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Prof. Gerasimos Filippatos

Head of the Heart Failure Unit at Athens University Hospital Attikon, Greece.

Prof. Gerasimos Filippatos

Head of the Heart Failure Unit at Athens University Hospital Attikon, Greece.

Biography

Professor Gerasimos Filippatos heads the Heart Failure Unit at Athens University Hospital Attikon, Greece.
He studied at the University of Patras, GR, and earned his doctorate in physiology and critical care cum laude from the University of Athens. He subsequently completed his clinical training in internal medicine, cardiology, critical care, heart failure, and transplantation in Athens GR, Chicago USA; and Cambridge UK.

Dr Filippatos is President of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC. He has served as Chair of the Clinical Section and the Committee on Acute Heart Failure of the HFA, and as Chair of the ESC’s Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care. He was also Coordinator of the ESC Congress Programme Committee for Heart Failure and Acute Cardiac Care, member of the ESC Practice Guidelines Committee and ACC/AHA HF Guidelines Writing Committee, and International Governor of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr. Filippatos is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cardiology and European Heart Journal, and member of the Editorial Board and Guest Editor of many Cardiology and Critical Care Journals.

He has published over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored more than 30 book chapters including the “Acute Heart Failure” chapter in Braunwald’s 2011 edition and Oxford Desc Reference: Cardiology.
Moreover, he has (cο) edited 5 books including the European Society of Cardiology Textbook of Acute and Intensive Cardiac Care, Highly Commended in the 2011 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards; in 2014 presented the book Heart Failure: The Expert’s Approach and in 2016 the pocket Treatment Algorithms in Heart Failure.

Honorary Member of many Cardiac Societies: ie French Cardiac Society, Romanian Cardiac Society, Hungarian Cardiac Society. Prof. Filippatos is in the Thomson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers (SCI Citations > 31000 and H-Index 52; H – Index Google Scholar after 2011 = 70).