Arnaud Van Linden graduated in 2008 as a medical doctor at the Leipzig University. He started his residency at Leipzig Heart Center in 2008. He continued his residency at Kerckhoff Clinic Bad Nauheim and graduated as a cardiac surgeon in 2015. He is now a senior staff surgeon at Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt. His areas of interest are minimally invasive heart valve surgery, aortic arch surgery, cardiovascular imaging and transcatheter valve therapies.
Eike Nagel is Professor for Cardiology and one of the founding members and Past President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR). He is the lead of the Institute for Experimental and Translational Cardiovascular Imaging and the DZHK Centre for Cardiovascular Imaging in Frankfurt as well as the Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Imaging Service and Consultant Cardiologist in the Departments of Cardiology and Radiology at the University Hospital Frankfurt. Eike Nagel is dedicated to translational clinical research of cardiovascular imaging biomarkers, aiming at generating a better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases. His research focuses on developing, validating and translating new diagnostic procedures into clinical routine, especially in the field of coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathy and heart failure (HF-REF, H-PEF). He has authored several clinical guidelines, e.g. on standardized image acquisition, reporting and quantification for cardiovascular magnetic resonance and has published over 500 imaging-related publications, most notably a paper concerning the outcomes of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in patients recently recovered from COVID-19, which has been published in JAMA-Cardiology in July 2020.
Benoy Shah is a consultant cardiologist at University Hospital Southampton, UK. His subspecialist areas of interest are cardiovascular imaging (specifically echocardiography) and valvular heart disease. He established the Wessex Heart Valve Clinic in 2018 in Southampton General Hospital, a multidisciplinary service including physiologists, nurse specialists and cardiologists that sees patients both before and after heart valve surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. He graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2002 with honours in Surgery and First-Class Honours in his intercalated BSc degree in Cardiovascular Medicine (1999). His junior doctor training posts were in Jersey, London, Oxford and across the Wessex region. He returned to Imperial College London to undertake a higher research degree (MD) between 2011-2013. He maintains a keen interest in research alongside his clinical role. He has published 70 peer-reviewed papers and co-authored 3 textbook chapters. He has a long-standing interest in heart valve disease, having first joined BHVS Council in 2012. He was the Society’s Program Committee Chair from 2016-2019 and is the current President of the BHVS (2019-2022).
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