Professor Raffaele Calabrò

Prof. Calabrò has been the rector of Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome since 1 September 2017. He was born in Lucera, in the Province of Foggia, on 19 February 1947.

Academic career

Prof. Calabrò graduated in Medicine and Surgery at Università di Napoli Federico II in 1971, where he also completed specializations in Cardiology and Vascular Diseases in 1974 and Respiratory System Diseases in 1976. Between 1972 and 2008 he conducted clinical activity at Elena d’Aosta Hospital in Naples, the La Paz Infant Clinic in Madrid, the Pausilipon clinic and the Mondaldi Clinic both in Naples. In the later he was head of the Pediatric Cardiology Department from 1992 to 2003, Director of Complex Operative Cardiology Unit from 2003 and the Director of the Cardiology and General Medicine Department from 2006 to 2008.

His university lecturing career started in 1987 as an Associate Professor in Pediatric Cardiology at the faculty of Medicine and Surgery at Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. In 2000, he became a Full Professor at Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” and achieved tenured status in 2005.

Raffaele Calabrò has published over 500 scientific articles in Italian and International journals.

Political career

Prof. Calabrò was a Council Member for the Health Service from 1995 to 1997 and Chairmen of Regione Campania Health Board from 1997 to 2000. Always in Campania, he held the role of advisor and secretary for the Health Commission from 2000 to 2005. During the last two legislatures (2008-2013 and 2013-2017), Prof. Calabrò was a Senator and Member of Parliament. He resigned from Montecitorio on 28 June 2017, before accepting his nomination at the Rector of Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome.