Education and qualification
1991 Foreign exchange student, Middletown High School South, SAT’s (Scholastic Aptitude Tests), New Jersey, USA.
2005 Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Evaluation and Clinical Research, Lyon University, France.
2005 MD, School of Medicine, Montpellier University, France.
2005 License in Paediatrics, School of Medicine, Montpellier University, France.
2005 License in Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Paris-Descartes University, France.
2016 PhD in Clinical research and Public Health on “Health-related quality of life in paediatric and adult congenital heart disease”, Aix-Marseille University, France.
2019 Certification in Research Management (HDR), Aix-Marseille University, France.
2005-2009 Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Montpellier University Hospital, France.
2009-2010 Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology, St-Luc UCL University,Brussels, Belgium.
2010-2021 Medical director, Unit of Paediatric Cardiology and Pulmonology, Montpellier University Hospital, France.
2017-2021 Medical coordinator of regional rare cardiac diseases expert centre, Paediatric and Congenital cardiology, Montpellier University Hospital, France.<
2019-2021 Medical director, laboratory of adult echocardiography, Department of Cardiology, Montpellier University Hospital, France.
2019-2021 Medical coordinator, Paediatric Clinical Investigation Centre, CIC, Montpellier University Hospital, France.
2019-2021 Medical director, Department of Paediatrics, Montpellier University Hospital, France.
2021-current Senior Physician, French national reference centre for rare cardiac diseases, Bordeaux University Hospital, France.
Research laboratories positions
2011-2016 Center for Studies and Research on Health Services and Quality of Life, CEReSS, EA3279, Aix- Marseille University, France.
2016-2021 PhyMedExp, Physiology & Experimental Medicine of Heart and Muscles, CNRS 9214, INSERM U1046, Montpellier University, France.
2021-current Cardio-Thoracic Research Centre, CRCT, INSERM U1045, IHU Lyric, Bordeaux University, France.
To evaluate and improve health-related quality of life and children and adults with congenital heart disease, with a focus on physical activity, aerobic fitness and cardiac rehabilitation. Among many academic studies, my main current project is the QUALI-REHAB project, a centre (https://youtu.be/Mkyi3MZy-gQ) and homebased (https://youtu.be/BU3JzCaczIQ) holistic cardiac rehabilitation program dedicated to children and young adults with chronic diseases (congenital heart diseases, inherited cardiac disorders, childhood cancer survivors, etc.). I am also involved in international randomised trials involving drug and adjuvant therapies in rare and complex congenital heart diseases.
Five most important publications in the last 5 years
- Amedro P, et al. Correlation between cardio-pulmonary exercise test variables and health-related quality of life among children with congenital heart diseases. Int J Cardiol. 2016;203:1052-60.
- Amedro P, et al. Cardiopulmonary fitness in children with congenital heart diseases versus healthy children. Heart. 2018 Jun;104(12):1026-1036
- Amedro P, et al. Impact of a centre and home-based cardiac rehabilitation program on the quality of life of teenagers and young adults with congenital heart disease: the QUALI-REHAB study rationale, design and methods. Int J Cardiol. 2019 May 15;283:112-118.
- Gavotto A, Vandenberghe D, Abassi H, Bertet H, Macioce V, Picot MC, Guillaumont S, Matecki S, Amedr
The oxygen uptake efficiency slope: a reliable surrogate parameter for exercise capacity in healthy and cardiac children? Arch Dis Child. 2020 Dec;105(12):1167-1174.
Gavotto A, Huguet H, Picot MC, Guillaumont S, Matecki S, Amedro P. The V̇e/V̇co2 slope: a useful tool to evaluate the physiological status of children with congenital heart disease. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2020 Nov 1;129(5):1102-1110