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Cardiologist , educator

Aldo A. Luisada, Italian cardiologist, educator. Research on normal function of arteries and bronchi; pulmonary edema, mechanism and its treatment by defoaming method; auscultation; phonocardiography; heart failure, stress tests, heart in anesthesia. Recipient Morris Parker award for research Chicago Medical School, 1953.


Luisada, Aldo A. was born on June 26, 1901 in Florence, Italy. Came to the United States, 1939, naturalized, 1944. Son of Ezio and Elisa (Rignano) Luisada.


Doctor of Medicine cum laude, Royal University, Florence, 1924.


Associate Royal University Padua (Italy) Medical School, 1927-1930. Faculty Royal University Naples (Italy) Medical School, 1931-1935. Professor medicine Royal University Sassari, Italy, 1935-1936, University Ferrara, Italy, 1936-1938.

Faculty Tufts College School Medicine, 1943-1949, Chicago Medical School, 1949-1971, professor medicine, 1960-1971, professor, director division cardiovascular research, 1961-1971, also professor physiology, 1969-1971, distinguished professor physiology and medicine, from 1972. Attending cardiologist Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, 1960-1971. Chairman department cardiology Oak Forest Hospital, 1971-1983.

Distinguished member honorary staff Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, from 1985. Consultant medicine Hines (Illinois) Veterans Administration Hospital, 1955-1965, Cook County Hospital, 1968-1972. Professor health care University Illinois School Public Health, 1972-1976.


  • Research on normal function of arteries and bronchi. Pulmonary edema, mechanism and its treatment by defoaming method. Auscultation; phonocardiography.

    Heart failure, stress tests, heart in anesthesia.



Fellow American Medical Association (Gold medal for exhibit 1954), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Physicians, American Heart Association, American College Cardiology, American College Chest Physicians, Institute Medicine Chicago, American Physiological Society, American College Angiology. Member Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha. Honorary member cardiological societies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, India, Piedmont Society Cardiac Surgery, Greek Heart Association, Japan College Angiology, Philippine Heart Association, Rome Academy Medicine, Turin (Italy) Academy Medicine.


Married Anna Passigli, April 12, 1931. 1 child, Claude G.

Ezio Luisada

Elisa (Rignano) Luisada

Anna Passigli

Claude G. Luisada