Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Tommaso Gori


Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Tommaso Gori

University Medical Centre
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Cardiology I - General and Interventional of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Care

Email: Tommaso.gori(at)unimedizin-mainz.de


Research areas: interventional cardiology, endothelial function

Tommaso Gori is DZHK Professor for myocardial and vascular interactions at the DZHK partner site Rhine-Main, University Medical Center Mainz.  He is an interventional cardiologist, and performs research in coronary physiology, imaging, and pharmacology.

Research focus

Prof. Gori’s research focuses on three different fields: the first is the study of coronary physiology with a focus on microvascular dysfunction and the mechanisms of myocardial ischemia. The second is the study of coronary anatomy using invasive methods of intravascular imaging. Finally, the third is the study of vascular pharmacology. For these goals, he uses a variety of approaches, ranging from small mechanistic studies to larger clinical trials with clinical endpoints.  His most recent relevant publications investigate the mechanisms of coronary stent thrombosis and ways to prevent it.

Major achievements and awards

  • Caduceo d´Oro (best doctorate of the year 1997)
  • Young Investigators Award, American College of Cardiology 2001
  • Young Investigators Award, American Heart Association 2001

Key publications

Gori T, Polimeni A, Indolfi C, Räber L, Adriaenssens T, Münzel T. Predictors of stent thrombosis and their implications for clinical practice. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2019 Apr;16(4):243-256. doi: 10.1038/s41569-018-0118-5. Review. PubMed PMID: 30518952

Gori T, Weissner M, Gönner S, Wendling F, Ullrich H, Ellis S, Anadol R, Polimeni A, Münzel T. Characteristics, Predictors, and Mechanisms of Thrombosis in Coronary Bioresorbable Scaffolds: Differences Between Early and Late Events. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Dec 11;10(23):2363-2371. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2017.08.020. PubMed PMID: 29216999

Polimeni A, Weissner M, Schochlow K, Ullrich H, Indolfi C, Dijkstra J, Anadol  R, Münzel T, Gori T. Incidence, Clinical Presentation, and Predictors of Clinical Restenosis in Coronary Bioresorbable Scaffolds. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Sep 25;10(18):1819-1827. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2017.07.034. PubMed PMID: 28935073

Gori T, Grünewald J. Clinical career and research: are they mutually exclusive? Eur Heart J. 2017 Jan 7;38(2):72-74. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehw608. PubMed PMID: 28158634

Puricel S, Cuculi F, Weissner M, Schmermund A, Jamshidi P, Nyffenegger T, Binder H, Eggebrecht H, Münzel T, Cook S, Gori T. Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffold Thrombosis: Multicenter Comprehensive Analysis of Clinical Presentation, Mechanisms, and Predictors. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Mar 1;67(8):921-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.12.019. PubMed PMID: 26916481

Gori T, Jansen T, Weissner M, Foin N, Wenzel P, Schulz E, Cook S, Münzel T. Coronary evaginations and peri-scaffold aneurysms following implantation of bioresorbable scaffolds: incidence, outcome, and optical coherence tomography analysis of possible mechanisms. Eur Heart J. 2016 Jul 7;37(26):2040-9. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv581. Epub 2015 Nov 4. PubMed PMID: 26543048

Munzel T, Schmidt F, Gori T. Environmental hazards, air pollution, and noise as novel cardiovascular risk factors. Eur Heart J. 2015 Jul 21;36(28):1777-9. PubMed PMID: 26413592

Cuculi F, Puricel S, Jamshidi P, Valentin J, Kallinikou Z, Toggweiler S, Weissner M, Münzel T, Cook S, Gori T. Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds Thrombosis. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Oct;8(10):e002518. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.114.002518. PubMed PMID:26399265

Gori T, Schulz E, Hink U, Kress M, Weiers N, Weissner M, Jabs A, Wenzel P, Capodanno D, Münzel T. Clinical, Angiographic, Functional, and Imaging Outcomes 12 Months After Implantation of Drug-Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds in  Acute Coronary Syndromes. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 May;8(6):770-777. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2014.12.244. PubMed PMID: 25999097

Münzel T, Daiber A, Gori T. More answers to the still unresolved question of nitrate tolerance. Eur Heart J. 2013 Sep;34(34):2666-73. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/eht249. Epub 2013 Jul 17. Review. PubMed PMID: 23864131