Abdulla Shehab - United Arab Emirates

Abdulla Shehab is President of the Emirates Society of Cardiology, chairman of the Arab board cardiology fellowship training and examination committee in Arab countries
2010-till present and Associate Professor of Medicine at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) University, Al Ain, UAE, and a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Al Ain and AlNoor Hospitals.
Abdulla Shehab is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, Royal college of physicians UK, American college of physician, Society of cardiac of angiography and intervention, society of cardiac CT and Gulf Heart Association
Professor Shehab has published numerous articles within the area of acute coronary syndrome, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

Abdulmajeed Al Zubaidi - United Arab Emirates

Dr. Abdulmajeed Al Zubaidi is a consultant Interventional Cardiologist at SKMC and is currently occupying the position of Chief Medical Officer in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City since 2012. Dr. Al Zubaidi manages acute and chronically ill cardiac patients as part of his routine daily practice and has particular expertise in all aspects of Cardiac well-being. He is a fellow of the Royal college of physicians (Canada). Fellow of the American college of Cardiology. Member of the American college of physicians. Member of the American heart association, Member of the society of cardiac CT and Member of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.

Ahmed Elsayed - Sudan

Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon trained in the UK who returned to help in the reestablishment of the specialty in Sudan in 1999. I have since been very active clinically and have also held many posts including Academic Secretary of the Sudan Heart Society, Vice-head of Research committee and Council member of the African Heart Network(AHN), Convener of the Cardiac Surgery committee of the Pan African Society of Cardiology( PASCAR), Vice President of PASCAR (2009 to 2013),Member of National Blood Transfusion Committee Sudan, Member of Sudan Medical Council Professionalism task force, Convener of Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Board, SMSB, Sudan
I have always had a keen interest in research and since 2011 joined Alzaeim Alazhari university and have now got 14 ongoing research projects in different stages with 17 publications (9 in the last year) and 15 guest lectures and more than 40 presentations in international, regional and local conferences

Alaa Khalil - Saudi Arabia

Consultant none invasive cardiology at IMC ( International Medical Center ) in Jeddah

Fellowship in cardiology Saudi council December 2010

National Board of Echo American college of cardio October 2010

Cardiology fellowship April 2011. Arab board


Ali Toure Ibrahim - Niger

After M'y Baccalauréat at National HIGH SCHOOL. I went to Medical SCHOOL for général medicine in Dakar (Senegal‎). Residency in Dakar médical SCHOOL and in Montpellier teaching SCHOOL. And Bordeaux teaching school.Consultant CARDIOLOGIST teaching hospital of LAMORDE NIGER.Assistant Professor médical school in NIger.Graduation of Maitre de Conférence Agrégé inParis 1990 .Training in New England Institute of EPIDEMIOLOGY in Boston (USA).DIRECTOR of Teaching Hospital of LAMORDE UNTILL 1994.Elected Dean 1994 in Medical school of Niamey (Niger capital city).Chairman of cardiovascular Département and Internal Medicine departement.Full Professor in Cardiologyof CAMES(Conférence Africaine Malgache pour l'enseignement Superieur:High Commission for High éducation of African french Speaking countries).Special médical ADVISOR of Minister of Health and Président of Niger republic from 2000 to 2010.Associate Member of FRENCH Cardiac society.FESC AHA/ASA Profesional Membership.President of Niger cardiac Society. DEPUTY General SECRETARY of Pan African Society of Cardiology.Member of CAMES JURY for HIGH Education board in Medicine. Field of Publications HIGH BLOOD pressure,Congenital Heart diseases,Ischemic Heart diseases,Heart failure.Member Quality Assurance in Medical Education Board for African french speaking countries.(CAMES)
‎Distinction:chevalier des Palmes academiques(Niger)
Chevalier des Palmes Academiques Internationales du CAMES.High Officier of National Merite of Niger Republic.Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (France).

Training at ImBaba cardiac Institute in Cairo in 1994.Iniitiator and Responsable of coopération between Cairo and Ain shams University médical schools and Niger médical school from 1994 to 1998.

Antoine Lafont - France

Professor of Cardiology HEGP
Professor cardiology hôpital Georges Pompidou, Founder ARTERIAL REMODELLING TECHNOLOGIES
Medical School In Paris
Post Doc Cleveland Clinic
Past President Esc Wg Of Interventional Cardiology Esc Cofounder Eapci
Research Inserm Director For 13 Years
Head Interventional Cardiology Hegp
Founder 2 Startups : Art (Bioresorbable Stent Ce Marquage 2015) Scarcell Therapeutics (Cell Therapy In Regenerative Medicine)

Antonio Chagas - Brazil

Full Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology Division at Medical Scholl of ABC and Coordinator of the Laboratory of Myocardial Ischemia at the University of São Paulo Heart Institute, São Paulo, Brazil. He received his medical degree from the Medical School of ABC, in 1977. His internship was in internal medicine at the Federal University of São Paulo, and his specialist degree in cardiology was obtained at the University of São Paulo.

Antonis Pantazis - United Kingdom

Dr Antonis Pantazis is a leading expert in inherited heart muscle conditions (Cardiomyopathies) with a wealth of experience in his speciality. He is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals in London and Clinical Lead for the Cardiomyopathy Service.
As part of these clinical activities, he is leading a state of the art interventional programme for the management of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
He also has a special interest in heart conditions in young athletes, where the major concern is sudden death or premature cardiac complications.
Dr Pantazis is the Chairman-elect of the nucleus of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases.
Dr Pantazis clinical research is focused on the clinical phenotype of cardiomyopathies, such as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy (or Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy), Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy, their genetic causes and the use of cardiac imaging for the clinical evaluation of the diseases. A number of research projects have been funded by National and European Grants. Institutional research endeavours and International collaborations have produced a number of highly valued scientific publications on peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Pantazis is also the Head of the Echocardiography Department at the North Middlesex University Hospital in London.

Bernardo Cortese - Italy

Researcher Interventional Cardiologist Director, Cardiology, San Carlo Clinic

Dipti Itchhaporia - United States of America

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, FESC is the Robert and Georgia Roth Chair of Cardiac Excellence and the medical director of disease management for Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute, in Newport Beach, California and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine. She most recently served on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and was past Secretary and Chair of the Board of Governors for the ACC. She is also the Past President of the California state chapter of the ACC. She is presently the chair of the ACC’s nationwide Journal Club and is also on the editorial board for ACC’s extended learning (ACCEL) as well as the magazine Cardiology Today. Additionally, she is a member of the ACC’s Governance committee the Science and Quality committee, ACC 19 planning committee, ACC Middle East conference planning committee and co-chairs the Practice Administrators Workgroup.

Fadi Bitar - Lebanon

Dr. Fadi Bitar is Professor and Director of the Children's Heart Center, and Executive Director for External Medical Affairs at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He is the Co-Founder of the charitable organization, Brave Heart Fund. Dr. Bitar earns worldwide recognition as one of the leading Pediatric Cardiologists in Lebanon, the region and beyond, and has major contributions which include the successful establishment of educational and clinical programs resulting in improvements towards the care of thousands of children with CHD. Dr. Bitar introduced new modalities and techniques for the treatment of heart diseases, including procedures that were first of their kind procedures in the world and reported worldwide discoveries regarding the genetic causes of CHD. Dr. Bitar is the recipient of several international awards, honors, medals and research grants.

Fahad Baslaib - United Arab Emirates

Fakhr Al Ayoubi - Saudi Arabia

Fakhr Zohair Al Ayoubi has a master degree in clinical pharmacy, & residency in clinical poisoning management. I work at the University hospital Cardiac Center as well as diabetic center, at the College of Medicine. My responsibility is critical care areas like CCU as well as the cardiology wards and cardiology ambulatory care clinics.
I was in charge of Drug Information and Poison Center at the King Khalid University Hospital (which is the oldest poison center in KSA) for a number of years before I joined the Cardiac Sciences Department.
I am Interested in clinical research and patient care. I teach the undergraduate pharmacy students as well as training Resident and Master degree students from Riyadh Taief , Jeddah and other Saudi Arabia regions. I participated in several gulf conference as well as meddle east to represent the Saudi experience in pharmacy field and am happy to chair my experience with you this time. I have been elected as the president of Saudi Cardio clinic pharmacist Group at the Saudi Heart Association

Fausto Pinto - Portugal

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal), and Full Professor of Cardiology, Head of the Cardiology Department and of the Heart and Vascular Department of Santa Maria University Hospital, CHLN E.P.E., President-Elect of the World Heart Federation (WHF) (2019-2020), National Coordinator of the Medical Schools Council (2018-2020) and President of the Executive Board of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre (CAML) (2019-2021) and Director of Lisbon Cardiovascular Institute (ICVL) since 1999, Past-President of the Association for Research and Development of the Faculty of Medicine (AIDFM).

Feras Bader - United Arab Emirates

Dr. Feras Bader is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. After graduating from the University of Jordan School of Medicine in in 1998, he finished Internal Medicine Residency as well as Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship within the Yale University system. In 2003, he went to the University of Utah and completed his Cardiovascular Fellowship in 2006. Upon completion of his fellowship he joined the faculty there at the Division of Cardiology. He served as the Medical Director of the Heart Failure Program at the University of Utah Hospital and the Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship Program.

Francesco Giannini - Italy

Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

Galal Elkilany - United Arab Emirates

Ass. Clinical Professor of Cardiology , SHU , UAE
Consultant Cardiology and Chairman of Cardiology Department , Medcare Hospital , Sharjah , UAE [United Arab Emirates]

Distinguished Fellow : International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound [ISCU], USA

President ISCU [international society of cardiovascular ultrasound] Middle East Chapter

President [elected] ICC [International College of Cardiology] 2018-2019

Fellow of European Society of Cardiology , France 2003

Associate Editor, Journal of Molecular and Translational Research , "JMTR", Creighton University School of Medicine, USA

Editor of World Heart Journal [WHJ] , NY , USA
Editor in Chief of International Journal of Cardiology .

George Daniel - United States of America

Dr. Daniel is currently an Associate professor at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Florida. He is the Director of Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratories at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida. Dr. Daniel completed his cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowship at the world-renowned Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University where he was elected chief Cardiology fellow. He was then selected to be the first fellow in Vascular and Endovascular medicine at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. Dr. Daniel directed busy clinical and training programs in Indianapolis, and Florida. His Areas of interest include advanced Trans-Catheter Valve Therapy and Endovascular Interventions.

George Saade - Lebanon

Dr. Saade completed his medical degree in 1988 at G. D’Annunzio, College of
Medicine Chieti, Italy. He completed his internship training in Internal Medicine at G.
D’Annunzio University, Chieti SS. Annunziata Medical Center, residency in Internal
Medicine at St Camillo, CH and a clinical fellowship in Cardiology at S Annunziata.
He is a Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners and Italian Medical Board.
Currently working as cardiovascular disease specialist at Bellevue Medical Center,
Chair of the Cardiovascular Prevention Working Group at the Lebanese Society of
Cardiology, Associate professor at the Lebanese university, Follow of the European
Society of Cardiology and American College of Cardiology. He has been working as
clinician (Cardiologist) and academic in different university hospital from Europe,
America and Africa.
He has published over 25 scientific manuscripts, including original research, case
reports and abstracts. He has served on editorial boards of Cardiovascular Prevention
Reviews and Reports and Lebanese medical journal.
Serve as president of the CVD Prevention and Heart Failure Working Group in
Lebanese Society of Cardiology. He is a frequent invited speaker for local, national,
and international forums.

Georgios Sianos - Greece

Interventional Cardiologist, Associate Professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Ghassan Kiwan - Lebanon

Senior consultant Cardiologist, MD, MBA, FACP, FRCPC, FACC, started Medical school
Faculty Of Medicine(FFM) in Beirut then graduated from Paris University-France, specialized and did his Internship and Fellowship in Internal Medicine at Sherbrook University-Quebec-Canada, then trained and completed his Fellowship and Board Certification in Medicine and Adult Cardiology at” McGill University”. He detains an MBAIP from Sorbonne –Dauphine-USJ universities.

Gianluca Pontone - Italy

Dr Gianluca Pontone was graduated with honors in medicine in 1997 followed by a post-graduate degree in cardiology and radiology and PhD in Clinical Methodology in 2001, 2006 and 2014 at the University of Milan, Italy. He is currently director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Unit and deputy director of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Unit of Centro Cardiologico Monzino, a fully dedicated research hospital to cardiovascular disease where the University of Milan is based.

Habib Gamra - Tunisia

Head of Cardiology A Department at Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital - Monastir, Tunisia
Chairman of the Pan African Course on Interventional Cardiology (PAFCIC) that is held annually since 2000 (www.pafcic.org)
Past President of the working group on interventional cardiology of the Tunisian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
President of the Tunisian Heart Foundation
President of the African Heart Network

Hadi Abu Hantash - Jordan

dr.abu -hantash was born in tulkarem in the west bank.he obtained his medical diploma from the university of Alexandria in Egypt. he then completed a masters degree in cardiovascular physiology at the university of Illinois in USA afterwhich he spent one year of cardiovascular research at Cleveland clinic in USA where he also completed his three year internal medicine training and went on to join the George Washington university hospitals for advanced cardiovascular fellowship.
he then joined an academic group based in Pittsburgh USA .
dr.abu-hantash is currently an assistant professor at the university of Jordan and is running his own busy private practice.
dr AbuHantash has been active teaching fellows and conducting cardiovascular research locally and globally.he sits on advisory boards for major international pharmaceuticals companies as well as interventional cardiovascular companies.he serves as a faculty in various cardiovascular meetings locally and regionally and internationally.

Hani Mahmoud - United Kingdom

Senior Clinical Fellow, Cardiovascular Imaging, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham, NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK.
• MBBCh, Alexandria University, Egypt, 2003.
• MSc, Cardiology, Benha University, Egypt, 2011.
• MD, Cardiology, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, 2019
• Board certification from the National Board of Echocardiography “NBE”, USA, in July 2012.
• Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE), August 2014.
• The Ambassador of “European Association of Cardio-Vascular Imaging” EACVI/HIT “Heart Imagers of Tomorrow” for Saudi Arabia. 2014-2016.
• Committee member of the EACVI/Education 2018-2020
• Committee member of the EACVI/HIT 2014-2016-2018-2020
• Trained on Three-Dimensional Echocardiography with Prof. Dr. Navin Nanda in the Echo-lab of the University of Alabama at Birmingham hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 2013.
• Training grant from the EACVI for 6 months in the Echocardiography Lab, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK, July 2016-January 2018.
• Previously, worked as an Associate Consultant, Director of Echocardiography Lab, Aswan Heart Centre, Magdi Yacoub Foundation, Aswan, Egypt.

Hany Eteiba - United Kingdom

President, Scottish Cardiac Society
Vice President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Honorary Professor, Glasgow University, Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences
Regional & National Medicine-Director, Associate Medical Director
West of Scotland Heart & Lung Centre
Golden Jubilee National Hospital

Hatem Soliman - United Arab Emirates

Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine with 11 years of post-graduate clinical experience in Critical Care, Cardiology and Echocardiography. I’ve worked in the biggest Critical Care institutions in Egypt and the UAE since 2005 with extensive experience in Medical, Surgical, Cardiac, Trauma Critical Care as well as Burns and Toxicology. European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Ambassador to the UAE Young Community “Heart Imagers
of Tomorrow”. Certification of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography (USA). Actively involved in lecturing and teaching Critical Care and Echocardiography in national and international Critical Care and Cardiology conferences.

Horst Sievert - Germany

Dr. Horst Sievert is the Director of the CardioVascular Center Frankfurt, Sankt Katharinen, and the Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Vascular Medicine of the Sankt Katharinen Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. He is also an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine/Cardiology at the University of Frankfurt. He became director of the Department of Interventional Cardiology & Angiology of the Heart Center Rotenburg in 1990, senior consultant at the Bethanien Hospital in Frankfurt in 1993 and Director of the CardioVascular Center Frankfurt, Sankt Katharinen

Hossam El Gendi - United Kingdom

Dr Hossam El Gendi MD, FRCP is a consultant invasive cardiologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital in London where he performs his routine cardiac catheters and pacemaker implants, He started stress echo service in West Essex 2009, he has been lead for the echolab since then, introducing contrast and strain analysis in day to day clinical practice, Dr El gendi is also consultant cardiologist at the Essex cardiothoracic Centre where he does regular advanced imaging sessions. He has started his cardiology career in St Mary’s Hospital in London , he was awarded his MD in Cardiology from The University of London at the Imperial college, Appointed lecture in cardiology at St Mary’s hospital in London, completed higher cardiology training in west Midlands and He was appointed as Senior Lecturer and consultant Cardiologist at Birmingham before moving to his current post in London . Dr El Gendi is a Royal college representative for consultant posts in UK, He has multiple international publications as well as pioneering and running training program in Stress ECHO and 3D Transoesphgeal ECHO and CT coronary angiogram in the UK and overseas.

Imad sheiban - Italy

Imad Sheiban was born in Rama , August 9, 1951.
1976 : Graduated from the Medical School at the University of Padua (Italy)
1979: Completed his Postgraduate School in Cardiology at the same University . and then joined as researcher Department of Cardiovascular & Internal Medicine at the University of Verona and acted till 1995 as Director of Interventional Cardiology
1996-1998: Director of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology at the Division of Cardiology at Istituto Scientifico , San Raffaele Hospital in Milan and as Associated Director of Interventional Cardiology ( with Dr A. Colombo ) in 1998-1999.
1999-2011: Director of Interventional Cardiology Unit - Division of Cardiology at the University of Torino and from 2003 as Assoc Prof of Cardiology
From January 1st , 2012 he acts as Director of Interventional Cardiology at Pederzoli Hospital in Pechiera del Garda (Verona ).From 1989 til now, he performed more than 16000 procedures of Interventional Cardiology including coronary , structural and peripheral procedures
His intensive clinical reaserch activity is easily testified by the 296 PubMed articles, over 500 abstracts and articles in conference proceedings and 5 book chapters.
Dr Sheiban frequently acts as invited Faculty , Course co-director and speaker in several International and National Meetings and as as Reviewer for several international scientific journals

Issam Moussa - United States of America

Issam D. Moussa, MD, MBA
Medical Director | Heart & Vascular Institute
Director | Center for Trans Catheter Valve & Structural Heart Disease Therapies
Carle Health System
Professor of Medicine | Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Affiliate Faculty | Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Jack C. Lewin - United States of America

Jack Lewin MD is the President and CEO of the Manhattan-based Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), a very highly respected global enterprise focused on pre-clinical science, human clinical trials, and cutting-edge education in the interventional cardiology (IC) space. He is also National Coalition on Health Care in Washington DC. Prior to this, Lewin had a innovative tenure as CEO of the 45,000 member American College of Cardiology from 2006 through 2012. Prior to coming to ACC, Lewin was CEO of the 35,000-member California Medical Association, and he was Hawaii’s Director of Health from 1986-1994, overseeing 6500 employees and a $1+ billion budget. He has been an advisor on health policy to President Clinton and President Obama. Lewin received his B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and his M.D. from the University of Southern California.

Kamal Chitkara - United Kingdom

Consultant Cardiologist & research lead at Royal Derby Hospital, United Kingdom since 2010. I have continued to deliver high-quality Primary PCI service at Royal Derby. We have one of the lowest complications/mortality figures, which are on the national database (2.9%). I personally continue to develop my Angioplasty skills including Rotablation/SHOCK WAVE, complex bifurcations/LMS and IVUS/OCT-guided PCI. I have contributed significantly to my expertise in R&D. I am the research lead and the Principal Investigator for various CRN & commercial multi-center studies including Ulti-Master registry, SENIOR-RITA, BRICCS, RIPCORD, EMMACE4 and EAST to name a few.

Khaled F. Al-Shaibi - Saudi Arabia

Director of the Cardiac Center at King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, KSA

Khaled Ziada - United States of America

Dr. Khaled Ziada graduate from Kasr Al-Aini Medical School in 1988. After training in the Department of Cardiology and joining it as junior faculty, he moved to the USA in 1995. He spent 10 years at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he completed general and interventional cardiology training as well as a 3 year research fellowship in coronary imaging. Dr. Ziada then moved to the University of Kentucky to join its faculty as an assistant professor of medicine in 2004. He remained in the same institution since then and is currently a professor of medicine and an endowed professor of interventional cardiology

Khalid Alnemer - Saudi Arabia

Consultant cardiologist.
- certified nuclear cardiologist.
-certified interventional cardiologist.
- Certified Cardiac CT imaging cardiologist.
-certified consultant internist.
-Vice Dean faculty of medicine AL-Imam Muhammed Ibn Saud university2015-2017
-board member of Saudi society of sport medicine
-member of Saudi registration committee in Saudi food and drug association
-member of the high committee of training and education in AL-Imam university.
-Head of nuclear cardiology Lab in PSHC, KFMC.2006-2009
-programme director of internal medicine residency programme SFH.2011-2012
-head of cath lab at security forces hospital.2009-2013
-Professor of cardiology ,ALIMAM Mohhammed Ibn Saud University.
-member of drug vigilance and surveillance committee in Saudi FDA.
-Moderator of Riyadh chapter of Saudi interventional cardiology society. 2006-2011
-chairman of continuous professional education committee in Saudi heart association. 2006-2012
-founder and chairman of imaging committee of Saudi heart association.2009-2013
-advisory board member of Saudi heart association.2007-2015

Khalid Bin Thani - Bahrain

Khalid Bin Thani, MD, MAS, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FACP, FICA, FSVM, FASA. Consultant Physician, Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine. Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine. Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program at Salmaniya Medical Complex, Ministry of Health, Manama. Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Medical University of Bahrain (MUB) - (RCSI-Bahrain), Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
President, Bahrain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Association, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Dr Bin Thani has published multiple research papers in the field of cardiology in multiple peer-reviewed journals and has collaborated in several multi-center trials in the region. He has an interest in interventional cardiology, general and acute cardiovascular care, lipidology, and pulmonary hypertension field.

Khalid Tammam - Saudi Arabia

Khalid Tammam, MD, FSCAI
Consultant interventional cardiology and Director invasive department in international medical center, Jeddah, KSA since 2010
He completed general cardiology training in National Heart institute, Cairo - Egypt.
Completed Fellowship period in the Hemodynamic and Interventional Cardiology department of Clinique Pasteur in Toulouse. 2008-2009 as Award of EAPCI grant 2008.
He has received training of TRI and CTO for in South Korea and Japan 2004- 2005.
Master degree from saint Etienne University France, visiting research fellow for PhD in Tokai University Japan .
PhD Tokai Univeristry .
His main areas of interest are complex coronary interventions and chronic total occlusion.
He has been actively involved in many new technologies and devices in the field of interventional cardiology.
He is funder of IMC live CTO summit course in Jeddah, KSA since 2011.

Khusrow Niazi - United States of America

the Director of Peripheral Vascular Interventions at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. He treats patients with coronary artery, carotid artery, peripheral arteries and chronic venous disease. He is actively involved in clinical research and teaches nationally and internationally.

Laila Osama - United Arab Emirates

Currently the Chair of Clinical Pathology at the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute- at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. She completed her post-graduate training at the University of British Columbia- Canada and obtained the Canadian and American boards in Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology respectively. She also obtained a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration (EMHCA) from Zayed University, UAE. previous employment was at British Columbia Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Vancouver- Canada, followed by Mafraq & SKMC hospitals in Abu-Dhabi. Her last appointment prior to joining CCAD was as a Chief Medical Officer of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Services at SEHA and the Chair of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City. Abu Dhabi, UAE. She is an active member of various scientific societies and has several publications to her credit in the field of laboratory medicine. Dr. Laila is a recipient of Dr. Arthur Bloomfield Award for Excellence in Medical Education as well as Sheikh Rashid Award for Scientific Outstanding.

Magdi El Omar - United Kingdom

Dr Magdi El-Omar is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Manchester Heart Centre, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, Manchester, England. He graduated from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, in 1988, and undertook his postgraduate General Medical training in London and Oxford. He then completed General Cardiology training in Birmingham, Oxford and Wales, and undertook 2 years of basic science research in diabetic cardiomyopathy as a British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellow, leading to the award of an MD degree from University of London. He subsequently subspecialised in coronary intervention, including a 2.5 year clinical/research fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and the New York University Medical Centre, New York, USA. During his time there, he worked closely with leaders in the field, including Drs Greg Stone, Martin Leon and Gary Roubin.

Dr El-Omar has published widely in clinical and basic science research and has authored ~70 peer-reviewed manuscripts, many in high-impact factor journals. His research interests are in the fields of acute coronary syndromes, fractional flow reserve, vascular closure devices and vascular biology. He has been a co-director of the Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics Conference (C3) in the USA since 2014, and is Editor-in-Chief of Heart International.

Magdi Saba - United Kingdom

Dr. Saba joined St. George’s Hospital and University of London as a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2010. He previously served as Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in the division of Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology for four years. After receiving his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University, Egypt, Dr. Saba completed a residency and obtained his M.Sc. in Cardiovascular Disease at Cairo University Hospitals. Subsequently, he completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY at Syracuse, New York, and The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA. He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, USA, where he was the recipient of the 2005 Charles B. Moore Research in Car diology Award, and subsequently a sub-fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dr. Saba is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Dr Saba's research focuses on ventricular tachyarrhythmia mapping and ablation, with a special interest in efficient site of origin localization. is founding Chairman of the Annual London VT Symposium.

Marco Guglielmo - Italy

Cardiologist with a specific interest in cardiac imaging (echocardiography, cardiac MRI and cardiac CT) working currently at the Monzino Cardiac Centre in Milan, Italy.

Mauro Romano - France

After his MD magna cum laude in 1977 at University of Naples-Italy Mauro Romano was trained in Cardiovascular Surgery at Broussais Hospital and Lariboisière Hospital under the direction of Alain Carpentier and Armand Piwnica before entering private practice at La Roseraie Hospital in Aubervilliers. He also directed for two years the department of Cardiovascular Surgery of the Foch Hospital in Suresnes. Since 2006 he is Consultant Cardiovascular Surgeon at Hôpital Privé Jacques Cartier in Massy. Over time he developed an extensive experience in mitral and aortic valve conservative surgery, off pump coronary artery bypass, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and transcatheter valve therapies and hybrid strategies.

Michael Henein - United Kingdom

Graduate gf Alexandria university in 1981
MSc in Internal Medicine from Benha University 1986
PhD in Cardiology, Imperial College London 1997
Consultant in Cardiology and Echocardiography, Royal Brompton Hospital 2001
Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Umea Heart Centre, Sweden 2008
Professor of Cardiology at Umea University Sweden since 2010
Professor of Cardiology (visiting) to St George's University, London and Brunel University since 2015

Specialty, non-invasive cardiology
Published over 300 paper in peer reviewed journals and 4 textbooks
Have written two chapter 'heart valve disease and pericardial disease' in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine.

Supervised 17 PhD and 65 MSc theses

Current research activities:

Calcific coronary artery disease and the role of disturbed biochemistry and genetic profiling
Heart Failure with preserved ejection fraction
The role of stress echocardiography in managing patients with heart failure and atypical symptoms
Left atrial function contribution to overall cardiac performance

Mohammad Almutairi - Kuwait

Mohammad Almutairi is a consultant interventional cardiologist and ex-chairman of the department of cardiology in chest diseases hospital. Doctor Almutairi obtained his MB, ChB with honor from Kuwait medical school, Kuwait university in 1997.
He did his internship year in Farwaniya hospital followed by one year serving as an assistant registrar in internal medicine there. He went to do an internal medicine residency program at McGill University in Montreal, Canada from 1999 to 2002. Then he stayed at McGill to complete a three years cardiology fellowship from 2002 to 2005 and one extra year of interventional fellowship mainly trained to be a specialist in catheterizatin via the radial approach.
Dr. Almutairi returned to Kuwait in July 2006 and immediately joined the cardiology department in chest diseases hospital. Since his return, he made sure to establish the radial approach as the preferred approach for catheterization in Kuwait and more than 85% of cases now are done radially. He also completed level II training in multislice cardiac CT.
Dr. Almutairi has served as a speaker and/or panelist in several international meetings.
Dr. Almutairi is a member of Kuwait cardiac society, a fellow of the gulf heart association, a fellow of the royal college of physicians and surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), a fellow of the society for cardiovascular angiography and interventions (FSCAI).
He served as :
- past president of Kuwait medical association. (KMA) 2014-2018
- past president of Arab Medical Union.2017-2018
- president of gulf intervention society. (GIS)2017-current

Mohammad Kurdi - Saudi Arabia

Experienced Head with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled
in Vascular, Coronary, Epidemiology, Medical Devices, and IVUS. RDN therapy .
Cardiovascular medicine focused in Interventional Cardiology, finished initial training in Canada
(Residency Program from Halifax and Ottawa University.)
Parttime Consultant at Dr. Sulaiman AL Habib Medical Group
May 2017 - Present
Interventional Cardiologist at Self-employed
May 2017 - Present
Head of Cardiac centre at Dr. Sulaiman AL Habib Medical Group
April 2012 - May 2017 (5 years 2 months)
Consultant Interventional Cardiology
Chairman of Cardiology & Founder at Kingdom Hospital & Consulting Clinics
February 2010 - February 2012 (2 years 1 month)
Consultant Interventional Cardiology at King Saud University
August 2003 - February 2012 (8 years 7 months)
Chairman& Co-Founder of Department of Cardiology at King Fahad Medical City - KFMC
December 2006 - February 2010 (3 years 3 months)
FRCPC cardiovascular medicine, Interventional Cardiology Residency Program, 1999 - 2003
Dalhousie University
FRCPC ( Internal Medicine ) , Internal Medicine Residency Program, 1996 - 1999
King Saud University
MBBS, medicine, 1985 - 1991

Mohammad Shenasa - United States of America

Currently, he is in the Department of Cardiovascular Services at O’Connor Hospital, and is the founder of Heart and Rhythm Medical group. He is the senior editor of Cardiac Mapping; the 5th edition is in preparation for 2017. He is a guest editor of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics for the September 2016 issue, and also for December 2017.

Mohammed Adel Moustafa - Saudi Arabia

Consultant Cardiology at International Medical center , Jeddah, KSA
Former Lecturer of cardiology , Ain Shams university
MD cardiology 2005
American board of Echo (ASCexam)
American board of intraoperative TEE
European certification of TTE, TEE, Congenital Echo
European certification of cardiac MRI 2014
Certification board of cardiac CT
Certification board of nuclear cardiology
graduated from Ain shams university
Residency of cardiology Ain Shams university
Assistant lecture of cardiology Ain shams university
Lecturer of cardiology Ain Shams university since 2005
Trained in 4D TEE during mitral valve repair at George Pompidu hospital, Paris, France
ECAVI membership
ECAVI certification TTE
ECAVI certification TEE
ECAVI certification Congenital Echo
Trained in Cardiac MRI AT Methodist hospital (Debakey heart centre)
Trained cardiac CT at Edinburg University
Level 2 certification in cardiac CT from Edinburg university
Advanced cardiac CT training at Imperial collage London, UK.

Mohammed Balghith - Saudi Arabia

Senior Consultant, Adult Interventional Cardiology, King Abdulaziz Medical City
Director of Cath Lab KACC
Associate Prof. KSAHSU National Guard Cardiac Sciences

Mousa Akbar - Kuwait

Consultant Cardiologist and Head Of Cardiology Unit Al Sabah Hospital .
Dr. Akbar serves as a Consultant Interventional Cardiology at the (CDH )hospital .
Graduated from Medical school, Kuwait University in 1990 and has Bachelor of Basic medical science and medicine and surgery .
between 1993-1997 he did his residency in Internal Medicine at university of western Canada and received the American board of Internal Medicine in 1996 as well as the Canadian board of Internal Medicine in 1997 .
He did his Cardiology Residency at Ottawa Heart Institute-Ottawa ,Canada from 1997-2000.
Dr. Akbar is holding American Board of Internal Medicine as well as the Canadian board .He had the Canadian board of Cardiology and also had the American board of Cardiology.
He is a peer review of Kuwait Medical Journal ( KMJ ) since 2011, Member of Kuwait Heart Foundation and Member board of Kuwait Cardiac Society .
Dr. Akbar presented more than 100 local regional lectures related to his field of cardiology .

Ömer Göktekin - Turkey

Board Member of Turkish Society of Cardiology (2016-Present)
Fellow of Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI), 2016
President of Turkish Working group of Interventional Cardiology (2014-2016)
President-Elect of Turkish Working group of Interventional Cardiology (2012-2014)
Secretary of Turkish Working Group of Interventional Cardiology (2008-2012)
Secretary of Turkish Working Group of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (2006-2008)
Fellow of European Society of Cardiology (FESC), 2002
“Diploma of European Cardiologist” by ESC, 2000

Oscar Mendiz - Argentina

Chief Cardiology & Cardiovascular Institute. Favaloro Foundation University Hospital
Chief Cardiology & Cardiovascular Institute
Chief Interventional Cardiology Department
Board of Director
Favaloro Foundation University Hospital
Board of Director Favaloro University
TCT Associated Director
SCAI Board of Trustees Member
SOLACI ex-President

Petar Seferovic - Serbia

Present Position and Address
• President-elect Heart failure Association of the ESC
• Corresponding member of Serbian Academy of Sciencies and Arts
• Head, Heart failure Department, University Medical Center Belgrade
• Chair of internal medicine, Belgrade University School of Medicine
• President, Heart Failure Society of Serbia

European Society of Cardiology Activities
• President-elect Heart failure Association of the ESC
• Member of the HFA Board
• Member of the Executive Committee of HFA Board
• Task Force in charge of Guidelines “Management of Pericardial Diseases”
• Task Force in charge of Guidelines “Management of Acute and chronic heart failure”
• Task Force in charge of Guidelines “Diabetes and cardiovascular disease”

Other International Scientific Committee Participation
• Member, Task Force Myocardial revascularization Guidelines 2018
• Member, Task Force Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease Guidelines 2013
• Scientific Chairperson, Heart Failure Association Annual Meeting 2012
• Chairman, Committee on Heart failure National Societies (Heart failure Association of ESC) (2010-)
• Member, Task Force Heart Failure Guidelines 2012
• Member, Task Force on Pericardial Disease and Interventional pericardiology (2010-2012)
• Member, Task Force Peripartum Cardiomyopathy 2010

Peter Aziz - United States of America

Dr. Aziz completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2010 and continued his training there in pediatric electrophysiology. During his fellowship, Dr. Aziz was awarded a training grant under the National Institute of Health (NIH) to investigate genotype and phenotype correlations in pediatric patients with long QT syndrome. Dr. Aziz also acquired skills in catheter ablation of pediatric arrhythmias and device (pacemaker and ICD) implantation. Following his fellowship, Dr. Aziz joined the Cleveland Clinic as a pediatric electrophysiologist. He is active in the training and teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, an activity that continuously inspires him. Dr. Aziz is also quite active in research and was the recent recipient of the SADS 2011 Young Investigator Award for his work on long QT syndrome. He currently serves as the Director of the Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic and the Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr Aziz acquired skills in Catheter Ablation of pediatric arrhythmias and device implantation which is a regular part of his clinical practice.

Prem Soman - United States of America

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), and Clinical & Translational Science
Director, Nuclear Cardiology
Director, UPMC Cardiac Amyloidosis Center
Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship
Division of Cardiology and The Heart and Vascular Institute
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Ramesh Daggubati - United States of America

Dr. Ramesh Daggubati is the Associate Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab and Director of Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Prior to joining Winthrop, he was the interim Chief of Cardiology and Clinical Professor at Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University.

He is skilled in all structural heart and complex coronary interventions. He performs transradial interventions and has proctored many physicians across the country and world. He has developed algorithms for management of cardiogenic shock that is used at multiple institutions around the country.

He was the principal investigator of the initial transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) trials and continues to participate in multiple clinical trials. He has published in multiple academic journals and lectures nationally and internationally.

Ramya Parasa - United Kingdom

Ramya Parasa, MBBS, MRCP. Cardiology Senior Registrar.
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow & Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, UK.
I am a Senior Registrar in Cardiology, working at Princess Alexandra Hospital, England. I am working towards completion of CCST. I am the teaching lead for junior doctors at Princess Alexandra Hospital.
My special interest is interventional Cardiology but I am also trained in MRI, Echocardiography, Cardiac CT and Nuclear Medicine.
My publications include a study on Left ventricular index mass associated with ESC Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy risk score in patients with ICDs, Review of Intra Aortic Balloon Pump Use, Comparison of right ventricular size and function by two-dimensional echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

Rima Bader - Saudi Arabia

- Professor of Pediatric & Fetal Cardiology , Faculty of Medicine , King Abdul Aziz University ,Jeddah , KSA
- President of Fetal Gulf Heart Group ( FGHA)
- Head of Perinatal Cardiology Unit
- King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

Robert C. Hendel - United States of America

Robert C. Hendel, M.D. is presently the Sidney W and Marilyn S. Lassen Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the Tulane University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Chief of the Section of Cardiology and Director of the Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Hendel has served at the national level as the President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and as President of the Cardiovascular Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) and received the Hermann Blumgardt Award from the SNM for outstanding service in nuclear cardiology. He is presently serving a second three-year on the Board of Trustees was a member of the appropriate use criteria task force at the ACC and has pioneered the implementation and evaluation of appropriate use criteria. He has also chaired the ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Data Standards. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), the American Heart Association (FAHA), and a Master of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (MASNC).

Saad Subahi - Sudan

MBBS Khartoum FRCP London FESC Past president Sudan heart society President Pan African society of cardiology

Salama Hussein Omar - Saudi Arabia

Worked at Critical Care Department, Cairo University I under supervision of Prof. Sherif Mukhtar.
I had my Master thesis in Cardiac Pacing & I received the Master degree in “Cardiology”.
Attended an advanced training course at "Cleveland Clinic Foundation" at the Nuclear Medicine Department (1991).
I had my Doctorae thesis in nuclear Cardiology & in 1997, I received the Doctorate degree in “Critical Care Medicine”.
Worked as Cardiology & Critical care Medicine consultant in Erfan Hospital Saudi Arabia. I became in charge of the Cardiac Pacing & Nuclear Cardiology Services.
I became in charge of Life support Training Centre and Head of CPR committee.
I received a training course in Cardiac CT (Erasmus) and I started CT Cardiology service in Erfan hospital With Dr.Amr Hassan
I started the EECP program in Erfan Hospital with Dr Amr Hassan.
I had the European Assessment Exam of Cardiac Pacing (EHRA).
Earned the title of Professor in Critical Care Medicine.

Samih Lawand - Saudi Arabia

Senior Interventional Cardiologist
Head of IVUS Laboratory
Head of Coronary Care Unit Prince Salman Heart Center

Sana Al-Khatib - United States of America

Dr. Sana M. Al-Khatib is a tenured Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, a board-certified clinical electrophysiologist and an experienced clinical researcher in cardiac arrhythmias. Her expertise is in sudden cardiac death prevention, atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias, and implantable cardiac devices. Her research expertise lies in the design and conduct of clinical trials, outcomes research, and cost-effectiveness analyses. She has more than 270 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Al-Khatib is a Senior Associate Editor for Circulation. Dr. Al-Khatib chaired the 2017 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society on the Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias and the prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death.

Sanjeev K Agarwal - United Arab Emirates

Consultant interventional cardiologist in department of cardiology at Rashid hospital, Dubai. He graduated from GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India in 1983. After earning his postgraduation in 1987, he moved on to complete his postdoctoral training in cardiology. He has been associate professor of cardiology at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, India and a visiting consultant to Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. His areas of interest are interventional cardiology and cardiac CT. He completed level III training in cardiac CT from Harbour hospital, UCLA. He is Board Certified in cardiovascular CT and has accreditation by SCCT, USA. He is a fellow of American College of Cardiology. Dr Agarwal has made several presentations in international meetings like Euro PCR and TCT and published research articles in peer reviewed journals. He regularly participates as a course faculty in national and international meetings.

Stephan von Haehling - Germany

Consultant cardiologist and Professor of Metabolic Cardiology at the Department of Cardiology and Pneumology at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. He obtained his MD at the Institute of Immunology at Charité Medical School, Berlin, Germany. His PhD was awarded by Imperial College, London, UK after he completed studies into inflammatory mechanisms of heart failure at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London. Dr. von Haehling has authored more than 350 original research papers, review articles, and editorials and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle and as editor of ESC Heart Failure, Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, and Archives of Medical Science. Dr von Haehling serves on several steering committees, data safety monitoring boards and endpoint committees of large-scale multi-national trials. His main research interests include the pathophysiology and co-morbidities of heart failure, muscle wasting, biomarkers, and novel treatments.

Tarek Helmy - United States of America

Tarek Helmy, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Dr. Helmy is a Professor of cardiology and director of the J. Gerard Mudd Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri.
Dr. Helmy is a 1991 graduate of Cairo University, Egypt. In June 2000, he completed his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at New England Medical Center Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts. He has served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, and Professor of Medicine, Director of the interventional cardiology fellowship program, and director of the cardiac Catheterization Lab at the University Of Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently Dr. Helmy is a Professor of cardiology and director of the J. Gerard Mudd Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri.
Dr. Helmy has published several peer reviewed articles and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He has been involved in Clinical Teaching of general and interventional cardiology fellows since 2002.

Thierry Lefevre - France

Administrative and Academic Appointments: Interventional Cardiologist (first case in 1982) Chief of the Cathlab at Hopital Privé Jacques Cartier, Massy, France (1995-2012) Board of GACI (French working group of interventional cardiology) 2000-2004 and 2008-2009 President of GACI 2010-2011 Past president of GACI 2012-2013 Executive committee of France 2 (2010-2012) and France TAVI (2012- to date) Executive committee of the French Mitraclip registry and Mitra-Fr (2010-to date) Certifications and Scientific Societies: Specialist in cardiology (MD), Paris, France

Tyrone J. Collins - United States of America

Dr. Collins earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his internship at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. followed by his residency and a fellowship in cardiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, also in Washington, D.C. Dr. Collins is a Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI), the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the American Heart Association (FAHA), and a member of the Association of Black Cardiologist. He has been on the faculty at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans since 1989. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He is the Section Head of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and the Program Director for the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute.

Dr. Collins served as an Associate Editor for Catheterizations and Cardiovascular Interventions journal from 2000 to 2010 and currently serves as an Editorial Board Member. He has authored more than 100 manuscripts, 100 abstracts, and 25 book chapters. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), is chairman of the Carotid Interventional Committee and a member of the Peripheral Vascular Disease Committee, and Fellows in Training Committee, the American Heart Association Peripheral Vascular Disease Council, and American Heart Association’s Stroke Council. His current research interests involve coronary stents to prevent heart attacks, carotid stents to prevent stroke, and non-surgical (keyhole) heart valve replacement to avoid open heart surgery. He is an investigator on approximately 12 clinical research studies.

Dr. Collins expertise includes complex coronary, renal, lower extremity, and carotid stents. He is skilled in diagnosing and treating aortic and mitral valve stenosis. He is also an expert in intracranial arterial stenting and acute stroke intervention. Dr. Collins maintains an active clinical referral practice performing more than 300 invasive procedures per year.

Valeri Gelev - Bulgaria

1990 – 1991 General Practitioner-Kostenetz

1991 – 2001 Cardiologist in Emergency Hospital Pirogov- Sofia, Bulgaria

August 2001 – 2009 National Heart Center – Interventional cardiologist- Cath Lab Sofia, Bulgaria

April 2009 – March 2013 - Head of Interventional Cardiology Department - University Emergency Hospital “ N.I. Pirogov” Sofia, Bulgaria

From March 2013 till now - Director of Cardiology Clinic -Tokuda Hospital Sofia, Bulgaria

Wael Aboshokka - United Arab Emirates

DR. Wael AbouShokka is a consultant intervention cardiology, working in Al Qasimi hospital in UAE, which is considered the tertiary cardiac center in northern emirates.
He is specialized in CHIP coronary cases using advanced imaging, atherectomy, robotic devices, also in structural heart endovascular procedures and peripheral endovascular procedures.
Dr. Wael Aboushokka has a Ph.D. in cardiovascular medicine and worked in the National heart institute in EGYPT and Chest diseases hospital in Kuwait which is both considered high volume tertiary cardiac centers.
Dr. Wael is a well-recognized figure in Egyptian cardiac society and gulf interventional society, he is also an SCAI fellow since 2010.

Wael Almahmeed - United Arab Emirates

Dr Wael Abdulrahman Almahmeed is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Heart and Vascular Institute in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UAE University and has an Adjunct Staff position at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. Dr Almahmeed completed his undergraduate medical training at the medical school in the University of Southampton, England. He is a foundation member of the Gulf Heart Association and the Emirates Cardiac Society. Under his leadership in the Emirates Cardiac Society, the Society won the bid to host the World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai in 2012, the World Tobacco or Health Congress in Abu Dhabi in 2015, the Asia Pacific Congress of Cardiology in Abu Dhabi in 2015 and World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology in 2016.

Walid Hassan - Saudi Arabia

Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence International Medical Center Jeddah, Saudi Arabia