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Meet the HoT Committee

HoT coordinator


Ewa Jankowska (Wroclaw, PL)

Professor and Head of Laboratory of Applied Research on Cardiovascular System, Department of Heart Diseases, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland and Head of Department of Structural Heart Diseases, University 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, frailty syndrome, geriatrics in cardiology.

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



Angela Durante (Rome, IT)

Nurse, PhD candidate and Research Fellow at Rome "Tor Vergata" University, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, Rome Italy

Areas of interest: Heart Failure Self Care, Informarl Caregiving of Heart Failure Patients (Unmet Needs and Burden), Virtual reality applied to Caregiver, Dyadic relation Patient / Caregiver.



Edit Gara (Oxford, UK)

Cardiology Fellow and Post-doctoral researcher in Budapest / Oxford, Hungary / UK.

Areas of interest: Imaging, cardio-oncology, biomarkers and translational research in vascular tissue engineering



Kalliopi Keramida (Athens, GR)

Cardiologist at the Heart Failure Unit, University Hospital of Athens, Attikon

Areas of interest: Heart Failure, Imaging (echo, stress echo), cardio-oncology



Ivan Milinkovic (Belgrade, RS)

Doctor at Cardiology Clinic at Belgrade University Medical Center and Clinical  Assistant at University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine, Serbia

Areas of interest: Heart Failure, pericardial diseases, pulmonary hypertension.



Angela Massouh (Beirut, LB)

Assistant Professor and Adult and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist at the American University of Beirut, School of Nursing, Beirut, Lebanon

Areas of interest: Heart Failure; Mechanical Circulatory Support; Heart Transplant, Heart Failure Self-Management; Symptom Science; Dyad Engagement in Heart Failure Self-Care.



Alexander Nossikoff (Sofia, BG)

Assistant Professor at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria

Areas of interest: Ultrasound Imaging in Acute and Chronic HF, Venous Thromboembolism, Atrial Fibrillation, Lund Ultrasound, Point of Care Ultrasound.


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



Heli Tolppanen (Helsinki, FI)

Reisdent in Cardiology, Heart and Lung Center, Helsinki University Hospital Helsinki, Finland

Areas of interest: heart failure, arrhythmias and devices, biomarkers, advanced heart failure.


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 (Graz, AT)

Division of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Austria; Adjunct Ass. Professor at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medecine, Cardiovascular Research Center, Philadelphia, PA, US

Area of interests: Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction, Epigenetic Regulation, Translational Research.