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

Alain Cribier - France

Prof. Alain Cribier, MD, is an interventional cardiologist and past-Chief of Cardiology at Hospital Charles Nicolle, University of Rouen, France. He is since 2011 Professor Emeritus and co-director of the Rouen Medical Training Center. In the course of his career, he became widely recognized for having developed breakthrough technologies for the treatment of calcific Aortic Stenosis: Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty in 1985 and Transcatheter Aortic Valve implantation (TAVI) in April 2002. TAVI has open a revolutionary less invasive way of treating aortic stenosis, with a considerable expansion of indications worldwide. Prof. Cribier has received many prestigious scientific awards for these innovations and has written more than 500 indexed articles related to his innovations.

Alexandra Lansky - United States of America

Alexandra J. Lansky, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the section of Cardiology at the Yale School of Medicine and a practicing cardiologist at Yale-New Haven Hospital, in New Haven, CT. Dr. Lansky joined Yale in 2010 as Director of the Yale Heart and Vascular Clinical Research Program and the Cardiovascular Research Center (YCRC), which specializes in the conduct of national and international cardiovascular clinical trials with specific expertise in the evaluation of interventional devices. She most recently received a dual appointment as Chair of Cardiovascular Research at Queen Mary University in London as part of the Yale and London based Barts Heart Center transatlantic research collaboration.

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)

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.

Athena Poppas - United States of America

Vice-President, American College of Cardiology
Chief, Cardiology Division
Director, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Rhode Island, Miriam and Newport Hospitals
Professor of Medicine, Brown University

Bernardo Cortese - Italy

Researcher Interventional Cardiologist Director, Cardiology, San Carlo Clinic

Christopher Gale - United Kingdom

"Chris Gale is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director of the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics at the University of Leeds.
Qualifying in medicine at the London Hospital Medical College and obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Professor Gale worked as a Junior Doctor at the Royal London Hospital. After becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, he became a Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellow and completed a Ph.D in molecular biology at the University of Leeds. Speciality training in Cardiology was undertaken principally at the Leeds General Infirmary, where Professor Gale was a Walport and later a NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, then achieving a NIHR Clinician Scientist Award, and subsequently NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowship. He holds a Masters in Clinical Education and a Masters in Biostatistics and Epidemiology.
Professor Gale is Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Leeds General Infirmary where he practices clinical cardiology with particular interests in general cardiology, post myocardial infarction survivorship, and chronic heart failure.
Professor Gale’s research incorporates the efficient use of observational and randomised data to deliver population-based studies of cardiovascular quality of care and clinical outcomes. This includes the use of multi-source electronic health records for trial design, outcomes capture and taxonomy of cardiovascular survivorship. Presently, Professor Gale leads a research group in Leeds Institute for Data Analytics and Leeds Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, University of Leeds. He holds major research awards from the NIHR, British Heart Foundation, and Horizon 2020, and has published over 160 research manuscripts in peer reviewed journals, including JAMA, Lancet, BMJ, EHJ.
Professor Gale is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.. He is member of the British Cardiovascular Society, British Society for Echocardiography and British Society for Heart Failure.\\\"

E Murat Tuzcu - United States of America

After 3 decades at Cleveland Clinic Prof.Tuzcu is now the Chief Academic Officer and Chairman of HVI at CCAD. He is one of the leaders in the field of transcatheter valve therapeutics. He made seminal contributions to the atherosclerosis imaging using IVUS. He published extensively and is listed among the top 1% most cited researchers in the world. He served 5 years on ACC Board of Trustees.

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

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

"Professor of Cardiology SCU
Consultant cardiologist at Tanta University, ARE
Assistant Clinical Professor at GMU, UAE “2016-2018”
Distinguished Fellow of ISCU, USA
Mail Address: 132 Holly Drive, LaPlace, LA, 70068, USA
Assistant Clinical Professor of Cardiology Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman UAE 2016-2018
Degree of Professor of Cardiology, Egypt Supreme Council of Universities, Cairo, Egypt since 2012.
President ISCU [international society of cardiovascular ultrasound] Middle East Chapter, President [elected] ICC [International College of Cardiology] 2018-2020
Fellow of European Society of Cardiology, France 2003
Editor of World Heart Journal [WHJ], NY, USA, Editorial Board Member of Integrative Clinical Cardiology.
Editorial Board Member in Journal of Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Interventions, Executive Guest Editors of Current Genomics (CG)
Editorial Board Member in Austin Cardiology, Editorial Board Member for Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine & Heart Surgery (JCMHS)
Editor-in-Chief International Journal of Cardiology Research
Clinical Professor, SCU, Tanta University, ARE. Distinguished Fellow of ISCU, USA, President of ICC"

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.

Ghassan Kiwan - Lebanon

Senior Consultant Cardiologist, MD,MBA,FACP, FRCPC, FACC, started Medical school at the French Faculty Of Medicine(FFM) in Beirut then graduated from Paris University-France, did his Internship and started his Fellowship in Internal Medicine at Sherbrook University-Quebec-Canada, continued, 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. He was Associate Cardiologist at The Montreal General Hospital-McGill University- and Chief Cardiology at “Centre Hospitalier De Lanaudière” affiliated teaching University Hospital in Quebec-Canada- and is an honorary member for life at the same hospital. Dr. Kiwan was Principal Investigator and Investigator in many national Canadian and International studies. He continues to be involved in clinical research by being a local and national PI of international studies in Lebanon. He detains an Award from Saudi Aramco for his services as Consultant Cardiologist and in Charge of the Non-invasive cardiology Lab where he introduced the stress echo and contrast echo technique. He is currently and since 2009 Chief of Medical Staff at “Bellevue University Medical Center” in Lebanon; a JCI accredited 170 beds hospitals. He is chief of the Cardiology Division at BUMC and founding director of the BITC-Bellevue International Training Center /American Heart Association. He is the Chairman of the Non Invasive working group at the Lebanese Society of Cardiology (third mandate). He is a Co-Founder of the” Lebanese Chapter of the American College of Cardiology” and is currently Governor of this Chapter. Dr. Kiwan has been and continues to be involved in many national and international research studies and Co-Author and conferences as a speaker, chairman, member of many scientific committees and co-Organizer"

Guy Heindrickx - Belgium

Guy Heyndrickx graduated from the University of Ghent and trained as a cardiologist in Ghent and London at the National Heart Institute. In 1973 he joined the cardiovascular department of E Braunwald and S Vatner at the Harvard Medical School, Boston where his research was directed at describing for the first time the phenomenon of myocardial stunning. On his return to the University of Ghent he performed in 1980 the first PCI in Belgium. In 1984 he became co-director of the Cardio-vascular centre in Aalst where he became responsible of a program on interventional cardiology. In 1995 he was appointed part time Professor in cardiovascular physiology at the Louvain Medical School in Brussels. He is author of more than 200 publications in peer review journals and is fellow of the ESC, ACC

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.

Hadley Wilson - United States of America

Graduated with honors from Davidson College and subsequently Duke University Medical School, going on to train in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University, where he served as chief resident before his cardiology fellowship under Gottlieb Friesinger, MD, FACC. He joined Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute as an interventional cardiologist where he rose to director of the cath lab and then chief of cardiology for over 15 years. During his time at Sanger, Wilson served as co-director of the annual Advanced Cardiovascular Interventions course at Hilton Head from 1992 to 2007, as the chief interventional cardiologist for the ACC North Carolina (NC) STEMI/RACE program for a statewide system of care from 2005 to 2015, and now the ACC/AHA National STEMI Accelerator I and II programs covering over 30 million lives. For the last decade, Wilson has been clinical professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and serves on the yearly faculty at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting. He has over 75 publications.
Wilson serves on the ACC Board of Trustees, the Chair of the ACC Membership Committee, and is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Governors and Secretary of the Board of Trustees. and the NCDR Management Board.\"

Hani Mahmoud - United Kingdom

Dr. Hani Mahmoud-Elsayed earned his MBBCh degree from Alexandria University, Egypt, 2003, MSc degree in Cardiology, Benha University, Egypt, 2011 & MD Degree (Al-Azhar University) Januray 2019.
Board certified from the National Board of Echocardiography “NBE”, USA, in July 2012. Elected as a Fellow of the American society of Echocardiography (FASE), August, 2014. Elected as The Ambassador of “European Association of Cardio-Vascular Imaging” EACVI/HIT “Heart Imagers of Tomorrow” for Saudi Arabia. 2014-2016. Currently He is a Committee member of the EACVI/HIT 2014-2016-2018. Got special training on Three-Dimensional Echocardiography with Prof. Dr. Navin Nanda at the Echo-lab of the University of Alabama at Birmingham hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 2013. Won a Training grant from the EACVI for 6 months at the Echocardiography Lab, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK July 2016-Januray 2018. He published in internationally indexed journals and is a reviewer for different national as well as international journals. He was Awarded; the “Young investigator” award and the “Best nationally published paper” in Egypt for the year 2017. He conducted many Echocardiography lectures & workshops in national & international meetings, mainly addressing advanced echocardiography techniques and their use in clinical practice and during structural cardiac interventions."

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

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

Consultant invasive cardiologist and head of cardiac imaging department, Princess Alexandra Hospital, London UK
Royal College representative for the appointment of consultant Jobs
Special interest in advanced cardiac imaging."

Ibrahim Saeed - United States of America

Consultant Cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid-America Heart Institute Cardiovascular Consultants

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 Chairman, US National Coalition on Health Care (Washington DC), and President, Innovative Diabetes Treatment Studies LLC, a CV and diabetes clinical trial sponsor in NYC. He is former CEO of the American College of Cardiology, former President of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF/NYC), and is CEO of Lewin and Associates LLC, a health policy consulting firm in NYC.

Jonathan Byrne - United Kingdom

Dr Byrne is the Clinical Director of Cardiovascular services at King’s College Hospital. He completed his undergraduate medical training in Bristol and then continued general professional medical training in the South-East of England and London. A PhD in the was awarded in 2004 by the University of London; this examined the molecular mechanisms underlying left ventricular hypertrophy.

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.

Layth Mimish - Saudi Arabia

American Board and Canadian Fellowship certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology Toronto 1986-1989
Previous Director of Cath Lab, and Director of Cardiology Fellowship Training Program KFSH and RC Riyadh, KSA 1990-1996
Medical director / The Cardiovascular Consultants Group clinics, Jeddah, KSA 1996 till now
Member of The Board of Directors, Saudi Heart Association 1992-2005

Member of The Scientific Committee of The Saudi Commission For Health Specialists for the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program in KSA From 31 January 2013 Till 31 December 2016

Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Assistat Professor, and Director of Saudi Cardiology Fellowship Training Program in King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah KSA , September 2011-May 2016

Leslee Shaw - United States of America

Professor of Health Services Research in Radiology

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.

Mamas Andreas - United Kingdom

Professor Mamas Mamas is the Professor of Cardiology at Keele University and is the Clinical Director of the NIHR and MRC funded Centre for Prognosis Research at Keele University, and a consultant interventional cardiologist at the Royal Stoke Hospital. Professor Mamas qualified at the University of Oxford and trained at Oxford, Royal Brompton and Hammersmith Hospitals in London and undertook his interventional cardiology training in Manchester. Professor Mamas's research interest focus around the use of routinely collected electronic healthcare data to inform clinical outcomes (prognosis) of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Professor Mamas and his team have used national data from the National Institute of Cardiovascular Outcomes and Research (NICOR), Primary care datasets and international datasets derived from the United States with over 100 million in hospital patient episodes to study outcomes in a variety of cardiovascular conditions and has published over 220 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals. His group have contributed to the development of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) risk model used for public individual operator reporting for interventional cardiology as part of the national transparency agenda, and are leading the development of similar risk stratification tools for TAVI procedures. Professor Mamas is the associate editor for Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions

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.

Matteo Cameli - Italy

Chair of EACVI Heart Imagers of Tomorrow, European Society of Cardiology
EACVI Board Member 2018-2020.
Chair of Echocardiography WG, Italian Society of Cardiology (SIC

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

After 15 years working at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, the UK with the last 5 years holding the position Consultant in Cardiology/Echocardiography and Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, Michael Henein accepted the position Professor of Cardiology at Umea University, Sweden in January 2010. He published over 350 papers, wrote 4 books, supervised 20 Ph.D. and 60 MSc theses. He is currently heading an active research program on arterial calcification, valve disease, and heart failure.

Mohamed Magdy - United Arab Emirates

Chairman &Director GULF EP LIVE Head of EP department -Cardiac Centre -Al Qassimi Hospital-UAE Consultant of EP Nancy France Prof of Critical Care Medicine-college of Medicine-Cairo University Member of EHRA

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

"Dr. Mohammad Shenasa attended Alavi High School in Tehran and graduated from University of Tehran, Faculty of Medicine in 1975. He was awarded a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. In July 1977-1979, Dr Shenasa went to Guy’s Hospital, University of London as a senior house officer. He then returned to the United States and completed his fellowship (1979-1982) in Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He stayed on as an assistant professor of medicine until 1982, and then went on to become an assistant professor at Hôpital du Sacré Coeur in Montreal. Subsequently, he then became associate professor and Director of Cardiology at Hôpital du Sacré Coeur. Dr Shenasa was then a research associate at the Royal Victoria Hospital of McGill University. Dr Shenasa took a sabbatical as a visiting professor to the University of Munster, Germany (1990-1992). He took a position as Professor of Medicine and Surgery and was the Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is formerly the attending physician at the Department of Cardiovascular Services at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, California and served on the chair of quality control as well as advisory board in the department of cardiology. He is the founder of the Heart and Rhythm Medical Group. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, and the Heart rhythm Society. He has served as a chairperson and lecturer of many societies on topics related to arrhythmias, cardiac electrophysiology, and cardiac mapping and ablation. Dr Shenasa is a reviewer for many cardiology journals and has published extensively in a variety of subjects related to heart rhythm disorders. He is also an associate editor for Journal of Electrocardiography, and is on the editorial board for PACE (Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology) and is an associate editor for the section on “Basic Electrophysiology for the Clinician”. He is currently a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, and the Heart Rhythm Society.

His interest is in cardiovascular electrophysiology including atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation, rhythm management devices, and cardiac mapping and imaging. One of his major publications was published in 2018 titled, “ECG Masters Collection.” He is the senior editor of Cardiac Mapping, which is an electrophysiology textbook; the 5th edition of Cardiac mapping was published in 2019. He is a guest editor of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics for the September 2015, June 2016, December 2017, September 2019, and December 2019 issues. He has received numerous awards, the latest being the Outstanding Support Award by the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society."

Nicolas Van Mieghem - Netherlands

Dr. Nicolas M. Van Mieghem obtained his medical degree and cardiology degree at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. After subsequent Fellowships in interventional cardiology in Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg Genk, Belgium, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, USA and Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, he joined the department of interventional cardiology in the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC as a senior staff member in February 2010. He is the clinical director of interventional cardiology since 2014 and full professor September 1 2019. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and the American College of Cardiology.

Nidal Abi Rafeh - Lebanon

Dr. Abi Rafeh served as director of chronic total occlusion (CTO) and complex PCI program director at Tulane University in New Orleans and moved to Beirut in 2017 to start CTO program at St. George Hospital-UMC. Also, Nidal serves as Co-chairman for MENATA chapter of progress CTO registry. Currently, Dr. Abi Rafeh is a CTO proctor in USA and Middle East.

Omar Galal - Saudi Arabia

1966, German Abitur (German school, Cairo), 1973 Medical Diploma, Marburg/L, W. Germany
1979: M.D, 1982: Facharzt Diploma for Pediatrics, 1983: Pediatric Cardiology.
1981 – 1988 – Consultant for Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology
1987 - (PhD) for Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Essen, West Germany
1996 - Professor for Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology at university of Essen, Germany
2004- MBA for Health Care Administration, University of Krems, Austria
1988- Established Department Pediatric Cardiology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh,
2007- Established Department Pediatric Cardiology at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, KSA
Till todate working there as a senior consultant pediatric cardiologist
2002 - Founder of PanArab Congenital Heart Disease Association.
Numerous publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals, invited speaker, organizer of symposia
Conducted numerous Workshops on how to start clinical research and on selfimprovement to excel at work

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

Osama Abd El Raouf Ahmed - Saudi Arabia

Prince sultan Cardiac Center-Al Hasa-KSA

Oscar Mendiz - Argentina

Director Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery Institute (ICyCC)
Chief Cardiología Intervencionista
Hospital Universitario Fundación Favaloro
Board of Director University & Favaloro Foundation
Ex-SOLACI President
Ex-SCAI Board of Trustees
TCT International Board Member & Scientific Committee"

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.

Petr Kala - Czech Republic

Cardiologist and local founder of the Interventional Cardiology Programm for 25 years focused on patients with acute myocardial infarction, CAD, intracoronary imaging and functional revascularization together with PFO, ASD and LAA closures, TAVI and MitraClip implantations. Long-term research experience in the field. Previous President of the Czech Association of Interventional Cardiology, Chairman of the Stent for Life Initiative, member of EuroPCR and EAPCI Boards, TCT International Council etc. Currently the Head of the academic Dpt of Cardiology and Internal Medicine.

Rajesh Kharbanda - United Kingdom

Graduated BSc (1st class), MBChB from Edinburgh Medical School, Scotland in 1991. After early postgraduate hospital positions in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, he commenced Specialist Cardiology Training in London in 1995. He completed his PhD at University College London in 2001. He was appointed Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology at the University of Cambridge 2001-2004, and worked at the Addenbrooke’s and Papworth Hospitals in Cambridge. He held an Interventional Fellowship at Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto 2004-2005. He was appointed Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals in 2006 and at Oxford University Hospital in 2007.

Ramesh Daggubati - United States of America

Ramesh Daggubati is a Professor of Medicine and associate chief of cardiology at West Virginia University. He is also the director of structural heart disease. He oversees the clinical operations of cardiology at Heart and Vascular Institute and its 14 outreach hospitals. He is the Co-Chair of SCAI International Committee.
Ramesh Daggubati's clinical interests are complex PCI and structural heart disease."

Rasha Al-Lamee - United Kingdom

Interventional Cardiology Consultant at Imperial College London

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).

Salama Hussein Omar - Saudi Arabia

"Worked in Critical Care Medicine Department; Cairo University Since 1986.
Works as a consultant of Cardiology & Critical Care Medicine at Erfan Hospital Since 2003
Experience includes:

passed the European Accreditation Exam of Cardiac Pacing


Attended advanced training at ""Cleveland Clinic Foundation"" at the Nuclear Medicine Department (1991)

Multislice Cardiac CT Angiography:

Hear Failure Clinic: Running EECP program.
Chairing The CPR Committee at Erfan Hospital"

Samih Lawand - Saudi Arabia

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

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.

Shakeel A Qureshi - United Kingdom

Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist and Professor of Paediatric Cardiology at the Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’s Foundation Trust, and King’s College, London. He was the Head of Service for Paediatric Cardiology between 2004 and 2012 and Director of Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory between 1999 and 2012.

He received his MBCHB degree from the University of Manchester in 1976, passed Membership of Royal College of Physicians of London in 1979

Sharmila Dorbala - United States of America

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Cardiovascular Medicine, Radiology

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

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

Walid Hassan - Saudi Arabia

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

William O’Neill - United States of America

Dr. O’Neill, is an internationally recognized leader in Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Disease, as well as a pioneer in research and new techniques to diagnose and treat heart disease.

Ziad Ali - United States of America

Ziad Ali is the Victoria and Esther Aboodi Cardiology Researcher, Louis V Gerstner Jr Scholar, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) where he serves as the Director of Intravascular Imaging and Physiology and Director of the Cardio-renal program. He is also the Director of the Angiographic Core Laboratory at Cardiovascular Research Foundation.
His clinical research interests focus on the use of intravascular imaging and physiology technologies such as optical coherence tomography, intravascular ultrasound and flow wire assessment to optimize coronary interventions. Dr. Ali is the Global PI of the International Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trials ILUMIEN III and IV, a comparison of optical coherence tomography to angiography to guide PCI and improve clinical outcomes. Dr. Ali pioneered techniques to perform diagnostic angiography with ultra-low contrast volumes and perform interventions without contrast administration, protecting patients with advanced kidney disease from need for dialysis.