In order to bring you the best possible user experience, this site uses Javascript. If you are seeing this message, it is likely that the Javascript option in your browser is disabled. For optimal viewing of this site, please ensure that Javascript is enabled for your browser.
Did you know that your browser is out of date? To get the best experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version. Learn more.
COVID-19 and Cardiology Read more

Annual International Master's Degree in Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

Endorsed by the ESC Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function

The University of Bologna International Masters Degree in Pulmonary Vascular Diseases is the first worldwide post-graduate course dedicated in particular to pulmonary hypertension.

The objective of the Masters Degree in Pulmonary Vascular Diseases is to provide education in the theory and practical training in the diagnosis and the treatment of patients with diseases of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems involving the pulmonary circulation. Special attention is also devoted to the principles and conduct of clinical trials.


  • Academic director: Nazzareno Galiè, Chairman of the ESC Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function in 2008-2010
  • Location: Cardiology Institute (Istituto di Cardiologia), pad. 21, Ospedale S.Orsola- Malpighi- Via Massarenti, 9, Bologna

Teaching plan

  • Pathophysiology and pathobiology
  • Comprehensive diagnostic strategies
  • Hemodynamic assessment
  • Radiology and Imaging
  • Pulmonary hypertension medication
  • Surgery
  • Organization and follow-up management .


  • Qualifications required: Medical degree in medicine and surgery.
  • Language: Knowledge of the English language is required.
  • Selection criteria: The selection of applicants for the MPVD is based upon their curriculum vitae and publications.
    A pre-application should be made through the website.


  • Professional Profile: The aim of this Masters is to train doctors who are experts in pulmonary vascular diseases.
  • Participant Number : Between 5 and 10 
  • Length : One-year course
  • Applications expire on November 30th, communication of acceptance is confirmed by December 15th and attendance starts on the third week of February of each academic year.

Lectures are given by international opinion leaders in the pulmonary vascular science. The attendees are directly involved in the daily activities of one of the most renowned international centres in the management of patients with pulmonary vascular diseases.

This annual educational initiative chaired by Professor Nazzareno Galiè was established in 2006 and has been attended by physicians from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Finland, Greece, Israel, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States of America.


Access the official website

For any further information please contact Dr Maria Luisa Testonithe administrative director of the MPVD (Tel: +39-3280080328; email ).