Tommaso Gori is Professor for translational vascular medicine at the University Medical Center of Mainz, Germany where he also leads the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and the Clinical Study Center. He obtained his title of Dottore in Medicina e Chirurgia (MD equivalent) from the University of Siena, Italy, and his PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has worked in Siena, Italy, Toronto, Canada and Mainz, Germany. Dr Gori was winner of 19 international awards, among which the American Heart Association – S.A. Levine Young Investigator Award and the Young Investigator Award of the American College of Cardiology, both in the year 2001. Dr Gori has authored 300 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of endothelial (dys)function, mechanisms of action and effects of organic nitrates, physiology of the coronary circulation, oxidative stress, ischemic preconditioning, microcirculation and hemorheology and interventional cardiology (h-index 38). Dr Gori´s areas of clinical expertise include structural, peripheral and coronary interventions and imaging modalities.