Royal Brompton & Imperial College, London, UK
Professor Gatzoulis is the academic head of the Adult Congenital Heart Centre and the Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension at Royal Brompton Hospital and a professor of cardiology, congenital heart disease at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London.
His research interests include congenital heart disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension and heart disease and pregnancy. Says Professor Gatzoulis: “My key objective is to promote the needs of patients with congenital heart disease, including delivery of the best care, translationary research, training and education.”
Professor Gatzoulis is a graduate of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and completed his post-graduate training in London (including his Imperial College PhD) and in Toronto, Canada.
Professor Gatzoulis attends national and international meetings and has acted as a visiting professor at a number of international institutions including Harvard, Stanford, Vanderbilt Universities, the University of Athens, the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and the Japan Heart Institute.
He is the past president of the International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease (ISACCD) the largest professional body in the field. He also holds executive or advisory board positions in other professional bodies, including the International Committee of the American College of Cardiology.
Professor Gatzoulis is director of one of the most established conferences in adult congenital heart disease, the Advanced Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult.
Professor Gatzoulis is leading one of the largest international clinical training and research programmes in this expanding cardiovascular field. He is currently the main supervisor of seven fellows, three of them completing their PhDs.
Professor Michael Gatzoulis and Dr Kostas Dimopoulos led an international master class in pulmonary arterial hypertension related to congenital heart disease at Royal Brompton in June 2013. Twenty senior cardiologists from around the world attended and joined both theoretical and practical sessions on this topic.
He has served as associate editor, guest editor or reviewer for most major journals in the cardiovascular field. He is also the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications (including papers in Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet and Circulation).
He has edited several cardiology textbooks and was the chief editor of Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management, the world’s best selling title in this growing cardiovascular sector.
Professor Gatzoulis was responsible for the content of the thorax section of the 40th edition of the iconic medical textbook Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice, published in 2008.