Vincenzo Russo

Vincenzo Russo

Chair of Cardiology

Department of Cardiology, University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’, Ospedale Monaldi, Naples, Italy

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Personal History

Dr. Russo is based in Naples, Italy, where he holds the Chair of Cardiology at the University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’.


Academic History

Dr. Vincenzo Russo, MD PhD MMSc, graduated in medicine and surgery from Second University of Naples (SUN) in 2005.1 His specialist training in cardiology was undertaken at Monaldi Hospital in Naples, the largest specialist heart and lung hospital in Italy. He achieved his specialization degree in cardiology in 2010. He then earned a masters degree in clinical training and management in cardiology from the University of Padua in 2011. Following this, he completed a PhD on the pathophysiology of the cardio-respiratory System from Second University of Naples in 2013.


Career Overview

Dr. Russo has served as Consultant Cardiologist at Monaldi Hospital in Naples since 2010 and as Honorary Fellow in Cardiovascular Diseases at School of Medicine - University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” since 2011. He is currently Chair of Cardiology, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’.1 He has authored and co-authored over 160 research publications covering cardiac rhythm disorders, cardiac pacing, clinical electrophysiology, syncope, neuromuscular disorders, sudden cardiac death and cardiovascular pharmacotherapy.


Career Timeline

  • 1999 - 2005: Doctor of Medicine, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli
  • 2006 - 2010: Specialization in Cardiology, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli
  • 2007 - 2008: District Rotaract Representative, Rotary International
  • 2010 - 2011: Master of Medical Sciences, Università degli Studi di Padova
  • 2010 - 2013: PhD, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli
  • 2010 - 2013: Cardiologist - Research Fellow, Second University of Naples
  • 2010 - Present: Consulente Tecnico d' Ufficio, Tribunale di Napoli
  • 2011 - 2013: Componente ANMIC Commissione Invalidità Civile, Azienda Sanitaria Locale Napoli 2 Nord
  • 2011 - Present: Honorary Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease, Second University of Naples
  • 2012 - Present: Medical Officer of Military Corp of Sovereign Order of Malta (EI- SMOM), Order of Malta UNOG
  • 2013 - Present: Editorial Director, Salute Sud
  • 2013 - Present: Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Azienda Ospedaliera Monaldi Cotugno Cto
  • 2014 - Present: BLS Instructor, American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
  • 2017 - Present: Fellow, Associazione Italiana di Aritmologia e Cardiostimolazione
  • 2018 - Present: Assistant Professor in Cardiovascular Diseases, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
  • 2019 - Present: General Secretary, Società Italiana del Dottorato di Ricerca
  • 2019 - Present: Scientific Fellow, Società Italiana di Cardiologia



  • 2008: Paul Harris Fellow - one sapphire, Rotary Foundation - Rotary International
  • 2010: “Who’s Who in the Word”, 7th edition, Marquis Who’sWho
  • 2012: Premio "I Maestri dell'Aritmologia Italiana - Giuseppe Curzio", Associazione Italiana di Aritmologia e Cardiostimolazione (AIAC)


Areas of Speciality

  • Cardiology
  • Anticoagulants
  • Antiplatelets
  • Antithrombotics
  • Electrophysiology
  • Arrhythmias
  • Syncope
  • Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • COVID-19





Articles by Vincenzo Russo, Chair of Cardiology

Cardiac Pacing in Cardioinhibitory Reflex Syncope: Clinical Use of Closed-loop Stimulation

Marco Tomaino, Vincenzo Russo, Daniele Giacopelli, et al


Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(4):244–9.