Prof Carlo Di Mario was born in Modena, Italy and graduated in medicine, specialising in cardiology, from the University of Padua. He trained in interventional cardiology and worked at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he completed his PhD. He became professor of cardiology at the University of Florence and director of structural interventional cardiology at the Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy.
He has previously served as research and clinical director for interventional cardiology at the University Vita-Salute of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan and consultant cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. Between January 2003 and November 2016, he was professor of clinical cardiology, NHLI, Imperial College of Sciences, Medicine and Technology, and consultant cardiologist of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust, London. He was appointed in 2010 as senior investigator of the National Institute of Health Research. He is a certified implanter for the Medtronic Evolut R, Edwards Sapien 3 transcatheter aortic valves. He has eight years of experience with MitraClips and started implants of CardioBand in 2017.
Prof Di Mario has served as secretary of the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and was president of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions between 2009 and 2011. Between 2012 and 2014, he served as councillor of the ESC. He has been a member of the writing committee of many guidelines task forces of the ESC and is first/last author or co-author of many expert consensus documents.
Dr Carlos Di Mario is an editorial board member of Interventional Cardiology: Reviews, Research, Resources (ICR3) and European Cardiology Review.