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ETHICA Award 2010: Antonio Colombo

EuroIntervention 2010;6:431.

Patrick Serruys
Patrick W. Serruys*, MD, PhD; Salvatore Brugaletta, MD


Antonio Colombo was born July, 1950 in Busto Arsizio, Italy. Right from his early years in primary school in Gallarate he was always a good student. An explorer since his youth in both his private life and career, Antonio Colombo has always liked travelling; in 1967 going all the way to Iran in his Volkswagen called “Maggiolino”. In 1975 he graduated with the highest marks in medicine and became a cardiologist in 1978.

After these accomplishments, and not unlike Colombus, he decided to conquer the new continent, going to the United States to complete his medical training. His American experience was highly ...

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