Faculty Guests

Abdulla Shehab
United Arab Emirates
Immediate Past President of Emirates Society of Cardiology, currently General Secretary Emirates Cardiac Society and Vice President of Gulf Intervention Society. Fellow of royal college of physicians UK, fellow American college of physician, fellow European society of cardiology, fellow of American college of cardiology, fellow American society of cardiac intervention and fellow of American heart association. Areas of Special Interest: Heart failure, Coronary artery disease, Dyslipidaemia, Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Cardiac intervention, Cardiac imaging, Screening for cardiac disease in sport players, Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy
Professor Shehab is a Chief editor of Emirates medical Journal and also service as editor in many other regional and international journals. Professor has published 152 paper in Medline
Ahmed Elsayed
Initially specializing in General Surgery in 1992 from 1994 I shifted to Cardiothoracic Surgery. I was one of a group who was instrumental in reestablishing this specialty in Sudan after a 10-year hiatus. Now with 25 years of work in this field, the last 10 years I have been increasingly involved in research becoming the inaugural director of our university's Center for Health Research
Ahmed Zaatar
Saudi Arabia
Associated consultant cardiac Imaging at IMC
American Board of cardiovascular computed tomography. CBCCT.
Fellow of the society of cardiovascular computed tomography. FSCCT.
CMR course and training ( RBH UK)
Master's Degree in cardiology. Ain shams university."
Alaa Khalil
Saudi Arabia
Consultant none invasive cardiologist at IMC hospital JEDDAH
Head of echo section at IMC
MRCP(UK), FRCP (Edinburgh), American Board of Echo (NBE), American Board of CT coronary angio
Arab Board of cardiology
Saudi fellowship of cardiology
Master of cardiology Alexandria university
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.
Alistair Phillips
United States of America
Joined the Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, and Akron Children’s Hospital as a member of the congenital heart team as a congenital heart surgeon, the Director of Quality Assurance for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.
Antoine Lafont
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
President of the American College of Cardiology, Chief of the division of cardiology for Rhode Island and The Miriram hospitals, as well as The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a professor of medicine at the Alpert Medical School and has won numerous teaching awards at both Brown and Rhode Island Hospital. Poppas has served as interim chief since June 2017 and is also the director of the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute, which includes Rhode Island, the Miriam and Newport hospitals and multiple offices around the state.
Bassil Al-Zamkan
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Bassil Al Zamkan obtained his Certificate as a Specialist in Cardiac Surgery on 25.02.1998 and Certificate of Thoracic Surgery Specialist on 16.06.2007 from German Board for Cardiovascular Surgery, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. Dr. Bassil was working as a Senior Consultant for Cardiovascular Surgery and In-charge of Thoracic Surgery (1997-2009) at Clinic for Heart and Thoracic Surgery of the Klinikum Krefeld, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf-Germany.
Bernardo Cortese
Researcher Interventional Cardiologist Director, Cardiology, San Carlo Clinic
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
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.
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
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).
Galal Elkilany
United Arab Emirates
Professor and consultant cardiologist at Al Moosa Medical Center and Emirates Hospital Dubai UAE Distinguished fellow of ISCU in the USA

President of ICC international college of Cardiology and ISCU Middle East Chapter of the international society of cardiovascular ultrasound USA
George Saade
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 a clinician (Cardiologist) and academic in a different university hospitals from Europe, America, and Africa.
Ghassan Kiwan
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. He is a Co-Founder of the” Lebanese Chapter of the American College of Cardiology” and is currently Governor of this Chapter.
Gregory Thomas
United States of America
Gregory S. Thomas, MD, MPH is the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Program Development for the MemorialCare Health System in Southern California, USA. In this role, he serves as Clinical Professor and Director of Nuclear Cardiology Education at the University of California, Irvine. He is a Past President and a Master of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. With Adel Allam, MD, he leads the Horus research team that studies atherosclerosis in mummies and in cultures that alive today but who live an ancient lifestyle. In 2010, he received the Award of the 1st International Scientific Conference on Ancient Egyptian Culture from the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Cairo University. He has served as an investigator in >100 clinical trials with his research work reflected in 200 publications. He is co-author of the upcoming 6th edition of the textbook “Ellestad’s Stress Testing: Principles and Practice.”
Habib Gamra
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
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.\"
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
Harriette Van Spall
Dr. Van Spall completed her Doctor of Medicine degree and postgraduate clinical training at the University of Toronto and a Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University. She is a full-time cardiologist, with a clinical focus in Heart Failure and Echocardiography at McMaster University. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, she is a scientist who leads clinical trials in Heart Failure at the Population Health Research Institute. She has garnered more than $4 million in research funding, has won several research awards, and has published her work in high-impact medical journals, including JAMA, Lancet, Circulation, and Annals of Internal Medicine.
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
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."
Imad sheiban
Associated Prof in Cardiology
Director of Interventional Cardiology -
SanGiovanmni Battista Hospital _ University of Torino
Torino /Italy
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.
Khaldoon Alaswad
United States of America
Clinical Assistant Professor Wayne State University
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Edith and Benson Ford Heart and Vascular Institute
Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford Health System
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
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.
Kshama Wechalekar
United Kingdom
Dr Kshama Wechalekar leads the department of Nuclear Medicine and PET department at Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust Hospital since 2011 and PET service at Specialist Care at RBH&HH at Wimpole street diagnostic Centre from June 2016. She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at NHLI, Imperial College and is an honorary consultant at Chelsea Westminster Hospital. She is immediate past President of British Nuclear Cardiology Society and served as a committee member for British nuclear medicine society and imaging council of British cardiac society.
Leslee Shaw
United States of America
Dr. Shaw is a leading cardiovascular researcher whose major focus in the quality and effectiveness in the clinical diagnosis and imaging of ischemic heart disease. She has published >700 publications and presented >300 abstracts in major scientific meetings worldwide. She is ranked as one of the top 1% of clinical researchers with the most highly cited publications.
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.
Marco Guglielmo
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
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
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.
Mirvat Alsnag
Saudi Arabia
Was the first female interventional cardiologist in the Gulf region and represented women on multiple committees including the Saudi Arabian Cardiac Interventional Society Board, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Verification Committee, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Cardiology Fellowship Committee as well as numerous international societies such a SCAI, ACC, and EAPCI.
Mohamed Abdel-Wahab
Professor Mohamed Abdel-Wahab is currently holding the position of Senior Consultant Cardiologist and Head of the Structural Heart Disease Department at the Heart Center Leipzig at the University of Leipzig - Germany. The latter is one of the largest centers for cardiovascular disease management in Europe. He is leading clinical and research programs in the field of transcatheter valve replacement and complex coronary interventions. Before he moved to Leipzig, Abdel-Wahab was leading the coronary and structural heart disease program at the Heart Center of the Segeberger Kliniken in Bad Segeberg – Germany. He has presented the 2013 Publication Award of the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the German Society of Cardiology and the 2015 Andreas Grüntzig Award of the German Society of Cardiology. Professor Abdel-Wahab is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, a member of several international academic boards, and has published more than 150 papers in the field of interventional cardiology in peer review journals.
Mohamed Ibrahim
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Head of Cardiology and Medical Department, Kuwait Hospital, Sharjah. He is also a Clinical Professor at the College of Medicine, Sharjah University.Dr.Ibrahim is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in UK (Glasgow), Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and a member of the European association for prevention and rehabilitation of heart diseases. He is a certified examiner for the Royal College of Physicians, UK (PACES exam ). He has been participating in many national and international research studies, trials and registries in the field of cardiovascular diseases."
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
Consultant interventional cardiologist Ex-head of cardiology 2012-2018, Kuwait Heart Center Chest Diseases Hospital, Kuwait.
Mohammad Almutairi is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Ex-Chairman of the Department of Cardiology in Chest Diseases Hospital. He obtained his MB, ChB with honor from Kuwait medical school, Kuwait University in 1997. He did his internship year in Farwaniya Hospital followed by a year serving as an assistant registrar in internal medicine.
He went to do an internal medicine residency program at McGill University in Montreal, Canada from 1999 to 2002. He then stayed at McGill University 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 catheterization 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 now more than 85% of cases 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).
Dr. Almutairi served as the president of Kuwait Medical Association 2014-2018, the president of Arab medical Medical union 2017-2018 and the president of Gulf Intervention Society 2017-2019."
Mohammad Kurdi
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Kurdi is currently the president of the Saudi Arabian intervention cardiology society and senior interventional cardiology with a long history of involvement in government and private health care development he is currently the CMO of Clemenceau Medical Centre RIYADH and Head of cardiac services
Mohammad Shenasa
United States of America
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.
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
Mohammed Omar Galal
Saudi Arabia
Consultant Pediatric Cardiology
Since June 2016 till to date working at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & RC, Jeddah,.KSA.
2002 - Founder of PanArab Congenital Heart Disease Association."
Naeem Alshoaibi
Saudi Arabia
Consultant of Cardiac Electrophysiology. Expert in 3 D mapping complex ablation and device implantation, interested in research in the field of cardiac arrhythmia and oral anticoagulation Head of EP laboratory in King Abdulaziz University and King Abdullah Medical City
Nicolas Van Mieghem
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.
Ömer Göktekin
Interventional Cardiology - Memorial Hospital, Istanbul
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
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
"Present Position and Address
• President Heart failure Association of the ESC
• Academician of Serbian Academy of Science and Arts
• Professor, Belgrade University School of Medicine
• Heart failure Department, University Medical Center Belgrade
• President, Heart Failure Society of Serbia

Education and positions
• 2011-President, Heart Failure Society of Serbia
• 2011-14-President, the Board for heart transplantation
• 2011-13-Director, Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre, Belgrade, Serbia
• 2009-12-Deputy director for science, University Medical Centre, Belgrade, Serbia
• 2008-Board member, Heart failure Association of the ESC
• 1996-Full Professor, Belgrade University School of Medicine
• 1994-Head, Cardiology II, Dept. of Cardiology, University Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, Belgrade, Serbian and Montenegro
• 1992-Associate Professor, Belgrade University School of Medicine
• 1992-94-Head, Outpatient Department of Invasive & Interventional Cardiology, University Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, Belgrade, FRY
• 1986-1987, 1990-1991 - Visiting Assistant professor, Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
• 1985- Visiting physician, Kings College Hospital, London, UK

Post Graduate Degrees
• 1981 - M.Sc.
• 1982 - Specialist in Internal Medicine
• 1984 - Subspecialist in Cardiology
• 1990 - Ph.D.

European Society of Cardiology Activities
• President-elect Heart failure Association of the ESC
• Member of the HFA Board
• Member of the ESC Nominating Committee
• Member of the seven Task Force in charge of various ESC Guidelines (2000-2019)"
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
Dr Rasha Al-Lamee is an Interventional Cardiology Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and a clinical academic at Imperial College London. She has expertise in general and interventional cardiology. She is a clinical trialist and her research interests are in coronary intervention, invasive coronary physiology, and invasive intravascular imaging.
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).
Sam Firoozi
United Kingdom
Qualified from Guy's & St Thomas Hospitals medical school in London in 1995 with honors. Appointed MRCP (UK) in 1998 and FRCP (UK) in 2018.

General cardiology training across London and lead to a 3-year clinical research fellowship and then a 4-year interventional fellowship program.

Appointed as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at St George's Hospital in London in 2008. Developed a large practice in complex coronary intervention and highest volume PCI operator in the UK. Also helped developed cardiac structural and TAVI program for the last 12 years."
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
Interventionist in paediatric and adult congenital heart disease

Sharmila Dorbala
United States of America
Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH is the Director of Nuclear Cardiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School. She is a cardiovascular imaging specialist with clinical expertise in cardiovascular imaging. Dr. Dorbala holds appointments as the President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2020. She also serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology and for had served as an Associate Editor of Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging for 10 years. Dr. Dorbala has authored or coauthored more than 150 articles, abstracts, and presentations. She is passionate about teaching Nuclear Cardiology and has given more than 200 presentations at facilities and medical society meetings regionally, nationally, and internationally. She has served as a principal investigator for several clinical research studies in cardiac amyloidosis imaging with research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.
Shibu Mathew
Head of Electrophysiology at the University of Giessen/Germany. He was a senior consultant and trained at Asklepios St. George Hospital in Hamburg.
Sundeep Mishra
Dr. Sundeep Mishra, MD, DM, FACC, FSCAI is Professor of Cardiology at AIIMS, New Delhi. He did his DM in Cardiology from AIIMS and did his Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from Washington Hospital Center, USA. He has been Guest Editor of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions Journal has been Past Editor-in-Chief of Indian Heart Journal, International Editor, Sri Lanka Journal of Cardiology and is on the Editorial Board of several journals. He was a Board of Trustees of SCAI, USA. He is the Course Director for TCT India, EuroCHORUS, SCAI Advanced Course and SIM. He is the Past Chairman of National Intervention Council of India and has organized several “India Sessions” on sidelines of several meetings; ACC, ESC, SCAI, TCT, CCT, EuroPCR, AsiaPCR, GulfPCR, IC-MED, K-Imaging, Italian Society of Cardiology, Turkish Society of Cardiology, and Egyptian Society of Cardiology, TCT-AP, CHORUS. He is the voting selector of the MSCAI Nominating Committee. He is Winner of Global Interventional Quiz, conducted by American Heart Association in New Orleans, November 2016 and National Cardiology Quiz at the Annual CSI Meeting 2013 at Bangalore. Recipient of the Best Academician Award by Tamil Nadu CSI, he was also awarded the “Young Leader Award” by Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapeutics (CRT), Washington DC, USA and has been awarded Sujoy B Roy “Young Investigator Award” and KL Chopra Award. He was the first person to do Virtual Histology, Experimental Angiogenic Gene Therapy in India and he developed the Rat Hind Limb Ischemia Model for the first time in India. He has more than 200 Manuscripts, Abstracts. His book (as Editor in Chief) Cath lab Practicals Manual is a best-seller among cardiology books and Recent Research & Analysis in Cardiology is another bestseller. Besides he has several book chapters to his credit in other books He is Winner of Global Interventional Quiz, conducted by American Heart Association in New Orleans, November 2016 and National Cardiology Quiz at the Annual CSI Meeting 2013 at Bangalore. He has delivered several orations and talks in prestigious meetings.
Thierry Lefevre
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
Ulf Landmesser
Professor Ulf Landmesser acts since October 2014 as Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and since 2016 as Medical Director of the Charité Center for Cardiovascular Medicine.
Valeri Gelev
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
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.
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