Sergio Coccheri






Main affiliation:
Full Professor of Vascular Medicine, and Director, Dept. Angiology and Blood Coagulation, University Hospital S. Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy (until 2002, then, Professor Emeritus).

Past affiliations:
In 1959-60 he worked as research fellow in Copenhagen (Carlsberg Foundation) and in 1963-64 research associate at the J.F. Mitchell Foundation in the group of Dr. Tage Astrup in Washington DC, USA; later he was appointed Associate Professor of Internal medicine (1980), Full Professor of Internal medicine (1990) and finally Full Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases (1991).

He obtained teaching or advanced doctorial degrees and specialities in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Angiology, and Haematology.

In 1963 he was a awarded the prize of the Italian National Academy (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei) for the best series of papers on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis. In 2002 he received the Honour Plaque of the International Union of Angiology (IUA). In 2004 he was visiting professor at the Loyola University in Chicago

Prof. Coccheri authored or co-authored approximately 600 scientific publications among which about 300 full papers or monographs, many of them published in leading international medical Journals as Nature, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal, Archives of Internal Medicine, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and others.

Member of the Editorial Board of “Fibrinolysis” and “Thrombosis Research” (up to 1994), and of “Pathophysiology of Haemostasis and Thrombosis“, “Clinical and applied Thrombosis and Haemostasis”,  and, from 2005 to 2010, of the “Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis“.

The Angiology Division established by Prof. Coccheri is a member of ETRO, the European Thrombosis Research Organization. It was also appointed “International Thrombosis and Vascular Training Center” (TVTC) by the International Society and Federation of Cardiology.

President of the Mediterranean League on Thromboembolism (1978-80, 1992-94, and 2002-04).

President of the Italian Society on Haemostasis and Thrombosis (1984-88).

President of the Italian Society on Vascular Medicine (1996-99).

Member of the Superior Health Council at the Ministry of Health of the Italian Republic  (1994-97).

Organizer and President of the International Congress on Fibrinolysis, Venice 1984, and Vice-President of the 16th International Congress on Haemostasis and Thrombosis (Florence, 1997). President of the 17th International Congress on Thrombosis (Bologna 2002).

Member of the Working Group on Peripheral Circulation, and of the Working Group on Thrombosis and Platelets, of the European Society of Cardiology.

National Representative for the International Union of Angiology (2003-2006) and present member of the IUA Education Committee

Member of the National Working Group of the Italian Ministry of Health for Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases, (June 2001-2004).

Vice-President of the Executive Committee and Member of the Scientific Committee of ALT, Associazione per la Lotta alla Trombosi, Milano, Italy and representative of ALT in the European Heart Network (EHN), a consultant body for the European Commission.

Active member and reviewer of the Cochrane Collaborative Group on Peripheral Vascular Diseases.

Chairman of the Educational Board of the Mediterranean League on Thromboembolism from 2004, and Member of the Education Committee of the ISTH up to 2013. In these functions he organized International Courses on Thrombosis and Vascular Diseases patronized by ISTH and MLTD in: Cyprus, Morocco, Argentina, Tunisia, Romania,  and   Lebanon. In 2013 he also organized an Advanced Course for cardiologists in Kiev, supported by ISTH, MLTD and  the European Society of Cardiology.

He lectured at the National Academy of Medicine, Moscow, at the Loyola University, Chicago, and numerous National and International Congresses on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Vascular medicine, and Cardiology.

Besides his major interest in Thrombosis and Cardiovascular Diseases, he has been in charge, on behalf of the Ministry of Health, of fostering scientific research in the main thermal establishments of Italy. In this position, he coordinated a nation-wide survey (Naiade project) on the medical and health-economical benefits of spa treatments under medical surveillance. The Naiade project results were published in 2008 in the International Journal of Biometherology, and is one of the most quoted papers in this field.