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Valentin Fuster

  • PROFESSOR Medicine, Cardiology
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  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, Faculty of Medicine Barcelona Univ

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Hospital Clinico

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

  • Fellowship, Cardiology
    University of Edinburgh


    Dr. Valentin Fuster serves The Mount Sinai Hospital as Director of Mount Sinai Heart, the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health. He is the Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Fuster was the President of Science and is now the General Director of the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) in Madrid, Spain.

    Dr. Fuster is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). Among the seemingly countless positions of distinction that he holds are Past President of the American Heart Association, Past President of the World Heart Federation, Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences where he serves as Chair of the committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease, former member of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Advisory Council, and former Chairman of the Fellowship Training Directors Program of the American College of Cardiology. Thirty-three distinguished universities throughout the world have granted him Honorary Doctorate Degrees.

    Dr. Fuster is the recipient of two major ongoing NIH grants. He has published more than 900 research articles on the subjects of coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis and thrombosis, and he has become the lead Editor of two major textbooks on cardiology, 'The Heart' (previously edited by Dr. J. Willis Hurst) and "Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease" (with Dr. Eric Topol and Dr. Elizabeth Nabel). Dr. Fuster has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Nature journal that focuses on cardiovascular medicine (Nature Reviews, Cardiology, April 2009) and he is the Editor of the “AHA Guidelines and Scientific Statements Handbook”, which compiles all the latest information.

    Dr. Fuster is the only cardiologist to receive the two highest gold medal awards and all four major research awards from the four major cardiovascular organizations: The Distinguished Researcher Award (Interamerican Society of Cardiology, 2005 and 2009), Andreas Gruntzig Scientific Award and Gold Medal Award (European Society of Cardiology, 1992 and 2007 respectively), Gold Medal Award and Distinguished Scientist (American Heart Association, 2001 and 2003 respectively), and the Distinguished Scientist Award (American College of Cardiology, 1993).

    In addition, he has received the Lewis A. Conner Memorial Award by the American Heart Association, the James B. Herrick Achievement Award from the Council of Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association, and the 1996 Principe de Asturias Award of Science and Technology (the highest award given to Spanish-speaking scientists). In 2008, Dr. Fuster received the Kurt Polzer Cardiovascular Award from the European Academy of Science and Arts. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Teacher Award of the American College of Cardiology and then later that year, the prestigious International Arrigo Recordati Award for his Scientific Achievement in the development of Cardiovascular Imaging.

    After receiving his medical degree from Barcelona University and completing an internship at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Dr. Fuster spent several years at the Mayo Clinic, first as a resident and later as Professor of Medicine and Consultant in Cardiology. In 1981, he came to Mount Sinai as head of Cardiology. From 1991 to 1994, he was Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He returned to Mount Sinai in 1994 as Director of the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and most recently, he has been named the Director of the Mount Sinai Heart.

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    Richard Gorlin, M.D./Heart Research Foundation Professor (Cardiovascular Institute Director)

  • 2013 -
    Munster Heart Center Award
    Munster, Germany

  • 2013 -
    Simon Dack Lecture Award
    American College of Cardiology, San Francisco, CA

  • 2012 -
    Research Achievement Award
    American Heart Association, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2012 -
    Honoris Cusa
    La Plata National University, La Plata, Argentina

  • 2012 -
    Honorary NYPD Surgeon
    Society of Honorary Police Surgeons of the City of New York

  • 2012 -
    Legend of Cardiovascular Medicine
    American College of Cardiology

  • 2012 -
    Research Achievement Award
    American Heart Association

  • 2012 -
    John F. Kennedy Award
    Institute of North American Studies, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2009 -
    Best Doctors
    New York Magaine

  • 2008 -
    Poltzer Prize
    European Academy of Science and Arts

  • 2008 -
    Member of the European Academy of Science and Arts

  • 2008 -
    Honoris Causa
    Catholic University of Buenos Aires

  • 2008 -
    Honoris Causa
    European University, Madrid

  • 2008 -
    Global Prevention Prize
    U.S. Preventive Medicine

  • 2008 -
    Honoris Causa
    Castellon University, Castellon, Spain

  • 2008 -
    Ellis Island Medal of Honor
    New York

  • 2008 -
    Honoris Causa
    University of Valencia, Spain

  • 2007 -
    Gold Medal Award
    European Society of Cardiology

  • 2007 -
    The Maimonides Chair
    European Academy of Yuste, Spain

  • 2007 -
    Living Legend Award in Cardiovascular Diseases
    University of Ottawa

  • 2007 -
    Honoris Causa
    (Complutense) University of Madrid

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Dr. Fuster did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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