F. Van de Werf

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Frans Van de Werf is professor and chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. He has served as a visiting professor in a number of institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Van de Werf was the editor-in-chief of the European Heart Journal from 2003 till 2009 .He has served or is serving on the editorial boards of many journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Nature Review Cardiology, International Journal of Cardiology ,Coronary Artery Disease ,Japanese Circulation Journal, Cardiology in Review, Case Reports in Medicine . He is a past recipient of the International Roche Chair in Cardiology and the 5-yearly Joseph Maisin award of the Fund of Scientific Research of Belgium , and a past president of the Belgian Society of Cardiology. He was the chairman of the European Society of Cardiology program committee for the annual congresses of 1997 and 1998 . As chairman of the Publications Committee he served on the Board of the European Society of Cardiology from 2003 till 2009. He is the chairman of the European Society of Cardiology Task Force for updating the guidelines for treatment of ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction. In November 2006 he gave the Paul Dudley White International Lecture at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association in Chicago .On August 29, 2009 He received the Golden Medal of the European Society of Cardiology. Dr Van de Werf’s research interests include coronary reperfusion, antithrombotic therapies, left ventricular function, and cardiac imaging. He is currently a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and an international fellow of the American Heart Association. He is the author or co-author of more then 500 peer-reviewed articles.

Biography Updated on 16 January 2011

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