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Proctoring / Physicians

Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Reiner Figulla


Scientific Career

Since 2015: Director emeritus of the Department for Cardiology, Friedrich- Schiller-University Jena, Germany.
Medical Consulting for Interventional Cardiology www.figulla.org

1997 – 2015: Elected Full Professor and Director of the Department for Cardiology, Friedrich- Schiller-University Jena, Germany

1988: Associate Professor of the Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Göttingen, Germany

1988: “Habilitation” and Faculty Member of the University Hospital Göttingen, Germany 1986 – 1988 Subspecialization for Cardiology

1980 – 1986: Residency for Internal Medicine at the University Hospital of Göttingen, Germany 1978 – 1980 Scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for System-Physiology in Dortmund, Germany.

1977: Medical Internship at the St. Mary’s Health Center, St. Louis, USA

1976: Thesis at the Institute of Physiology at the University of Freiburg (Prof. Fleckenstein) 1971 – 1976 Medical School in Munich and Freiburg/Brsg., Germany

Honours and Awards

2012: Focus Benchmarking: One of the 10 most respected Cardiologists in Germany 2011  Sven-Effert-Price of the German Society for Cardiology

2008: BMBF – Nomination for the German Future Award 2008

Industrial Experience

2009: Co-founder of AVIDAL Vascular GmbH (Drug eluting balloons)

2006: Co-founder of Occlutech GmbH (Cardiac Occluders)

2006: Co-founder of JenaValve Technology GmbH (percutaneous heart valves)

Patents: approx. 60 patents in the field of interventional cardiology

Literature: approx. 500 papers (according to PubMed), 2 books, 28 book chapters

Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Lauten


Present: Chief Physician for General and Interventional Cardiology at the Helios Klinikum in Erfurt, Germany

04/2015 – Present: Interventional Cardiologist and Head of Valvular Heart Disease Programm, Charité – Universitaetsmedizin Berlin

03/2013 – 03/2015: Head of Valvular Heart Disease and Interventions Program, Jena/ Germany

July 2012: Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine and Clinical Cardiology

2007 – 2012: Fellowship in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University Hospital and Heart Center Jena/ Germany, Prof. HR Figulla

2005 – 2007: Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery University Heart Center Jena and Cologne, Prof. T. Wahlers

04/2005: Medical Doctor, (M.D.) University Jena/ Germany

1998 – 2005: Medical student at Friedrich Schiller University Jena/ Germany

04/2004 – 08/2004: Internship at University Hospital Bern/Switzerland Department of Cardiology, Prof. B. Meier

04/2002 – 03/2003: Research Trainee, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, N.Y., USA Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Prof. Dr. R. B. Griepp

09/1999: Internship at King Faisal Specialist Hospital Riyadh/Saudi Arabia, Department of Pediatric Cardiology

Scientific Work and Awards:

Research Focus: clinical and experimental studies in interventional treatment of valvular heart disease

05/2012: PhD thesis: Current and Perspective Interventional Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease. Experimental and Clinical Studies.

08/2012: Moderated Poster Award, ESC Congress

03/2012: Poster Award Valvular Heart Disease, ACC 2012

09/2011: Publication Award, Working Group Interventional Cardiology German Cardiac Society

04/2011: Rudolf-Thauer Poster- Award, German Cardiac Society

09/2009: Best of TCT 2009 Poster Award

10/2010: Innovations Award German Ministry of Research and Education

10/2008: Innovations Award German Ministry of Research and Education

10/2005: Doctoral thesis on cerebral protection by the use of deep hypothermia during circulatory arrest in large animal models

Dr. Ignacio J. Amat-Santos, MD, PhD

Dr. Amat-Santos is the Director of the Interventional Cardiology Department of Hospital Clínico Universitario of Valladolid (Spain). He was trained in Cardiology in the same center, in Interventional Cardiology at Quebec Heart & Lung Institute (Canada), and, in Statistics for Health Sciences in Autonoma University of Barcelona (Spain). He obtained a research contract from “Instituto de Salud Carlos III” (Madrid, Spain) during which he obtained his PhD “cum laude” and the first national prize from Lair Foundation to his Thesis focused on the percutaneous treatment of aortic stenosis.

Currently, Dr. Amat-Santos, is Associate Professor of Cardiology in the Valladolid University of Medicine and his research is centered in the percutaneous treatment of valvular heart disease and new therapeutic alternatives for heart failure, with more than 100 articles published in high impact journals of this field.

Dr. Ignacio Cruz, MD, PhD

Dr. Cruz-Gonzalez is Professor of Medicine at the University of Salamanca and Chief of Interventional Cardiology of University Hospital of Salamanca (Spain). He was trained in Interventional Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Boston, US). Currently he is the president-elect of the Spanish Association of Interventional Cardiology of the Spanish Society of Cardiology and member of the Scientific Program and Congress Committee of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI).

His research has been focused in structural heart diseases interventions with more than 150 articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Angel Sanchez Recalde

Dr. Sánchez-Recalde now fulfills the position of Director of the Interventional Cardiology Unit of University Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid (Spain), as well as being the Director of Interventional Cardiology Units of University Hospitals Sanitas Zarzuela and Moraleja, Madrid (Spain). He undertook his Medical Internship at the Department of Cardiology of La Paz University Hospital (Spain) and St George’s University Hospital (UK) (2002) and his Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at La Paz University Hospital (Spain) (2003). He worked in the Interventional Cardiology Unit and held the position of the Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit in La Paz University Hospital (Spain) (2004-2018).

He completed his PhD Cum Laude in 2017 from the University Autonoma of Madrid and he also obtained University Master’s in Design and Statistics in Health Sciences from the University Autonoma of Barcelona and University Master’s in Healthcare Administration and Management from IMF Business School and IUTA University. He also developed an important research work with more than 160 publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field of Structural and Congenital Heart Diseases, 25 book chapters, as well as 25 Awards for best works in scientific meetings. From 2016 he is Associate Editor of Revista Española de Cardiologia (Spanish Journal of Cardiology).

Dr. Omar Abdul Jawad

Dr. Omar is the physician assistant in interventional cardiology at the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. He completed his residency in cardiology at the Vall Hebron University Hospital in Spain. Following the completion of fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Gregorio Marañón Universitary and Vall Hebron University hospitals, he obtained his PhD degree, Cum Laude, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He completed his trainning during two years at Laval Hospital (Quebec, Canada) under the supervision of Dr. Rodes-Cabau (structural heart interventions) and Dr Rinfret (chronic total occlusion interventions). Moreover, he holds a degree in the field of Clinical Research applied to health science.

Besides numerous publications, Dr. Omar has acted as reviewer of scientific journals such as Journal of American College of Cardiology, PLOS ONE, American Heart Journal, and Circulation.

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