Iacopo Olivotto (Italy)

Prof. Iacopo Olivotto is Head of the Cardiomyopathy Unit and Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Careggi University Hospital in Florence, Italy. Over the last two decades, his main clinical and research interests have includes various aspects of cardiomyopathies, with special focus on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), ranging from clinical predictors of disease progression and outcome, arrhythmias, medical and surgical management, advanced imaging and genetic studies, developmental, translational studies addressing cardiac myofilament contractility and cellular electrophysiology. These lines of research have been instrumental in creating a growing multidisciplinary network connecting the Florence team to distinguished Institutions worldwide.  Prof. Olivotto has been involved in the design and execution of randomized studies in genetic cardiomyopathies, and has been the lead of the recently presented Explorer HCM trial. Prof. Olivotto has co-authored over 200 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals. He is a co-founder and board member of The Sarcomeric Human Cardiomyopathy Registry (Share) and ICON (International CardiomyOpathy Network).