Alberico L. Catapano is Full Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Center of Epidemiology and Preventive Pharmacology at the University of Milan, Director of the Laboratory of Lipoproteins, Immunity and Atherosclerosis and the Center for the Study of Atherosclerosis at Bassini Hospital, and the atherosclerosis lipid clinic and genetics at IRCCS at Multimedica, Milan, Italy.
His main research interests include the study of atherosclerosis, lipids, lipoproteins and genetic dyslipidaemias, and he has made landmark observations regarding heat shock proteins and pentraxins in atherogenesis, on high-density lipoproteins in the modulation of the immune response, and on the identification of possible therapeutic targets by exploiting genetic information.
A past President of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS), Professor Catapano is currently Chairman of the EAS/European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for the treatment of dyslipoproteinaemias, President of the Italian Society of Clinical and Experimental Therapy, and a board member of the Italian Society for the Study of Atherosclerosis (SISA), as well as the General Director of the SISA Foundation, Co-editor of Atherosclerosis and Associate Editor of other scientific journals, he has authored more than 550 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals including the The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Science, JACC, European Heart Journal, and Nature Reviews Cardiology.
He has been awarded the title of Commendatore della Repubblica for scientific merits in 2021 and is among the highly cited scientists according to Clarivate for 2019 and 2020. His H index is 104 according to Google Scholar.