Marco Cattaneo is Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Unit of Internal Medicine at Ospedale San Paolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. After gaining his MD at the Universirtà degli Studi di Milano, he specialized in Clinical and Laboratory Haematology at the Università degli Studi di Pavia, followed by a Residency at the A. Bianchi Bonomi Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre and Institute of Internal Medicine at the Ospedale Maggiore, Università degli Studi di Milano. He has been Post-Doctoral Fellow at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario and Guest or Visiting Scientist at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Temple University, Philadelphia and The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California.
His main research interests focus on pathophysiology of primary haemostasis, pharmacology of antiplatelet agents and the role of homocysteine in thrombotic disease.
Author of more than 300 original articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In 2001 he was awarded the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) 10th Biennial Award for Contributions to Haemostasis and Thrombosis. He has been Editor of Thrombosis Research and on the Editorial Board/Advisory Board for a number of other high-tier journals, including Jornal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Haematologica, Platelets, Thrombosis and Haemostasis and Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. He was Chair of the Working Party on Platelet Aggregation, and Chair of the Scientific Subcommittee on Platelet Physiology, Scientific and Standardization Committee, ISTH. He was a member of the Council of the ISTH from 2010 through 2016.