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Globally respected leaders and experts providing much-valued guidance

Introducing the World Heart Federation Board

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President of the Board

Prof Fausto Pinto

 

Professor Fausto Pinto, MD PhD FESC FACC FSCAI FASE; is the Past-President of European Society of Cardiology; Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon; Head of the Heart and…

 

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Vice President

Prof 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 Medicine…

 

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Past President of the Board

Prof Karen Sliwa

 

Director:      Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa & Cape Heart Institute, Cape Town, South Africa
Professor:      Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences…

 

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Treasurer

Ms Kristina Sparreljung

 

EMPLOYMENTS

General Secretary, Swedish Heart Lung Foundation, 20141001 – ongoing

Assistant Secretary General, Heart-Lung Foundation, 2012 – 2014

Support the GS in business development. Creating commitment and consensus on business…

 

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President-Elect 2021-22

Prof Daniel Pineiro

 

DANIEL JOSÉ PIÑEIRO • Full Professor of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina • President-Elect, World Heart Federation • Advisor for HEARTS, Pan American Health Organization • Former President, Inter…

 

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Vice President-Elect

Prof John Kelly

 

John Kelly has broad experience in clinical, management and leadership roles across the health sector. John was appointed Group CEO of the National Heart Foundation…

 

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Dr ALVARO AVEZUM

 

Álvaro Avezum, cardiologist and epidemiologist, is the Director of the International Research Center at Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital and Research Director of São Paulo State Society of Cardiology in São…

 

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Prof Junbo Ge

 

Professor Junbo Ge is academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; the chief of cardiology department of Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University; the chief of Shanghai Cardiovascular Clinical Center; the chairman of…

 

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Dr Amam Mbakwem

 

Dr. Mbakwem is a professor of Medicine at the University of Lagos and a consultant cardiologist to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. She completed her residency training in internal medicine…

 

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Member at Large - Foundation

Ms Esti Nurjadin

 

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Member at Large - Foundation

Alejandro Ramos Carbajales

 

Alejandro Ramos Carbajales  is an Independent consultant and researcher in tobacco tax and other health policies, demand for tobacco products, Illicit tobacco trade. Background in the economic evaluation of health…

 

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Member at Large - Society

Prof Liesl Zuhlke

 

Liesl Zühlke, MBChB DCH FCPaeds Cert Card MPH FESC FACC PhD trained as a Paediatric Cardiologist in Cape Town and Dusseldorf, Germany. She has a MPH in clinical research methods,…

 

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Strategic Partner

Dr Mark 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 Director…

 

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Strategic Partner

Dr Richard Chazal

 

Richard A. Chazal, MD, MACC

Rick Chazal is a senior cardiologist and the Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute for Lee Health, a four hospital, not-for-profit system in…

 

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Strategic partner

Prof Barbara Casadei

 

Barbara Casadei is a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Oxford…

 

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Observer

Dr Beatriz Marcet Champagne

 

As a member of the InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Beatriz is dedicated to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases or NCDs, heart diseases and stroke in the Americas.  She helped found…

 

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Observer

Prof Diederick Grobbee

 

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University Medical Center Utrecht

Rick Grobbee, is founder of the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care (1996), a division of the  University Medical Center…

 

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Observer

Prof Dorairaj Prabhakaran

 

Professor D. Prabhakaran is a cardiologist and epidemiologist by training. He is an internationally renowned researcher and is currently the Vice President- Research & Policy, Public Health Foundation of India,…

 

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Co-Opted Board Member

Dr Thomas 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 is…

 

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Co-Opted Board Member

Prof Evgeny Shlyakhto

 

Professor Evgeny Shlyakhto is a  General Director of the Almazov National Medical Research Centre (Saint-Petersburg. Russia) and President of the Russian Society of Cardiology. He also serves as…

 

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Co-Opted Board Member

Dr Jeehan Mahmood