Javier Escaned, MD, PhD, FESC

Head Interventional Cardiology Section, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain

Prof. Escaned is Head of Interventional Cardiology Section and Associate Professor at the Cardiology Department, Hospital Clinico San Carlos (Madrid, Spain), and Complutense University of Madrid. He has over 25 years of clinical experience in interventional cardiology, and trained as a cardiologist the United Kingdom (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham and Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry) before moving to the Thoraxcenter / Rotterdam (The Netherlands), where he obtained his PhD degree in 1994. He is author of more than 300 scientific articles, books and book chapters on different aspects of interventional cardiology, imaging and physiology (H-index 41). Recent or on-going international multicentre trials in which he has a principal investigator role include: ADVISE II, SYNTAX II, PILOT SECRET and DEFINE-FLAIR. He is editor of two large textbooks, “Coronary Stenosis. Imaging, Structure and Physiology” (PCR Books, second edition May 2015; Patrick W Serruys co-editor) and “Physiological Assessment of Coronary Stenoses and the Microcirculation” (Springer, 2017; Justin Davies, co-editor). Current and recent positions in scientific societies include: board member of European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), nucleus member of the ESC Working Group on Pathophysiology and Microcirculation, and co-director of EuroPCR. In 2014 he served as director of the ESC International Summit on Coronary Microcirculation and Heart Disease. Some of his additional interests are philosophy, education and music.