Born in Ivrea in 1950, Lorenzo Menicanti graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the Cattolica University of Rome. After specialising in Urology, Paediatric Surgery and Heart Surgery he worked as a heart surgeon at Bergamo and Vicenza hospitals. He continued and completed his training at the universities of Marseilles and Nice and in London at the Harley Street Clinic. He also completed his training at Houston’s Texas Medical Center and at the University of California in San Francisco.
Since 1990 he has been Head of the Cardiology Division at Policlinico San Donato where, since 2015, he is Director of the Heart Surgery area and scientific director of IRCCS. He has performed over 16.000 surgeries since 1989. He has written over 170 peer reviewed articles for international specialist journals.
He has been President of Società Italiana di Cardiochirurgia.