Dr. Antonio Abbate Joins the University of Virginia School of Medicine Cardiovascular Research Center

We are excited to welcome Dr. Antonio Abbate to the University of Virginia School of medicine Cardiovascular Research Center.  Dr. Abbate is one of the world’s leading experts in precision Immunomedicine.  Welcome to UVA, Dr. Abbate!

Dr. Antonio Abbate

Dr. Antonio Abbate joined the University of Virginia as the “Ruth C. Heede” Professor of Cardiology in the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center in July 2022. A native of Fondi, Italy, Dr. Abbate is an experienced clinician, mentor, and established researcher, specializing in general cardiology, cardio-immunology, and cardio-oncology. Dr. Abbate received his Medical Degree from the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, and his clinical training in Cardiovascular Medicine and PhD in Molecular and Cellular Cardiology from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy. He spent 15 years as an attending physician at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where he was promoted to the rank of Professor of Medicine as the “James C. Roberts, Esq.” Professor of Cardiology in the VCU Pauley Heart Center.

Dr. Abbate served in several leadership roles at VCU, including Vice Chair of the Division of Cardiology, Medical Director of the Clinical Research Unit, Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine, and Associate Director of the Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. He has contributed to hundreds of peer-reviewed publications related to his investigator-initiated research on the role of Interleukin-1 and inflammation in cardiovascular diseases funded by the National Institute of Health and the American Heart Association, in addition to his industry-sponsored research. During his career, Dr. Abbate has received several awards for his research, teaching, and mentoring, including the inaugural Thames-Kontos Distinguished Mentor Award from the School of Medicine at VCU, and being named among the Top Cardiologists in the country by Forbes Magazine. Dr. Abbate is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Cardio-Oncology, and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and European Society of Cardiology.