Thomas Modine graduated from Lille University Hospital, France. He has MD, PhD and MBA degrees and is a renowned surgeon in TAVI, TMVR, minimally invasive surgery and valve sparing techniques. He is also involved in basic science research programmes and is developing a percutaneous mitral programme with IP. From 2004 to 2006, Thomas completed a PhD thesis and then went on to complete a 1-and-a-half-year fellowship at Harefield Hospital, London. Later he dedicated his training to the development and progress of percutaneous techniques and heart team approach. His research interests are in aortic valve complex, bioengineering, beating heart surgery, hybrid approaches, TAVI and TMVR. Both basic and clinical aspects of research experiences are studied. He is currently working as a consultant cardiac surgeon at Lille University Hospital and professor at Jiao Tong University, Shanghai.