Prof. Juan Luis Gutiérrez-Chico, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC
Prof. Juan Luis Gutiérrez-Chico is an internationally acknowledged interventional cardiologist, expert in invasive imaging, intracoronary biomechanics, interventional techniques and stenting technology. He studied Medicine and Statistics in the Universities of Valladolid and Barcelona. At his graduation the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine granted him the Award of the “San Nicolás” Foundation for his excellent academic achievements. He was Research Fellow in the Cardiovascular Imaging Department of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos (Madrid, ES), where he defended his first PhD about the usefulness of 3D-echocardiography in mitral prolapse, directed by Prof Zamorano in Madrid Complutense University and awarded with an unanimous “Cum Laude”. He was Professor of Human Physiology, Statistics and Research Methodology in the Madrid Universidad Autónoma, collaborating in the postdoctoral studies on advanced cardiovascular imaging in the Complutense University.
During an advanced Research fellowship in the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, as part of an official European Research project, he had the chance to work in the interventional Cardiology department of the Erasmus Medisch Centrum – Thoraxcentrum and in the CRO Cardialysis BV, with living legends of the Cardiology like Patrick Serruys, Evelyn Regar, Ton van der Steen, Peter de Jaegere, Wim van der Giessen or Eric Boersma, among many others. He participated in multiple international research projects, clinical trials and defended successfully a second PhD thesis about “in vivo evaluation of neointimal healing after stenting with optical coherence tomography”.
Prof. Gutiérrez-Chico has a long track of high-impact scientific publications. He is an active reviewer of all major Cardiology journals, member of the International Editorial Board of EuroIntervention Journal and honorary Fellow of the New Westminster College (British Columbia). Currently he is the Head of the Interventional Cardiology Department in the Klinikum Frankfurt an der Oder (Berlin-Brandenburg, DE) and Director of the Invasive Imaging Core-lab ICTRA (Berlin-Zürich-Coruña).
Prof. Milosz Jaguszewski, MD, FESC
Milosz Jaguszewski is a graduate of the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland. He began his training in Cardiology at the Hospital of the Gdansk University of Medicine, with special focus on cardiac intensive care and invasive Cardiology. There, he defended successfully his PhD-thesis in Cardiovascular Medicine, about the management of chronic coronary total occlusions in patients with stable angina. In 2010 he moved to the University Heart Center of Zürich, where he worked as clinical and research fellow in the Andreas-Grüntzig Catheterization Laboratories under supervision of Prof. Thomas Lüscher and Prof. Christian Templin. In 2011 he received a research grant of the European Society of Cardiology and Interventional and in 2013 the Training Fellowship of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI). Among other awards we could highlight the Young Scientist Award of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland and Award of the Board of Presidents of Polish Cardiac Society. He is a member of the Board of Young Scientists, officially appointed advisory body to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland. He has worked in the Interventional Cardiology of the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, as part of the research group for invasive imaging, led by Prof. Juan Luis Gutiérrez-Chico. In 2015 he completed his habilitation in the field of invasive cardiology.
His areas of expertise comprise pathophysiology of atherosclerosis,biomarker detection of cardiomyopathies, interventional techniques, optical coherence tomography, drug-eluting stents, biorebsorbable scaffolds, device failure and innovation in cardiology.