International Guests

Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathies and Pericardial Diseases

Dr. Azzari, Fabián Alejandro

Former resident in Cardiology, Instituto Cardiovascular de Buenos Aires.  Former interventional cardiologist, Clínica Bazterrica, Santa Isabel and Sanatorio Franchin (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Cardiologist at Hôpital régional de Rimouski, (Québec,Canada) since 2008

Dr. Barriales Villa, Roberto

MD, PhD, FESC Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Unit Complexo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña

Dr. Brozzi, Nicolás

Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Florida, specialized in surgical treatment of heart failure. Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Assistance Program. Director of the Cardiovascular Research Program.

Dr. Cingolani, Oscar H

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

Dra. Contreras, Johanna

Director of the Heart Failure Network at Mount Sinai Health System, and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion Also the director of Cardiovascular Research at Mount Sinai West and Medical Director of the Hispanic Heart Center

Dr. Delgado, Diego

Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto Director of Cardiology, Toronto General Hospital Specialist in heart failure and heart transplant Director of the Cardiac Amyloidosis Program

Dr. Hernández-Monfort, Jaime

Director of the Failure, Recovery and Program Cardiac Replacement at Baylor Scott and White Health (Central Texas Region and Metropolitan Area of Austin) Founding Member of Cardiogenic Shock Working group
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Dr. Kazi, Dhruv

Cardiologist and health economist who serves as the Associate Director and Section Head of Health Economics at the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Kazi’s research examines the real-world effectiveness and cost effectiveness of clinical and policy interventions for cardiovascular prevention and treatment, improving access to cardiovascular therapies. Through his scientific leadership role in the American Heart Association, Dr. Kazi advocates for universal access to affordable cardiovascular prevention and care.
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Dr. Knop, Gustavo L.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Assistant Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States.

Dra. Nicolis, Orietta

Dr. Nicolis was responsible for different national ANID (National Agency for Research and Development) projects on statistics, data science and artificial intelligence with applications to different fields.; co-author of more than 70 scientific publications and reviewer of several international scientific journals, as well as member of the ANID evaluation committee and co-editor of a book and scientific journals, an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and member of many other statistical societies.

Dr. Ochoa, Juan Pablo

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

Dr. Rojas Hernández, Sebastián

In 2019, he expanded his experiences by joining the Heart and Diabetes Centre NRW in Bad Oeynhausen as staff cardiovascular surgeon under the direction of Prof. J. Gummert with a focus on adult cardiovascular surgery, mechanical circulatory support (MCS) and heart transplantation. In 2021, Sebastian Rojas became faculty member at Hannover Medical School (MHH). His sphere of influence expanded in 2022 when he became a visiting professor at the Universidad de Valparaiso in Chile. Sebastian Rojas' clinical and research interests involve cardiac stem cell therapy, ex vivo organ perfusion, thoracic organ transplantation and MCS. He is currently science attaché for the Spanish-speaking group of the ISHLT.

Dr. Valle Muñoz, Alfonso

Head of the Cardiology Department. Área del Corazón. Denia Department of Cardiology Hospital La Salud. Valencia

Dr. Velasquez Silva, Claudio

Cardiologist at the Heart Failure Center of the Heart Center of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (Herz- und Diabeteszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen), Hospital Clinician at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Multimodality Imaging

Dr. Asch, Federico

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

Dr. Chang, Su Min

Associate Professor of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College Associate Director of the Cardiac Computed Tomography Laboratory of the Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center Medical Director of Cardiac Imaging Laboratory of the Methodist West Houston Hospital

Ischemic Heart Disease

Dra. Iribarren, Ana

Faculty and Research Scientist at Women 's Heart Center, Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Panza, Julio A., MD, FACC, FAHA

Director, Department of Cardiology, Westchester Medical Center and WMC Health Network Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine, New York Medical College

Dr. Smits, Peter

Dr. Smits is currently Chief Medical Director at CERC (Cardiovascular European Research Center) a Clinical Research Organization founded by Marie- Claude Morice. He has been involved in over 400 peer reviewed papers in the field of interventional cardiology of which he is the first or senior author of 2 NEJM and 2 Lancet papers.
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Dr Kates, Andrew M. MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief for Education, Division of Cardiology Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO Chair, American College of Cardiology Lifelong Learning Oversight Committee

Dr. Wilson, B. Hadley MD FACC

Executive Vice Chair Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute/Atrium Health Clinical Professor of Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine President American College of Cardiology

Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology

Dr. Eugenio Cingolani

Director del Programa de Cardiogenética y Arritmias Familiares en la Sección de Electrofisiología Cardíaca del Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California. La investigación y la práctica clínica del Dr. Cingolani se centran en los trastornos del ritmo cardíaco y la electrofisiología. Miembro de la American Heart Association (AHA), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), y American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Ha participado en múltiples proyectos de investigación, sobre los mecanismos básicos de las arritmias y en el desarrollo de terapias novedosas para los trastornos del ritmo cardíaco.

Dr. Adrián Baranchuk

MD FACC FRCPC FCCS FSIAC Profesor de Medicina Presidente, Sociedad Interamericana de Cardiología (SIAC) Vice Presidente, International Society of Holter and Non-invasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE)

Dr. Adelqui Peralta:

Director Electrofisiología Cardiaca, VA Boston Healthcare System Profesor Asistente de Medicina Escuela Médica de Harvard Boston, Massachusetts EE.UU

Dr. Baranchuk, Adrián

MD FACC FRCPC FCCS FSIAC Professor of Medicine President, Inter-American Society of Cardiology (SIAC) Vice Presidente, International Society of Holter and Non-invasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE)

Dr. Cingolani, Eugenio

Director of the Cardiogenetics- Familial Arrhythmia Clinic at Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Section of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Dr. Cingolani's research and clinical practice focus on heart rhythm disorders and electrophysiology. He is member of the American Heart Association (AHA), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), and American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI). His clinical interests are focused on familial arrhythmia syndromes (such as Brugada syndrome, long QT syndrome, arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy), pacemaker and ICD implantation and catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias. He has been involved in multiple research projects, investigating basic mechanism of arrhythmias and developing novel therapies for heart rhythm disorders.

Dr. Peralta, Adelqui

Director Cardiac Electrophysiology, VA Boston Healthcare System Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts USA

Interventional and Structural Cardiology

Dr. Balaguer, Jorge M., MD

Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Bellevue Hospital. NY. Associate Professor of Surgery New York  University, NY

Dr. Otero Lacoste, Maximiliano

School of Medicine, UBA, 1995 Interventional echocardiography at CopaStar Hospital - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. Fellow of the Research and Development Department, Universidad Favaloro, 1992 - 2004. Master in Cardiology Universidade Federal Fluminense- Nitroi - Brazil - 2004 CAS Certificate in Advanced Studies in Imaging for Interventional Cardiology, University of Zurich- Switzerland 2020

Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease in Adults

Dr. Doan, Tam T

Pediatric Cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. He has expertise in fetal cardiology, echocardiography, cross-sectional cardiovascular imaging, and coronary artery anomalies.

Sanjay, Sinha MD, FSCAI

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology Interventional Pediatric Cardiology Co-Director, UCLA Congenital Lymphatic Intervention Program CHOC/ CS cardiology, UC Irvine School of Medicine UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital


Dr. Chirinos, Julio

Director of Cardiac Imaging at the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital. He has recently obtained a PhD from the University of Ghent in Belgium, focusing on arterial hemodynamics and ventriculo-arterial coupling. His research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Heart Association and the American College of Radiology Network (ACRIN). He is an editor of the Cochrane Cardiovascular Group (Cochrane Systematic Review Collaboration) and serves on the editorial board of other cardiology journals. He is the author of more than 100 publications in international journals. He has won research awards from the European Society of Cardiology, the Interamerican Society of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.