London, England, United Kingdom
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Marianna Fontana is the Director of the UCL CMR unit at the Royal Free Hospital. She is Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the National Amyloidosis Centre, Division of Medicine, University College London, where she is deputy head of the Center and deputy clinical lead. She obtained her Medical degree (MD) and qualifications as a cardiologist at the University of Pisa. She undertook a Ph.D. at UCL which focused on CMR in cardiac amyloidosis. She was appointed Associate Professor at the UK National Amyloidosis Centre and Director of the UCL CMR unit at the RFH, in 2015. She was appointed deputy Head of the Center for Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins and deputy clinical lead of the National Amyloidosis Center in 2019. She was awarded an intermediate fellowship from the British Heart Foundation in 2018. Her research interests include CMR with multiparametric mapping and pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiac amyloidosis.