Patrick W. Serruys
Prof. Patrick W. Serruys with respected h-index – 145 is a professor of Interventional Cardiology at the Interuniversity Cardiological Institute of the Netherlands (1988-1998), and Erasmus MC. Since 1980 he was a Director of the Clinical Research Program of the Catheterization Laboratory, Thorax Center at Erasmus University, and till April 1st 2014 (retirement date) the Head of the Interventional Department, Thorax Center, Erasmus MC (University Medical Center Rotterdam), Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Since April 2013 he holds the position of Professor of Cardiology in the Cardiovascular Science Division of the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) at the Faculty of Medicine, within the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and scientific council of the International College of Angiology.
In 1996 he received the TCT Career Achievement Award and in 1997 he was awarded the Wenkebach Prize of the Dutch Heart Foundation. In 2000 he was awarded the Gruentzig Award of the European Society of Cardiology. In 2001 he held the Paul Dudley White Lecture at the American Heart Association in the USA. In 2004 he received the Andreas Gruentzig Award of the Swiss Society of Cardiology. In 2005 he held the 4th International Lecture at the AHA and Mikamo Lecture at the Japanese heart Association. In 2006 he received the highest award of the Clinical Council of the American Heart Association: the James Herrick Award. In 2007 he received the Arrigo Recordati International Prize (Italy) and the ICI Achievement Award (bestowed by the President of Israel – Shimon Perez). In 2008 he received the Einthoven Penning (Leiden). In 2009 he became Doctor Honoris Causa in Medicine from the University of Athens. In 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by the American College of Cardiology, in recognition of many years of service and invaluable contributions to the ACC. At the end of 2011 Prof. Serruys received the Ray C. Fish Award, bestowed by the Texas Heart Institute, for outstanding achievement and contribution to cardiovascular medicine. In 2012 he received a Golden Medal of the European Society of Cardiology. In 2013 he became Doctor Honoris Causa in Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid. In 2016 he will become Doctor Honoris Causa in Engineering of the Melbourne University, Australia.
EDUCATIONAL AND CLINICAL EXPERIENCE, RESEARCH TRAINING
1965-1968 Pre clinical medical studies, summa cum laude, University of Leuven (B). In Plymouth, work with Sir Alan Hodgkin (Nobel Prize winner in 1963) on the voltage-clamp technique as a student in biology.
1968-1972 Clinical studies, summa cum laude, University of Leuven (B). During clinical study, work with Prof Xavier Aubert on electro-mechanical coupling in muscle.
March 1972 Internal medicine examination, was a second of 29 candidates, University of Leuven (B).
July 1st 1972 Medical degree, summa cum laude, Dux of class of 331 candidates.
1972/ 1973 Internship. Rotations in internal and pulmonary medicine, Leuven (B).
1973/ 1973 Rotation in hematology, University of Leuven (B).
1973/ 1975 Rotation in the intensive care and coronary care units, University of Leuven (B).
1975/ 1975 Cardiac surgery and post operative care, University of Leuven (B).
1975/ 1976 Department of Cardiology. Prof. Basseur, University of Leuven (B).
1976/ 1976 Department of Cardiology. Prof. Kremer, University of Leuven (B).
1976/ 1985 Department of Cardiology. Prof. Hugenholtz, Erasmus University, Rotterdam; Certification as Cardiologist in Belgium and The Netherlands.
July 1977 Senior Member of Cardiology Staff of the Thorax Centre.
1977/ 1980 Co-director of the Catheterization Laboratory (Erasmus MC).
January 1980 Present Director of the Clinical Research Program of the Catheterization Laboratory and the Clinical Imaging
1983 Correspondent of the French Society of Cardiology.
1984 Chairman of the ESC Working Group on Coronary Blood Flow and Angina Pectoris.
1986 Appointed to “Chef de Clinique”, and defended cum laude my PhD thesis on Transluminal coronary angioplasty an investigational tool and a non-operative treatment of acute myocardial ischemia.
1988 Nomination as professor of interventional cardiology in the Interuniversity Cardiological Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN). After that he became professor of medicine at Erasmus MC.
1997 Head of the Interventional department of the Thorax Center in Rotterdam (April 1st 2014)
2013 Prof. of Cardiology, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College in London
• (co-)authorship of more than 3375 ISI-recognized publications (with >118,259 citations) since 1975 from which 16 appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine (impact factor: 50.017), 2 in JAMA (impact factor: 31.718) and 9 in the Lancet (impact factor: 28.409).
• Editor of 45 books and text books
• Advisor of 81 completed PhD theses
• > 1200 invited lectures in the last decade
• Chairman and organizer of the Vulnerable Plaque Meetings, Athens (2003-2016).
• Referee for national scientific societies from USA, UK, Israel, Italy, France and the Netherlands
• Co-author of guidelines on revascularization and percutaneous treatment of European Society of Cardiology
• Visiting professor of the Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science (ICMS) in Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (RB&HFT) and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LHCH).
• Professor of Cardiology in the Cardiovascular Science Division of the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Faculty of Medicine within Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine