Gerasimos Filippatos, MD, FESC, FHFA, FACC, FCCP
Dean, School of Medicine
University of Cyprus
Professor of Cardiology, University of Cyprus &
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Gerasimos Filippatos studied Medicine at the University of Patras, GR, and earned his doctorate Cum
Laude from the University of Athens. He subsequently completed his clinical training in Chicago, USA;
and Cambridge, UK.
Prof Filippatos is past President of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of
Cardiology (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 American College of Cardiology/American Heart
Association HF Guidelines Writing Committee, and International Governor of the American College of
Dr. Filippatos is Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal (impact factor>20), the International
Journal of Cardiology and of the Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine. He has published over 450 articles
in peer-reviewed journals and authored more than 30 book chapters including the “Acute Heart Failure”
chapter in Braunwald’s and Oxford Desc Reference: Cardiology. Moreover, he has (co) edited 5 books
including the ESC 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 book: Treatment Algorithms in Heart Failure.
Prof. Filippatos is in the Thomson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers.
Honorary Member of many Cardiac Societies: ie French Cardiac Society, Romanian Cardiac Society,
Hungarian Cardiac Society.