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About us



The CardioPath programme is an international joint academic effort of higher education in cardiovascular pathophysiology and related therapeutics established in 2015.


The CardioPath programme stemmed from the agreement between 2 Universities and 1 Research Center:

In alliance with 1 Private Hospital of excellence:

  • 2015-2018: Prof. Bruno Trimarco



Emanuele Barbato

Academic Council

Jozef Bartunek, Eduardo Bossone, Bernard De Bruyne, Guido Iaccarino, Raffaele Izzo, Carmine Morisco, Salvatore Panico, Martin Penicka, Gaetano Santulli, Eugenio Stabile, Bruno Trimarco, Marco Valgimigli, Guy Van Camp, Marc Vanderheyden, Stephan Windecker, William Wijns.  


The CardioPath programme is aimed at providing a systematic understanding and knowledge of the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying cardiac diseases, and an exposure to cutting-edge therapies in the cardiovascular field. The training programs integrate basic and clinical practice throughout 3 curricula.


  •  Hypertension, heart failure and arrhythmias
  •  Non-invasive diagnostic imaging of cardiac diseases
  •  Interventional cardiology

Campus sites


Prof. Emanuele Barbato (coordinator of PhD programme)

Prof. Raffaele Izzo (coordinator of the campus Naples)

Prof. Eugenio Stabile (coordinator of the campus Mercogliano)

Dr. Marc Vanderheyden (coordinator of campus Aalst)

Prof. Stephan Windecker (coordinator of campus Bern)


Awarding bodies

University of Naples Federico II (Italy)

Teaching board

This includes 31 members of which 25 hold an academic position and 6 are principal investigators of our campus sites. The complete list can be seen here.


The CardioPath programme is supported by unrestricted funding made available by the University of Naples Federico II and by the Clinica Montevergine Mercogliano