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Board of Directors

Apostolos Tzikas, MD

AHEPA University Hospital / Interbalkan European Medical Center
Thessaloniki
Greece

Board of Directors: Apostolos Tzikas, MD
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Apostolos Tzikas, MD

AHEPA University Hospital / Interbalkan European Medical Center
Thessaloniki, Greece

Board of Directors: Apostolos Tzikas, MD
www.apostolostzikas.gr

Horst Sievert, MD

CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC
Frankfurt
Germany

Board of Directors: Horst Sievert, MD
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Horst Sievert, MD

CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC
Frankfurt, Germany

Board of Directors: Horst Sievert, MD
Director and Founder of CVC Frankfurt

Specialist in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Angiology, and Intensive Care

Medical degree from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Sievert has been the Principal Investigator of a number of clinical trials and has authored more than 130 manuscripts and 600 abstracts in peer reviewed journals, as well as 70 books and book contributions. He has also delivered more than 600 invited lectures around the world.
 
He has personally performed more than 16,000 PCIs and 6,000 peripheral angioplasties. However, his activity in the cath lab is focused on highly specialized non-coronary interventions for patients with congenital heart disease, carotid disease, or high risk of stroke, among other conditions. Dr Sievert was the first to close the left atrial appendage percutaneously. He has the largest experience worldwide in catheter closure of heart defects in adults and gets referrals from all over the world.

Maurice Buchbinder, MD

Foundation for Cardiovascular Medicine
San Diego
USA

Board of Directors: Maurice Buchbinder, MD

Neil Wilson, MD

School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Childrens Hospital Colorado
Denver
USA

Board of Directors: Neil Wilson, MD

Shakeel A. Qureshi, MD

Evelina Children's Hospital
London
United Kingdom

Board of Directors: Shakeel A. Qureshi, MD
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Shakeel A. Qureshi, MD

Evelina Children's Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Board of Directors: Shakeel A. Qureshi, MD
Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist / Head of Service

Area of expertise

interventional paediatric and adult congenital heart disease

Languages spoken

English, Urdu, Punjabi

Biography

Professor Shakeel Qureshi trained in paediatric cardiology at Harefield, Guy's and Liverpool Hospitals. He was first appointed consultant at Liverpool in 1987 and consultant paediatric cardiologist/senior lecturer at Guy's and St Thomas' in 1988.
Professor Qureshi is involved with earthquake relief work in Kashmir, charity fundraising for building houses in Kashmir and Indonesia and other medical charity missions. He is also on the Chain of Hope medical board.

Specialist Interests

  • interventional paediatric cardiology (keyhole surgery techniques)
  • co-inventor of Tyshak balloon.

Research Interests

  • developing or evaluating devices for treating congenital heart defects
  • involved in evaluating a new percutaneous pulmonary valve.

Awards

  • Sitara-e-Imtiaz (one of the highest civil awards) by the Pakistan Government for services to medicine in 2004
  • PICS Outstanding Achievement award (judged by the profession) in Chicago in 2004.

Publications

Professor Qureshi has published over 170 papers and several reviews and book chapters, co-editing a text book of interventional paediatric cardiology.

Vivek Reddy, MD

Mt. Sinai Medical Center
New York City
USA

Board of Directors: Vivek Reddy, MD

Co-Directors

Sameer Gafoor, MD

Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute
Seattle
USA

Co-Directors: Sameer  Gafoor, MD
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Sameer Gafoor, MD

Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute
Seattle, USA

Co-Directors: Sameer  Gafoor, MD
Attending Physician

Dr. Sameer Gafoor is an attending physician at the CardioVascular Center (CVC) Frankfurt headed by Horst Sievert, MD. He obtained his medical degree from Northwestern University in the United States, followed by Internal Medicine Residency at University of michigan. His cardiology training started with Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University and continued with Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Emory University.

Following this training, he went on to complete an Advanced Fellowship in Neurovascular, Coronary, Structural Heart, and Peripheral Vascular Training at the CVC Frankfurt. He specializes in interventions and imaging for structural heart and peripheral vascular disease, as well as development and incorporation of new devices, technologies, and techniques for these and other indications.

Stefan Bertog, MD

CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC, Frankfurt, Germany
Minneapolis Medical Center, Minneapolis,
USA

Co-Directors: Stefan Bertog, MD
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Stefan Bertog, MD

CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC, Frankfurt, Germany
Minneapolis Medical Center, Minneapolis,, USA

Co-Directors: Stefan Bertog, MD
Specialist in Cardiology, Angiology and Interventional Cardiology at CVC Frankfurt since February 2013

  • Since 2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • 2010 - Present Co-Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Veterans Administration Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • 2006 - Present Cardiologist, Veterans Administration Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • 2003 - 2005 Chief Fellow Cardiology,, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • 2002 - 2006 Fellowship, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
  • 1999 - 2002 Residency, Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • 1997 - 1998 Junior Physician, Department of Cardiology at Municipal Hospital in Frankfurt Höchst, Germany
  • 1990 - 1997 Medical Degree at Johann Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany







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