Clinical & Specialist Advisory Panel
Our Clinical and Specialist Advisory Panel (CSAP) is a group of leading global experts, representing interdisciplinary fields of cardiovascular disease, who support the Global Heart Hub in helping to ensure that evidence-based knowledge underlies our efforts to achieve the best possible outcomes for those living with heart diseases.
Prof Ariane Vieira
Professor of Medicine, Santa Casa de São Paulo School of Medicine,
São Paulo, Brazil
Chair of cardio-oncology service at Americas Health Group
About Dr Ariane Vieira Scarlatelli Macedo
Dr Macedo is a cardiologist and professor of medicine at Santa Casa de São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil. She is Chair of the cardio-oncology service at Americas Health Group, and also works as researcher at the BCRI (Brazilian Clinical Research Institute). She has a Master’s in Health Sciences from the University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and a Ph.D. in Translational Medicine from the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.
An active member of scientific organizations, Dr Macedo currently serves as Vice- president of the Brazilian Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis. In 2019 she was certified to be a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, and in 2021 received a certification in cardio-oncology from the International Cardio-Oncology Society. She is currently coordinating the postgraduate course in cardio-oncology at the BCRI, providing structured training in cardio-oncology in Brazil.
Dr Macedo is a member of the editorial board as assistant editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology CardioOncology. She has extensive expertise in the cardiovascular area, focusing on the cardiovascular effect of anti-cancer treatment, heart failure, thrombosis, and amyloidosis.
Prof David Wood
Emeritus Professor of Cardiology, Imperial College London, UK;
Emeritus Professor of Cardiology, University of Galway, Ireland
About Prof David Wood
He has contributed to international policy and guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention through the World Health Organisation, World Heart Federation and the European Society of Cardiology. He was a founder and President of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, a Board member of the European Society of Cardiology and most recently President of the World Heart Federation (2017-18).
He is the principal investigator for the ASPIRE and EUROASPIRE studies across 27 European countries, evaluating standards of preventive cardiology practice in hospital and primary care. He led the EUROACTION and EUROACTION+ trials in preventive cardiology evaluating nurse-led models of preventive care in hospital and general practice across 8 European countries, and the principals of EUROACTION were incorporated in the Imperial College NHS Cardiovascular Health MyAction programme for the NHS and subsequently the Croi Heart and Stroke Centre in Galway in the west of Ireland.
He works for the National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health at the University of Galway to support the development of research in all aspects of cardiovascular prevention and health, and to contribute to innovative service development in secondary and primary prevention of CVD.
He is Senior Editor of the European Society of Cardiology Textbook of Preventive Cardiology and also founded the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (now European Journal of Preventive Cardiology) and served as the first Joint Editor in Chief.
Prof Fausto Pinto
Professor of Cardiology, University of Lisbon;
Head of Cardiology Department and of Heart and Vascular Department,
Santa Maria University Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal
About Prof Fausto Pinto
Prof Pinto is a Full Professor of Cardiology at Lisbon School of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal and Head of the Cardiology Department and of the Heart and Vascular Department of Santa Maria University Hospital, CHULN E.P.E, Lisbon, Portugal.
He graduated at Lisbon University Medical School, Portugal in 1984, did his cardiology training at University Hospital Santa Maria in Lisbon and Stanford University Medical Center, CA, USA, where he was also Faculty. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (2015-2022), Full Professor of Cardiology, Head of Heart and Vascular Department of Santa Maria University Hospital/CHULN, Immediate Past-President of the World Heart Federation (WHF) (2021-2022), National Coordinator of the Medical Schools Council (2018-2020), President of the Executive Board of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre (2019-21), , Past-President of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) (2014-16), Past-President of the European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) (2002-04), President of Cardiovascular Center of University of Lisbon (CCUL).
He is Consulting Editor and Member of the Editorial Board of several international peer-reviewed journals and honorary member of several international scientific societies and academic centers. He published over 600 indexed articles. Main areas of interest are global health, digital health, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, anticoagulation, and cardiovascular imaging, with particular interest in the use of ultrasound in cardiology and has pioneered the use of intravascular ultrasound in the study of graft atherosclerosis.
Prof Iacopo Olivotto
Chief of Cardiology Meyer Children’s Hospital, Florence;
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florence, Italy
About Prof Iacopo Olivotto
Prof Olivotto, is Chief of Cardiology at Meyer Children Hospital and professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Florence, Italy. During the previous two decades, he has worked as a cardiologist in the Cardiology department of Careggi University Hospital in Florence, where he served as Head of the Cardiomyopathy Unit for over 10 years. He has authored over 300 publications in international peer-review journals and has played a role in designing and executing clinical trials on innovative therapies for genetic heart diseases, principally hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). He remains focused on various clinical and translational aspects of pediatric and adult cardiomyopathies and rare cardiac diseases.
Dr Janine Eckstein
Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan;
Medical Director, Structural Heart Program,
Saskatoon and Northern SK, Canada
About Dr Janine Eckstein
Prof John Gordon
Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute and David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
About Prof John Harlod
Professor John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC, MACP, FESC, FRCPI (Hon), FRCP (Hon/London), FICS (Hon), FCSI, FIASC, FCCP, FAHA. Harold served as the 62nd President of the American College of Cardiology between 2013-2014. He continues to serve as a global international ambassador for the College. He has been active in global advocacy and served as the founding Chair of the World Heart Federation Partner’s Council in 2016 and was a member of the Board of Directors of the World Heart Federation. Harold has represented the ACC at numerous events sponsored by the World Health Organization in Geneva and New York and testified for the ACC at the United Nations General Assembly hearing on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
Harold received the American College of Cardiology International Service Award in 2022. He received the Cedars-Sinai Master Clinician Award for in December 2022 Harold was honored with the California ACC Lifetime Achievement Award in December 2022. Harold served as the national chair for ACC’s Campaign for the Future – a $12 million campaign to transform the core of the cardiovascular profession and ensure future cardiovascular professionals are equipped to drive change and better meet the needs of patients heading into the future.
Harold is the Co Editor-in-Chief of ACC’s flagship Magazine Cardiology. Harold is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, geriatric medicine, and critical care medicine. He previously served as Chief of Staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Harold serves as clinical professor of medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute and the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Harold is a member of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center voluntary clinical faculty and is an attending physician at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute. Harold was the architect of ACC’s digital strategy and International Twinning Program which evolved into the successful International Chapter Exchange Program. He twinned the British Cardiovascular Society with the ACC California Chapter and helped to champion ACC’s international strategy.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of numerous organizations, including the Los Angeles affiliate of the American Heart Association, the Heart Fund at Cedars-Sinai, and the UCLA Clinical Faculty Association. Harold is a former member of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors, American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation Board of Trustees and the ABIM Executive Committee.
Harold completed his internal medicine training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and a fellowship in cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was honored with the Master designation from both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. Harold holds honorary fellowships with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians of London, the InterAmerican Heart Foundation, and the Cardiological Society of India. He is married to Ellen Teresa Harold, RN.
Prof Lis Neubeck
Professor of Cardiovascular Health and Head of the Centre for Cardiovascular Health Research, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.
About Prof Lis Neubeck
Prof Neubeck is Professor of Cardiovascular Health in the School of Health and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University. She is the Head of the Centre for Cardiovascular Health Research at Edinburgh Napier University. She is Cardiovascular Clinical Network Lead for National Health Service Research Scotland. She is an Honorary Professor of Sydney Nursing School, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. She completed a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Early Career Fellowship in 2016.
Her research focuses on innovative solutions to secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, identification and management of atrial fibrillation, and use of new technologies to improve access to health care.
Lis is Past President of the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (President 2015-2017), served on the board of the Cardiovascular Nursing Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (2013-2016). She is the immediate Past President of the Association of Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Professionals of the European Society of Cardiology (2020-22). She is also a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. Lis was recently elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for her services to cardiovascular health.
Professor of Medicine, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy;
Expert Professor, Department of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden
About Prof Salvatore Di Somma
Prof Di Somma has published more than 300 papers in the field of acute cardiac care, cardiology and Emergency Medicine. He is Editor-in-Chief of Eurasian Journal of Emergency Medicine and of Translational Medicine Section in The Journal “Medicina” and Past-President of GREAT Global Research on Acute Conditions Team, the Academic Research and Educational Organization gathering experts operating in the management of acute clinical conditions in the field of Emergency Medicine and Cardiology in 78 countries Worldwide. He is President of GREAT Network Italy. He is also considered a worldwide expert in Heart failure and Utility of Biomarkers and New Technology innovations in Acute Diseases. He is Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Association of patients with Heart Failure (AISC), member of ACCA ESC working group of Acute Heart Failure and Directive Council Member of Italian Association of Heart Failure (ITAHFA).
Prof Shaun Goodman
Associate Head in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine,at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Prof Shaun Goodman
Based upon his longstanding interest in secondary prevention in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), he has been involved in randomized clinical trial and observational research, continuing medical education and knowledge translation initiatives in this area, nationally and internationally.
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