Luna Gargani

Dr Luna Gargani

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology, University of Pisa, Italy.


LUNA GARGANI Institute of Clinical Physiology CNR

Via Moruzzi, 1 56123 PISA (Italy)

Tel. +39 050 3152376



LG is a recognized expert in lung ultrasound and the youngest member of the First International Consensus Conference Expert Committee on Pleural and Lung Ultrasound, which wrote the first International evidence-based recommendations for point-of-care lung ultrasound.

She is born in 1981; degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2006, University of Pisa (110/110 cum laude and a recognition of merit for thesis work); certified in transthoracic echocardiography in 2008 by the European Association of Echocardiography; fellowship in Cardiology in 2011, University of Siena (70/70 cum laude); PhD fellow since 2011 in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology, University of Pisa; permanent staff researcher since 2012 of the Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Council of Research of Pisa.


From 2010 to 2012: member of the Scientific Committee of the European Association of Echocardiography.

Since 2012: Chair of the Subcommittee in Transthoracic Echocardiography of the Certification and Accreditation Committee of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. Since 2012: board member of the Club 35 of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.

Since 2009: member of the Italian Scientific Liaison Committee for the International Consensus Conference on Lung Ultrasound for WINFOCUS.

Since 2008: Associate Faculty Member of Faculty of 1000 Medicine, section «Cardiovascular Disorders».


Reviewer for the journals: European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging, European Journal of Heart Failure, Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Rheumatology, Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Coronary Artery Disease, Pediatrics, Intensive Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Anesthesiology.


Author and co-author of more than 40 scientific papers on international peer-reviewed journals (H-index 13, more than 800 total citations since 2006).

I am teaching in
Lung ultrasound: a new tool for the internist

Practical experience brought to us from Italy

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