Faculty


INVITED FACULTY

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    Professor Jeroen J. Bax (The Netherlands)
    Jeroen J. Bax is Professor of Cardiology and Director of non-invasive cardiac imaging, at the Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center.

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    Professor Jeroen J. Bax (The Netherlands)
    Jeroen J. Bax is Professor of Cardiology and Director of non-invasive cardiac imaging, at the Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center.

    He has been working intensively with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and is currently serving as President of the ESC.  He has been Associate Editor of the American College Cardiology, and is currently Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal.  He has co-authored numerous scientific articles, has guided many PhD fellows and his main interests of research include imaging in heart failure, stable coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation.

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    Dr Sorin V. Pislaru (USA)
    Dr Sorin Pislaru completed medical school at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania, and received his PhD from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.

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    Dr Sorin V. Pislaru (USA)
    Dr Sorin Pislaru completed medical school at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania, and received his PhD from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.

    He then continued his training at Mayo Clinic Rochester, where he completed his residency and cardiology fellowship, as part of the combined clinician-investigator track.   Upon his graduation, Dr. Pislaru joined the Mayo Clinic faculty, dividing his time between the Echo Lab, Valve Clinic, and research.

    He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine, and Chair for Research in the Division of Cardiovascular Ultrasound. He directs the Echocardiography and Vascular Physiology Research Unit which affords advanced training in echocardiographic research to over 20 fellows/trainees annually. Dr. Pislaru has presented both nationally and internationally and has authored over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests are focused on valvular diseases, myocardial elasticity, and development and imaging guidance of percutaneous valvular interventions.

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