CSI Frankfurt 2019
Scientific faculty

  • Board of directors

  • Mario Carminati I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Donato Milan, Italy

    Shakeel A. Qureshi Evelina Children's Hospital London, United Kingdom

    Horst Sievert CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC Frankfurt, Germany

  • Co-directors

  • Stefan Bertog CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC Frankfurt & Minneapolis, Germany & USA

    Sameer Gafoor Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute; CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC Seattle, USA

    Gareth Morgan University of Colorado Denver, USA

    Bushra Rana Papworth Hospital Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Martin Swaans St. Antonius Ziekenhuis Nieuwegein, Netherlands

    John Thomson Yorkshire Heart Centre United Kingdom

    Jian'an Wang The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine Zhejiang, China

  • Local co-directors

  • Ilona Hofmann CardioVascular Center Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany

    Markus Reinartz Herz-Jesu-Hospital Dernbach, Germany

  • Local faculty

  • Robert Andel CVC Frankfurt Cardiovascular Center Frankfurt, Germany

    Mathias D'Souza St. Katharinen-Hospital Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany

    Bojan Jovanovic CVC Frankfurt Cardiovascular Center Frankfurt, Germany

    Predrag Matic CVC Frankfurt Cardiovascular Center Frankfurt, Germany

    Loubna Mzireg St. Katharinen-Hospital Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany

    Kolja Sievert University of Medicine Mainz & CardioVascular Center Frankfurt Germany

    Anja Vogel CVC Frankfurt Cardiovascular Center Frankfurt, Germany

    Ruzbeh Zaker Shahrak CVC Frankfurt Cardiovascular Center Frankfurt, Germany

  • Invited faculty

  • Bharathap A P Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences Bangalore, India

    Sherien Mohamed Abdelsalam Magdi Yacoub Hospital Aswan, Egypt

    Reda Abuelatta Madinah Cardiac Center Medina, Saudi Arabia

    Paul Adams Sydney Children's Hospital Network Sydney, Australia

    Sergio Aguirre EchoPixel Santa Clara, USA

    Teiji Akagi Okayama University Hospital Okayama, Japan

    Wael Al-Ghabra Glenfi eld Heart Centre, Leicester University Hospitals Leicester, United Kingdom

    Bagrat Alekyan Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow, Russia

    Behzad Alizadeh Imam Reza University Hospital, Mashhad Medical school Mashhad, Iran

    Mohamad Alkhouli West Virginia University Morgantown, USA

    Mazeni Alwi Institut Jantung Negara (National Heart Institute) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Zahid Amin Children's Hospital of Georgia Regents University Augusta, USA

    Hamid Amoozgar Cardiac and neonatology researchcenter, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz, Iran

    Michael Angtuaco Arkansas Children?s Hospital Little Rock, USA

    Takeshi Arita Heart Center, Kyushu University Hospital Fukuoka, Japan

    Dabit Arzamendi Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau Barcelona, Spain

    Boulos Asfour German Pediatric Heart Center, Asklepios Klinik Sankt Augustin Sankt Augustin, Germany

    Guilherme Attizzani Cleveland Medical Center Cleveland, USA

    Neeraj Awasthy Max Hospital, Saket New Delhi, India

    David Baghdasaryan Nork Marash Medical Center Yerevan, Armenia

    Shmuel Banai Tel Aviv Medical Center Tel Aviv, Israel

    Biswajit Bandyopadhyay Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences Kolkata, India

    Krzysztof Bartus Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland

    Tony Bayes-Genis Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol Badalona, Spain

    Radwa Bedair Birstol Heart Institute Bristol, United Kingdom

    Yoni Ben Zvi Mitralix Ltd. Jerusalem, Israel

    Lee Benson The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Canada

    James Bentham Leeds General Infirmary Leeds, United Kingdom

    Felix Berger German Heart Institute Berlin and Charité - Medical University of Berlin Berlin, Germany

    Sergio Berti Fondazione Toscana G. Monasterio CNR Pisa, Italy

    Yuval Binur Arsuf Partners New York, Shenzhen, Tel Aviv, USA/China/Israel

    Josef Bis 1st Department of Cardioangiology Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

    Regina Bokenkamp Willem-Alexander-Kinderziekenhuis Leiden, Netherlands

    John P. Breinholt III Memorial Hermann Houston, USA

    Todd Brinton Stanford University Stanford, USA

    Elchanan Bruckheimer Schneider Children's Medical Center Israel Petach Tikva, Israel

    Mamta Buch University Hospitals of South Manchester, Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester, United Kingdom

    Gianfranco Butera I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Donato Milan, Italy

    Igor Buzaev Cardiology Republican Center Ufa, Russia

    Nicola Buzzatti San Raffaele Hospital Milan, Italy

    Jonathan Byrne King's College Hospital NHS Fondation Trust London, UK

    Allison Cabalka Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA

    Patrick Calvert Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Cambridge, United Kingdom

    John Carroll University of Colorado Hospital Denver, USA

    Amitabha Chattopadhyay Narayana Superspecialty Hospital Howrah, West Bengal

    Massimo Chessa I.R.C.C.S. Policnico San Donato Milan, Italy

    Jae Young Choi Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University Health System Seoul, South Korea

    Manish Chokhandre Pediatric and congenital heart centre, New Age Wockhardt Hospital Mumbai, India

    Antonio Colombo San Raffaele Scientific Institute and Columbus Hospital Milan, Italy

    Lenard Conradi Universitäres Herzzentrum Hamburg

    David Crossland Freeman Hospital Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    Ignacio Cruz Gonzalez University Hospital of Salamanca Salamanca, Spain

    Umberto Cucchini Department of Cardiology, San Bassiano Hospital Bassano del Grappa, Italy

    Martin Czerny University Heart Center Freiburg- Bad Krozingen Freiburg, Germany

    Ingo Dähnert Heart Center Leipzig Leipzig, Germany

    Gry Dahle Rikshospitalet Oslo, Norway

    Bharat Dalvi Glenmark Cardiac Centre Mumbai, India

    Matthew Daniels Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust Oxford, United Kingdom

    Ole De Backer The Heart Center - Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, Denmark

    Federico De Marco I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Donato Milan, Italy

    Rodney De Palma Karolinska Hospital Stockholm, Sweden

    Pascal Defaye CHU Grenoble Alpes France

    Joseph DeGiovanni Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Antigoni Deri Leeds General Infirmary Leeds, UK

    Abhijeet Dhoble University of Texas, Memorial Herman - Texas Medical Center USA

    Dhritabrata Das AMRI Hospitals India

    Jose G. Diez Texas Heart Institute Houston, USA

    Vivian Dimas UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, United States of America

    Alison Duncan The Royal Brompton Hospital London, UK

    Danny Dvir University of Washington Seattle, USA

    Henning Ebelt Catholical Hospital St. Johann Nepomuk Erfurt, Germany

    Maiy Hamdy El Sayed Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt

    Jesse Esch Boston Children?s Hospital / Harvard Medical School Boston, USA

    Rodrigo Estevez-Loureiro University Hospital Vigo Spain

    Lucy Eun Yonsei University Severance Hospital Seoul, South Korea

    Peter Ewert German Heart Center Munich Munich, Germany

    Ted Feldman Evanston Hospital Evanston, USA

    Aloke Virmani Finn CVPath Institute Inc. Gaithersburg, USA

    Ata Firouzi Shahid Rajaei Hosptial Iran

    Alain Fraisse Royal Brompton Hospital / Imperial College London, United Kingdom

    Jennifer Franke University of Heidelberg Heidelberg, Germany

    Matthias Freund Klinikum Oldenburg Oldenburg, Germany

    Habib Gamra Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital Monastir, Tunisia

    Marc Gewillig UZ Leuven Leuven, Belgium

    Matthew Gillespie Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, USA

    Olaf Göing Sana Klinikum Lichtenberg Berlin, Germany

    Sebastian Goreczny Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Lodz, Poland

    Carlos Granada Clinlogix Germany

    Adam Greenbaum Emory University Detroit, USA

    Eberhard Grube Heart Center Bonn Bonn, Germany

    Mayra Guerrero Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA

    Nikolaus A. Haas University Hospital Munich Munich, Germany

    Christoph Hammerstingl University Hospital Bonn Bonn, Germany

    Hidehiko Hara Toho University Ohashi Medical Center Tokyo, Japan

    Stephan Haussig Dresden Heart Center Dresden, Germany

    Carrie Herbert University of Texas Southwestern London, USA

    Ziyad M. Hijazi Sidra Medical & Research Center Doha, Qatar

    David Hildick-Smith Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Brighton, United Kingdom

    Rafael Hirsch Rabin Medical Center Petach Tikva, Israel

    Eric Horlick Toronto General Hospital Toronto, Canada

    Marius Hornung CardioVascular Center Frankfurt & Fürst-Stirum-Klinik Bruchsal Karlsbad, Germany

    Tarique Hussain Children's Medical Center Dallas, UT Southwestern Dallas, USA

    Timur Imaev Russian Cardiology Research Center Moscow, Russia

    Shinya Ito Kokura Memorial Hospital Japan

    Vijay Iyer University at Buffalo Buffalo, USA

    Osama Jaber Leeds General Infirmary Leeds, UK

    Mahimarangaiah Jayranganath Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research Bangalore, India

    Hasan Jilaihawi NYU Langone Medical Center New York, USA

    Salim Jivanji Evelina Children's Hospital London, United Kingdom

    Henri Justino Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine Houston, USA

    Saleha Kabir Evelina London Childrens Hospital London, United Kingdom

    Krzysztof Kaczmarek Klinika Elektrokardiologii Lodz, Poland

    Sok-Leng Kang SickKids Hospital Toronto, Canada

    Saibal Kar Cedars Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, USA

    Damien Kenny Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin Dublin, Ireland

    Maarten Ketelaars NLO Netherlands

    Sachin Khambadkone Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children London, United Kingdom

    Gi Beom Kim Seoul National University Children's Hospital Seoul, South Korea

    Franz-Xaver Kleber Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Berlin, Deutschland

    Norbert Klein Klinikum St. Georg Leipzig, Germany

    Patrick Klein St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, Netherlands

    Chad Kliger Lenox Hill Heart and Lung, Northwell Health New York, USA

    Tilo Koebel University Heart Center Hamburg, Germany

    Adam Kolesnik University of Warsaw Warsaw, Poland

    Xiangqing Kong The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University Nanjing, China

    Kasper Korsholm Aarhus University Hospital Aarhus N, Denmark

    Thomas Krasemann Sophia Kinderziekenhuis Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Felix Kreidel Universitiy Medical Centre Mainz Mainz, Germany

    Oliver Kretschmar University Children's Hospital Zurich Zürich, Switzerland

    Amar Krishnaswamy Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    Karl-Heinz Kuck Asklepios Klinik St. Georg Hamburg, Germany

    Raghavannair Suresh Kumar Believers Church Medical College Hospital Kerala, India

    Mattias Kyhlstedt Synergus RWE Sweden

    Simon Lam Queen Mary Hospital Hong Kong, China

    Ulf Landmesser Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (CBF) Berlin, Germany

    Michael Laule Charité Berlin Berlin, Germany

    Randall Lee University of California San Francisco, USA

    Rick Lilly Maxis Medical USA

    Liwen Liu Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University Xi'an, China

    Xianbao Liu The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine Zhejiang, China

    Avraham Lorber Rappaport faculty of Medicine Israel

    Fang-Lin Lu Changhai Hospital Shangai, China

    Sulaiman Lubega Uganda Heart Institute / Mulago Hospital Kampala Kampala, Uganda

    Volker Luecker Law Offices Luecker MD-Law Essen, Germany

    Philip MacCarthy King's College London and King's College Hospital London, UK

    Alan Magee Southampton General Hospital United Kingdom

    Vaikom Mahadevan University of California San Francisco, USA

    Ajay Mahajan Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & Hospital India

    Gurol Mahmut Edip Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, USA

    Shreesha Maiya Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences India

    Iqbal Malik Hammersmith hospital United Kingdom

    Antonio Mangieri San Raffaele Hospital Italy

    Norman Mangner Heart Center Dresden Dresden, Germany

    Amr Mansour Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt

    Kathleen A. Marshall Maxis Medical LLC San Jose / Frankfurt, USA / Germany

    Sujeev Mathur Evelina London Children?s Hospital London, UK

    Takashi Matsumoto Sendai Kosei Hospital Sendai, Japan

    Shafeeq Mattummal Aster mims India

    Mackenzie Mbai University of Minnesota Minneapolish, United States of America

    Karen McCarthy Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation NHS Trust London, United Kingdom

    Brian McCrossan Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Ireland

    Daniel McLennan University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital USA

    Evgeniy Merkulov Russian Cardiology Complex Russian Federation

    Evgeny Merkulov Russian Cardiology Research Center Moscow, Russia

    Andreas Metzner Asklepios Klinik Hamburg Hamburg, Germany

    Ina Michel-Behnke Medical University of Vienna - Dept. Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Vienna, Austria

    Angelo Micheletti I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Donato Milan, Italy

    Carmen Moldovan 1st Department of Cardiology. University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital Athens, Greece

    Mirella Molenschot University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

    Hojjat Mortezaeian Langeroudi Rajaie Cardiovascular, Medical and Research Center Tehran, Iran

    Manish Motwani Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) Manchester, United Kingdom

    Vivek Muthurangu Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children London, United Kingdom

    Yoshifumi Nakajima Iwate University Morioka, Japan

    Debabrata Nandi Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences India

    Massimo Napodano Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova Padova, Italy

    Keshav Nayak Naval Medical Center San Diego San Diego, USA

    Tin Do Nguyen Nhi Dong Children’s Hospital #1 Vietnam

    Georg Nickenig University Hospital Bonn Bonn, Germany

    Anthony Nobles HeartStitch, Inc. Fountain Valley, USA

    Takehiro Nomura Sendai Kousei Hospital Japan

    Johannes Nordmeyer Abteilung für Angeborene Herzfehler / Kinderkardiologie Germany

    Alper Öner University of Rostock Rostock, Germany

    Eustaquio Maria Onorato Humanitas Gavazzeni Clinic Bergamo, Italy

    Martin Orban University Hospital of Munich Munich, Germany

    Alexander Osiev Moniki Hospital Moscow, Russia

    Shakeel Osman Occlutech® United Kingdom

    Ellen Ostenfeld Lund University Lund, Sweden

    Manuel Pan Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía Cordoba, Spain

    Konstantinos Papadopoulos Transcatheter Heart Valve Department Greece

    Prokhor Pavlov District Clinical Hospital, Medical School of Khanty-Mansysk Khanty-Mansysk, Russia

    Ravindra Pawar Kids Heart Clinic India

    Francesca Pluchinotta I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Donato Milan, Italy

    Diego Porras Boston Children's Hospital Boston, USA

    Radityo Prakoso National Cardiovascular Center Harapan Kita Jakarta, Indonesia

    Worakan Promphan Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Pediatric Cardiac Center Bangkok, Thailand

    Kuberan Pushparajah Evelina London Children's Hospital London, United Kingdom

    Stanley Rabinovich Edwards Lifesciences USA

    Prakash Ramachandra Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences India

    Oleg Reich University Hospital Motol Prague, Czech Republic

    Markus Reinthaler Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

    Mark Reisman University of Washington Medical Center Seattle, USA

    Gianluca Rigatelli Ospedale Santa Maria della Misericordia Rovigo, Italy

    Stephan Rosenkranz Department of Cardiology, University of Cologne Colgne, Germany

    Alaa Mahmoud Roushdy Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt

    Supaporn Roymanee Songklanagarind Hospital, Prince of Songkla University Songkhla, Thailand

    Hendrik Ruge German Heart Center Munich, Germany

    Neil Ruparelia Hammersmith Hospital United Kingdom

    Robert Sabiniewicz Medical University of Gdansk Gdansk, Poland

    Mike Saji University of Virginia charlottesville, United States of America

    Caner Salih St Thomas' Hospital London, United Kingdom

    Stefano Salizzoni Molinette Hospital Torino, Italy

    Angel Sanchez-Recalde University Hospital Ramón y Cajal Madrid, Spain

    Juan Pablo Sandoval Ignacio Chavez National Institute of Cardiology Mexico City, Mexico

    Marcus Sandri Universität Leipzig Herzzentrum Leipzig, Germany

    Saurabh Sanon Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center - Tenet Healthcare, Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, USA

    Giuseppe Santoro Ospedali dei Colli, 2nd University of Naples Naples, Italy

    Shyam K. Sathanandam Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Memphis, USA

    Keyhan Sayadpour Zanjani Children's Medical Center Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran, Iran

    Michal Schäfer University of Colorado - Children's Hospital Colorado Denver, USA

    Ulrich Schaefer University Heart Center Hamburg, Germany

    Martin Schneider German Pediatric Heart Center, Asklepios Hospital Sankt Augustin, Germany

    Matthias Schneider University Hospital Giessen, Germany

    Nalan Schnelle St. Josefs Hospital Wiesbaden, Germany

    Dietmar Schranz Pediatric Heart Center Giessen, Germany

    Stephan Schubert German Heartcenter Berlin, Germany

    Alexander Sedaghat Universitätsklinikums Bonn (UKB) Bonn, Germany

    Hubert Seggewiss Klinikum Würzburg Mitte, Standort Juliusspital Würzburg, Germany

    Sergey Semitko Moscow Research and Practical Center for Narcology Moscow, Russia

    Mahmoud Shabestari Mashhad University of Medical Center Iran

    Shabana Shahanavaz St Louis Children's Hospital St Louis, USA

    Suji Shetty Maxis Medical

    Kolja Sievert University of Medicine Mainz & CardioVascular Center Frankfurt Germany

    Arvind Singh Madras Medical Mission Chennai, India

    Anil Kumar Singhi Medica Superspeciality Hospital India

    Kothandam Sivakumar Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases, The Madras Medical Mission Chennai, India

    Muthukumaran Chinnasamy Sivaprakasam Apollo Children's Hospital Chennai, India

    Roel Snijder Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven, The Netherlands

    Ron Solar ThermopeutiX, Inc. San Diego, USA

    Jan Otto Solem University of Lund/Syntach Lund, Sweden

    Jae-Kwan Song Asan Medical Centre Seoul, South Korea

    Miroslava Stolcova AOU Careggi Firenze, Italy

    Oliver Stumper Birmingham Children's Hospital Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Xi Su Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital China

    Ahmed Ali Sulaiman University of Khartoum, National Cardiothoracic Center Khartoum, Sudan

    Nilesh Sutaria Imperial College NHS Trust London, UK

    Pangeran Akbar Syah Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, National Cardiac Center of Harapan Kita Indonesia

    Lars Søndergaard Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, Denmark

    Yoichi Takaya Okayama University Okayama, Japan

    Demetris Taliotis University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust Bristol, United Kingdom

    Maurizio Taramasso University Hospital of Zurich Zurich, Switzerland

    Endale Tefera School of Medicine, University of Botswana Gaborone, Botswana

    Holger Thiele University of Leipzig Leipzig, Germany

    Satoru Toi TOHO University Oohashi Hospital Japan

    Kirsten Tolstrup University of California San Francisco San Francisco, USA

    Mark Turner University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust Bristol, United Kingdom

    Michael J. Tynan Guy's Hospital London London, United Kingdom

    Apostolos Tzikas AHEPA University Hospital / Interbalkan European Medical Center Thessaloniki, Greece

    Eric Van Belle Lille University Hospital Lille, France

    Daniel van Dort CardiacBooster Nijmegen, Netherlands

    Nicolas Van Mieghem Erasmus Medical Center (MC) Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Rajasekhar Varada Yashoda Hospitals India

    Joseph Vettukattil Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital Grand Rapids, USA

    Jean Villareal Philippines Heart Center Quezon City, Philippines

    Rochus Voeller University of Minnesota USA

    Stephan von Bardeleben Universitätsmedizin der J. Gutenberg - Universität Mainz Mainz, Germany

    Michiel Voskuil University Medical Center Utrecht Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Hamish Walker Leeds General Infirmary Leeds, United Kingdom

    Kevin P. Walsh Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin Dublin, Ireland

    Thomas Walther Kerckhoff HeartCenter Bad Nauheim, Germany

    Dee Dee Wang Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute Detroit, USA

    Giora Weisz Montefiore Medical Center New York, USA

    Marcus Wiemer Mühlenkreiskliniken (AöR) Minden, Germany

    Robert F. Wilson HLT/ University of Minnesota Minneapolis, USA

    Felix Woitek Heart Center Dresden Germany

    Wojciech Wojakowski Medical University of Silesia Katowice, Poland

    Alberta Yen Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine USA

    Tobias Zeus University Hospital of Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Germany

    Barbara Zwick genae Antwerp, Belgium

  • Director Emeritus

  • Neil Wilson Oxford, UK