The PhD course in Traslational Specialistic Medicine “G.B. Morgagni”

The PhD course in Traslational Specialistic Medicine “G.B. Morgagni”  offers highly competitive PhD. Programs in the biomedical field of Cardiothoracic And Vascular Sciences, Neurosciences, Endocrine And Metabolic Sciences.

The main objective of the course  is to form top-level scientists in the biomedical disciplines and offers a wide range of facilities to perform research in clinical and experimental medicine from basic science to clinics with particular emphasis on translational medicine. At the end of their research program the Ph.D. Students acquire specific knowledge concerning basic sciences and molecular medicine, technical laboratory skills, and a research method in Medicine and Surgery to be applied in the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of human diseases. Using a multidisciplinary approach to biomedical sciences, competences in epidemiology, genetics, biology and molecular pathology, regenerative medicine, physiopathology, diagnostics and therapy are integrated.

The Ph. Doctors will gain skills for designing experimental protocols, for directing research projects and for treating patients with the power of the experimental scientific method. The research project is carried out under the supervision of one of the Faculty members. The PhD course recognize a three step training approach for the PhD students during the three year course. The teaching activity includes frontal lessons, lectures, seminars, clinico‐pathological conferences, a summer school during the first year, an autumn school at the second year, and a winter school at the third year. The remaining time must be devoted to the research activity (Basic laboratories, Clinical and Diagnostic Activities).


The Ph.D. Course in Traslational Specialistic Medicine “G.B. Morgagni” is organized in 4 curricula:

  1. Curriculum: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Sciences,
  2. Curriculum: Neurosciences,
  3. Curriculum: Endocrine And Metabolic Sciences,
  4. Curriculum: Biostatistics and Clinic Epidemiology.


Specific research fields are as follow:



Experimental and applied molecular Cardiology and cell biology of the heart. Cardiomyopathies. Genetics of heredofamiliar cardiomyopathies and myocarditis. Regenerative medicine. Heart transplant.  Cardiovascular physiopathology. Interventional cardiology, arrhythmology, Congenital heart diseases. In vivo imaging, Cardiovascular pathology. Heart surgery, Mechanical assistance, artificial heart. Valve prosthesis and tissue engineering. Angiology. Vascular Surgery. Lung Pathology, lung transplant and thoracic surgery. Paleopathology and anthropological museology, History of Medicine.

Coordinator of the Curriculum: Prof. Gaetano Thiene (email:



Clinical Neurobiology and Neurogenetics. Neuromuscular diseases: muscular dystrophy, mitochondrial and metabolic diseases, Biological psychiatry: Psychopharmacology of depressive syndromes, neuroimaging of Psychiatric disorders. Neuroimmunology.  Cerebral metabolism: neuroimaging and functional neuroimaging (PET/SPET) to degenerative Diseases of the central nervous system. Neurophysiopathology. Neurological rehabilitation. Neuro-otology. Experimental neurosurgery.

Coordinator of the Curriculum: Prof. Elena Pegoraro (email:




Diabetes: epidemiology and genetics of diabetes. Diabetic vasculopathy. Diabetic Ulcer. Risk factors for diabetic vasculopathy. Physiopathology of endothelial dysfunction in diabetes, circulating progenitor endothelial cells in  diabetic microangiopathy. Diabetic cardiomyopathy. Mass spectrometry. Biotechnologies.

Coordinator of the Curriculum: Prof. Angelo Avogaro (email:



Biostatistics and clinical epidemiology with the application of sound statistical and mathematical methods to the analysis of complex bio-medical phenomena. Development of new methods for giving solutions to novel problems, including data mining and predictive modeling. The objective will be to advance statistical science and its application to problems of human health and disease for improving public’s health.

Coordinator of the Curriculum: Prof. Dario Gregori (email:



Attività Formativa (novembre-dicembre 2015)

Attività Formativa (febbraio-giugno 2016)

Summer School 2016

For contact details:
Prof. Gaetano Thiene (Director)
Gaetano Thiene, MD, FRCP
Professor, Cardiovascular Pathology
Director, PhD Course on Traslational Specialistic Medicine “G.B. Morgagni"
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences
University of Padua
Via A. Gabelli, 61
35121 Padova, Italy
Fax +39 049 8272285
Prof. Annalisa Angelini (ViceDirector)
Annalisa Angelini, MD
Associate Professor,  Cardiovascular Pathology
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences
University of Padua Medical School
Via A. Gabelli, 61
35121 Padova, Italy
Phone +39 049 8272260
Fax      +39 049 8272205

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