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NewProf David Wood
Garfield Weston Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, MB ChB, MSc, FRCP, FRCPE, FFPHM, FESC Professor Wood is…
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Tony Duncan has been the Chief Executive of the National Heart Foundation of New Zealand since 2003. He has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership, management and senior…
NewProf Karen Sliwa
Prof Karen Sliwa, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, DTM & H- is the Director of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa University of Cape Town, South Africa.
NewDr Nooshin Bazargani
Dr Nooshin Bazargani is currently a consultant Cardiologist at the Dubai Health Authority and is Deputy Head of the Dubai Heart Centre, Dubai Hospital, Dubai Health Authority. Nooshin has…
NewProf Salim Yusuf
Salim Yusuf, D.Phil, FRCPC is a distinguished Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, Director of the Population Health Research Institute, and is Chief Scientist at Hamilton Health Sciences.
Staffan has currently been serving on the World Heart Federation Board as interim Secretary and Treasurer since June 2015 due to the early retirement of his predecessor from this…
NewProf Jagat Narula
Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, MACC, FRCP is Philip J. and Harriet L. Goodhart Chair in Cardiology, Chief of Cardiology, St. Luke’s & Roosevelt Hospital of Mount Sinai, Professor of…
NewThomas A. Gaziano
Thomas A. Gaziano MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). He…
NewDr Jack Tan
MBBS, MSCP (UK), M MED (Internal Medicine), RPVI, ACSM, FAMS (Cardiology&ICM), FAsCC, FAPSIC, FACC, MBA, Dr Jack Tan graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1997. In…
Dr. Mark A. Creager, MD, FAHA, FACC, is the Anna Gundlach Huber Professor of Medicine and Professor of Surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and he is…
Floris is currently the CEO of the Dutch Heart Foundation and Vice President of the European Heart Network, and has an extensive background in business. Floris is currently a…
NewLord Ajay Kakkar of the House of Lords
PC BSc MBBS MA (Oxf) PhD FRCS FRCP, The Rt. Hon. Professor the Lord Kakkar PC is Professor of Surgery, University College London, Chairman of University College London Partners…
NewDr Vash Mungal Singh
Dr Vash Mungal-Singh is a consultant Haematopathologist at Lancet Laboratories in Cape Town, South Africa. Until recently she held the position of CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation…
NewDr Daniel Piñeiro