davide capodanno

Davide Capodanno

Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania; Excellence Through Newest Advances Foundation, Catania, Italy

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Personal History

Prof. Capodanno is based in Catania, Italy, where he works as Full Professor of Cardiology at the University of Catania. 


Academic History

Prof. Capodanno obtahis masters degree in 2004 and his PhD in 2011 from the University of Catania. He also completed his research training at the University of Florida in Jacksonville, FL in 2009


Career Overview

Prof. Capodanno has worked at the University of Catania since 2010, as a researcher and associate professor. Since 2021 he has held the position of Full Professor of Cardiology. He has authored over 500 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including original articles, reviews and editorials. He has also co-authored 5 textbooks of interventional cardiology and 17 textbook chapters. He has delivered over 200 invited lectures in international meetings.1

Prof. Capodanno is chair of the Scientific Documents and Initiatives Committee of the EAPCI. He is co-director of the PCR Clinical Research Course and Associate Director of TCT. He is a member of the Working Group on Thrombosis of the ESC and a member of the Educative Solutions Research Group Programme of PCR. Prof. Capodanno serves as editor-in-chief of Eurointervention, Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal, Section Editor of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and Editorial Consultant of JACC Cardiovascular Interventions.2


Career Timeline

  • 1998-2004: Master's Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University of Catania
  • 2004-2008: Postgraduate Diploma in Cardiology, University of Catania
  • 2008-2011: PhD in “Hypertension and hypertension-related organ damage”, University of Catania
  • 2009: Postdoctoral Research Associate: Shands College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL
  • 2010: Research Associate, University of Catania
  • 2010 - 2014: Researcher, University of Catania
  • 2011 - Present: Interventional Cardiologist, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "Policlinico - Vittorio Emanuele"
  • 2014 - 2021: Associate Professor, University of Catania
  • 2017 - 2019: Editor-in-Chief, PCRonline.com
  • 2019 - Present: Editor In Chief, Eurointervention
  • 2021: Full Professor, University of Catania


Areas of Speciality

  • Coronary revascularization
  • Drug-eluting stents
  • Antithrombotic pharmacotherapy



  1. https://www.practiceupdate.com/author/davide-capodanno/5133
  2. https://bit.ly/3IG4buA 


Articles by Davide Capodanno, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania; Excellence Through Newest Advances Foundation, Catania, Italy

Anticoagulation after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Current Status

Antonio Greco, Davide Capodanno,


Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2020;15:e02.

Risk Stratification in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: a Practical Walkthrough in the Landscape of Prognostic Risk Models

Davide Capodanno,

Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2018;13(3):112–20

Assessing Patients for Left Main Percutaneous Coronary Intervention - Considerations and Practicalities of Risk Scores

Anna Caggegi, Davide Capodanno, Claudia Tamburino, et al

Citation: Interventional Cardiology 2012;7(1):24–7

The Sicilian Drug-eluting Stent Registry - Risk-Benefit and Cost-effectiveness Analyses of Drug-eluting Stents versus Bare-metal Stents

Corrado Tamburino, Davide Capodanno,

Citation: Interventional Cardiology 2008;3(1):59-61