Institution: UNITO. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tasks in the project: Franco Rabbia is participant from the UNITO group involved in WP4-5. 

WP4-5: Contribution: - Recruitment of referred hypertension patients for the multicentre screening of established omics biomarkers to identify patients with overt endocrine hypertension, with subclinical forms and patients clustering into a specific endocrine group.

- Assessment of the validity of screening for omics biomarkers in hypertension patients to establish a stratified health promotion programme in hypertensive subjects.


MD 25/11/1960 Turin

Graduation in Medicine and surgery (1986)

Clinical Fellow in Internal Medicine University of Turin( 1987-1992) (prof L. Chiandussi),)

From 1989 to 2002 senior house officier Division of Internal Medicine, Hypertension Unit (Director Prof. L. Chiandussi). From 2003 to now senior Registrar Division of Internal Medicine, Hypertension Unit (Director Prof. F. Veglio) Azienda. Ospedaliera Città della Salute e della Scienza- University of Turin.

Awards and Honors: European Society of Hypertension Specialist since 2001

Member: European Society of Hypertension, Italian Society of Hypertension

Teacher: degree course of Dietician University of Turin

Referee: BMJ, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Circulation, International journal of Obesity

Main publications:

- Covella M, Milan A, Totaro S, Cuspidi C, Re A, Rabbia F, Veglio F. Echocardiographic aortic root dilatation in hypertensive patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Hypertens. 2014;32:1928-35

-Totaro S, Rabbia F, Testa E, Covella M, Berra E, Fulcheri C, Mulatero P, Veglio F. Appropriateness of referral to a European society of hypertension center of excellence. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012;14:729-30.

-Rabbia F, Rabbone I, Totaro S, Testa E, Covella M, Berra E, Bertello MC, Gioia E, Cerutti F, Veglio F. Evaluation of blood pressure/height ratio as an index to simplify diagnostic criteria of hypertension in Caucasian adolescents. J Hum Hypertens. 2011;25:623-4.

-Veglio F, Paglieri C, Rabbia F, Bisbocci D, Bergui M, Cerrato P. Hypertension and cerebrovascular damage. Atherosclerosis. 2009;205:331-41.

-Leotta G, Rabbia F, Canadè A, Testa E, Papotti G, Mulatero P, Veglio F. Characteristics of the patients referred to a Hypertension Unit between 1989 and 2003. J Hum Hypertens. 2008;22:119-21



Scientific Coordinator: Dr Maria -Christina Zennaro, Head of INSERM U970 team 14: Genetic mechanisms of aldosterone-related disorders.

Project Manager (INSERM-Transfert): Catherine Clusel

Project Manager (INSERM-Transfert): Kristina Fiedler

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Paris Cardiovascular Research Center (PARCC), European Georges Pompidou Hospital, 56 rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France

INSERM-Transfert, Paris Biopark, 7 rue Watt, 75013 Paris, France


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