Structural Heart Disease

Prof. Alain Cribier MD

Prof. Alain Cribier, MD, has been Chief of Cardiology at the University Hospital Charles Nicolle of Rouen, France for 20 years.  In 2011, Cribier was made Professor Emeritus at the Department of Cardiology at this university. Prof. Cribier has received many prestigious scientific distinctions and awards in France, Europe, the United States, South America, Israel and Asia for his pioneering work and, in 2012, the most recognized French national distinction, the Legion of Honor. He has published more than 600 indexed articles in the field of interventional cardiology, PCI, valvular disease, and innovative technologies.

Heart failure

John Mc Murray MD

Professor of Medical Cardiology Deputy Director (Clinical) of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences and honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. He is a Past-President of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC and is involved in guideline writing and the editorial boards of several leading journals. He has won several awards, including the Gold Medal of the European Society of Cardiology in 2020.

Wilfried Mullens MD

Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, Hasselt University, Belgium Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist He is the principal investigator of the ‘Acetazolamide in Decompensated Heart Failure with Volume OveRload trial (ADVOR) He has been president of the Belgian Working Group on Heart Failure and serving as board member of European Heart Failure Association (HFA).

Mikhail Kosiborod MD

He is vice president of Research at Saint Luke’s Health System, codirector of Cardiometabolic Research in Saint Luke’s Michael and Marlys Haverty Cardiometabolic Center of Excellence, and professor of medicine at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Kosiborod is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cardiometabolic and cardiorenal syndromes, and quality care and outcomes. He is involved in the leadership of numerous clinical trials and multicenter registries

Michael Felker MD

MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA Professor of Medicine with tenure in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University School of Medicine He is currently Director of Cardiovascular Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Vice-Chief for Clinical Research in the Division of Cardiology. Member of the Heart Failure Society of America Board of Directors

Gustavo Knop MD

MD, FRCS Associate Cardiovascular Surgeon. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA Faculty member Candidato a Instructor of Surgery Licensed in Minnesota state as Eminent Physician Former Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in United Kingdom

Diego Delgado MD

Specialist in Heart Failure and Transplantation. Medical Director of Cardiology at Toronto General Hospital. Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto. Past President, Interamerican Society of Cardiology

Federico Asch MD

Director, Cardiac Imaging Research and Cardiovascular Core Laboratories, MedStar Health Research Institute Professor of Medicine in Cardiology, Georgetown University, Washington DC USA

Hima Vidula MD

Dr. Vidula is the Medical Director of Heart Transplantation. She is also the Cardiovascular Director of the Comprehensive Sarcoidosis Program. Her special interest and expertise include heart transplantation, left ventricular assist devices, cardiac MRI, and infiltrative cardiomyopathies. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation. She is currently the Governor of the New York State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Oscar Cingolani MD

MD Associate Professor of Medicine. Director Hypertension Program. Associate Director Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Director Cardiology Grand Rounds. Division of Cardiology Johns Hopkins University Hospital

Alejandro Barbagelata MD

Invasive Cardiologist. Current Adj Ast Professor Medicine/Cardiology at Duke University, member of the Board of Directors of DUCCS (a Duke Clinical Research organization). Staff member Interventional Cardiology service, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Codirector of the Advanced Heart Failure Postgraduate Program at the Universidad Catolica Argentina (UCA) with DUCCS. He is Fellow AHA and SCAI and reviewer in different journals

Ischemic heart disease

Dipti Itchhaporia MD

President of the American College of Cardiology Eric & Sheila Samson Chair in Cardiovascular Health Director of Disease Management at the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute Clinical Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine Chair of the ACC Task Force on Health Equity

Mamas Mamas MD

Director for the Centre for Prognosis Research, Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences - Professor of Interventional Cardiology, Keele University and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Stoke Honorary Professor of Population Health, University of Manchester - Adjunct Professor of Research Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA - Visiting Professor Case Western University, Heart & Vascular Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, USA

Marcelo Di Carli MD

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School Cardiovascular Medicine, Radiology

Roxana Mehran MD

Professor of Medicine and Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials at the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine Specialist in clinical trials with complex data analysis and research – Interventional Cardiology

Marco Valgimigli MD

Marco Valgimigli (50) published more than 700 peer-reviewed manuscripts, with research interests spanning from coronary and structural interventions to anti-thrombotics. With an H-index of 102 in Scopus and more than 5000 citations, he has been awarded with the highly Cited Researcher title in the field of medicine since 2017. He led as principal investigators more than 20 multicenter clinical trials and served as member, section coordinator or chairperson of multiple European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines. He is currently Deputy Chief of Cardiology at Instituto Cardiocentro Ticino in Lugano, Switzerland.

Gabriel Steg MD

Chief, Department of Cardiology, Hôpital Bichat, Paris, France. Vice President for research of the board of the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris network (39 hospitals). Professor of Cardiology at Université Paris- Cité, Paris, France Chair of the FACT (French Alliance for cardiovascular Clinical Trials) academic research network. Chair of the French National University Council for Cardiology (Conseil National des Universités) - Senior Professor (innovation chair) at Institut Universitaire de France, since 2022

Juan Carlos Kaski MD

DSc, MD, DM (Hons), FRCP, FRSM, FESC, FACC, FAHA Professor of Cardiovascular Science (Emeritus), St. George's, University of London. Hon. Consultant Cardiologist, Cardiology Clinical Academic Group, St. George's University Hospitals NHS Trust and Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

Ana Iribarren MD

Medical Cardiologist Postdoctoral Scientist at Barbra Streisand Women´s Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA.


Pablo Garcia-Pavia MD

Head of the Cardiology Section at H Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda in Madrid, Spain. In this center he directs the Heart Failure and Familial Heart Diseases Unit at the same time that he develops his activity as Group Leader in the National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC).


José Luis Zamorano MD

Head of the Cardiology Service. Ramon y Cajal Hospital Professor of Medicine Member of the First European Echocardiography Accreditation Committee of the European Association of Echocardiography Vice President European Society of Cardiology Ambassador European Society of Cardiology

Arturo Evangelista Masip MD

President of the Catalan Society of Cardiology Coordinator of the Cardiac Imaging Research Unit and the Aortic Pathology Unit of the Vall d'Hebrón Research Institute (VHIR).

Philippe Pibarot MD

Philippe Pibarot obtained a doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM) in 1987 at the University Claude Bernard in Lyon, France, and a PhD degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Montreal in April 1995. He has received the FACC, FAHA, FASE, FESC, FASE, FCCS credentials. He is full professor at the Department of Medicine of Laval University, and he holds the Canada Research Chair (Level I) in Valvular Heart Disease (VHD) at the Québec Heart & Lung Institute. He is the head of Cardiology Research at Québec Heart & Lung Institute.

Ezequiel Guzzetti MD

Cardiologist Adjunct Professor of Medicine University of Montréal. PhD candidate.

Victoria Delgado MD

Head of the cardiovascular imaging department at the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital in Badalona, Barcelona. She is currently a member of the Board of the European Society of Cardiology and a member of the communications committee, chair of the Social Media subcommittee, and of the ESC Congress Program committee. Senior Associate Editor for Circulation and Associate Editor for JASE.


Gina González Robledo MD

Specialist in cardiology with advanced studies in heart failure at the University Hospital of Zurich (Switzerland) Coordinator of the heart failure clinic at the Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá University Hospital, Associate Professor at the Universidad de los Andes, Former president of the Colombian chapter of cardio-oncology, Secretary of the Inter- American Council of Cardiology SIAC

Diego Sadler MD

MD, F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P Section Chief of Cardio-Oncology, Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, HVI - Cleveland Clinic Florida Cardio-Oncology Leadership Council – ACC Co-chair of the Cardio Oncology Advocacy Working Group – ACC Chair, Cardio-Oncology Committee, Florida Chapter – ACC Board of Directors, Florida Chapter - ACC clinical cardiology

Zuilma Vásquez MD

Cardiologist specialist in Cardiovascular Imaging and Cardio-oncology. National Institute of Cardiology “Ignacio Chávez”, Mexico. Adjunct professor of the Echocardiography postgraduate course. UNAM. SISIAC Board and FELLOW.

Cardiovascular prevention

Fausto Pinto MD

President of the World Heart Federation (WHF)  Full Professor of Cardiology/Medicine, Lisbon School of Medicine, Univesristy of Lisbon, Portugal Head of Heart and Vascular Department of Santa Maria University Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal President of Cardiovascular Center of University of Lisbon (CCUL).  Past-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (2015-2022),  Past-President of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) (2014-16),  Past-President of the European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) (2002-04), ​

Pablo Perel MD

Pablo Perel is a cardiologist and epidemiologist; He is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom) and is also the Senior Science Advisor of the World Heart Federation (Switzerland). His main interest is implementation research for people with cardiovascular diseases in limited and humanitarian settings.

Antonio Luiz Ribeiro MD

Dr. Antonio Luiz Ribeiro is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Vice-Director of the Center of Artificial Intelligence for Health in the University Hospital of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is a Visiting Researcher at the University of Southampton and an Associate Editor of the BMJ Heart and Journal of Electrocardiology.

Pamela Morris MD

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology The Medical University of South Carolina Trustee, American College of Cardiology

Rachel-Maria Brown MD

Board certifications: Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease Academic titles: Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Education: Tufts University School of Medicine Residencies: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Fellowships: New York Presbyterian Hospital

Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease

Hani Najm MD

Hani Najm, MD, is the Chair of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. He has 25 years of experience in the field of congenital heart surgery, as well as operating on children with heart disease, along with the development of innovations and patents.

Lisa Carlson Hanse MD

Integrated PhD-student Ex member of the organizing committee for the SSRCTS meetingsPublicaciones: 7 coautorías Awards: 2019 First Prize for my flash talk at the annual Phd-day at the institute, Aarhus, Denmark. 2018 First Prize for my oral presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting of DMTS in Vingsted, Denmark. 2016 First prize for my poster presentation at the 27th SSRCTS meeting in Geilo, Norway.

Digital Medicine and Artificial Intelligence

Marco Perez MD

M.D., FAHA Cardiac Electrophysiology & Arrhythmia Service Atrial Fibrillation AHA/ACC Guideline Writing Committee Principal Investigator: “The WHI Strong and Healthy SilenT Atrial Fibrillation Recording Study (WHISH STAR)” Stanford-RambamInstitute Grant Award “Elucidating molecular mechanisms of inherited cardiovascular disease using whole genome sequencing.” Co-investigator: “Women’s Health Initiative Extension” in the WHI “Machine Learning in Atrial Fibrillation”

Matias Calandrelli MD

Specialist in Cardiology UBA-SAC Master degree in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Health, at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.  Research associate in the Cardiac Imaging Unit of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain.  Member of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI).

Arterial hypertension

Pedro Orduñez MD

Internal medicine, epidemiologist and doctorate in Public Health. PAHO/WHO Regional Advisor for cardiovascular diseases. Technical leader of HEARTS in the Americas.

Marc G. Jaffe MD

Internal medicine, epidemiologist and doctorate in Public Health. PAHO/WHO Regional Advisor for cardiovascular diseases. Technical leader of HEARTS in the Americas.


Eugenio Cingolani MD

Physician graduated from the National University of La Plata, Argentina Member of the medical staff at Sinai Medical Center Director of Cardiogenetics, Hereditary Arrhythmia and Clinic at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Member of the American Heart Association, Society for Cardiac Electrophysiology

Adrian Baranchuk MD

MD FACC FRCPC FCCS FSIAC Professor of Medicine, Queen's University President-elect, Interamerican Society of Cardiology (SIAC) Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Electrocardiology Vice President of the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISHNE) Secretary, Interamerican Society of Cardiology (SIAC)

Andrés Klein MD

Cardiologist Specialist in Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Assistant teacher. Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. Canada

Luciano Sposato MD

MD FACC FRCPC FCCS FSIAC Professor of Medicine, Queen's University President-elect, Interamerican Society of Cardiology (SIAC) Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Electrocardiology Vice President of the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISHNE) Secretary, Interamerican Society of Cardiology (SIAC)


Ritu Thamman MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine She is on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Nazarena Pizzi MD

Cardiologist of the Nuclear Cardiology Unit. Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona

Erick Alexanderson Rosas MD

Chairman of Nuclear Cardiology Department at the Instituto Nacional de Cardiología “Ignacio Chávez” Member of the ACC Governance Committee Cardiovascular Imaging, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, Current Cardiology Review, Global Heart y Archivos de Cardiología de México.

Albert Roque Pérez MD

Albert Roque Perez, MD, PhD Radiologist of the Cardiovascular Imaging Unit Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona


Juan Pablo Ochoa MD

Medical Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, expert in Genetics and Diseases Cardiologist of the Scientific Department of Health In Code (A Coruña, Spain). Researcher of the Cardiovascular Research Group (GRINCAR) of the University of La Coruña.

Heart and Woman

Mag. Carolina Artucio MD

Interventional Cardiologist Member of the staff of the Institute of Interventional Cardiology Círculo Católico, Montevideo, Uruguay. Consultant Cardiologist of the Honorary Commission for Cardiovascular Health, Uruguay. Master in Management of Health Companies, IEEM of the University of Montevideo. Former president of the Heart Disease Committee in Women – SUC (2013-2015) Secretariat of the Council of Heart Disease in Women, SIAC (2022-2023) SSC partner

Lía Mónica Giambruno Maroño MD

Former President of the Uruguayan Society of Cardiology Co-founder of the Committee on Heart Disease in Women of the SUC. Clinical Cardiologist, with vast experience in postoperative management of cardiac surgery and interventionism. She is currently dedicated to the prevention, treatment and disclosure of heart disease in women.