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Fellows of the HFA

Join a select group and get recognition for your professional achievements.


"It is truly an honour to be a Fellow of the HFA. It motivates me to aim for excellence and continue to strive for higher standards throughout the rest of my career.“
Markus Wallner – Fellow of the HFA

Rules for application

Only HFA Gold Members can become Fellows of the HFA.

Candidates must demonstrate their excellence in heart failure in at least one of these three domains:

  • Research at national and/or international level
  • Teaching and training
  • Clinical care

The application period opens on 13 September and closes on 31 October each year.

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All Fellows of the HFA benefit from:

  • the right to use "FHFA" after their name
  • a special discounted fee for Heart Failure congresses
  • the rights of HFA Gold Members
  • print copies of the European Journal of Heart Failure
  • an FHFA certificate (available in their My ESC account)

Interested in joining the prestigious Fellows community?

Application process

  • Self-nomination via link 
  • Nominee should be seconded by their Heart Failure National Society president
  • References should be provided by the applicant's Heart Failure National Society
  • All documents will then be considered by the HFA Credential Committee

Deadline to apply: 31 October

Documents to supply

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter from the president of the applicant's Heart Failure National Society 
  • One other reference (from someone of the applicant's choosing)

Both references should state the case for why a fellowship should be conferred.


  • List of relevant publications/list of relevant grants
  • Or evidence of teaching innovation
  • Or clinical-care service development

Please note that all documents must be provided in English.

Annual fellowship dues for Fellows of the HFA

Annual dues are €288 per calendar year (from 1 January to 31 December).

The fee is to be paid once the Credential Committee has informed the candidate of their acceptance.

After two years of non-payment of fees, consecutively or not, the Fellow will be informed of his/her exclusion from the HFA Fellowship, unless payment is received within 3 months. His/her reintegration in the HFA Fellowship register will be accepted upon payment of all due fees.

A "pay in order" principle applies: the FHFA fee is due every year and one may only pay the FHFA fee of the given year.

Elected Fellows of 2023

  • Timur Abdullaev, UZ
  • Rezzan Deniz Acar, TR
  • Alberto Aimo, IT
  • Matlooba Al Zadjali, OM
  • Abraham Samuel Babu, IN
  • Gani Bajraktari, XK
  • Edoardo Bertero, IT
  • Emanuele Bobbio, IT
  • Josip Andjelo Borovac, HR
  • Daniela Bursacovschi, MD
  • Inci Colluoglu, TR
  • Lale Dinc Asarcikli, TR
  • Anastasia Egorova, NL
  • Mohammad El Tahlawi, EG
  • Marat Fudim, US
  • Gary Gan, AU
  • Barnabas Gellen, FR
  • Alessandra Ghigo, IT
  • Georg Goliasch, AT
  • Avishay Grupper, IL
  • Tolga Sinan Guvenc, TR
  • Camilla Hage, SE
  • Irnizarifka Irnizarifka, ID
  • Aysel Islamli, AZ
  • Pardeep Jhund, UK
  • Habibe Kafes, TR
  • Zviad V Kipiani, GE
  • Tarik Kivrak, TR
  • Allan Klein
  • Stefan Koudstaal, NL
  • Jan Krejci, CZ
  • Arnt Kristen, DE
  • Carolyn SP Lam, SG
  • Sotiria Liori, GR
  • Francesco Maisano, IT
  • Filip Malek, CZ
  • Massimo Mapelli, IT
  • Valentina Mercurio, IT
  • Ayman Mohamed Nagib Soliman Mohamed, SA
  • Alice May Moor , MT
  • Najat Mouine, MA
  • Olav Wendelboe Nielsen, DK
  • Elmir  Omerovic
  • Stefania Paolillo, IT
  • Francesco Papalia, UK
  • Domingo Pascual Figal, ES
  • Monica Patte , DE
  • Hawani Sasmaya Prameswari, ID
  • Alejandro Recio Mayoral, ES
  • Francois Roubille, FR
  • Anil Sahin, TR
  • Andrea Salzano, IT
  • Rajiv Sankaranarayanan, UK
  • Helder Santos, PT
  • Hans-Eckart Sarnighausen, DE
  • Mark Schuuring, NL
  • Yusuf Ziya Sener, TR
  • Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, AU
  • Maggie Simpson, UK
  • Hamayak Sisakian, AM
  • Davide Stolfo, IT
  • Timothy Tan, AU
  • Jozine Ter Maaten, NL
  • Vanessa van Empel, NL
  • Sven Wassmann, DE
  • Cordula Willner-Sarnighausen, DE
  • Andreas Xanthopoulos, GR
  • Ozlem Yildirimturk, TR
  • Diana Zaliaduonyte, LT

Fellows elected in previous years