Antonio Abbate

Abbate, Antonio

Primary Appointment

Ruth C. Heede Professor of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine


  • MD, Medical School, University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy
  • Residency, Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • PhD, Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy

Contact Information

1215 Lee St
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Telephone: (434) 924-5500

Research Disciplines

Cardiovascular Biology, Immunology

Research Interests

Identifying and exploring the role of innate immunity, inflammasome, and interleukin-1 blockade in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease

Research Description

Dr. Abbate and his team collaborate on, develop, and execute bench-to-bedside research exploring the impact of innate immunity and its role in cardiovascular disease and injury (ischemia, reperfusion, infection, heart failure, etc.). They are recognized for their translational work on Interleukin-1 and inflammasome-targeted treatments for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pericarditis, and myocarditis.

Selected Publications