In order to bring you the best possible user experience, this site uses Javascript. If you are seeing this message, it is likely that the Javascript option in your browser is disabled. For optimal viewing of this site, please ensure that Javascript is enabled for your browser.
Did you know that your browser is out of date? To get the best experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version. Learn more.

Meet the HoT Committee

HoT coordinators


Alexandre Mebazaa (Paris, FR)

Professor of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Hôpital Lariboisière, University Paris, France


Ewa Jankowska (Wroclaw, PL)

Professor and Head of Laboratory of Applied Research on Cardiovascular System, Department of Heart Diseases, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland
Centre for Heart Diseases, Military Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland

Areas of interest: iron deficiency and anaemia in Heart Failure, metabolic derangements in Heart Failure (e.g. anabolic/catabolic imbalance), biomarkers in Heart Failure, myocarditis, non-ischemic cardiomyopathy

Task force members


Markus Anker (Berlin, DE)

Doctor at the Department of Cardiology, Charité University Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany

Areas of interest: Heart Failure, Cardio-Oncology, Rhythmology, Biomarkers.



Claire Bouleti (Paris, FR)

Consultant Cardiologist at Bichat University Hospital, Cardiology Department, Paris, France
Areas of interest: inflammation in heart failure, cardiomyopathies, imaging in heart failure, informed decision-making in heart failure



Theodoros Christodoulides (Nicosia, Cyprus)

Consultant cardiologist at the CardioHealth Center, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Areas of interest: Imaging in heart failure and pharamacotherapy of chronic heart failure.



Matthias Nägele (Zurich, Switzerland)

Resident in cardiology and internal medicine, heart failure research fellow at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Areas of interest: Endothelial function, effect of diet on prevention and outcome in heart failure, hormones and heart failure


Rui Placido (Lisbon, PT)

Consultant Cardiologist at Santa Maria University Hospital, Cardiology Department, Lisbon Academic Medical Centre, CCUL, Lisbon, Portugal

Areas of interest: multimodality imaging in heart failure, biomarkers in Heart Failure, pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular dysfunction


Tamas Radovits (Budapest, HU)

Associate professor at Heart and Vascular Center, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Areas of interest: experimental cardiology and cardiac surgery; animal models of myocardial hypertrophy, heart failure and heart transplantation; in vivo hemodynamics, left ventricular P-V analysis; diabetic cardiomyopathy; sports cardiology; cGMP-signalling


Giuseppe Vergaro (Pisa, IT)

Consultant Cardiologist at the Division of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Gabriele Monasterio Foundation, Pisa. Alumnus of the Institute of Life Sciences, Sant’Anna School for Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy

Areas of interest: neurohormonal activation and peripheral feedbacks in heart failure; biomarkers in heart failure; cardiomyopathies; animal models of heart failure


Markus Wallner (Philadelphia, US)

Postdoctoral Fellow at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center, Philadelphia, PA, US

Area of interests: Heart Failure, Myocardial Regeneration, Translational Research


Sophie Welch (London, GB)

Cardiovascular research nurse, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Cardiovascular Research Centre, London, UK

Areas of interest: novel therapies in heart failure, patient education and self-management