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
Adnan Kaya
Interventional Cardiologist, Duzce University Medical School
Ahmed Hassanin
United States of America
Chief Medical Resident at Morristown Medical Center
Ajay Kirtane
United States of America
Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
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
Aldo Pietro Maggioni
Aldo Pietro Maggioni is Director of the Research Center of the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO) in Florence. He is also a member of the coordinating center of the GISSI studies (Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Sopravvivenza nell’Infarto miocardico) in collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan.
Alessandro Giamberti
Head of Congenital Cardiac Surgery Unit - IRCCS Policlinico San Donato
Alexander Nossikoff
Consultant Cardiologist at City Clinic Mladost
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.
Andrew Coats
President of Heart Failure Association
Anibal Damonte
President Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology (SOLACI)
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)
Antoinette Neylon
Interventional cardiologist, ICPS, Massy, France
Antonio Chagas
Antonio Carlos Palandri Chagas, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C., F.E.S.C. is Full Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology Division at Medical School of ABC and Coordinator of the Laboratory of Myocardial Ischemia at the University of São Paulo Heart Institute, São Paulo, Brazil.

He received his medical degree from the Medical School of ABC, in 1977. His internship was in internal medicine at the Federal University of São Paulo, and his specialist degree in cardiology was obtained at the University of São Paulo. In the early 1980s, he worked in the cardiovascular research laboratory at the Heart Institute of Medical School of the University of S. Paulo where he also presented a PhD thesis on myocardial ischemia. On completion of his PhD, he spent two years of post-doctoral study at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California at San Francisco, USA.
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.
Arif Al Nooryani
United Arab Emirates
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Chief Executive Officer & Head of Cardiac Centre at Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah

Dr. Al Nooryani is Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Chief Executive Office & Head of Cardiology at Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah, UAE. Dr. Al Nooryani is graduate of the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ULM-Germany). He is German Board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
Dr. Al Nooryani is an expert interventional cardiologist with a large experience in coronary stenting, peripheral vascular interventions and treatment of structural heart disease including TAVI and Mitral Interventions. He has established and structured the Invasive Cardiology Unit where more than 15000 heart patients have undergone Various Invasive Procedures including Diagnostic coronary angiograms, a wide range of complex Percutaneous coronary interventions. Awarded with Sheikh Hamdan Excellence Award for Medical Service (2011-2012) and Pride of Nation, UAE (2012).His goal is to develop new treatment techniques and be involved in international researches as well of further skills development including the healthcare administration part.
Athanasios J. Manolis
Director of Cardiology Department, Asklepeion Hospital, Athens, Greece

Adj. Professor of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, USA

Adj. Ass. Professor of Hypertension, Boston University, Boston, USA

Past-President and General Secretary of the Mediterranean Association of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, ex-member of the Council of the European Society of Hypertension, past Chairperson of the Working Group “Hypertension and Heart” of the European Society of Cardiology, and President of the Working Group “Hypertension Arrhythmias and Thrombosis” of the ESH.
He is Past President of the Hellenic Society of Hypertension, and was President of the Joint Meetings of ESH/ISH 2014 in Athens.

member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Hypertension Council of the American Heart Association, the European Society of Hypertension, the International Society of Hypertension, the Mediterranean Association of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.
Awad Mohamed
PASCAR Secretary General
Department of Medicine, University of Khartoum Qasr Street Khartoum
Bernard Chevalier
Executive member of the French Society of Cardiology.
Co-Director of Interventional cardiology graduated training, Paris University.
President of the Interventional cardiology group of the French Society of Cardiology.
Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiographies and Interventions (USA) Chief medical editor of EuroPCR online.
Board member of EAPCI (European association for percutaneous cardiovascular interventions) – co-chairman of communication committee.
Bernardo Cortese
Researcher Interventional Cardiologist Director, Cardiology, San Carlo Clinic
Carlo Di Mario
Professor Di Mario graduated in Medicine and specialised in Cardiology at the University of Padua in 1980. He then trained in interventional Cardiology completing the Fellowship at the University of Padua in 1984. He then moved to the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he completed a PhD thesis, moved in 1996 as research and clinical director for interventional cardiology at the University Vita-Salute of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, and was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in 2003. Between January 2003 and November 2016 Professor Di Mario worked as Professor of Clinical Cardiology, NHLI, Imperial College of Sciences, Medicine & Technology, and Consultant Cardiologist of the Royal Brompton & Harefield Foundation Trust, London. He was appointed in 2010 Senior Investigator of the National Institute of Health Research.
He became Full Professor of Cardiology at the University of Florence and Director of Structural Interventional Cardiology in the Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy in September 2016. He maintains an active clinical involvement in coronary angioplasty with special interest in treatment of chronic total occlusions, bifurcations, calcified lesions and diffuse disease. He is certified implanter for the Medtronic Evolut R and Pro, Edwards Sapien 3 and Ultra transcatheter aortic valves. He has 13 years of experience with MitraClips and started implants of CardioBand in 2017.
He served as Secretary of the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and became President of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions between 2009 and 2011. Between 2012 and 2014 he served as Councillor of the European Society of Cardiology. He has been a member of the Writing Committee or a Reviewer of many ESC Guidelines including sudden death, percutaneous coronary angioplasty, STEMI, Myocardial Revascularisation, Stable Angina, Non-cardiac Surgery, Diabetes and Cardiac Diseases. He is first/last author or coauthor of many Expert Consensus documents (intravascular ultrasound, PCI in non surgical centres, optical coherence tomography, Rotablation, radial approach, renal denervation, intracoronary imaging guidance). He is current President, elected in September 2020, of the EuroCTO Club."
Chekrallah Chamandi
Interventional CardiologistInterventional Cardiologist Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou
Christian Schlensak
Medical Director of the Department of Thoracic- and Cardiovascular Surgery, Universit Hospital Tuebingen
University Professor
Member Board of Directors of the German Cardiac Competence Center, Tuebingen at the University Hospital Tuebingen
Doctor Honoris causa of the Universidad de Santa Ana, El Salvador (UNASA)
Specialist in Cardiac Surgery (Board Certified) Specialist in Vascular Surgery (Board Certified)
Additional Qualifications:
Certificate Pediatric Cardiac Surgery (GSCTVS) Certificate Intensive Care in Cardiac Surgery
Christoph Naber
Dr. Naber started his career at the University Hospitals in Duesseldorf and Essen in Germany. He soon turned to interventional cardiology as his main field of interest and was part of the first TAVI implantation in Germany in 2004. After an interventional fellowship at Clinique Pasteur in France, he built up the Contilia Heart- and Vascular Centre in Essen, Germany. He soon became an active member of the PCR family and takes the responsibility as course director and course-co-director at several PCR activities. He is also member of the board of directors of the European Cardiovascular Research Center (CERC, Paris, France), and Chairman of the global Stent - Save a Life Initiative. In 2018 he left Germany to work in Zurich, Switzerland, and to intensify his cooperation with the group of Dr. Wijns at the University of Galway, Ireland. Currently, he is Director of the Medical Department I (Cardiology and Intensive Care) at the Klinikum Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
Christopher White
United States of America
Dr. White is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Cardiology for the Ochsner Clinical School and Medical Director for Value-Based Care and System Chairman of Cardiovascular Diseases for the Ochsner Health System.
Dennis Calnon
United States of America
President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), and director of cardiac imaging at the OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus
Dipti Itchhaporia
United States of America
Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, FESC is the Robert and Georgia Roth Chair of Cardiac Excellence and the medical director of disease management for Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute, in Newport Beach, California and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine. She most recently served on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and was past Secretary and Chair of the Board of Governors for the ACC. She is also the Past President of the California state chapter of the ACC. She is presently the chair of the ACC’s nationwide Journal Club and is also on the editorial board for ACC’s extended learning (ACCEL) as well as the magazine Cardiology Today. Additionally, she is a member of the ACC’s Governance committee the Science and Quality committee, ACC 19 planning committee, ACC Middle East conference planning committee and co-chairs the Practice Administrators Workgroup.
Eberhard Grube
University Hospital Bonn, Germany
Prof. Grube is Professor of Medicine, Head, Center of Innovative Interventions in Cardiology (CllC)University Hospital Bonn,Germany and Consulting Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his first degree in Medicine at the Rheinische Friedrich-WilhelmUniversity in Bonn. His cardiology training was completed at University of Wisconsin, Medical School and University of Bonn, Medical School. He received his Board Certification in Internal Medicine, in Cardiology and in Angiology from the North Rhine Chamber of Medical Doctors and his postdoctoral lecturing qualification “Internal Medicine” from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-University in Bonn. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Angiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions. His research interest include drug eluting stents, distal protection devices, debulking devices, restenosis and in stent restenosis.
Elena Surkova
United Kingdom
Lead Clinical Fellow in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance at Royal Brompton Hospita
Emad Aziz
United States of America
Dr. Emad Aziz is a Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Director of the Arrhythmia Institute at the Rutgers-NJMS University Hospital. Dr. Aziz is triple-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, the American Osteopathic Board of Cardiology, and Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Dr. Aziz completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, a University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, along with a fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure at Montefiore-Einstein Heart Institute. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society.
Since coming to NJMS, there has been significant growth of the electrophysiology department with the latest innovations in rhythm management now being offered in both in- and outpatient settings. The procedure volume of the EP lab has increased by over 400% compared to the prior year. Dr. Aziz has introduced new procedures not previously offered in the state of NJ, including the Impulse Dynamic implantation and Wise-CRT device, through the international SOLVE-CRT trial, for advanced heart failure. University Hospital is also the first site in the state to use the newly approved MICRA AV leadless pacemaker.
University Hospital will also be one of the first institutions in the country to offer Respicardia Remedē device for central sleep apnea. In addition to the SOLVE-CRT trial, Rutgers is also enrolled in two other clinical trials: MARVEN study sponsored through NIH looking at risk factors associated with ventricular tachyarrhythmias in non-ischemic cardiomyopathy and the SAF-ILR trial studying the safety and cost-effectiveness of same-day loop recorder implantation vs. traditional telemetry observation for patients with unexplained syncope.
Dr. Aziz is actively involved in education and established an EP rotation for residents and an EP curriculum for fellows, including weekly ECG rounds as well as fostering multiple active research projects. He has extensively published more than 170 abstracts, over 100 manuscripts, and book chapters in peer-reviewed and professional journals. Dr. Aziz has future endeavors that include developing an ACGME accredited Electrophysiology fellowship program, comprehensive atrial fibrillation and advanced ventricular tachycardia management programs as well as introducing stereotaxis GENESIS system for advanced robotic ablations.
Enrico Rosei
Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine - University of Brescia
Former Director Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences,
Clinica Medica Generale,University of Brescia and
Department of Medicine, Azienda Spedali Civili di Brescia
past President of the Italian and the European Society of Hypertension
President C.Golgi Foundation for Biomedical Research- -
Ewa Jankowska
Head Of Department Of Translational Cardiology, Wroclaw Medical University
Fadi Sawaya
Director of Structural Heart and Valve Program at the American University of Beirut Medical Center
Fatma Aboul-Enein
Saudi Arabia
Professor of Cardiology Alexandria University
Consultant of Cardiology / Cardiac imaging King Abdullah Medical City Makkah
Francesca Sanguineti
Interventional Cardiology Department - MRI Department
Francesco Giannini
Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
Frank Ing
United States of America
Frank Ing is chief of the Division of Cardiology and co-director of the Heart Institute Center at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, University of California, Davis in Sacramento, California.

He is involved with many national and international scientific societies. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and Master of Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (MSCAI). He served as the chairman of the Congenital Heart Disease Council of the SCAI (2017-20) and is currently on the Board of Trustees for SCAI. He also serves on the steering committee of the Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) section of the ACC. He is a founding member of the new PICS Society.

Dr. Ing’s clinical and research interests are primarily in the development of transcatheter techniques and cardiovascular devices to treat congenital/structural heart disease from the fetus to the elderly. In addition to clinical trials and outcome studies, he has conducted large animal studies and collaborated with industry in studies related to devices and therapeutic catheterizations.

Dr. Ing has trained numerous pediatric cardiology fellows and over 25 advanced pediatric interventional fellows over his career. To date, he has authored or co-authored 95 peer reviewed manuscripts, 10 book chapters and numerous abstracts. While providing ongoing career mentoring to medical students, residents and fellows each year, he has also hosted numerous international visiting professors and values collaboration among the international pediatric interventional community.
Gabriele Gasparini
Director of CTO Program at Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy TOBI Course Director Co-founder of ABCTO course Founder of CTO LIVE AID
George Dangas
United States of America
Vice President of SCAI, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Surgery (Vascular) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director of Cardiovascular Innovation at the Cardiovascular Institute of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City, and the Director of the Medical School Course Cardiology. He is a Founding Physician of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York City.
George Vetrovec
United States of America
Professor Emeritus, VCU Pauley Heart Center Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia USA Invasive cardiology for 40 years at VCU; Director of Cardiology for 18 years and Cath Lab for 38 years with over 300 publications. Grant funded for >30 years. Multiple Editorial Boards. Has served on Board of ACC, AHA and SCAI as well as Past SCAI President. Recognition include: Master of ACC and SCAI. VCU Presidential Medallion.
Georgia Sarquella
Head of Arrhythmias, Inherited Cardiac Diseases And Sudden Death Unit
Georgios Sianos
Interventional Cardiologist, Associate Professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Gianluigi Savarese
Associate Professor Of Cardiology, Department of Medicine Karolinska Institutet
And Consultant in Heart Failure Heart and Vascular Theme Karolinska University Hospital
Gilles Montalescot
Gilles Montalescot is Professor of Cardiology at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France, where he heads the Department of Cardiology at the Institute of Cardiology. He is a practicing Interventional Cardiologist and has extensive experience in basic and clinical research. He has been the director of the INSERM research Unit UMRS_1166 on Thrombosis for 10 year
Giuseppe Mancia
Professor Emeritus, University of Milano-Bicocca

President, ESH Foundation/Chairman, ESH Educational Board
President, Foundation "Ricerca e Innovazione su Ipertensione e Protezione Cardiovascolare"
Director, Center of Epidemiology and Clinical Trials, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Director, Hypertension Center, Istituto Clinico Universitario, Verano Brianza (Policlinico di Monza)
Chairman, Consulta of Italian Scientific Societies for Cardiovascular Prevention
Highly cited Researcher in Clinical Medicine (source Thomson Reuters 2015)
Giuseppe Rosano
United Kingdom
Giuseppe Rosano MD, Ph.D. is a Consultant Cardiologist and Professor of Cardiology at St. George's Hospitals NHS Trust University of London and Scientific Director, Nutramed Consortium, IRCCS San Raffaele Rome.
He is co-Director of the MSc on Heart Failure at St George’s Hospital Medical School and President-Elect of the Heart Failure Association.
Gregg Stone
United States of America
Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Co-Director of Medical Research and Education at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York, NY.
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
Executive Vice-chair The Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute Atrium Health Clinical Professor Of Medicine Unc School Of Medicine Chair, Membership Committee Board Of Trustees American College Of Cardiology
Hany Eteiba
United Kingdom
President, Scottish Cardiac Society
Vice President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Honorary Professor, Glasgow University, Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences
Regional & National Medicine-Director, Associate Medical Director
West of Scotland Heart & Lung Centre
Golden Jubilee National Hospital
Hatem Soliman
United Kingdom
Hatem Soliman-Aboumarie is a Consultant in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care at Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Clinical Group, part of Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Trained in Critical Care Medicine and obtained an MSc in Critical Care Echocardiography from Alexandria University (Egypt). Trained in advanced Cardiothoracic Intensive Care and Mechanical Circulatory Support at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals.

Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP UK). Certification of special competence in Adult Echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography (USA). Diploma in Cardiology (London). European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine (Brussels). Diploma in Clinical Education (Edinburgh).

Member of the Education, Scientific Initiatives, Web and Communication Committees and Deputy Chair of the Heart Imagers of Tomorrow Committee at the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), European Society of Cardiology.

Associate Editor European Heart Journal - Case Reports, Editorial board member at the Journal of the American College of Cardiology - Cardiovascular Imaging and Frontiers Cardiovascular Imaging.

Elected Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK, Fellow of the EACVI and Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Clinical and research interests: Medical Education, Critical Care Echocardiography, Lung Ultrasound and Mechanical Circulatory Support

National and international invited speaker, trainer and course director on Critical Care Echocardiography and Lung Ultrasound.
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 Alhaddad
After completing medical school with honors at Jordan University, Dr. Alhaddad moved to the USA where he completed residency in Internal Medicine followed by fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York. Next, he finished fellowship training in Vascular Medicine and Interventions at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston-Massachusetts. At Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore-Maryland, he concluded a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology as well as a degree in the Business of Medicine. He is currently board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology. He maintains fellow rank at the American College of Physician and the American College of Cardiology.
His last appointment in the USA was the director of Cardiology Vascular Services and assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore-Maryland. He is a recipient of many prestigious academic awards like the best teacher award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and research awards from the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Alhaddad moved back to Jordan in 2004 and established the Jordan Cardiovascular Center and he is currently the director of cardiovascular department at Jordan Hospital. He established the transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) program in Jordan in 2009, transcatheter Mitral valve Implantation (TMVI) in Jordan 2017 and Mitraclip program 2019. Dr. Alhaddad’s major research interests include acute coronary syndrome, left ventricular remodeling, complex percutaneous coronary interventions and peripheral vascular interventions. He participated in many national and international multicenter clinical studies and has published in many prestigious medical journals.
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.
Jeroen Bax
Prof.dr. Jeroen J. Bax, FESC (Leiden, Netherlands)
ESC Immediate Past-President (2018 – 2020), Jeroen Bax is Director of non-invasive imaging and Director of the echo-lab at the Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands. His main interests include clinical cardiology, heart valve disease, heart failure, cardiac resynchronization therapy and the application of all different imaging modalities to these clinical fields. Professor Bax has authored numerous papers and holds several positions in national and international scientific organizations, as well as serving on the editorial boards of many different journals."
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.
José A Mangione
President of the Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology (SOLACI)
Josep Redon
Professor of Medicine at the University of Valencia, Head of the Institute of Medicine of the Hospital Clínico of Valencia and of the Cardiovascular and Renal Research Group, INCLIVA. Past-President European Society of Hypertension. Scientific Director of the Research Institute INCLIVA (2009-2017).
Juan Granada
United States of America
President & CEO at Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Julia Grapsa
United Kingdom
"Dr. Grapsa is responsible for the valvular heart disease network and echocardiography.

Dr. Grapsa’s areas of research include valvular heart disease and the study of right heart remodelling. During her PhD research, Dr. Grapsa studied the right heart remodelling in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension with echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance.

Dr. Grapsa has served as chair of the young community for multimodality imaging for the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and as a member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) education committee, leading the ESC clinical case gallery. She was responsible for ESC social media, since its birth and she has been a member of imaging and online education committees of the Heart Failure Association.

Prior to her role as JACC: Case Reports editor-in-chief, Dr. Grapsa served as an editorial consultant for JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. She is a fellow of the ACC, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Society of Cardiology."
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
Khaled Ziada
United States of America
Chief Academic Officer, Cardiovascular Interventions, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
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 Najashi
Saudi Arabia
Consultant Adult Congenital Heart Disease & Pediatric Cardiology,interventional ACHD,Prince Sultan Cardiac Center,Riyadh , KSA
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.
Konstantinos Tsioufis
"Konstantinos Tsioufis is Professor of Cardiology and Director of the 1st Cardiological clinic of the Hippokration Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Prof Tsioufis works as an interventional Cardiologist as well as Hypertension Specialist in the 1st Department of Cardiology, University of Athens. He has special interest in cardiorenal disease, heart failure, sudden death and peripheral arterial disease. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Veterans Affairs Medical Centre, Georgetown University Washington DC, USA.
Professor Tsioufis’s research focuses on the hypertensive disease, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and interventional Cardiology including novel interventional therapies of hypertension. He has been involved in many RCTs in hypertension, heart failure and cardiometabolic disorders. He has more than 400 publications in peer-reviewed Journals, H-index> 50, more than 11000 citations and more than 450 invited lectures at international meetings . Member of the Task Force for writing the 2018 joint ESC/ESH guidelines for Hypertension. Co-editor of the books ‘’interventional therapies of secondary and essential hypertension’’ and ‘’ ESH Manual of Hypertension, 5th edition, 2019’’ . He has contributed with more than 20 Chapters in Books. Member of the Editorial Board and Reviewer in many Cardiology and Hypertension Journals . Prof Tsioufis has served as President of European Society of Hypertension (ESH) (2017-19) and President of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology (2016-18)."
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, Assistant Professor, and Director of Saudi Cardiology Fellowship Training Program in King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah KSA, September 2011-May 2016"
Lucy Safi
United States of America
Lucy M. Safi, DO, FACC, FASE currently serves as Director of Interventional Echocardiography at Hackensack University Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.
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.
Makram Ebeid
United States of America
Professor Of Pediatrics (cardiology) Director, Pediatric Catheterization Lab University Of Mississippi Medical Center
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.
Mark Sklansky
United States of America
Dr. Mark Sklansky is the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He founded and serves as Medical Director of the UCLA Children’s Heart Center. He serves as Director of the UCLA Fetal Cardiology Program, and as Co-Director of the UCLA Congenital/Pediatric Heart Program.

Dr. Sklansky’s primary clinical and academic interests are in the field of prenatal detection and diagnosis of congenital heart disease. Following his early pioneering work in the field of 3D fetal echocardiography, Dr. Sklansky has since focused more generally on advancing the field of fetal cardiac imaging around the world.
Mark Westwood
United Kingdom
Consultant Cardiologist of 14 years standing.
Lead all Medical Education and Training and St Bartholomew's Hospital.
Currently national lead for Cardiology training in the UK.
Currently President of BSCMR, the British Society of Cardiac MRI>
Currently Chair for Certification and Accreditation, EACVI.
Matteo Cameli
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

Scientific Activity: 175 Original articles on indexed Journals;
264 Personal Presentations at Congresses;24 Chairperson invitationsat International Congresses

EACVI elected Executilve Board Member
Elected EACVI Secretary for 2020-2022
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 Aziz
United Arab Emirates
Consultant And Head Of Cardiac Surgery Department. Alqassimi Hospital UAE
Mohamed Jeilan
Dr. Jeilan is Director of Cardiology at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, and an interventional cardiologist with broad expertise in Coronary Angioplasty and Stent procedures; Pacemaker and Defibrillator therapy including Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy; and valve interventions including TAVI. He has a particular interest in STEMI care and is a founder of the STEMI Africa initiative.
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
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."
Mousa Akbar
Consultant Cardiologist and Head Of Cardiology Unit Al Sabah Hospital .
Dr. Akbar serves as a Consultant Interventional Cardiology at the (CDH )hospital .
Graduated from Medical school, Kuwait University in 1990 and has Bachelor of Basic medical science and medicine and surgery .
between 1993-1997 he did his residency in Internal Medicine at university of western Canada and received the American board of Internal Medicine in 1996 as well as the Canadian board of Internal Medicine in 1997 .
He did his Cardiology Residency at Ottawa Heart Institute-Ottawa ,Canada from 1997-2000.
Dr. Akbar is holding American Board of Internal Medicine as well as the Canadian board .He had the Canadian board of Cardiology and also had the American board of Cardiology.
He is a peer review of Kuwait Medical Journal ( KMJ ) since 2011, Member of Kuwait Heart Foundation and Member board of Kuwait Cardiac Society .
Dr. Akbar presented more than 100 local regional lectures related to his field of cardiology .
Nabil Maurice
Associate Professor - Cardiology University Paris VII
Head Perinatal Cardiology Unit - European Hospital La Roseraie Paris
Consultant Prenatal Cardiology Hopital Bichat Beaujon Debre Paris
Navin Nanda
United States of America
Distinguished Professor of Medicine And Cardiovascular Disease
President, International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Nayef Al-Asiri
Saudi Arabia
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Mouwasat Medical Group, Eastern province
Saudi Arabia
Nicolas Merke
Senior Physician and Head of Echocardiography German Heart Center Berlin
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"
Ozge Ozden Tok
I am a Cardiologist in İstanbul, at Bahçelievler Memorial
Hospital and I am a cardiovascular MMI Specialist(Echo,3D echo
Interventional echo,CCT and CMR)
I am interested in structural heart diseases and cardiomyopathies.
I am currently EACVI HIT Committee Member
EACVI Web&Commucation Committee Member
ESC Communication Committee Member.
I was also the previous EACVI HIT Ambassador of Turkey for Cardiovascular Imaging..I was awarded the EACVI grant in 2018 and I did my CMR training at Bristol Heart İnstitute under the supervision of Dr. Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci.
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.
Petr Kala
Czech Republic
Head Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University Hospital Brno and Medical Faculty of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
President of the Czech Association of Interventional Cardiology, Czech Society of Cardiology Executive Board member
Chair of the EAPCI and EuroPCR Stent for Life Initiative 2012–2016 and member of the EAPCI Executive Board 2014-2016. EuroPCR Programme Committee member.
Author/co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of patients with ACS treated by PCI, coronary imaging, functional revascularization, complex PCI optimization and structural heart disease interventions. Founder of the national Czech TAVI Registry.
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."
Randall Thompson
United States of America
Professor of Cardiology at St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Past President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology,
Richard Underwood
United Kingdom
Professor of Cardiac Imaging, 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).
Ron Waksman
United States of America
"Ron Waksman, MD, FACC, Associate Director, Division of Cardiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) and Director of Cardiovascular Research and Advanced Education for the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. With over 20 years of experience in leading edge medical technologies, Dr. Waksman is a world-renowned interventional cardiologist and is a highly sought after Principal Investigator for pre-clinical and clinical studies conducted in the United States and abroad. Dr Waksman has performed over 5000 coronary interventions throughout his career.
His current research interests include brachytherapy for restenosis prevention bioabsorbable/ biodegradable stents, HDL therapy, intracoronary imaging, valvular heart disease and catheter-based treatment of renal denervation. Dr. Waksman has authored/co-authored more than 310 published manuscripts and over 230 abstracts. He is also the author/co-author of more than 20 book chapters and the editor/co-editor of six books in the field of cardiology. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine and is on the editorial boards of numerous prominent scientific journals such as the Journal of American College of Cardiology and the American Journal of Cardiology."
Roxana Mehran
United States of America
Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, MSCAI; Mount Sinai Professor in Cardiovascular Clinical Research and Outcomes; Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist, and clinical research expert in the field of cardiovascular disease. She has built a globally-respected academic research center focused on developing randomized clinical trials and has served as principal investigator for numerous global studies, developed risk scores for bleeding and acute kidney injury, participates regularly in developing clinical guidelines, and has authored >1,000 peer-reviewed articles. She has been included for three consecutive years in Clarivate Analytics: “Most Cited Researchers – Top 1%” as well as “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” (Thomson Reuters). Dr. Mehran is a current member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Board of Trustees. She is a founder and Chief Scientific Officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and founded Women as One, dedicated to advancing opportunities for women in medicine. Dr. Mehran is a recipient of several awards including the 2016 American College of Cardiology Bernadine Healy Leadership in CV disease award, the 2018 Nanette Wenger Award from Women’s Heart for excellence in research and education, the 2
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.
Shadi Hamuda
United Arab Emirates
cardiology specialist A and head of the cardiology department, Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidallah, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
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.
Sherif Nagueh
United States of America
Medical Director Echocardiography Laboratory At Methodist Debakey Heart And Vascular Center
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.
Spencer King
United States of America
Dr. King became the first director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory of Emory University Hospital, was president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) (1998–1999) president of SCAI (1991–1992), and he served as the first chair of the Interventional Cardiology Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (1997–2007). Currently, he is chairman of the New York State Cardiac Advisory Board and has participated on many committees of the American Heart Association (AHA), ACC, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
Stephan Achenbach
"Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Achenbach is the Chairman of the Department of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Erlangen, Germany. His main clinical interests are Interventional Cardiology, General Cardiology as well as Cardiac Imaging. His research is focused on cardiac interventions and cardiac imaging a special focus on computed tomography of the heart and the use of imaging to support coronary and structural procedures
Stephan Achenbach was the Founding President of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He has been on the Board of the European Society since 2012, serving as Councillor (2012-2014), Vice President (2014-2016), Chairman of the Congress Programme Committee (2016-2018) and President-Elect (2018-2020). He is the President of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) for the mandate 2020 to 2022.
Stephan Achenbach has received several awards, including the Jan Brod Award for Clinical Research of the Medical School of Hannover, Germany (1999), the Thomas C. Cesario Distinguished Visiting Professorship Award, University of California Irvine School of Medicine (2007), the Simon Dack Award, American College of Cardiology (2009), the Gold Medal of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (2015), and the Sir Godfrey Hounsfield Award of the British Institute of Radiology (2016), he was selected by AuntMinnie.com as the “Most Influential Radiology Researcher” in 2017, and he has repeatedly received the 1st Prize Best Teaching Award, Clinical Medicine, Medical Faculty of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)."
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.
Tarek Helmy
United States of America
Chief of Cardiology and Professor of MedicineChief of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine - Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Thomas Alexander
"Dr. Thomas Alexander M.D., D.M., F.A.C.C. currently holds the position of a Consultant and Interventional Cardiologist and Head of Division of Cardiology at Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore.
Dr. Thomas Alexander did his undergraduate, post graduate and super-specialty training in Cardiology from the Christian Medical College, Vellore. He worked as a Lecturer in Cardiology in Christian Medical College, Vellore from 1989 to 1991 and as a Fellow in Cardiology at the Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Australia from 1991 to 1993.
From May 1993, he has been working at the Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore initially as a Consultant and then as the Head of the division of Cardiology. Kovai Medical Center and Hospital is a 900 bed tertiary care centre in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. During this period, he had been able to establish a very active interventional unit in that hospital and one of the leading STEMI centres in the country. The department performs approximately 3500 procedures a year which includes over 1500 cardiac interventions including approximately 700 primary PCI procedures each year.
He is the program director for training of candidates towards Dip. NB in Cardiology, which is a higher speciality training program in Cardiology conducted by the National Board of Medical Sciences. He has published over 60 papers in various National and International journals and is a faculty at many National and International workshops and meetings including leading International meetings of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, TCT and Euro PCR.
Dr. Thomas Alexander has established STEMI INDIA, a not for profit organisation' along with Dr. Ajit Mullasari. He is the Course Director of the STEMI INDIA meeting which is an international meeting focused on STEMI care. Dr. Alexander has been recognised as a pioneer in research in developing STEMI systems of care. His initial work in the Tamilnadu STEMI program resulted in this program being adopted by the National Health Mission with similar programs being initiated in other Indian states. STEMI India is assisting other countries to implement similar programs which is currently acknowledged as the Global STEMI Model for Low and Middle-Income countries.
He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Indian College of Cardiology and the Cardiological Society of India."
Thomas Cuisset
Head of the Cathlab in University Hospital in Marseille. Involved in both coronary and structural interventions and many publications on DAPT. Part of PCR activities as PCM of EuroPCR, COurse Director Gulf PCR and Medical Director of PCR Webinar Activities.
Thomas Hovasse
Interventional Cardiologist at ICPS, Massy, France
Thomas Lüscher
United Kingdom
"Professor Lüscher is Director of Research, Education & Development and Consulting Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Trust and Professor of Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute of the Imperial College in London.
His research is translational and focuses on atherosclerosis as well as acute coronary syndromes He has published extensively and has been rated as one of the most cited scientists worldwide. He is editor of the ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Oxford University Press and was editor-in-chief of the European Heart Journal 2009-2020. He is now secretary/treasurer of the European Society of Cardiology."
Tugba Kemaloglu Oz
Im the coordinator and co-founder of IYAC and the head of echo laboratory of LİV hospital ulus. Additionally, I work as an editor in many important scientific journals such as Echocardiography, Minerva Cardiology and Angiology, IJCVA etc
Tyrone J. Collins
United States of America
Dr. Collins earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his internship at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. followed by his residency and a fellowship in cardiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, also in Washington, D.C. Dr. Collins is a Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI), the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the American Heart Association (FAHA), and a member of the Association of Black Cardiologist. He has been on the faculty at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans since 1989. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He is the Section Head of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and the Program Director for the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute.

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

Dr. Collins expertise includes complex coronary, renal, lower extremity, and carotid stents. He is skilled in diagnosing and treating aortic and mitral valve stenosis. He is also an expert in intracranial arterial stenting and acute stroke intervention. Dr. Collins maintains an active clinical referral practice performing more than 300 invasive procedures per year.
Ulrich Sigwart
Past Chair of Cardiology, Geneva University, a pioneer of interventional cardiology. He is credited for conceiving and realizing endoluminal stenting. He was the first to successfully place coronary stents into coronary heart disease patients at the University Hospital in Lausanne in 1986
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
Wael Abdelaal
United States of America
Medical Director Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Foundation
William Zoghbi
United States of America
Elkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Health, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Chair, Department of Cardiology
Professor of Cardiology, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Worakan Promphan
Pediatric Cardiology, Ramathibodee Hospital, Thailand
Ziyad Ghazzal
Director, Moufid Farra Heart, Vascular & Kidney Outpatient Center American University of Beirut Medical Center
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