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Introducing the World Heart Federation Board

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President of the Board

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
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Vice President of the Board

NewTony Duncan

 

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…

 

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President-Elect

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.

 

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Vice President-Elect

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…

 

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Past President

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.

 

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Secretary & Treasurer

NewStaffan Josephson

 

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…

 

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SPAC Chair

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…

 

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Partners Council Chair

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…

 

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Continental Council Chair

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…

 

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Strategic Partner

NewMark Creager

 

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…

 

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Strategic Partner

NewJeroen Bax

 

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NewFloris Italianer

 

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…

 

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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…

 

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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…

 

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NewDr Daniel Piñeiro

 

Full Professor of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires. 2005-2017   Education: School of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires. 1972 (with honors)   Resident and Chief of Residents in Medicine, Hospital…

 

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Chief Executive Officer

NewJean-Luc Eiselé