Valentin Fuster is Physician-in-Chief at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Director of the Mount Sinai Heart Center. Dr. Fuster is also the General Director of the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) in Madrid and Chairman of the SHE Foundation (Science for Health and Education).
As a global leader in cardiovascular medicine, he has held the positions of President of the American Heart Association (AHA), President of the World Heart Federation, member of the IOM of the National Academy of Sciences, member of the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Advisory Council and President of the Training Program of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
After qualifying in medicine and Ph.D at the Universities of Barcelona and Edinburgh, Dr Fuster eventually become Professor in Cardiovascular Diseases at the Mayo Medical School and Chief of Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Mallinckrodt Professor at Harvard Medical School. In 2006, he was named Director of the Mount Sinai Heart Center, 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 around the world. He has authored more than 1000 scientific articles, two leading books on clinical cardiology and research (lead editor), and six books for the lay public. Dr. Fuster is the only cardiologist to have received the highest awards for research from the four leading cardiovascular organizations. In addition, he has received the Grand Prix Scientifique of the Institute of France and the Gold Medals of the AHA and the European Society of Cardiology. Most recently, Dr. Fuster was named as a Living Legend in Cardiology by the ACC and was awarded the Research Achievement Award by the AHA. In 2014, Dr. Fuster was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 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”.