Enrico Ferrari, MD, FETCS

Division of Cardiac Surgery and Division of Cardiovascular Research, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland; Division of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiocentro Ticino Foundation, Lugano, Switzerland

Dr. Ferrari, is a graduate of Turin Medical University (MD), in Italy. He received training in general surgery and Cardiovascular surgery at University Hospital of Padova (Italy), Catharina Hospital of Eindhoven (The Nederland), and at University Hospital of Lausanne (Switzerland). He received special training in minimally invasive adult cardiac surgery and transcatheter heart valve procedures at University Hospital of Lasuanne, Switzerland, where he became senior cardiac surgeon in 2010. From 2011 to 2014 Dr. Ferrari was responsible for the Cardiac Surgery division at City Hospital of Sion, Switzerland. Since 2015, Dr. Ferrari works as senior staff member at Cardiocentro Ticino Foundation in Lugano, Switzerland, and continues working and collaborating with the academic panel of the Cardiac Surgery unit and Cardiovascular Research Unit of University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland.

During his career, Dr. Ferrari has performed more than 3000 cardiac and cardiovascular procedures and, among them, more than 500 operation using minimally invasive techniques. In particular, he is a worldwide-recognized expert in transcatheter heart valve procedures, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacements and valve-in-valve procedures performed through transapical or a trans-aortic access sites.

Dr. Ferrari is active in publishing and reviewing peer-reviewed scientific papers. He published more than 90 original articles and reviews in specialized scientific journals and reviewed more than 800 papers in 10 years (European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EJCTS), Interactive Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery (ATS), Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (JTCVS), Swiss Medical Weekly, Journal for heart valve disease (JHVD)).

He is Associate Editor of the Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Journal (ICVTS), Member of the Editorial Board of the Archive of Sciences Journal, Member of the Editorial Board of the Multimedia manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (MMCTS), Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Visualized Surgery, and Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Surgery Research and Practice. He is also member in corporate committees: EACTS New Technology Committee (member)2011-2015; STS/AATS joint workforce on New Technology (member) 2011-2018; STS workforce on International Relationship (member) 2011-2018; Society for Heart Valve Disease, Workforce on TAVI procedures (Chairman) 2012-2014; Swiss TAVI steering committee (member).

Dr. Ferrari is Assistant Professor at University of Lausanne and is also the graduate student tutor and pays attention to medical education at University Hospital of Lausanne.

Terms of Appointment: Aug 2015 - Jul 2017; Jun 2019 - May 2021