Clinical Investigator, Europe
Professor Metra is the Associate Professor of Cardiology, Department of Experimental and Applied Medicine, University of Brescia. He received his medical degree from the University of Parma in 1981 and subsequently served as fellow in cardiology and in internal medicine at the Universities of Parma and Brescia. He was a research associate at the Committee on Clinical Pharmacology of the University of Chicago, Illinois (Director Prof Leon I Goldberg) United States, in 1985, returning to the University of Brescia the following year as research associate. A board member of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) from 2001 to 2008, Prof Metra served as secretary of the executive board from 2004 to 2006. He has also been a member of the ESC’s Committee for Practice Guidelines (years 2004 to 2006), and was co-chair of the 2008 meeting of the HFA.