Prof Stefanini was born in Rome, where he studied Medicine and finalized his training in Cardiology at Sapienza University. In 2010 he moved to Bern University Hospital for a clinical research fellowship supported by a grant of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI). In 2012 he was awarded a competitive 3-year research support under the Special Program University Medicine program (SPUM) of the Swiss National Science Foundation, supporting his position as researcher and interventional cardiologist at Bern University Hospital.
In 2015, Prof Stefanini moved to Milan where he has a position as Associate Professor of Cardiology at Humanitas University and works as Clinical and Interventional Cardiologist at IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital and Humanitas S. Pio X Hospital. He also serves as head of clinical research of the Cardio Center of Humanitas Research Hospital.
He has a PhD in Experimental Medicine and a MSc in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences awarded by the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE).
Academic honors, awards and prices
- Health Young Physician Leaders (YPL) programme of the Interacademy Partnership (IAP), Berlin, Germany – nominated by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
- Scholarship of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) for an Executive MSc in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences 2016-2018 at the London School of Economics, London, UK
- William Harvey Award, Italian Society of Cardiology (SIC) 2014
- Best Abstract Award, 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Cardiology (SGK-SSC)
- Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) since 2014
- Finalist of the Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigator Award 2012, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), Cardiovascular Research Foundation
- Research Grant 2011, European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
- GISE Prize 2010 for best scientific contribution, 31st Congress of the Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology (SICI-GISE)