Professor of cardiology and congenital heart disease @ National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College
Professor Michael Gatzoulis graduated at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and completed his post-graduate training in London (including his Imperial College London PhD) and in Toronto, Canada. Now he is the academic head of the Adult Congenital Heart Centre and the National Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension at Royal Brompton Hospital and a professor of cardiology and congenital heart disease at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.
His research interests include:
•congenital heart disease
•pulmonary arterial hypertension
•heart disease and pregnancy.
He regularly lectures at national and international meetings and has been a visiting professor at a number of acclaimed international institutions including Harvard and Stanford.
He has been leading one of the largest international clinical training and research programmes in the cardiovascular field.
He is also the founder and director of one of the most established conferences in adult congenital heart disease, the Advanced Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult.
He is the past president of the International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease (ISACCD) the largest professional body in the field and is the incoming President of the Royal Society of Medicine Cardiology Council.
He also holds executive or advisory board positions in other professional bodies, including the International Committee of the American College of Cardiology.
Professor Gatzoulis serves as an associate editor, guest editor or reviewer for most major journals in the cardiovascular field. He is also the author of over 250 peer-reviewed publications (including papers in Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet and Circulation).