Andrei Sposito is Full Professor of the Department of Cardiology at UNICAMP. He received his MD from the University of Bahia, Brazil, in 1992 and was trained in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of São Paulo (USP). He was awarded his PhD for his work on lipid metabolism and atherogenesis while at the USP, and completed his postdoctorate in this same field at the University of Paris VI, France. He served as Chairman of the Department of Atherosclerosis of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology from 2008 to 2010.
Prof Sposito has been awarded for research productivity by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development in the last 15 years. Currently he is Senior Associated Investigator of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, USA, and a Scientific Consultant at Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA. He is also Member of the Regional Executive Committee for the Americas of the International Atherosclerosis Society and Visiting Professor at the University of Parma, Italy.
Professor Sposito was the chief editor of the IV Brazilian Guidelines for the Prevention of Atherosclerosis, Associate Editor of Atherosclerosis and the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, and Section Editor of BBA Clinical and presently he is member of the EBioMedicine Editorial Board in the Cardiovascular Research/Cardiology section. He has been author in several prestigious journals and his publications include chapters in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and Braunwald’s Heart Disease.