Expert Biographies

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  • Markku S. Nieminen

    Markku Nieminen is Professor Emeritus of Cardiology and past Head of Department of Medicine at the University of Helsinki Central Hospital, Finland.

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  • Gerhard Pölzl

    Professor Gerhard Pölzl is Chief of the Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program at the Medical University Innsbruck.

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  • Zoltán Papp

    Prof. Papp graduated from the University Medical School of Debrecen, Hungary in 1989 and completed his PhD at the University of Debrecen in 1995.

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  • Kristjan Karason

    Kristjan Karason is a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology, and senior lecturer in cardiology at the Gothenburg University.

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  • Carsten Tschöpe

    Carsten Tschöpe is professor of Medicine and Cardiology and Vice Director of the Dept. of Cardiology, at the Campus Virchow Clinic (CVK) at the Charite, Berlin, guiding the Cardiomyopathy program.

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  • Fabrizio Oliva

    Fabrizio Oliva is responsible of the Cardiac Critical Care units in Niguarda Hospital, Milan and has had several duties and responsibilities in the national cardiology society ANMCO.

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  • Finn Gustafsson

    Finn Gustafsson, MD, PhD (born 1968) is a professor of cardiology at the University of Copenhagen and medical director of the advanced heart failure, transplantation and MCS program at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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  • Francesco Fedele

    Fedele is Full Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Specialization School for Cardiologist of “La Sapienza” University of Rome, and Chief of Cardiology at the Department of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nephrology and Geriatrics Sciences at the “Policlinico Umberto I” Hospital.

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  • John Parissis

    John Parissis is Associate Professor of Cardiology in the Second Department of Cardiology of Attikon General Hospital, University of Athens.

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  • Veli-Pekka Harjola

    Veli-Pekka Harjola is head of the Emergency Medicine Division in the Department of Emergency Services of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa in Helsinki.

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