Prof Claudio Borghi

Professor of Medicine,
University of Bologna,

Prof Claudio Borghi is Professor of Medicine at the University of Bologna. He received his medical degree at the University of Bologna and completed his clinical fellowship at the Department of Cardiology and then at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology of the University of Bologna. His research experience is mainly focused on the clinical epidemiology of CV risk factors and the pharmacological and therapeutic aspects of hypertension, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure.

He is currently Chief of the Department of Medicine of the Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi-Bologna and Head of the Hypertension Unit and the ESH Excellence Center for hypertension. He is the immediate Past-President of the Italian Society of Hypertension and chairmen of the Foundation for Hypertension Research of the same Society. Prof Borghi is also the Head of the post-graduate medical school for Emergency Medicine. He is Delegate for the International relationships of the School of Medicine of University of Bologna. He is member of the Executive Council of the International Society of Hypertension and the European Society of Hypertension

Prof Borghi has lectured to primary care physicians and several specialists (cardiologists, internists, diabetologists, nephrologists) about hypertension, cardiovascular risk factors, lipid lowering drugs, clinical pharmacology of cardiovascular drugs, treatment of CV diseases. He has a broad experience in the organization and conduction of all phases clinical trial research and has served as principal Investigator of many large morbidity and mortality trials and epidemiological surveys in hypertension, hyperuricemia, coronary artery disease and atherosclerotic disease.

Prof Borghi is currently the National Coordinator for the ACCELERATE Study, FORWARD Study. He is also a member of the Working Group of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic and member of the writing committee for the guidelines about the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy of the European Society of Cardiology. Prof.Borghi has authored and co-authored over 390 peer-review scientific papers and many other scientific publications and scientific contributions in the field of hypertension, CHD and drug treatment of cardiovascular diseases.