Sarver Heart Center, Room 4137
Antonio Abbate MD, PhD
"Interleukin-1 blockade in acute myocardial infarction and heart failure"
Antonio Abbate, MD received his degree in Medicine from University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy and completed Clinical Fellowship in Adult Cardiovascular Medicine and a Research Doctorate in Cellular and Molecular Cardiology at the Catholic University of Rome, Italy. He then completed an additional Internal Medicine Residency program at VCU-MCV Hospitals in Virginia.
Dr. Abbate now serves as Vice-Chair for the Division of Cardiology, Associate Chair for Research for the Department of Internal Medicine, Associate Director of the Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, and Medical Director of the Clinical Research Unit.
Dr. Abbate leads a multidisciplinary team in the VCU Pauley Heart Center and the Johnson Research Laboratories, examining the role of inflammation in heart disease. Dr. Abbate is also principal investigator on pilot clinical studies funded by the National Institute of Health, the American Heart Association, or Industry, aimed at identifying novel anti-inflammatory therapies for patients with acute myocardial infarction or heart failure.
Dr. Abbate has authored or co-authored over 300 articles, reviews and editorials that have been published in professional journals. In addition, he has participated in more than 350 oral and poster presentations to national and international meetings.