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Chief Medical Officer
- I founded Meditrial because I saw an opportunity to help create more effective collaboration between the medical community, the healthcare industry and regulators. Ultimately, the quality of patient care depends not only on the doctor-patient connection, but on countless other relationships and joint efforts that exist behind the scenes to synergically enable medical progress.
With 20+ years of expertise in clinical care, research and regulatory compliance, Dr. Tocchi is recognized for her pivotal role in leading medtech firms from strategic planning to approvals for clinical trials and market entry. Her daily work is driven by a single goal: making it easier for effective new therapies to reach the patients. She actively contributes to the development of new regulations and standards (ISO, AAMI) and is committed to education and knowledge sharing in the medical and academic community through lectures and training programs. She drives Meditrial’s strategic directives for growth, innovation and alliances.
- 1991 Medical Doctor degree with honors, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
- 1991 Medical Practice License, National Physicians Society, ltaly
- 1995 Specialist Degree in Cardiology with honors, La Sapienza University of Rome, ltaly
- 1998 U.S. Medical Licensing Certification (USMLE)
- 2000 Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology, with honors, La Sapienza University, Rome, ltaly
Languages English, Italian
- Dr. Tocchi is an expert active in the development of European and U.S. regulations.
- She is a member of the ISO (international Standardization Organization) and AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) and contributes as an expert in the working groups that develop the standards on clinical trials for medical devices (ISO 14155) , cardiac valve replacement and repair devices (ISO 5840 and ISO 5910) and a new standard on cardiac occluders.
Founder and Chief Medical Officer
|2005-Present||ISO/AAMI Technical Committees Expert||
|2003-2008||Medical Director, Donawa Consulting, Rome Italy||
|2000-2002||Scientific Coordinator, Cardiology Department, San Raffaele Hospital Milano, Italy||
|1997-1999||Visiting scientist/professor, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston||
- Author of first paper of catheter ablation in Afib, that paved the way for the widespread adoption of this technique using the Biosense Webster Carto System
- Author of first paper on Troponins for prognosis in chronic renal failure, that lead to universal adoption of this test in kidney disease patients.
Publications and presentationsStudies published in peer-reviewed Journals
- 2003: “Cardiac troponin T and C-reative protein for predicting prognosis, coronary artherosclerosis, and cardiomyopathy in patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis" - Journal of the American Medical Association;
- 2001: “Immediate and long-term clinical and angiographic results from Wiktor stent treatment for the bifurcation narrowing” - American journal of Cardiology;
- 2001: “Prospective randomized comparison of predischarge coronary angiography versus exercise treadmill test in chest pain patients without ischemic ECG changes” - Journal of the American College of Cardiology;
- 2000: “Circumferential radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary vein ostia. A new anatomic approach for curing atrial fibrillation” - Circulation;
- 2000: “A prospective evaluation of angiography-guided coronary stent implantation with high versus very high balloon inflation pressure” - American Heart Journal;
- 2000: “Cardiac troponin T in chest pain unit patients without ischemic ECG-Changes: Angiographic correlates and long-term clinical outcomes” - Journal of the American College of Cardiology;
- 2000: “Involvement of aldose reductase in vascular smooth muscle cell growth and lesion formation after arterial injury” - Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and vascular Biology;
- 2000: “Use of intraluminal stents in the treatment of carotid, renal and peripheral arterial disease” - American Journal of Medical Sciences;
- 2000: “Interventional revascularization of left main coronary artery stenosis with new devices: two cases of unprotected left main stenosis treated with atherectomy and stenting” - American Journal of Medical Sciences;
- 1999: “Prevention of restenosis after percutaneous coronary interventions. The medical approach” - Thrombosis and Hemostasis;
- 1998: “Diagnostic accuracy, angiographic correlates and long-term risk stratification with the troponin T ultrasensitive rapid assay in chest pain patients at low-risk for acute myocardial infarction” - European Heart Journal;
- 1998: “Use of stress testing of evaluate patients with recurrent chest pain after percutaneous coronary revascularization” - American Journal of Medical Science;
- 1998: “Wiktor stent for treatment of chronic total coronary artery occlusion: short and long-term clinical and angiographic results from a large multicentre experience” - Journal of the American College of Cardiology;
- 1997: “Clinical and prognostic usefulness of supine bicycle exercise echocardiography in the functional evaluation of the patients undergoing elective percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty” - Circulation;
- 2009: “Good Clinical Practice for device trials.” – RAPS Focus
- 2000: “Cardiac pacing in the heart failure patients with left bundle branch block: impact of pacing site for optimizing left ventricular resynchronization” - Italian Heart Journal;
- 1996: “Left ventricular volumetric and inotropic changes during dobutamine stress echocardiography” - Cardiovascular Imaging
- 1996: “Stress echocardiography before and after coronary angioplasty: clinical experience” - Cardiovascular Imaging
- 1995: “Evolving role of echocardiography in the assessment of athletes with arrhythmias” - International Journal of Sports Cardiology
- 1994: “Arrhythmias in the athlete: impact of echocardiography” - Progress in Clinical Pacing