Dr Valentín Fuster combines roles as General Director of the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) in Madrid and Director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Physician-in-Chief at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is also Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), the main source of clinical news and analysis in cardiovascular medicine, published by the American College of Cardiology. The innumerable positions Dr. Fuster has held during his career include President of the American Heart Association, President of the World Heart Federation, member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences (where he chairs the committee for the prevention of the global epidemic in heart disease), member of the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Advisory Council, and President of the American College of Cardiology Training Program. After qualifying in medicine at the University of Barcelona, Valentín Fuster continued his studies in the USA. He was professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases at the Mayo Medical School, Minnesota and at the Medical School of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and from 1991 to 1994 was full professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. In 1994 he was named director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Mount Sinai, a post he has combined since 2012 with that of Physician-in-Chief.
Dr. Fuster has been named Doctor Honoris Causa by thirty-four universities and has received three of the most important awards from the US National Institutes of Health. He is an author on more than 1000 scientific articles in international medical journals, and has published two leading books on clinical cardiology and research: The Heart and Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease.
Biography of the moderator
Beatriz Escriña, Global Communications Director of City Cancer Challenge Foundation. Beatriz is a communication professional with more than twelve years of experience in corporate communication and public affairs. She has a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Barcelona, a master’s degree in Journalism from the CEU San Pablo University and last year she completed an Executive Program in Digital Transformation at IE Business School. She was named Aspen España Fellow in 2017.