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FHSC National Lead Investigators

Below are the National Lead Investigators/Country-leads in the FH Studies Collaboration, listed by region/country. We have also listed Country-leads within our partnership with the ScreenPro FH Programme and the 10 Countries Study.

For direct contact with the National Lead Investigators/Country-leads, please click on the link for the relevant country and EAS FHSC will forward the message to the Investigator/Country-lead. 

FH Studies Collaboration - National Lead Investigators/Country-leads

Argentina

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Pablo Corral
Institution:
FASTA University, School of Medicine, Mar del Plata, Argentina
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Argentina

Australia

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Gerald F. Watts
Institution:
Cardiovascular Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Australia

Austria

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Hans Dieplinger
Institution:
Austrian Atherosclerosis Society; Genetic Epidemiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Austria

Belgium

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Olivier Descamps
Institution:
Hôpital de Jolimont, Haine Saint-Paul, Belgium
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Belgium

Brazil

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Raul D. Santos
Institution:
Heart Institute (InCor) University of Sao Paulo and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Brazil

Canada

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Jaques Genest
Institution:
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Canada

Chile

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Rodrigo Alonso
Institution:
Lipid Clinic, Department of Nutrition, Clínica Las Condes, Santiago de Chile
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Chile

China

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Lixin Jiang
Institution:
National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Beijing, China
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, China

Czech Republic

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Tomas Freiberger
Institution:
Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantation; Ceitec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Czech Republic

Denmark

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Børge G. Nordestgaard
Institution:
Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Denmark

Finland

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Elisabeth Widén
Institution:
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, University of Helsinki, Finland
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigtor, Finland

France

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Eric Bruckert
Institution:
New French Society of Atherosclerosis, Paris, France
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, France

Germany

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Heribert Schunkert
Institution:
Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Klinik and der TU München, Munich Heart Alliance, Germany
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Germany

Greece

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Evangelos Liberopoulos
Institution:
University of Ioannina Medical School, Ioannina, Greece
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Greece

Iran

National Lead Investigator:
 Dr. Amirhossein Sahebkar
Institution:
Biotechnology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Iran

Israel

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Ronen Durst
Institution:
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Israel

Italy

National Lead Investigator:
 Prof. Alberico L. Catapano
Institution:
University of Milan and Multimedica IRCCS, Milan, Italy
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Italy

Japan

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Mariko Harada-Shiba
Institution:
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Osaka, Japan
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Japan

Latvia

National Lead Investigator:
Assoc. Prof. Gustavs Latkovskis
Institution:
Paul Stradins Clinical University Hospital; Latvian Research Institute of Cardiology, University, of Latvia
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Latvia

Lebanon

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Marianne AbiFadel
Institution:
School of Pharmacy; Saint-Joseph University; Beirut, Lebanon
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Lebanon

Mexico

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Carlos A. Aguilar-Salinas
Institution:
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion, México City, Mexico
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Mexico

Netherlands

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. G. Kees Hovingh
Institution:
Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Netherlands

Norway

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Martin P. Bogsrud
Institution:
National Advisory Unit for Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Norway
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Norway

Oman

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Khalid Al Rasadi
Institution:
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), Muscat, Oman
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Oman

Poland

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Maciej Banach
Institution:
Department of Hypertension, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Poland

Portugal

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Mafalda Bourbon
Institution:
National Institute of Health, Lisbon, Portugal
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Portugal

Portugal

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Isabel Mendes Gaspar
Institution:
Egas Moniz Hospital - Medical Genetics Outpatient Department, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Occidental (CHLO); Santa Cruz Hospital - Cardiogenetics Outpatient Department. Lisbon, Portugal
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Portugal

Russia

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Andriey Susekov
Institution:
Laboratory of Clinical Lipidology, Cardiology Research Complex, Moscow, Russia
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Russia

Saudi Arabia

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Fahad Alnouri
Institution:
Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Saudia Arabia

Singapore

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Carolyn Lam
Institution:
National Heart Centre Singapore and Duke-National University of Singapore, Singapore
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Singapore

South Africa

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Frederick J. Raal
Institution:
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, South Africa

Spain

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Pedro Mata
Institution:
Spanish Familial Hypercholesterolemia Foundation, Madrid, Spain
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Spain

Sweden

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Lennart Nilsson
Institution:
Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Sweden

Taiwan

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Ta-Chen Su
Institution:
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Centre, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Taiwan

Turkey

National Lead Investigator:
Prof. Meral Kayikcioglu
Institution:
Ege University Medical School Deaprtment of Cardiology - Izmir, Turkey; Turkish Society of Cardiology Lipid Working Group's President
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Turkey

United Arab Emirates

National Lead Investigator:
 Prof. Abdullah Shehab
Institution:
United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Handrean Soran
Institution:
University Hospital South Manchester, Machester, UK
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, UK

Uruguay

National Lead Investigator:
Dr. Mario Stoll
Institution:
Cardiovascular Genetic Laboratory. Cardiovascular Health Commission, Montevideo, Uruguay
Email to: FHSC National Lead Investigator, Uruguay
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