardiology
Karolinska Institute and Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm
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 M.D. and postgraduate training in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease at the University of Rome, Italy. In 1991, he moved to the Mayo Clinic and Foundation in Rochester, Minnesota, U.S., for a cardiovascular fellowship. During his stay at Mayo he fulfilled all the requirements for a Ph.D. 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 Sapienza University of Rome. Since 2013, he has been professor of cardiology and chair at the Karolinska Institute and Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. 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 200 original articles published in top-ranking, peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Cosentino is past secretary-treasurer of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and current chair of the ESC Partnership and Policy Committee. He is chairman of the ESC Guidelines on Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease and associate editor of European Heart Journal.