Education & Training
Medical / Professional School(s)
1994, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Faculdade de Medicina
1994, Internal Medicine - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Faculdade de Medicina
1996, Cardiovascular Disease - Hospital Felicio Rocho
1998, Interventional Cardiology - Hospital Felicio Rocho
2000, Interventional Cardiology - Erasmus Universiteit Faculteit der Geneeskunde
1994, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiovascular Imaging, Cardiovascular Medicine, Endovascular Procedures, Interventional Cardiology, Optical Coherence Tomography, Percutaneous Valve Repair, Stem Cell Therapy, Structural Heart Disease
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Department of Medicine-Cardiovascular Medicine
11100 Euclid Ave
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As of December 31, 2015, Marco Costa, MD, PhD disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:
Abbott Laboratories - Consulting
Boston Scientific Corp - Consulting
Cardiokinetix - Consulting
Cordis Corporation - Consulting
Daiichi-Sankyo - Consulting
Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals Company - Consulting
Medtronic, Inc. - Consulting
Sanofi-Aventis - Consulting
Scitech Medical, Inc. - Consulting
St Jude Medical, Inc. - Consulting
St. Jude Medical, Inc. - Consulting
CardioKenetix - Consulting payments
Abbott Vascular - Honoraria
Edwards Lifesciences - Honoraria
Medtronic, Inc. - Honoraria
Genae Americas - Ownership
Genae Americas - Ownership
StemMed Inc. - Ownership