Edoardo De Benedetti (Turin, 1964) has been a director of CIR (formerly COFIDE) since April 2013.
He is a doctor specializing in internal medicine and cardiology who works in the department of cardiac catheterization at the l’Hôpital de La Tour di Meyrin (Switzerland). Since 2003, as well as being joint head of interventional cardiology, he has also exercised the profession of cardiologist in private practice.
After his University studies in medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, where he graduated in 1991, he obtained a Swiss specialization in internal medicine in 1995 followed by a specialization in cardiology in 1998 from the University Hospital of Geneva. From 1999 to 2003 he was consultant for the CHUV in Lausanne where he continued to specialize in interventional cardiology.
In the year 2000, thanks to a research grant, he devoted himself to research for the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in Paris, whilst also practising interventional cardiology at the Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital.
He has been involved in various humanitarian missions at the hospitals of Sarajevo (Bosnia), Tbilisi (Georgia) and Djakove (Kosovo) and is the author of numerous articles published in various specialist journals in the field of cardiovascular medicine.
He is also on the scientific committee of the Foundation Together to Go – TOG for the rehabilitation of children suffering from neurological problems.
He is married and has two daughters.