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Dr David Barron (UK)
Dr David Barron (UK)
Dr Barron is the Senior Cardiac Surgeon at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK. He was trained at St Thomas’ Hospital London and his cardiothoracic training was at Papworth, Southampton, Royal Brompton and Great Ormond Street. His MD was from Imperial College , London.
He has been a consultant surgeon in Birmingham since 1999 where his special interests are Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, congenitally corrected transposition and MAPCA surgery in complex pulmonary atresia. He has published over 120 papers on surgical topics as well as in developing risk adjustment scores and national database development in congenital cardiac surgery. He has been honorary invited surgeon to 11 different hospitals in 6 countries. He has written 14 book chapters and has delivered over 100 invited national and international lectures.
He was the inaugural chair of the UK congenital heart surgeons body and has been the national representative in the NHS review of congenital cardiac services. He has sat on the executive of both the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and the British Congenital Cardiac Association and is the lead for Congenital Cardiac training in the UK. He is also on the congenital domain of the European Association and is on the Editorial Board of the European and World Journals. A lifelong Newcastle United fan, his loyalty has taught him how to cope with disappointment.
ademy of Nursing (FAAN), which is a prestigious recognition for his work and his contribution to nursing.
Professor Philip Moons (Belgium)
Dr. Philip Moons is Professor of Healthcare and Nursing Science at the Academic Center for Nursing and Midwifery at the KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Belgium, and visiting professor at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Currently, he is program director for the Master in Nursing and Midwifery of the KU Leuven - University of Leuven.
Philip Moons has published more than 250 articles in international, peer-reviewed journals; and presented over 280 abstracts at national and international conferences. He is mainly involved in outcome and quality of life research in congenital heart disease, and developed and implemented the role of advanced practice nurse in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program of the University Hospitals of Leuven. Furthermore, he co-ordinated large-scale implementation projects on discharge management. The spearhead of Philip Moons' research is ‘Transition and Care’.
For his work, Philip Moons received Martha N. Hill New Investigators Award 2004 from the American Heart Association and the Atie Immink New Investigators Award 2008 from the European Society of Cardiology. He is fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and the European Society of Cardiology (NFESC). In 2014, he was inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), which is a prestigious recognition for his work and his contribution to nursing.
Professor Jagat Narula (USA)
Jagat Narula is a Philip J. and Harriet L. Goodhart Professor of Cardiology at the Zena & Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chief of the Division of Cardiology of St. Luke’s & Roosevelt Hospitals of Mount Sinai, Director of Cardiovascular Imaging for the Mount Sinai Health System, and Associate Dean of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Narula’s major contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine have included the description of the phenomenon of heart muscle cell suicide (apoptosis) in CVD, identification of vulnerability of atherosclerotic plaques to rupture causing acute coronary syndromes, and developing recommendations for cardiovascular disease prevention in low- and middle-income countries. He is a rare investigator who has the distinction of publishing in the best basic science and the best clinical medicine journals including Science, Nature Medicine, PNAS, New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet, with 1500 original research publications or presentations and about 50 books or journal supplements edited.
Professor Mandeep R. Mehra (USA)
Dr. Mehra is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and serves as Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Center and Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Heart Disease at Brigham Health in Boston, Massachusetts. Additionally, he is Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Prior to joining Brigham and Women’s Hospital in January 2012, Dr. Mehra served as the Dr. Herbert Berger Endowed Professor of Medicine, Head of Cardiology and Assistant Dean for Clinical Services at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an expert in Advanced Heart Failure with special expertise in mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.
He has authored and published over 400 book chapters, manuscripts, editorials and abstracts focusing on all aspects of advanced heart failure. One important area of his interest is in developing international guidelines for care of the heart transplant candidate and process enhancement for improving performance measure adherence in heart failure.
Dr Resham Baruah (UK)
Dr. Baruah is currently a consultant cardiologist working at Chelsea and Westminster and the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trusts with a specialist interest in heart failure and imaging.
She graduated from Imperial College with Distinction in clinical practice, and a first class honours BSc in cardiovascular sciences. She completed her PhD in periodic breathing and heart failure at Imperial College in 2010.
She is currently undertaking an MSc in Health economics, outcomes and management in cardiovascular sciences at the London School of Economics, which supports her work at the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) where she has just been a specialist technical advisor on the 2018 chronic heart failure guideline update.
She is a mother to two boisterous young boys and in her spare time she volunteers as a school governor at a local secondary school.