Dr Valentin Fuster

A prestigious Spanish cardiologist who presently combines his post as director general of the CNIC (the Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research) with his role as director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr Fuster has received the highest awards for research from the four principal international cardiology organisations. His contribution to cardiovascular medicine has had a significant impact on improving treatments for cardiac patients and his research on the origins of cardiovascular accidents has contributed to improving the prevention and treatment of heart attacks. He is also the author of more than 500 scientific articles, published in medical journals around the world, and two of the most widely recognised books on clinical cardiology and cardiological research.