Carlo Patrono

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His main research interest is in the study of platelet activation and inhibition in atherothrombosis. His research has characterized the human pharmacology of aspirin as an inhibitor of platelet cyclooxygenase activity and provided the basis for the development of low-dose aspirin as an antithrombotic agent.

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Carlo Patrono, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the Catholic University School of Medicine in Rome, Italy.

Dr. Patrono trained as a postdoctoral fellow in New York with the late Solomon Berson and Nobel Laureate Rosalyn Yalow.
His main research interest is in the study of platelet activation and inhibition in atherothrombosis. His research has characterized the human pharmacology of aspirin as an inhibitor of platelet cyclooxygenase activity and provided the basis for the development of low-dose aspirin as an antithrombotic agent.
He is the Chairman of the Task Force on Antiplatelet Agents of the European Society of Cardiology and serves on the editorial board of Circulation and of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. He has been elected to membership in prestigious societies, including the Association of American Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians, the Academia Europaea and the Accademia dei Lincei.

Dr. Patrono has published over 180 original research articles and 100 book chapters. He has received the Alexander B. Gutman award from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the Distinguished Award in Neuroscience from the Louisiana State University, the 1998 International Aspirin® Award from Bayer AG and the 2007 John Vane Award from the William Harvey Research Institute of the University of London.