Roberto Nerla

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Dr. Roberto Nerla

Interventional Cardiologist

Humanitas Gavazzeni

Graduated in 2008 (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome). During his studies, he spent one year abroad at University of Salamanca (Spain). He continued his post-graduate training in Rome Catholic University where he obtained residency in Cardiology in 2015. From 2014 to 2015 he was a clinical and research Interventional Fellow in one of the busiest London Hospitals (King’s College Hospital) under the supervision of Professor Phil MacCarthy. From 2015 to 2018 he worked as part of the interventional team of Maria Cecilia Hospital (Cotignola, RA), where he gained a wide experience in complex coronary cases, peripheral interventions (including carotid stenting, aorto-iliac, femoro-popliteal and BTK interventions). In addition, he gained experience in structural interventions (PFO closure, TAVI, left atrial appendage closure) and was in charge of all the structural research program. Dr. Roberto Nerla research interests comprised all aspects of coronary artery disease from endotelial dysfunction to microvascular disease and coronary plaque characterization through advanced imaging (OCT). His main research focus now involves the percutaneous treatment of aortic valve disease and its most complex scenarios (valve-in-valve interventions, bicuspid anatomies, TAVI optimization). He is member of Eurointervention Editorial Board.

Education and training

  1. May 2015

    Specialist in Cardiology

    Cardiology Residency Thesis Discussion ("OCT ad FFR in intermediate coronary lesions" - A Rome-London collaboration study)
  2. Sept. 2014

    License to practice medicine in UK

    Completing full GMC registration
  3. Feb. 2009

    Medical Doctor

    Obtaining license to practice medicine
  4. July 2008

    Degree in Medicine and Surgery with full honors

    Catholic University "Sacro Cuore" , in Rome

Professional Experience

  1. From Nov. 2015
    Interventional Cardiologist
    GVM Maria Cecilia Hospital, Cotignola - Ravenna, Italy
  2. Sept. 2014 to Sept. 2015
    Interventional Cardiologist Clinical Fellow
    King's College Hospital, London UK
  3. from 2009 to 2015
    Resident in Cardiology
    Catholic University "Sacro Cuore" - Rome, Italy
  4. 2005 - 2006
    Medical fellowship as foreign visiting student at Cardiology and General Surgery Units
    Universidad de Salamanca - Salamanca, Spain

Awards & Prizes

  • 2016
    Best Five 2016 Cases
    PCR London Valve - London, UK
  • 2016
    "Impella best Clinical Case" (best three cases selected all over the world)
    TCT 2016 Prize
  • Oct. 2014
    Best International Case Award for the best clinical case presented
    GISE (Italian Interventional Cardiology Society) - Genova, Italy
  • June 2014
    Italian Radial Club Award for the best clinical case presented
    Italian Radial Club - Cagliari, Italy
  • 2017
    Finalist for the best clinical case
    "Conoscere e curare il cuore 2017" Congress (Firenze, IT)