International societies

World Heart Federation (WHF)

Daniel José Piñeiro MD

Full Professor of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina • President-Elect, World Heart Federation • Advisor for HEARTS, Pan American Health Organization • Former President, Inter American Society of Cardiology and Argentine Society of Cardiology • Former Board of Trustees, American College of Cardiology World Heart Federation, • Former Board Member, World Heart Federation • Former Roadmaps Liaison Officer, Science Committee, World Heart Federation Prof.

Amitava Banerjee MD

Amitava Banerjee is professor in clinical data science at University College London, and honorary consultant cardiologist at University College London Hospitals and Barts Health NHS Trusts. Vice President (Digital, Communications and Marketing) of the British Cardiovascular Society and Senior Advisor to the Emerging Leaders Program of the World Heart Federation. He is a researcher, educator and clinician with interests spanning data science, cardiovascular disease, global health, training and evidence- based healthcare, and more recently risk associated with underlying chronic diseases and long COVID during the COVID-19 pandemic (STIMULATE-ICP)

Pablo Perel MD

Cardiologist and epidemiologist. He is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom) Senior Science Advisor of the World Heart Federation (Switzerland). His main interest is cardiovascular implementation research in limited resources and humanitarian settings.

Antonio Luiz Ribeiro MD

Dr Ribeiro is Full Professor of Internal Medicine and the Head of Research and Innovation and of the Cardiology Service of the University Hospital at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Brazil. He is visiting researcher at the University of Southampton and is an Associate Editor of BMJ Heart and Journal of Electrocardiology.

Borjana Pervan MD

Borjana Pervan is a journalist and communications leader who likes to ask questions, seek solutions, and communicate reasons for action. While working as a broadcast and print reporter in her country of origin, Bulgaria, she uncovered a major international human trafficking ring. Before joining the World Heart Federation, she worked in advertising and more recently led the global communications teams of two international organisations, aiming to improve the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. At WHF Borjana leads the effort to empower the global cardiovascular community to speak with a strong voice and inspire change.

Mr. Jean-Luc Eiselé

CEO World Heart Federation (WHF) Jean-Luc Eiselé has worked in the field of medical association management for almost 20 years. He was trained as a biochemist working at the Biozentrum in Basel and the Pasteur Institute in Paris.  He joined the World Heart Federation (WHF) as Chief Executive Officer in May 2017, strengthening the business model, the focus on communication and advocacy and membership engagement.

Fausto Pinto MD

President of World Heart Federation (WHF) Full Professor of Cardiology Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal) Head of the Cardiology Department and of the Heart and Vascular Department of Santa Maria University Hospital, Lisboa. Ex Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon  Ex ESC President (2014-16) Ex President and founder of the European Association of Echocardiography (2002- 04),

American College of Cardiology (ACC)

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

Pamela Morris MD

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

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.

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

American Heart Association (AHA)

Alejandro Barbagelata MD

Invasive Cardiologist • Associate Professor at Duke University Member of the Board of DUCCS (Duke Cardiovascular Society) Cardiovascular medical practice in Buenos Aires Co-director of the heart failure diploma course at the Universidad Católica Argentina He is Fellow AHA and SCAI and reviewer in different journals.

European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Silvia Castelletti

Cardiologist consultant, she studied in Pavia (Milan) and in London at the Heart Hospital UCL. She is currently working in Milan, at the Istituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS. Her fields of expertise are inherited cardiac disorders and cardiac magnetic resonance with a special focus on athletes. FESC, she is: chair-elect of the Sports Cardiology Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology of the ESC; the young representative of the ESC working group on myocardial and pericardial disorders; board member of the Young Committee of the ESC as the Working Groups representative; board member of the Italian Society of Sports Cardiology; Social Media Editor of the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, associated editor of the European Heart Journal Case Reports and of OpenHeart

Dr. Andrew Coats

Prof. Andrew Coats, is Scientific Director of the Heart Research Institute, having previous served as Dean of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Dean of Medicine and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney and Viscount Royston Professor of Cardiology and head of Clinical Cardiology at Imperial College, London. He served at president of the Heart Failure Association from 2020-2022.

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

Dra. Amina Rakisheva

Cardiologist at the department of cardiology in Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology and Internal Diseases. Qualification and Training Member of the Association of Cardiologists of Kazakhstan (ACK). Silver Member of the Heart Failure Association. Secretary of the Association of Cardiologists of Kazakhstan. Head of working group on Heart Failure. ESC activities: Member of CoT nucleus

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.

Dr. Stephan von Haehling:

Professor Stephan von Haehling, MD PhD DIC FESC FHFA Consultant Cardiologist Head of Metabolic Cardiology

Interamerican Society of Cardiology (YES AC)

Álvaro Sosa Liprandi MD

President. Interamerican Society of Cardiology Chief of Cardiology. Güemes Sanatorium. Buenos Aires, Argentina Director. Medical Idea. Research & Education Director. Career Specialist in Cardiology. Buenos Aires' University

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)

South American Society of Cardiology (SSC)

Daniel Berrocal MD

Head of the Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine of the Italian Hospital President of the South American Society of Cardiology Former President of the SAC Former President of SOLACI

Paraguayan Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

Alberto Marecos Baruja MD

Cardiologist – Master ETE President of the Paraguayan Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

Raul Ortiz Guerrero MD

Cardiologist – Master ETE President of the Paraguayan Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

Brazilian Society of Cardiology

João Fernando Monteiro Ferreira MD

Doctor from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Associate doctor of the Instituto do Coração (InCor) of the HCFMUSP Coordinator of the medical residency program in cardiology at the Faculdade de Medicina do ABC President of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology, member of the Task Force Measure Performance American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association.

Uruguayan Society of Cardiology

Fernando Machado MD

Internist Clinical cardiologist. In charge of family hypercholesterolemia polyclinic. Uruguayan doctor

Peruvian Society of Cardiology

José Drago Silva MD

Associate Cardiologist Ricardo Palma Clinic President of the Peruvian Society of Cardiology Fellow of the American College of Cardiology Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

Mexican Society of Cardiology

Jorge E.Cossio MD

Internist, Cardiologist and Hemodinamist Master of Medical Sciences Diploma in Management for Health Institutions Undergraduate and graduate professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico National Researcher of the National Institutes of Health and the National System of researchers President of the Mexican Society of Cardiology

Ecuadorian Society of Cardiology

Bolívar Sáenz MD

Cardiologist with a specialty in Heart Failure at the Federal University of Fluminense, Brazil. Cardiology staff in the heart failure area of the Armed Forces Hospital N1. from Quito Ecuador. Current president of the Ecuadorian society of cardiology.

Venezuelan Society of Cardiology

Heliodoro Rodríguez Hidalgo MD

Cardiologist specializing in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami. Member of HRS and Founding Member of LAHRS. President of the Venezuelan Society of Cardiology.

Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

Jaime Alberto Rodríguez Plazas MD

Specialist in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Echocardiography. Non-Invasive Diagnostic Methods and Heart Failure Clinic. Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia President Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Vice President Colombian Heart Foundation

Chilean Society of Cardiology

Luis Alberto Sepulveda Morales MD

Cardiologist. Head of Cardiological ICU Clinica Alemana de Santiago Chief Cardiology Service. German Clinic of Santiago