Carlo Patrono

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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. Prof. Patrono’s 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 COX-1 and provided the basis for the development of low-dose aspirin as an antithrombotic agent.

He is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians, Royal College of Physicians, European Society of Cardiology, Academia Europaea and Accademia dei Lincei.

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, the 2007 John Vane Award from the William Harvey Research Institute of the University of London,  the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award of the Eicosanoid Research Foundation (shared with Garret FitzGerald), and the 2013 Grand Prix Scientifique awarded by the Institut de France (shared with Garret FitzGerald).

He serves on the editorial board of Circulation and Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

Prof. Patrono has published approximately 200 research articles with an h index of 79.