He graduated from the Veterinary College of the University of Milan in 1990. He became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (Specialty of Cardiology) in 1999. In the period 2004-2006 he followed the Master in Electrophysiology and electrical stimulation at the University of Medicine of Insubria in Varese. He obtained a PhD at the University of Turin College of Veterinary Internal medicine in 2010. He directs the cardiology divisions of the Clinica Veterinaria Malpensa in Samarate, Varese (Italy) and of the Ospedale Veterinario I Portoni Rossi, Bologna (Italy). From 2014 he is adjunct professor of cardiology at the Veterinary College of the Cornell University, New York – USA. His main research activities include the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias in dogs. He loves teaching all over the world, jogging, work-out, hatha yoga, playing piano and overall staying with his family, Aussie and Westies included.


The 20 February 1999 Dr Roberto Santilli graduated at the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Specialty of cardioglogy. The specialty in veterinary cardiology is achieved through a program of postgraduate education defined by the European College of Internal Medicine of Companion Animals (ECVIM-CA), an institution recognized by the European Board of Veterinary Specializations (EBVS). The specialist title is obtained after a training period of 1 year in a facility accredited by the European Colleges, followed by...

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On 5 March 2010 Dr Roberto Santilli has received the title of Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the University of Turin after following a program of three years from 1 November 2005 to 31 October 2008 and had discussed the thesis "Diagnosis and treatment of supraventricular tachycardia in dogs ". The PhD is a degree of the higher education, which corresponds to the highest level of university education. To be admitted to the PhD courses an international concourse should be...

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From October 2014 Dr. Roberto Santilli was appointed adjunct professor of cardiology at Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York. This institution was founded in April 27, 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White with the main objective to provide a high level of education regardless of race, religious and political beliefs. The guiding principles of the founders were aimed to university teaching and research in any discipline of human and arts, sciences, engineering, law and...

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