Antonio F. Corno

School of Engineering, University of Leicester, England, U.K.
Faculty of "Science and Engineering", Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, U.K.
MOX, Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.

Dr. Corno was born in Italy in a small village (Vedano al Lambro) where his parents’ house was very close to the racing car circuit of Monza, and he learned immediately to watch and support the beautiful red Ferrari cars.

Dr. Corno received his graduate degree from Medical School of University of Pavia in 1975, and then graduated cum laude with the specialist degree in cardiac surgery from University of Padua in 1979 and the specialist degree in thoracic surgery from University of Siena in 1985. Following the Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow in 1997, the Privat-Docent in Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects from University of Lausanne in 2003, Dr. Corno received Honorary Doctorate in Medicine from University Sains Malaysia in 2017. From 2017-2020, Dr. Corno was Professor/Chair in Congenital Cardiac Surgery at the Cardiovascular Research Centre of University of Leicester and senior researcher of Department of Mathematics at University of Nottingham. From July 2020 to March 2023 Dr. Corno was Research Professor at the Children's Heart Institute of the Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital, and at the University Texas Health of McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas, USA. To move close to his family, following his passion for mathematics and bioengineering, he moved back to Europe as Scientific Collaborator in the Department of Mathematics at the "Politecnico" of Milan, Italy, and as Honorary Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester, England, and from January 2024 with the role of Lecturer in Cardiovascular Sciences at the Faculty of "Science and Engineering" of the "Manchester Metropolitan University" in Manchester, U.K.

Dr. Corno is an internationally respected and successful professor and consultant cardiac surgeon with congenital heart disease expertise, academic prowess and an exceptional track record delivering pioneering scientific/clinical research projects, and building world-class surgical teams for leading universities and hospitals in pressurized, fast-moving settings. Plus he is a charismatic and influential multi-lingual communicator, presenter and published author, with first-class people interpersonal skills.