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

  • 2022
    • Bonacchi, M., Cabrucci, F., Bacchi, B., Haranal, M., Gelsomino, S., Ramlawi, B., & Dokollari, A. (2022). Editorial: Novel insights into aortic arch repair. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 9, 1087952.
    • Kronenberger, R., Parise, O., Van Loo, I., Gelsomino, S., Welch, A., De Asmundis, C., & La Meir, M. (2022). Esophageal Protection and Temperature Monitoring Using the Circa S-Cath™ Temperature Probe during Epicardial Radiofrequency Ablation of the Pulmonary Veins and Posterior Left Atrium. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(23), [6939].
    • Moula, A. I., Romeo, J. L. R., Parise, G., Parise, O., Maessen, J. G., Natour, E., Bidar, E., & Gelsomino, S. (2022). The evolution of arch surgery: Frozen elephant trunk or conventional elephant trunk?Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 9, [1029262].
    • Parrini, I., Luca, F., Rao, C. M., Parise, G., Micali, L. R., Musumeci, G., La Meir, M., Colivicchi, F., Gulizia, M. M., & Gelsomino, S. (2022). Superiority of Direct Oral Anticoagulants over Vitamin K Antagonists in Oncological Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Analysis of Efficacy and Safety Outcomes. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(19), [5712].
    • Parrini, I., Luca, F., Favilli, S., Domenicucci, S., Russo, M. G., Sarubbi, B., Gelsomino, S., Colivicchi, F., & Gulizia, M. M. (2022). Gravidanza e cardiopatie: il ruolo del Pregnancy Heart Team. Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia, 23(8), 631-644.
    • Lucà, F., Colivicchi, F., Rossini, R., Riccio, C., Gelsomino, S., & Gulizia, M. M. (2022). Reply to Kielb et al. Untapped Potential for Female Patients? Comment on "Luca et al. Update on Management of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women. J. Clin. Med. 2022, 11, 1176". Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(11), [3086].
    • Lucà, F., Parrini, I., Abrignani, M. G., Rao, C. M., Piccioni, L., Di Fusco, S. A., Ceravolo, R., Bisceglia, I., Riccio, C., Gelsomino, S., Colivicchi, F., & Gulizia, M. M. (2022). Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Cancer Patients: It's High Time We Dealt with It. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(7), [1792].
    • Mauro, E., Luca, F., Tetta, C., Parise, O., Parrini, I., Parise, G., Rao, C. M., Matteucci, F., Micali, L. R., Gulizia, M. M., La Meir, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2022). Breast Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(5), [1417].
    • Moula, A. I., Parrini, I., Tetta, C., Luca, F., Parise, G., Rao, C. M., Mauro, E., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Gulizia, M. M., La Meir, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2022). Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(5), [1242].
    • Luca, F., Abrignani, M. G., Parrini, I., Di Fusco, S. A., Giubilato, S., Rao, C. M., Piccioni, L., Cipolletta, L., Passaretti, B., Giallauria, F., Leone, A., Francese, G. M., Riccio, C., Gelsomino, S., Colivicchi, F., & Gulizia, M. M. (2022). Update on Management of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(5), [1176].