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