Maurizio Trevisan, MD

Maurizio Trevisan, MD

Professor and Dean, College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences


Dr Maurizio Trevisan is the Dean of Health Sciences at VinUniversity. He is a cardiovascular disease epidemiologist interested in ways to prevent CVD through changes in life style habits. He has been engaged in a number of international epidemiological collaborative studies. In his current position in Vietnam, he is focused on Chronic Disease prevention in a country in transition with a significant shift in the leading causes of mortality and morbidity. As a researcher, he has authored more than 250 publications, which have appeared in such high-impact journals as the “Journal of the American Medical Association,” “Annals of Internal Medicine” and “The New England Journal of Medicine.”  He has extensive experience directing and conducting multi-center and international collaborative studies, as well.

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Research interests

Dr. Trevisan’s research interests focus on the role of lifestyle and metabolic factors in the etiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease, with a special focus on the role of diet and alcohol use.  More recently, he has focused on the relationship between oral and systemic health, such as ties between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease and the role of infection and inflammation.

Selected publications

  1. LaMonte, M. Surace, A. Genco, R. Andrews, C. Hovey, K. Millen, A. Browne, R. Trevisan, M. Wactawski-Wende, J. Association between Metabolic Syndrome and Periodontal Disease Measures in Postmenopausal Women: The Buffalo OsteoPerio Study. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  Vol. 85, No. 11 1489-1501. 2014.
  2. Lockhart, B, P., Bolger, F, A., Papapanou, N, P., Osinbowale, O.,Trevisan, M.,Levison, E, M., Taubert, A, K., Newburger, W, J.,Gornick, L, H., Gewitz, H, M.,Wilson, R, W., Smith, C, S., Baddour, M, L., Periodontal Disease and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: Does the Evidence Support an Independent Association? AScientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Published online. 2012.
  3. Li, Y., Brasky, TM., Nie, J., Ambrosone, CB., McCann, SE., Shields, PG., Trevisan, M., Edge, SB.,  Freudenheim, JL. Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and survival following breast cancer diagnosis. Cancer Epidemiology. Biomarkers & Prevention. 21 (1): 239-42. 2012.
  4. Mumford, SL., Schisterman, EF., Siega-Riz, AM., Gaskins, AJ., Steiner, AZ., Daniels, JL., Olshan, AF., Hediger, ML., Hovey, K., Wactawski-Wende, J., Trevisan, M., Bloom, MS. Cholesterol, endocrine and metabolic disturbances in sporadic anovulatory women with regular menstruation. Human Reproduction. 26(2):423-30. 2011.
  5. Marian, C., Ochs-Balcom, HM.,Nie, J., Kallakury, BV., Ambrosone, CB., Trevisan, M.,Edge, S., Shields, PG., Freudenheim, JL. FGFR2 intronic SNPs and breast cancer risk: associations with tumor characteristics and interactions with exogenous exposures and other known breast cancer risk factors. International Journal of Cancer. 129(3):702-12. 2011.
  6. Tao, MH., Marian, C., Nie, J., Ambrosone, C., Krishnan, SS., Edge, SB., Trevisan, M., Shields, PG., Freudenheim, JL. Body Mass and DNA promoter methylation in breast tumors in the Western New York Exposures and Breast Cancer Study.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 94(3):831-8. 2011.
  7. Andriankaja, O., Trevisan, M., Falkner, K., Dorn, J., Hovey, K., Sarikonda, S., Mendoza, T., Genco, R., Association between periodontal pathogens and risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction, Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology. 39:177-185. 2011.


  • MS, 1989, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MD, 1977, University of Naples Medical School, Italy

Adapted from Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania faculty profile.