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Our committee of external experts consists of medical professionals with a recognised national and international reputation and who advise our medical team in the management of highly complicated cases.


Dr. Valentí Fuster

He qualified as a doctor and went on to obtain a PhD degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona. In the 70s he moved to the USA where he worked at Harvard Medical School as a professor. He has worked at top rated hospitals in the USA, like the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Since 1994, he has held the position of director of the cardiology unit at Mount Sinai Hospital, the most prestigious New York.

He is a General Director of the National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) in Madrid. His research covers many topics related to the functioning of the heart. He has published over 400 articles on coronary artery diseases, atherosclerosis and thrombosis. He has a special interest in spreading the knowledge of science in Spain.

In 2006, Dr. Valentin Fuster was named president of the World Association of Cardiology. He is editor of the leading textbooks on cardiology: The Heart and atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease. In 1996 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. It is Doctor Honoris Causa by a number of international universities. He has recently been elected distinguished scientist of the American Heart Association, a merit granted only 15 scientists for their work in cardiovascular research. Dr. Fuster is also editor of a scientific journal specializing in cardiovascular medicine and sponsored by Nature, which began publication in November 2004.

Honorary doctorate from the European University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Valencia, the International University of Catalonia, Menéndez Pelayo International University, CEU Cardenal Herrera in Castellón.


Dr. Jordi Rius

After qualifying as a doctor in Barcelona, Dr. Jordi Rius went to the United States where he completed his specialty training in Cardiology and Internal Medicine. He was appointed Head of Area at Jackson Memorial Hospital and he later worked as a cardiologist at Georgetown Medical Center, Georgetown University, Washington DC.

On his return to Spain, he founded, designed and directed the Coronary Intensive Care Unit at Vall d’Hebron Hospital and Quiron in Barcelona.

Director of the Department of Cardiology of Teknon, Barcelona Medical Center from 1995 to 2009. President of ACARD. Association for the rehabilitation of coronary patients. Senior Consultant of cardiology at the Cardiovascular Institute of Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona, currently.


  • Member of the Spanish Society of Intensive Care and Coronary Units.
  • President of the Fourth Meeting of the Spanish Society of Intensive Care and Coronary Care Unit. Barcelona (SEMIUC), 1972.
  • Member of the Catalan Society of Cardiology.
  • Member of the Spanish Society of Cardiology.
  • Member of the European Society of Cardiology.
  • President of the Catalan Cardiology Foundation for the Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease (ACARD).
  • Member of the New York Academy of Medical Science.
  • Member of the European Society of Intensive Care.
  • Member of the New York Academy of Medical Science.
  • Member of the American Association of the Advancement of Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).

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