This virtual Grand Round will provide an overview on the future of cardiology, presented by Professor Thomas F. Lüscher, Director of Research, Education & Development and Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College and King’s College, London President Elect at European Society of Cardiology 2023-2025 and chairman at the Center for Molecular Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
About Prof. Lüscher:
He trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA in cardiovascular physiology and cardiology and was Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Director of Clinical Pharmacology at the University Hospitals Basel, then Professor and Vice-Chairman of Cardiology at the University Hospital Bern and later Professor and Chairman of Cardiology and Director of the University Heart Center at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.
In 2017 he was appointed Director of Research, Education & Development and Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, and Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College and King’s College London. He also holds a part-time commitment as Chairman of the Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Professor Lüscher mentors numerous physicians and scientists from around the world, with many holding chairs or directorships at universities and major hospitals in Switzerland, Europe, Asia, and North America.
His research is translational and focuses on endothelium-derived mediators and their alteration with aging, hypertension, lipids, and inflammation as well as on atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes and heart failure. He is among the 0.1% most cited scientists with a h-index of 151 (Research Gate).
He is an editor of the ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, the Module Innere Medizin and of the Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine. He lectures worldwide and is also active on social media and has his own YouTube channel. He was editor-in-chief of the European Heart Journal 2009-2020 and continues as senior editor. He is now president elect of the European Society of Cardiology.