Professor Carmine Savoia

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Full Name

Carmine Savoia MD, FAHA, FESC


1995: Medical Degree Magna cum Laude at University Federico II of Naples, Italy.

1997-2001: Resident in Internal Medicine, I Clinica Medica, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

2001: Board certified in Internal Medicine at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.


2002-2004 Research Fellowship, Department of Experimental Medicine and Pathology, Sapienza University of Rome.

2002-2007: Research Fellow at Experimental Hypertension Laboratory of CIHR Multidisciplinary Research Group on Hypertension and Hypertension Clinic, Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, University of Montreal, Canada; and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Department of Medicine – Jewish General Hospital – McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

2007 (November) – 2022 (March): Associate Professor of Cardiology, Clinical and Molecular Medicine Department, Sapienza University of Rome.

2022 (March) – currently: Full Professor of Internal medicine, Clinical and Molecular Medicine Department, Sapienza University of Rome.

Place of Employment

Sapienza University of Rome – Clinical and Molecular Medicine Department – Faculty of Medicine and Psychology – Sant’Andrea Hospital – Rome, Italy.

Current Position

Full Professor of Internal Medicine

Clinical and Molecular Medicine Department – Faculty of Medicine and Psychology – Sapienza University of Rome  – Sant’Andrea Hospital – Rome, Italy.

Area of Research

Head of Research Laboratory in Peripheral Vascular Pathophysiology and Cardiovascular Research.

Molecular and vascular biology of hypertension. Role of angiotensin receptors in vascular function and remodeling. Vascular ageing. Personalized approach to hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

Leadership Role

2022 (October) – currently: President of ECCR.

2021 (September) – 2022 (October): President Elect of ECCR.

2016-currently: Member of the Executive Committee of the European Council of Cardiovascular Research (ECCR).

2017-2022: Member of Executive Committee of Italian Society of Hypertension.

2014-2017:  Chair of the Italian Society of Hypertension Board–Lazio Regional Branch.

Reason for joining ECCR

ECCR is a scientific organization that brings together scientists from different areas of interest and expertise in the cardiovascular field, from basic to translational and clinical research. ECCR meeting is a friendly and pleasant environment to constructively interact with colleagues, and share ideas as well as different research experiences. Furthermore, ECCR always encourages interaction among young European scientists in the cardio-metabolic field and promotes networking among them. Joining the Executive Committee is a great opportunity to share and put into practice new ideas to improve the activities and facilitate the interaction of the ECCR community.

A Favourite book that you would recommend and why

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies; by Jared Diamond.

This book seeks to answer the question, “Why did the rate of progress differ so much for cultures on different continents?” In particular, the author explores why some civilizations became more economically and politically dominant than others. The ideas offered by this book contribute to understanding better human societies and the current issues in the modern world. In particular, it is highlighted that in many areas of life, success is not about doing one thing correctly, but about avoiding many possible modes of failure.

“Guns, Germs, and Steel” contributes to chronicle the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history.

Journals that you find interesting

Nature, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Hypertension, Clinical Science, European Heart Journal, Circulation

Something personal about yourself outside of work (something you enjoy doing, an unusual hobby or challenge

Reading, music, traveling, cooking, and sharing good times with family and friends.