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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

Applications are now closed for 2024


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

Application for 2024 is now close

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 2024

  • Abdallah Almaghraby, EG
  • Rabea Asleh, IL
  • Feras Bader, AE
  • Guillaume Baudry, FR
  • Giuseppe Boriani, IT
  • Anna Chaloupka, CZ
  • Maja Cikes, HR
  • Oana-Florentina Gheorghe-Fronea, RO
  • Ekhlas Hussein, EG
  • Mahsati Ibrahimli, IL
  • Hakki Kaya, TR
  • In-Cheol Kim KP
  • Daniel Florin Lighezan, RO
  • Ewan Mckay, UK
  • Ashish Mohapatra, DE
  • Selda Murat, TR
  • Peder Langeland Myhre, NO
  • Emil Najjar, SE
  • Jaewon Oh, KP
  • Ciprian Rezus, RO
  • Maria Juliana Rodriguez Gonzalez, CO
  • Evelyn Santiago-Vacas, ES
  • Novi Yanti Sari, IL
  • Leonardo Paskah Suciadi, IL
  • Robert Mathew Anthony Van Der Boon, NL
  • Gerardus Van Hout, NL
  • Dragos Vinereanu, RO
  • Sotirios Xydonas, GR
  • ByungSu Yoo, KP

Fellows elected in previous years