Carlo Patrono is Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at the Catholic University School of Medicine in Rome, Italy, and at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. He trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow in New York with the late Solomon Berson and Nobel Laureate Rosalyn Yalow. Prof. Patrono’s main research interest is in the study of platelet activation and inhibition in atherothrombosis and colorectal cancer. His research has characterized the human pharmacology of aspirin as an inhibitor of platelet thromboxane production and provided the basis for the development of low-dose aspirin as an antithrombotic agent.
He is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians, European Society of Cardiology, Royal College of Physicians, Academia Europaea and Accademia dei Lincei.
He has received the Alexander B. Gutman award from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the Distinguished Award in Neuroscience from the Louisiana State University, the 1998 International Aspirin® Award from Bayer AG, the 2007 John Vane Award from the William Harvey Research Institute of the University of London, the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award of the Eicosanoid Research Foundation, the 2013 Grand Prix Scientifique de la Fondation Lefoulon-Delalande awarded by the Institut de France, and the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
He is a Section Editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Deputy Editor of the European Heart Journal.
He is a member of the scientific advisory boards of the William Harvey Research Institute, and International Aspirin Foundation.
Prof. Patrono has published 245 research articles with over 75,000 citations and an h-index of 110 (source: Google Scholar).