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Gianluca Di Bella MD PhD is an Associate Professor of Cardiol­ogy in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Messina, Italy. He pursued graduate work on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in laboratory at the CNR, Pisa, in 2004-2005 and in the University Hospital of Leuven (Belgium) in 2007. He received PhD qualification in “methodologies and techniques of cardiovascular imaging” in 2009. He received the young researcher award from the Italian Society of Cardiology in 2006, 2008 and 2010. He had a CMR Level 3 of ESC. Reviewer for interna­tional journals.

Chairman of the cardiac MRI working group of Italian Society of Cardiology in 2012-2014

Research interests: Di Bella’s research group has in­vestigated cardiac imaging (CMR and echoicardiography) in ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies (myocarditis and cardiac amyloidosis) and rare heart diseases.