Prof. Alberto Zambon MD, PhD, FAHA (IT)
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine – DIMED University of Padua School of Medicine – Italy
Affiliate Assistant Professor, of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Professor Alberto Zambon received his MD degree in 1988 from the University of Padua. He is board certified in endocrinology and metabolism (1993), and holds a PhD in gerontology from the University of Padua (1998).
Professor Zambon was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, (1991-1993 and again 1995-1998). In 1999, he was appointed Acting Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, where he currently is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Medicine. Professor Zambon was a visiting scientist at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), Lipid Laboratory, Oakland, California (summer 2004 and 2006).
Professor Zambon received several honors, scholarships and fellowships and among them an AHA fellowship award (1996-97), the 1997 Young Faculty Award of the Western Society for Clinical Investigation (US), the Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholarship of American Federation For Aging Research (1998-2001), the Merck Young Investigators on Lipid Research Award for outstanding research contribution (1999) and the Award for Outstanding Scientific Contributions in Medical Research (2000 and 2001) from the School of Medicine, University of Padua, Italy.
His main clinical interests are in the care of patients with premature atherosclerosis and in patients with lipid disorders. His main research interests relate to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis with a specific focus on the mechanisms of atherosclerotic plaque progression and regression and the genetic background leading to lipoprotein abnormalities responsible for the unstable atherosclerotic plaque.
He has authored or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and 5 book chapters, and has delivered more than 160 invited lectures.
Professor Zambon is currently a member of the national board of the Italian Atherosclerosis Society Foundation. He is a member of the Italian Atherosclerosis Society (SISA), the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS), and the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS). He has served as member of the the International Advisory Board for the XV and XVI International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) Symposiums. Professor Zambon is currently a member of the Executive Board of the IAS.