José López-Sendón, MD, PhD
Hospital Universitario La Paz, IdiPaz Research Institute
José López-Sendón is chief of the cardiology department, Hospital Universitario La Paz and chair of cardiovascular research at the Instituto de Investigación IdiPaz in Madrid, Spain. He is professor of medicine at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Madrid.
His main fields of interest are acute coronary syndromes, chronic ischaemic heart disease, heart failure and cardiotoxicity.
Professor López-Sendón has been a board member and councillor of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), chairman of the Scientific Board of the World Heart Federation (WHF), member of the Board of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) and general secretary of the Spanish Society of Cardiology (SEC).
He actively works in teaching and research programmes with the ESC, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the WHF. He is a foundation fellow of the ESC and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
Professor López-Sendón has been national coordinator of the Euro Heart Survey programme of the ESC, member of the Guideline Committee of the ESC and member of the Steering Committees of numerous trials in acute coronary syndromes, secondary prevention, heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
He has published over 800 articles in peer-reviewed journals.