Salvatore Brugaletta, MD, PhD, FESC is interventional cardiologist at the University Clinic Hospital and researcher of the IDIBAPS (Institut d’investigacions biomediques August Pi I Sunyer) in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Brugaletta received his medical and cardiology degrees at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy, under the supervision of prof. Filippo Crea. He served as fellow in interventional cardiology at the University Saint Paul Hospital in Barcelona, Spain, under the supervision of prof. Manel Sabate. Dr. Brugaletta completed two PhD, one in molecular and cellular cardiology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy, and one in intracoronary imaging techniques and in bioresorbable scaffolds at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, under the supervision of prof. Patrick W. Serruys.
He authored more than 200 manuscripts and abstracts published in the peer-reviewed literature as well as various book chapters and has delivered many invited lectures in national and international congresses. He has received numerous awards and grants from national and international cardiology societies.
Dr. Brugaletta’s area of expertise include interventional therapy of coronary artery disease, especially acute coronary syndromes, drug-eluting stents and bioresorbable scaffolds, intravascular imaging techniques (IVUS, VH, OCT, NIRS, echogenicity), antiplatelet and antithrombotic agents, vulnerable plaque diagnosis and treatment, endothelial function assessment and clinical trial design.