Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD Email Valentin Fuster
- DIRECTOR ZENA AND MICHAEL A. WIENER CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE
- PROFESSOR | Medicine, Cardiology
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Hospital Affiliation
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Cardiovascular Medicine Associates 212-241-7911 212-241-7911
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Fuster is the General Director of the National Center for Cardiovascular investigation or CNIC (equivalent to NHLBI) in Madrid, Spain.
The innumerable positions he has held include those of President of the American Heart Association, President of the World Heart Federation, member of the US National Academy of Medicine, where he chaired the Committee for the document on "Promotion of Cardiovascular Health Worldwide and presently Co-Chairs the Advisory Committee on “the Role of the United States on Global Health” as advisor to the new President, Member of the European Horizon 2020 Scientific Panel of Health, Council member of the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and President of the Training Program of the American College of Cardiology.
After qualifying in medicine at the University of Barcelona, Valentin Fuster continued his studies in the USA. He was Professor in Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases at the Mayo Medical School, Minnesota and in 1982 at the Medical School of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. From 1991 to 1994 he was The Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. In 1994, he was named Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Mount Sinai a post he has combined since 2012 with that of Physician-in-Chief of the Hospital.
Dr. Fuster has been named Doctor Honoris Causa by thirty-three universities. He is an author on more than 1000 scientific articles (HI-187). He was named Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nature Reviews in Cardiology and recently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the ACC's flagship publication and the main American source of clinical information on cardiovascular medicine (Impact factor 17.7). His research into the origin of cardiovascular events, which have contributed to improved treatment of heart attack patients, was recognized in 1996 by the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research (highest award in Spanish speaking countries). And in June 2011 he was awarded the Grand Prix Scientifique of the Institute of France (considered a most prestigious award in cardiology), for his translational research into atherothrombotic disease.
Among his many achievements, it is noteworthy that Dr. Fuster is the only cardiologist to have received the highest awards for research from the three leading cardiovascular organizations: the American Heart Association (Gold Medal andResearch Achievement Award), the American College of Cardiology (Living Legend and Life Achievement Award 2017) and the European Society of Cardiology (Gold Medal). In addition, in May 2014, King Juan Carlos I of Spain granted Dr. Fuster with the title of Marquis for his "outstanding and unceasing research efforts and his educational outreach work".
American Board of Internal Medicine
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Coronary Artery Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Hyperthropic Cardiomyopathy
- Mitral Regurgitation
MD, Faculty of Medicine Barcelona Univ
Residency, Internal Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
University of Edinburgh
Munster Heart Center Award
Simon Dack Lecture Award
American College of Cardiology, San Francisco, CA
Research Achievement Award
American Heart Association
Honorary NYPD Surgeon
Society of Honorary Police Surgeons of the City of New York
Legend of Cardiovascular Medicine
American College of Cardiology
John F. Kennedy Award
Institute of North American Studies, Barcelona, Spain
La Plata National University, La Plata, Argentina
Research Achievement Award
American Heart Association, Los Angeles, CA
New York Magazine
Global Prevention Prize
U.S. Preventive Medicine
Member of the European Academy of Science and Arts
European Academy of Science and Arts
Castellon University, Castellon, Spain
Catholic University of Buenos Aires
European University, Madrid
University of Valencia, Spain
Ellis Island Medal of Honor
Gold Medal Award
European Society of Cardiology
The Maimonides Chair
European Academy of Yuste, Spain
(Complutense) University of Madrid
Living Legend Award in Cardiovascular Diseases
University of Ottawa
Richard Gorlin, M.D./Heart Research Foundation Professor (Cardiovascular Institute Director)
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