Sandro Gelsomino


Prof. Sandro Gelsomino has studied Medicine in Bologna. He was trained as a heart surgeon at the University Hospital S. Orsola Malpighi in Bologna and qualified in 1995. He was fellow at the Bologna University from 1990 to 1995. He was resident Cardiac Surgeon at Pinna Pintor Clinic and Staff member at Brescia Hospital from 1995 to 1997. From 1998 to 2003 he was Cardiac Surgeon staff member at S. Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Udine, Italy and member of the Stentless valve program. From 2003 to 2007 he was staff surgeon at Careggi Hospital Florence, Italy and he carried out the program on Ischemic mitral regurgitation. From 2008 to 2006 he was Director (Head) of the Experimental Surgey Unit Careggi Hospital Florence.

In 2009, he obtained his PhD on this subject at the Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University. In 2014, he was appointed Associate Professor and in 2018 he became Professor of Heart Surgery.

One of the main topic of his research is atrial fibrillation (AF). He is developing a new true hybrid true bipolar tool (CORDIA) for the ablation of the atrial fibrillation which has been patented with the support of Maastricht University. In addition, he is developing, in collaboration with MERLIN, a patch for several application in the field of cardiovascular medicine, apart from AF. With the University of Florence, he is involved in the programme for new anti-oxidants for the treatment of AF. He is leading a programme, in cooperation with the University of Brussel, for the application of artificial intelligence in arrhythmias (ISAAC).

He is starting a cooperation with other AF experts at Maastricht University for computer modelling of AF.


Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Universiteitsingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: F3.102
T: +31 (0)43 388 10 66

  • 2022
    • de Jong, M. M. J., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Rutten, M., Devos, M., Romano, M., Micali, L. R., Parise, G., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2022). Aortic flow below and visceral circulation during aortic counterpulsation: Evaluation of an in vitro model. Perfusion, 37(1), 69-77. [0267659120978641].
  • 2021
    • Tetta, C., Montrone, G., Longhi, A., Rocca, M., Londero, F., Parise, G., Parise, O., Maessen, J. G., Miceli, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2021). Chemosensitivity of Lung Metastatic High-Grade Synovial Sarcoma. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(24), [5956].
    • Nijs, J., Vangelder, B., Tanaka, K., Gelsomino, S., Van Loo, I., La Meir, M., Maessen, J., & Kietselaer, B. L. J. H. (2021). Geometric characteristics of bicuspid aortic valves. JTCVS Techniques, 10, 200-215.
    • Dokollari, A., Cameli, M., Mandoli, G. E., Kalra, D. K. S., Poston, R., Coku, L., Pernoci, M., Miri, M., Bonacchi, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2021). Early and Midterm Clinical Outcomes of Transcatheter Valve-in-Valve Implantation Versus Redo Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Bioprosthetic Valve Degeneration: Two Faces of the Same Medal. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 35(11), 3223-3231.
    • Matteucci, F., Maesen, B., De Asmundis, C., Bidar, E., Parise, G., Maessen, J. G., La Meir, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2021). Comparison between biparietal bipolar and uniparietal bipolar radio frequency ablation techniques in a simultaneous procedural setting. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 61(3), 567-575.
    • Matteucci, F., La Meir, M., Maesen, B., Chierchia, G-B., De Asmundis, C., & Gelsomino, S. (2021). In vivo preliminary test of a new biparietal bidirectional bipolar radiofrequency magnetic coupling system. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 44(9), 1585-1592. [ARTN 1-8].
    • Luca, F., Giubilato, S., Di Fusco, S. A., Piccioni, L., Rao, C. M., Iorio, A., Cipolletta, L., D'Elia, E., Gelsomino, S., Rossini, R., Colivicchi, F., & Gulizia, M. M. (2021). Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation Cardioversion: What Is Crucial to Take into Account. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(15), [3212].
    • Dokollari, A., Bisleri, G., Patel, D-S., Kalra, D-K., Gelsomino, S., & Bonacchi, M. (2021). The jungle of risk scores and their inability to predict long-term survival. The truth behind the mirror. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 36(8), 3004-3005.
    • Dokollari, A., Bonacchi, M., Gelsomino, S., & Coku, L. (2021). The serendipity history of a bioprosthesis in mitral position: An incessant competition among manufacturers having no winner. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 36(8), 2784-2785.
    • Gelsomino, S., Tetta, C., Matteucci, F., del Pace, S., Parise, O., Prifti, E., Dokollari, A., Parise, G., Micali, L. R., La Meir, M., & Bonacchi, M. (2021). Surgical Risk Factors for Ischemic Stroke Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. A Multi-Factor Multimodel Analysis. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 8, [622480].