Dr. Mauro Rinaldi graduated from the Pavia Faculty of Medicine in 1987, worked as a resident surgeon at the University of Pavia and as a research fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (MN), USA, between 1988 and 1990. After training at the Broussais Hospital in Paris under the supervision of Prof. Alain Carpentier he was assigned in 1992 consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at S. Matteo Hospital, Pavia becoming in 2001 associate professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Pavia. Since 2005 he is Clinical Director of the Cardiac Surgery Department of the Molinette Hospital in Turin (IT) and full professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Turin.
He is proficient in minimally invasive right thoracotomy for both complex mitral repair and aortic surgery using sutureless valves. Under his leadership, the minimally invasive cardiac surgery program began in 2006 at the University of Turin and, to date, he and his team performed more than 1000 procedures. He contributed in establishing one of the largest experience of ventricular mechanical assistance in Italy and in establishing the largest Italian program of heart and lung transplantation (from 1885 both in Pavia and Turin). He has performed more than 2500 cardiac operations as first surgeon, is member of national and international cardiac surgery societies and is author and co-author of more than 250 scientific papers.