Dear colleagues,On behalf of the Romanian Society of Cardiology, we are very pleased to invite you to participate at the scientific sessions of the annual Hereditary Heart Disease Course, now at its 6th edition. The course will take place between May 27-28, 2022 and is addressed to primary care physicians, specialists and residents, from the following specialties: cardiology, pediatric cardiology, medical genetics, internal medicine, family medicine.
Among the sessions that will be addressed in this edition we find, among others: What is new in cardiomyopathy imaging, Artificial intelligence and cardiomyopathies, New concept in risk stratification in cardiomyopathies. The scientific sessions will be given by nationally and internationally renowned speakers from countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands.
The Hereditary Cardiac Disease Course is a scientific event conducted under the auspices of the Romanian Society of Cardiology, the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, the Center of Expertise for Rare Genetic Cardiovascular Diseases (www.cardiomiogen.ro) and the Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases „Prof. Dr. C.C. Iliescu ”.We would like to thank our speakers and partners and invite everyone to actively participate in this course designed to contribute, through professional dialogue, to the improvement of our knowledge portfolio.
Prof. Dr. Ruxandra Jurcuţ
Coordinator – Expert Center for Rare Genetic Cardiovascular Diseases
Prof. Dr. Carmen GinghinaEditor-in-Chief of the Romanian Journal of Cardiology
Coordinator for ESC Guidelines in Romania
Prof. Dr. Bogdan A. Popescu
President of the Romanian Society of Cardiology
Past President of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
Robert Adam (Romania)
Eloisa Arbustini (Italy)
Laura Antohi (Romania)
F.W. Asselbergs (Netherlands)
Cătălin Badiu (Romania)
Carmen Beladan (Romania)
Ştefan Busnatu (Romania)
Mihai Bica (Romania)
Mihnea Casian (Romania)
Eliza Cinteză (Romania)
Philippe Chevalier (France)
Adela Chiriţă Emandi (Romania)
Domenico Corrado (Italy)
Ioan Mircea Coman (Romania)
Thibaud Damy (France)
Perry Elliott (UK)
Bogdana Fetecău (Romania)
Pablo Garcia Pavia (Spain)
Carmen Ginghină (Romania)
Adrian Giucă (Romania)
Ruxandra Jurcuţ (Romania)
Juan Pablo Kaski (UK)
Meral Kayikcioglu (Turcia)
Ştefania Magda (Romania)
Leonard Mandeş (Romania)
Andreea Marcu (Romania)
Sebastian Militaru (Romania)
James Moon (UK)
Gabriela Neculae (Romania)
Iacopo Olivotto (Italy)
Sebastian Onciul (Romania)
Antonis Pantazis (UK)
Bogdan A.Popescu (Romania)
Lucian Predescu (Romania)
Raluca Rancea (Romania)
Viorica Rădoi (Romania)
Roxana Rimbaş (Romania)
Monica Roşca (Romania)
Radu Sascău (Romania)
JP van Tintelen (Netherlands)
Andreea Vasile (Romania)
Dr. Robert Adam is a resident cardiologist at IUBCV Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu, with special training at the Center of Expertise for Rare Genetic Cardiovascular Diseases for the evaluation and management of patients with hereditary heart disease, but also in advanced imaging. A doctoral student at the same clinic, with the subject of studying cardiac amyloidosis, Dr. Adam is also an assistant professor, benefiting from a one-year research internship in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, at Barts Heart Center, Lon
Dr. Laura Antohi is a Clinical Cardiologist in the Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases “C.C.Iliescu” in Bucharest, Romania, working on the intensive cardiac care unit, ever since finishing her residency. She is currently a PhD student, with the main area of research being the evaluation of hemodynamics in heart failure patients. Also, she is alumni of the 3rd Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure organized by the University of Zurich and the Heart Failure Association of European Society of Cardiology and has received a Master’s Degree on "Global Research Training Program in Drug Development for Heart Failure” from the University of Brescia, having prof. M. Gheorghiade as course director.
Professor Arbustini is graduated in Medicine and specialized in Cardiology, Pathologic Anatomy and Genetics. She is Director of the Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases and of the Transplant Research Area of the IRCCS Foundation, University Hospital, Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia, Italy. Her research activity includes: clinical and molecular genetics of cardiovascular diseases (heritable cardiomyopathies and aneurysmal connective tissue) and non-cardiovascular syndromic and non-syndromic disorders (inherited lung diseases, familial cancer); pharmacogenetics; gene expression; pathology of cardiovascular diseases and
transplanted thoracic organs.
Conf. Univ. Dr. Cătălin Constantin Badiu este medic primar chirurgie cardiovasculară şi şeful secţiei de Chirurgie Cardiovasculară din cadrul Spitalului Universitar de Urgenţă Bucureşti. Doctorul Badiu s-a format la Deutsches Herzzentrum Munchen/ Germania şi este specializat in chirurgie cardiacă miniminvazivă, plastii valvulare şi reconstrucţii de rădăcină aortică cu păstrarea sau plastia valvei aortice.
I graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Cambridge University in 2018. From 2019 I returned to Romania and I am resident physician in the specialty of cardiology, third year at the IUBCV "Prof. Dr. C.C. Iliescu".
CARMEN CRISTIANA BELADAN graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca. Is currently a primary care cardiologist at the Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases “Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu ”, doctor of medicine, part of the Department of Cardiology of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy“ Carol Davila ”Bucharest and member of the team of the EUROECOLAB echocardiography laboratory.
Ștefan Busnatu - MD cardiology at the Bagdasar Arseni Emergency Clinical Hospital, Lecturer and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine within the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest(UMFCD)
Supports and encourages local and national initiatives for innovation and collaboration in the medical field, being the Coordinator of the Center for Innovation and eHealth of UMFCD and Honorary Adviser on Digitization of the Minister of Health. He has been and is directly involved in European healthcare innovation projects, such as the FP7 FI-STAR, H2020 InteropEHRate and vCare, projects that aim to develop digital solutions to make great progress towards a better quality of life for patients.
Cardiology resident within "Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu" Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases and PhD student, coordinated by prof. Jurcut Ruxandra, focusing on the role of multimodality imaging in systemic immune-mediated diseases cardiovascular impairment, particularly systemic sclerosis and Sjögren's syndrome. Amyloidosis enthusiast, participating in the "Screening for ATTR cardiac amyloidosis in elderly patients with moderate and severe aortic stenosis" study. Firm believer that immunology, genetics and big data are the next frontier in cardiology.
- Full Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Padova Medical School, Padova
- Director, Inherited Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy & Sports Cardiology Unit, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padova Medical School, Padova, Italy
- Past-president of the Section of Sports Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology
- Past-president of the Italian Society of Sports Cardiology
- Over 400 peer-reviewed publications in Cardiological journals (including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Circulation and Journal of American College of Cardiology)
- Current Scopus h-index =93
Invited Faculty to European and North-American Centres and Symposia.
- Fellow and Member of National and International Societies.
- Reviewer of most major Cardiological Journals (including NEJM, JAMA, Lancet, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and European Heart Journal)
- Major research interests include: Epidemiology, pathology and pathophysiology of sudden death in young people and athletes; Genetic and morphologic basis of inherited conditions at risk of arrhythmic sudden death; Preparticipation screening strategy for identification of cardiovascular diseases at risk of sudden death during sports; Interpretation of athlete’s ECG; Criteria for diagnosis of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathies; Value and limitation of electrophysiologic evaluation in inherited cardiomyopathies and cardiac ion channel diseases; Implantable cardioverter defibrillator, therapy for prevention of sudden arrhythmic death in inherited cardiomyopathies and cardiac ion channel diseases.
Adela Chirita-Emandi is a consultant in Pediatrics and in Medical Genetics, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara. The experience in research includes more than 30 scientific papers published in national and international journals (including in journals Nature and The Lancet), editor or co-author of 7 books and more than 80 presentations and posters at national and international conferences. She is a Vice president of the Romanian Society of Medical Genetics, and member in the European Society of Medical Genetics ESHG. She is a geneticist in the Regional Center of Medical Genetics Timis within Emergency Hospital for Childre “Louis Țurcanu” Timişoara, a reference center witih European Reference Network on Rare Congenital Malformations and Rare Intellectual Disability ITHACA. She is part of the Genomic Medicine Center team, coordinated by Prof Dr Puiu, in the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara. The main clinical interests are genetics and rare diseases.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eliza Cinteza is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest (2000). She followed the internship program, residency (Pediatrics), the second residency (Cardiology), following in parallel the university stages that allowed to reach the current position of Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children "MS Curie" being named Pediatric Resident Coordinator since 2015, later Pediatric Cardiology Resident Coordinator.
Training in Pediatrics, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Interventional Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease was perfected during scholarships and study visits at Policlinico San Donato (Milan, Italy, 2007, 2013, 2014), Evelina Children's Hospital (London, UK, 2010 ), Bad Oyenhausen, Germany (2012), Bambino Gesu Hospital (Rome, Italy), “Orsola Malpighi” Hospital (Bologna, Italy, Pulmonary Hypertension, 2015), Memorial Children’s Hospital (Warsaw, Poland, 2017), Lund University Hospital ( Lund, Sweden, 2019).
Areas of interest: hypertension in children and cardiovascular risk factors (Doctor of Medicine 2009), Interventional Cardiology (initiator and promoter of the National Program of Interventional Cardiology for Congenital Cardiac Diseases in Children, nationally certified in Interventional Cardiology, so far over 150 interventions as first operator), pulmonary hypertension (research grant of UMF "Carol Davila"), congenital heart disease (European Certificate of Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Diseases), transesophageal ultrasound (National Certificate), Vascular Ultrasound (National Certificate), general ultrasonography (National Certificate).
The experience gained contributed to the editing of the Essential in Pediatric Cardiology and to the writing of over 30 book chapters, over 90 articles, over 80 invitations as a lecturer at national and international courses and conferences, 14 awards obtained for papers presented at conferences.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eliza Cinteza is currently Chairman of the Working Group on Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Cardiac Diseases of the Romanian Society of Cardiology.
Head of the French Referral Center for Cardiac Amyloidosis
Past president of French Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Group of the French Society of Cardiology and European Heart Failure Association.
Department of Cardiology, Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France
Professor Damy’s main field of interests are heart failure and amyloidosis, extending from its epidemiology and physiopathology through to its diagnosis and treatment. His particular current interests include early cardiac diagnostic markers, from biology to imaging. He is a co-author of more than 2000 articles (half of them focusing on amyloidosis).
Thibaud Damy qualified in medicine at the University of Paris XI, Paris, France, in 1996. After a period of postgraduate cardiology training in several Parisian hospitals, he specialised in heart failure and cardiomyopathy and obtained his PhD on the effect of nitric oxide on heart failure at the University of Paris VII. Professor Damy subsequently took up a position as Senior Lecturer in Cardiology and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Henri Mondor Hospital, Créteil, France, and later as Senior Research Fellow at the Academic Cardiology Department of Professor John G Cleland at the University of Hull, Hull, UK. In 2011, he was appointed Professor in Cardiology and became the Head of the Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy unit at Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France.
In 2009, Professor Damy created the “Mondor Amyloidosis Network”, which involves all the clinical facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of amyloidosis, in addition to a clinical research team. It rapidly became an important multidisciplinary network involving more than 40 healthcare professionals in the hospital. In 2014, they created the GRC Amyloid Research Institute. Since 2010, more than 5.900 patients have been referred to the centre for suspicion of cardiac amyloidosis and more than 2100 had a diagnosis confirmed. Professor Damy and his team created a wide educational programme to improve the knowledge and quality of life of the patients: Amylo Patient Education Program (Amylo-PEP). In 2017, the Mondor Amyloidosis Network was appointed as referral centre for cardiac amyloidosis by the French Health Ministry.
Professor Perry Elliott MBBS; MD; FRCP; FESC; FACC
Director | UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science
Consultant Cardiologist | Barts Heart Centre
Chair European Heart Academy | European Society of Cardiology
Executive Editor | European Heart Journal
President | Cardiomyopathy UK
Chairman | International Cardiomyopathy Network (ICoN)
■ Cardiology resident, year IV within IUBCV "Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu", Bucharest;
■ Clinical and research activity, with special interest for genetic heart diseases, at the Center of Expertise for Rare Genetic Cardiovascular Diseases within IUBCV;
■ UMF graduate "Carol Davila", Bucharest with the title -"Cardiovascular damage in Marfan's disease" under the guidance of Prof. Univ. Dr. Ruxandra Jurcuț;
■ Medical personal trainer within the national project PediDiab 2018-2020.
Dr. García-Pavia is a Consultant cardiologist at the Department of Cardiology of Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro in Madrid, Spain. There he is in charge of the Inherited Cardiac Diseases and Heart Failure Unit. The Unit is designed as national reference unit (CSUR) for inherited cardiovascular diseases by the Spanish Ministry of Health and also acts as a European reference center for rare cardiovascular diseases after its designation by the European Comission.
His areas of research include heart failure, amyloidosis and cardiomyopathies. After finishing his training in Cardiology in Madrid, Dr Garcia-Pavia completed a clinical research fellowship at the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit at The Heart Hospital (University College of London) in London, UK. Previously he had undertaken short stays as research fellow in basic research labs focused in genetics at the University of Chicago, Complutense University and Autonoma University.
Dr Garcia-Pavia is the leader of the 2021 ESC position paper on diagnosis and treatment of cardiac amyloidosis and serves in the steering committee of several ongoing clinical trials in TTR cardiac amyloidosis and genetic cardiomyopathies. He is also former member of ESC Council on Basic Research, former member of the Nucleus of ESC working group on myocardial and pericardial diseases, and former president of Spanish Society of Cardiology’s working group on inherited cardiac diseases. He has published >160 articles in peer-reviewed journals including European Heart Journal, J Am Coll Cardiol, Circulation, Nature Communications, Nature Medicine and The Lancet.
Cardiologist, Professor of Cardiology at the Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases „Prof. C.C. Iliescu ”BucharestHead of the Cardiology Clinic of the Institute for 11 years, obtaining outstanding victories and a number of awards.Professor Ginghina initiated and led 21 doctorates and still has 5 papers to work on.Head of the Romanian Society of Cardiology - leading it to the heights of progress.Member of the International and National Societies of Cardiology - such as the European Society, the American College of Cardiology, the French Society, the Indian Society and others.Professor Ginghina has students, friends - all cardiologists from all over the country.
Dr. Adrian Giuca is a cardiology fellow in Romania’s largest cardiovascular center: “Prof. Dr. C.C. Iliescu” Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, Bucharest.
His fields of interest are represented by multimodality imaging applied in the area of valvular heart disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, but also by interventional cardiology.
Currently he is being trained at the “Hart Long Centrum” of Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands, being prepared in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography in specific clinical scenarios, particularly in the management and guidance of structural heart interventions done in the catheterization laboratory (MitraClip, TriClip, Cardioband, TAVR).
Head cardiologist at the Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases "Prof. Dr. C.C. Iliescu ”
University Professor at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila"
Coordinator of the IUBCV Center for Expertise on Rare Genetic Cardiovascular Diseases, member of the European GUARD-Heart network dedicated to rare and complex heart diseases.
Dr. Kaski is Associate Professor of Paediatric Inherited Cardiology at the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), London, UK. He is the Director of the GOSH Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases, the largest centre in Europe dedicated to the investigation and management of inherited cardiac conditions in childhood. Dr Kaski’s clinical and research interests are focused on the clinical and genetic characterisation of inherited cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac death in childhood and he won the Young Investigator Award for Clinical Science from the European Society of Cardiology in 2008 for his work on the genetic basis of pre-adolescent hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He is the current Chair of the Association for European Paediatric Cardiology (AEPC) Working Group on Genetics, Basic Science and Myocardial Disease and sits on the Executive Board of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis Registry Programme and the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Genomics. He leads an international paediatric HCM consortium of over 45 centres, which was responsible for the development of the first sudden death risk prediction model for childhood HCM.
Dr. Stefania Lucia MAGDA, MD, PhD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila"
University and Emergency Hospital Bucharest Cardiology Department
President of the WG on Atherosclerosis and Atherothrombosis
Romanian Society of Cardiology
Dr. Leonard Mandes is currently working as a physician in the Department of Electrophysiology and Pacing of Emergency Insitute for Cardiovascular Diseases „Prof. Dr. CC Iliescu” since 2017, where he carries out EP procedures and cardiac electronic devices implantation. His interests include cardiac imaging (intracardiac echography, transthoracic echocardiography), invasive electrophysiology, pacing procedures, and syncope evaluation (tilt table testing, loop recorder implantation).
I am a PhD student at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova and a resident cardiologist at the County Clinical Emergency Hospital of Craiova. My clinical work is in the field of cardiomyopathies and my research activity is focused on the specific etiological diagnosis of cardiomyopathies, which represents my PhD topic.
Sebastian Militaru is a cardiologist and assistant professor specialising in multimodality cardiac imaging and genetic cardiac diseases. He is in charge of these domains in the Emergency Clinical County Hospital and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova.
Cardiology resident at IUBCV Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu, with clinical and research training at the Center of Expertise for Rare Genetic Cardiovascular Diseases under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Ruxandra Jurcut. Interested in the evaluation and management of patients with hereditary heart disease, particularly infiltrative myocardial disease.
Prof. Iacopo Olivotto is Head of the Cardiomyopathy Unit and Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Careggi University Hospital in Florence, Italy. Over the last two decades, his main clinical and research interests have includes various aspects of cardiomyopathies, with special focus on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), ranging from clinical predictors of disease progression and outcome, arrhythmias, medical and surgical management, advanced imaging and genetic studies, developmental, translational studies addressing cardiac myofilament contractility and cellular electrophysiology. These lines of research have been instrumental in creating a growing multidisciplinary network connecting the Florence team to distinguished Institutions worldwide. Prof. Olivotto has been involved in the design and execution of randomized studies in genetic cardiomyopathies, and has been the lead of the recently presented Explorer HCM trial. Prof. Olivotto has co-authored over 200 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals. He is a co-founder and board member of The Sarcomeric Human Cardiomyopathy Registry (Share) and ICON (International CardiomyOpathy Network).
Dr. Sebastian Onciul is a Cardiologist, being level 3 fully certified in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance by European Society of Cardiology. He is a Lecturer in Cardiology at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, being specialized in non-invasive imaging of cardiovascular diseases. He was trained in the UK in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and has experience in multimodality imaging of genetic cardiomyopathies. He is co-editor of the ESC/EACVI Pocket Guideline of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
Dr Antonis Pantazis is a Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for the Cardiomyopathy and the Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions Service at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals in London. The service covers all areas of the Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions, from foetus to adult, from the genetic diagnosis to deep phenotyping and from medical treatment to advanced interventions including a state-of-the-art interventional programme for the management of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. His clinical research is focused on the clinical phenotype of cardiomyopathies, such as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy, Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy, their genetic causes and the use of cardiac imaging for the clinical evaluation of the diseases. He also has a special interest in heart conditions in athletes, who may present with cardiomyopathy. Dr Pantazis is the Chairman of the nucleus of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases.
Bogdan A. Popescu is Professor of Cardiology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" in Bucharest, Romania. He is Head of cardiology department and director of the echocardiography laboratory at the Institute of Cardiovascular Disease "Prof. C. C. Iliescu" in Bucharest.
He published more than 180 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 25 book chapters and books in cardiology and cardiac imaging. His main fields of research interest are on myocardial function/heart failure, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease.
He is Immediate Past-President of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and President Elect of the Romanian Society of Cardiology.
Primary care physician in the Medical Genetics Department with over 20 years of experience in the field, employed at the National Institute for Maternal and Child Health "Alessandrescu-Rusescu", member of the Romanian Society of Medical Genetics, with skills partaining to the interpretation of the most recent genetic tests available on the Romanian and international market, offers genetic consultations and counseling, including in the Personal Genetics private healthcare medical center. She is also involved in molding young minds at UMF "Carol Davila" in the position of „Head of Works”, within the Department of Medical Genetics. Eager for research in the field of medical genetics and motivated by increasing the quality of medical practice in this specialty. Masters communication and collaboration skills with various other medical specialties in order to treat and arrange personalized management for patients with rare pathologies, especially those in the field of oncology, which requires advanced knowledge in oncogenetics.
Dr. Raluca Rancea is a clinical cardiologist at the Heart Institute in Cluj-Napoca. Her main areas of interest are:
Studies:1984-2000 MD, Faculty of General Medicine, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Scientific positions/titles: PhD “Carol Davila” University of Medicine, Bucharest (2016); Lecturer, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine, Bucharest (2016)
Professional experience 2001-2007 Resident in Cardiology at “Prof. Dr. C.C. Iliescu” Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Bucharest; 2008 Specialist Cardiologist at “Prof. Dr. C.C. Iliescu” Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Bucharest; 2015 Head of Stress echocardiography department, EuroEcolab, Echocardiography laboratory of “Carol Davila”University of Medicine, reaccreditation in TTE, TOE, Stress echocardiography in Jan 2015; 2016 Senior Cardiologist at “Prof. Dr. C.C. Iliescu” Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Bucharest
Certification/Accreditation: National certification in vascular ultrasonography (2009); Certification in stress echocardiography (Liege, Belgium, 2010); European certification in transthoracic echocardiography (by exam, Amsterdam, 2013); National certification in special echocardiography (including TEE and stress echocardiography; since 2014)
Fellowships: 2007 Research Fellowship in cardiology, awarded by The Association for Research in Cardiology, Pordenone, Italy (1 year); 2009 Research Fellowship in cardiology, awarded by The Romanian Society of Cardiology (fellowship in stress echocardiography, Belgium, Liege – 1 year)
Publications and scientific activities: 35 full-text articles published in journals indexed by ISI-Science Citation Index; Hirsch Index: 18 by ISI Thomson; more than 1100 ISI citations; Author of 11 book chapters; Author of a book chapter in the EACVI Textbook on echocardiography (2016); Invited speaker at the Romanian Congress of Cardiology (since 2006), Congress of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) (since 2012), The XIX World Congress of Echocardiography and Allied Techniques (2014); Member in the project team of international multicenter studies (NORRE, SUCCOUR, ISCHEMIA, COT Registry – EORP, EUROENDO Registry, EACVI AFib Echo Europe Registry, EMPEROR) and National research grants; Member of the peer-review committee (Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Acta Cardiologic)
I am currently Coordinator of Echocardiography Lab from Research Unit of Cardioloy Department, under the Academy of Medical Science, from the University Emergency Hospital. This lab provide support for two educational courses, in which I am involved as a lector: vascular ultrasound evaluation and transesophageal, and new echocardiographic techniques (3D echo, speckle tracking, and DTI). I am also coordinator of the amyloidosis team from our department, with 2 active multicenter grants in the field of amyloidosis, member of the peer-review board of 6 ISI journals, and expert research evaluator for CNCSIS and European Comision (remote/onsite) ( Bucharest/Brussels).
Primary Care Cardiologist,
Head of the Non-Invasive Functional Explorations Laboratory at the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases "Prof. Dr. George I M Georgescu" Iași;
Associate Professor at UMF "Gr. T. Popa" Iași.
I am a resident cardiologist at the County Clinical Emergency Hospital of Craiova .My main goal is to improve my knowledges regarding the study of cardiomyopathies even more so the etiology of cardiomyopathies.