Mission and values

The Monzino is a clinical research hospital that is highly specialised in the heart and its vessels. Founded in 1981, it is part of the IEO-Monzino group: two centres of excellence in the management of major pathologies of the Western world, which reinvest all their profits in research and innovation.


The Monzino Cardiology Centre was established in 1981 with a donation from the Knight of Labour, Dr. Italo Monzino and the original idea of ​​Prof. Cesare Bartorelli, of the University of Milan, who decided to create the first hospital in Europe exclusively dedicated to the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Today it is part of the IEO-Monzino group: two centres of excellence in the management of the major pathologies of the Western world, which reinvest all their profits in research and innovation.

The Monzino is accredited and affiliated with the Region of Lombardy and offers admissions and outpatient services under the National Health Service.

In 1992, it became the first clinical research hospital (IRCCS) in Italy dedicated exclusively to cardiovascular diseases. As an IRCCS, the Monzino pursues research, mainly clinical and translational, in the biomedical field as well as in the organization and management of health services, together with admissions and highly specialised treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

The activities of the Monzino Cardiology Centre are inspired by values ​​such of specialisation, research, interdisciplinary care and continuity of services, aimed at keeping the person at the centre of attention.


Conventions with the University

The Monzino Cardiology Centre is the site of the Department of Clinical and Community Sciences - Cardiovascular Section of the University of Milan. The relative care structures are made available for the purposes of teaching and research, to the degree courses of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in the cardiovascular field. In fact, the Institute hosts the undergraduate (3 years of clinical training) and post-graduate (Specialization Schools, etc.) training for the following university chairs and courses:

  • The Chair of Cardiology and the School of Specialisation in Cardiology
  • The Chair of Cardiac Surgery and the School of Specialisation in Cardiac Surgery
  • The Degree Course in Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion Techniques

Monzino has also conventions with:
  • The School of Specialisation in Vascular Surgery I
  • The School of Specialisation in Anaesthesia and Resuscitation
  • The School of Specialisation in Radiology