Antonio Pelliccia specialises in cardiovascular disease and sport medicine. He heads the cardiology department of the Italian Olympic Committee’s Institute of Medicine and Sport. He is adjunct professor in sport cardiology at Aquila and La Sapienza universities’ specialisation schools in cardiovascular disease and sport medicine.
He was the Italian delegation’s health director at the following winter Olympic Games: Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010 and the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 summer Olympics. He is associate professor in medicine at TUFTS University, Boston.
He has written a great deal of work for international scientific journals (New Engl J Med, Circulation, JACC, Eur Hart J) on the cardiovascular physiopathology of exercise and sport.
He is past president of the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and the European Society of Cardiology.