Sandro Gelsomino


Prof. Sandro Gelsomino has studied Medicine in Bologna. He was trained as a heart surgeon at the University Hospital S. Orsola Malpighi in Bologna and qualified in 1995. He was fellow at the Bologna University from 1990 to 1995. He was resident Cardiac Surgeon at Pinna Pintor Clinic and Staff member at Brescia Hospital from 1995 to 1997. From 1998 to 2003 he was Cardiac Surgeon staff member at S. Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Udine, Italy and member of the Stentless valve program. From 2003 to 2007 he was staff surgeon at Careggi Hospital Florence, Italy and he carried out the program on Ischemic mitral regurgitation. From 2008 to 2006 he was Director (Head) of the Experimental Surgey Unit Careggi Hospital Florence.

In 2009, he obtained his PhD on this subject at the Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University. In 2014, he was appointed Associate Professor and in 2018 he became Professor of Heart Surgery.

One of the main topic of his research is atrial fibrillation (AF). He is developing a new true hybrid true bipolar tool (CORDIA) for the ablation of the atrial fibrillation which has been patented with the support of Maastricht University. In addition, he is developing, in collaboration with MERLIN, a patch for several application in the field of cardiovascular medicine, apart from AF. With the University of Florence, he is involved in the programme for new anti-oxidants for the treatment of AF. He is leading a programme, in cooperation with the University of Brussel, for the application of artificial intelligence in arrhythmias (ISAAC).

He is starting a cooperation with other AF experts at Maastricht University for computer modelling of AF.


Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Universiteitsingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: F3.102
T: +31 (0)43 388 10 66

  • 2023
    • Lucà, F., Andreassi, M. G., Gulizia, M. M., Borghini, A., Colombo, P. E., Benedetto, F. A., Bernelli, C., Bisceglia, I., Bisignani, G., Caldarola, P., Canale, M. L., Caporale, R., Caretta, G., Ceravolo, R., Ciconte, V. A., Corda, M., Cornara, S., De Bonis, S., De Luca, L., ... Oliva, F. (2023). Position paper ANMCO: Radioesposizione e radioprotezione nei laboratori di cardiologia interventistica. Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia, 24(11), 915-932.
    • Lucà, F., Oliva, F., Abrignani, M. G., Russo, M. G., Parrini, I., Cornara, S., Ceravolo, R., Rao, C. M., Favilli, S., Pozzi, A., Giubilato, S., Di Fusco, S. A., Sarubbi, B., Calvanese, R., Chieffo, A., Gelsomino, S., Riccio, C., Grimaldi, M., Colivicchi, F., ... Pediatric Cardiology Working Group (2023). The Challenge of Managing Atrial Fibrillation during Pregnancy. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, 24(10), Article 279.
    • Lucà, F., Oliva, F., Abrignani, M. G., Di Fusco, S. A., Parrini, I., Canale, M. L., Giubilato, S., Cornara, S., Nesti, M., Rao, C. M., Pozzi, A., Binaghi, G., Maloberti, A., Ceravolo, R., Bisceglia, I., Rossini, R., Temporelli, P. L., Amico, A. F., Calvanese, R., ... Gulizia, M. M. (2023). Management of Patients Treated with Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Clinical Practice and Challenging Scenarios. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 12(18), Article 5955.
    • Lucà, F., Gulizia, M. M., Abrignani, M. G., Benedetto, F. A., Bisceglia, I., Bisignani, G., Bobbio, M. C., Caldarola, P., Canale, M. L., Caretta, G., Ceravolo, R., Chimenti, C., Ciconte, V. A., Corda, M., Cornara, S., Di Fusco, S. A., Di Matteo, I., Di Nora, C., Favilli, S., ... Colivicchi, F. (2023). Position paper ANMCO: Choosing Wisely – le proposte dell’ANMCO nel 2023. Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia, 27(9), 754-765.
    • Luca, F., Colivicchi, F., Oliva, F., Abrignani, M., Caretta, G., Di Fusco, S. A., Giubilato, S., Cornara, S., Di Nora, C., Pozzi, A., Di Matteo, I., Pilleri, A., Rao, C. M., Parlavecchio, A., Ceravolo, R., Benedetto, F. A., Rossini, R., Calvanese, R., Gelsomino, S., ... Arrhythmia Working Group ANMCO (2023). Management of oral anticoagulant therapy after intracranial hemorrhage in patients with atrial fibrillation. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, 10, Article 1061618.
    • Rao, C. M., Luca, F., Franzutti, C., Scappatura, G., Arcadi, N., Fratto, P., Benedetto, F. A., & Gelsomino, S. (2023). Congenital Ventricular Diverticulum. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 12(9), Article 3153.
    • Luca, F., Colivicchi, F., Parrini, I., Russo, M. G., Di Fusco, S. A., Ceravolo, R., Riccio, C., Favilli, S., Rossini, R., Gelsomino, S., Oliva, F., Gulizia, M. M., Management and Quality Working Group, & Pediatric Cardiology Working Group AMMCO (2023). The role of the pregnancy heart team in clinical practice. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, 10, Article 1135294.
    • Pino, P. G., Madeo, A., Luca, F., Ceravolo, R., di Fusco, S. A., Benedetto, F. A., Bisignani, G., Oliva, F., Colivicchi, F., Gulizia, M. M., & Gelsomino, S. (2023). Clinical Utility of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Mitral Valve Disease: Tips and Tricks. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 12(7), Article 2522.
    • Luca, F., Pino, P. G., Parrini, I., Di Fusco, S. A., Ceravolo, R., Madeo, A., Leone, A., La Mair, M., Benedetto, F. A., Riccio, C., Oliva, F., Colivicchi, F., Gulizia, M. M., & Gelsomino, S. (2023). Patent Foramen Ovale and Cryptogenic Stroke: Integrated Management. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 12(5), Article 1952.
    • Bonacchi, M., Dokollari, A., Parise, O., Sani, G., Prifti, E., Bisleri, G., & Gelsomino, S. (2023). Ministernotomy compared with right anterior minithoracotomy for aortic valve surgery. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 165(3), 1022-1032.e2.