Novartis Italy – Panina is Chief Scientific Officer of Novartis Pharma Italy and Medical Doctor, cardiologist specialist. Medical training as Research Fellow at Cardiology Division, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. In 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry she covered roles of increasing responsibilities in medical functions in Italy and abroad. Joined Novartis in 2007 in Basel Global HQ as Global Head of Medical Affairs for cardiovascular. Author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed international journals in heart failure, hypertension and diabetes.