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FHSC National Lead Investigators /Country-leads

Below are the National Lead Investigators/Country-leads in the FH Studies Collaboration, listed by region/country and 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. 

FH Studies Collaboration - National Lead Investigators /Country-leads

The EAS-FH Studies Collaboration (FHSC) is a global initiative led by Prof Kausik Ray (Imperial College London, UK) and an international steering committee comprising Prof Alberico L. Catapano (Italy); Dr. Tomas Freiberger (Czech Republic); Prof John Kastelein, Prof G.Kees Hovingh (Netherlands); Prof Pedro Mata (Spain); Dr Handrean Soran (UK); Prof Gerald Watts (Australia); Prof Frederick Raal (South Africa) and Prof Raul Santos (Brazil)

Contact person
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Dr. Pablo Corral
FASTA University, School of Medicine,
Mar del Plata
FHSC, Argentina
Prof. Gerald F. Watts
Cardiovascular Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia
FHSC, Australia
Prof. Hans Dieplinger
Austrian Atherosclerosis Society (AAS), c/o Genetic Epidemiology, Medical University of Innsbruck
FHSC, Austria
Bahrain Dr. Nasreen Al-Sayed Gulf Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, Manama, Bahrain FHSC, Bahrain
Prof. Olivier Descamps
Hôpital de Jolimont, Haine Saint-Paul
FHSC, Belgium
Prof. Raul D. Santos
Heart Institute (InCor) University of Sao Paulo and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
FHSC, Brazil
 Bulgaria Prof. Arman Postadzhiyan Saint Anne University Hospital, Department of cardiology, Sofia FHSC, Bulgaria
Prof. Jaques Genest
McGill University, Montreal, QC
FHSC, Canada
Dr. Rodrigo Alonso
Lipid Clinic, Department of Nutrition, Clínica Las Condes, Santiago de Chile
FHSC , Chile
Dr. Lixin Jiang
National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Beijing
FHSC, China
Czech Republic
Dr. Tomas Freiberger
Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantation; Ceitec, Masaryk University, Brno
FHSC, Czech Republic
Prof. Børge G. Nordestgaard
Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, University of Copenhagen
FHSC, Denmark
Dr. Elisabeth Widén
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, University of Helsinki
FHSC, Finland
France Prof. Eric Bruckert  New French Society of Atherosclerosis, Paris FHSC, France
Germany Prof. Ulrich Laufs
Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg FHSC, Germany
Germany Prof. Heribert Schunkert Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Klinik and der TU München, Munich Heart Alliance FHSC, Germany
Greece Dr. Evangelos Liberopoulos University of Ioannina Medical School, Ioannina FHSC, Greece
Iran Dr. Amirhossein Sahebkar Biotechnology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad FHSC, Iran
Ireland, Republic of
Dr. Vincent Maher
Department of Cardiology, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin FHSC, Republic of Ireland
Israel  Dr. Ronen Durst Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem FHSC, Israel
Italy Prof. Alberico L. Catapano University of Milan and Multimedica IRCCS, Milan FHSC, Italy
Japan Prof. Mariko Harada-Shiba National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Osaka FHSC, Japan
Japan Prof. Shizuya Yamashita
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka FHSC, Japan
Kuwait Dr. Ahmad Al-Sarraf Kuwait Cancer Control Center - Ministry of Health FHSC, Kuwait
Latvia Prof. Gustavs Latkovskis Paul Stradins Clinical University Hospital; Latvian Research Institute of Cardiology, University  FHSC, Latvia
Lebanon Prof. Marianne AbiFadel School of Pharmacy; Saint-Joseph University; Beirut  FHSC, Lebanon
Malta Dr. Myra Tilney
Dept of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Mater Dei Hospital, University of Malta  FHSC, Malta
Mexico Dr. Carlos A. Aguilar-Salinas Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion, México City FHSC, Mexico
Netherlands Prof. G. Kees Hovingh Dept. of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam FHSC, Netherlands
Nigeria Prof. Wilson Sadoh Department of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo FHSC, Nigeria
Norway Dr. Martin P. Bogsrud National Advisory Unit on Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet  FHSC, Norway
Oman Prof. Khalid Al Rasadi Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), Muscat FHSC, Oman
Poland Prof. Maciej Banach Department of Hypertension, Medical University of Lodz FHSC, Poland
Portugal Prof. Mafalda Bourbon National Institute of Health, Lisbon  FHSC, Portugal
Portugal Dr. Isabel Mendes Gaspar Egas Moniz Hospital -  (CHLO); Santa Cruz Hospital - Cardiogenetics Outpatient Department, Lisbon  FHSC, Portugal
Russia Prof. Andriey Susekov Research Centre and Faculty of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Academy for Continuous Medical Education, Moscow FHSC, Russia
Saudi Arabia
Prof. Fahad Alnouri Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre Riyadh  FHSC, Saudia Arabia
Singapore Prof. Carolyn Lam National Heart Centre Singapore and Duke-National University of Singapore FHSC, Singapore
Singapore Prof. Tavintharan Subramaniam Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Alexandra Health System FHSC, Singapore
 Slovenia  Asst. Prof. Urh Groselj University Children’s Hospital Ljubljana, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia FHSC, Slovenia
South Africa
Prof. Frederick J. Raal Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  FHSC, South Africa
Spain Prof. Pedro Mata Spanish Familial Hypercholesterolemia Foundation, Madrid FHSC, Spain
Sweden Prof. Lennart Nilsson Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping  FHSC, Sweden
Switzerland Prof. André R. Miserez
Diagene Laboratories, Switzerland; University of Basel  FHSC, Switzerland
Taiwan Dr. Ta-Chen Su Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Centre, National Taiwan University Hospital  FHSC, Taiwan
Tunisia Prof. M Naceur Slimane
Faculty of Medicine of Monastir  FHSC, Tunisia
Turkey Prof. Meral Kayikcioglu Ege University Medical School Deaprtment of Cardiology - Izmir   FHSC, Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Prof. Abdullah Shehab United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain FHSC, United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Dr. Handrean Soran   University Hospital South Manchester, Machester FHSC, UK
Uruguay Dr. Mario Stoll Cardiovascular Genetic Laboratory. Cardiovascular Health Commission, Montevideo FHSC, Uruguay
 Venezuela Dr. N Majano
Hospital Militar “Dr. Carlos Arvelo”, Caracas FHSC, Venezuela
DACH Society
Dr. Winfried März (Germany)
 D-A-CH-Gesellschaft Prävention von Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen e.V., Hamburg, Germany FHSC, DACH Society

Partnership with the ScreenPro FH Programme

ScreenPro FH lead: Professor Richard Ceska, Czech Republic
To the ScreenPro FH Programme

 Contact person
For contact, email to:
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Assoc Prof. Belma Pojskic
Working Group for Atherosclerosis of Association of cardiologists in B&H
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Prof. Željko Reiner
Department for Metabolic Diseases, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, School of Medicine, Zagreb University
Prof. Alexandros Tselepis
Atherothrombosis Research Centre, University of Ioannina
Prof. György Paragh
Institute of Internal Medicine, University of Debrecen Faculty of Internal Medicine
Prof. Erkin Mirrakhimov
Kyrgyz State Medical Academy
Prof. Zaneta Petrulioniene
Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos Centre of Cardiology and Angiology
Prof. Dan Gaita
Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Victor Babes din Timisoara, Fundatia CardioPrevent
Prof. Marat V. Ezhov
Russian Cardiology Research and Production Center (Complex)
Dr. Branislav Vohnout
Centre for Familial Hyperlipoproteinemias and Institute of Nutritition, FOaZOS, Slovak Medical University in Bratislava
Prof. Zlatko Fras
University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Division of Medicine, Preventive Cardiology Unit; and Medical Faculty
Prof. Olena Mitchenko
Dyslipidemia department , Institute of cardiology AMS of Ukraine

Partnership with The 10 Countries Study

10 Countries Study lead: Professor Gerald F. Watts, Australia
About The 10 Countries Study

 Contact person
For contact, email to:
China (Beijing)
Prof. Jie Lin
Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University
China, Beijing
China (Hong Kong)
Prof. Brian Tomlinson
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
China, Hong Kong
Prof. Hapizah Nawawi
Institute of Pathology, Laboratory and Forensic Medicine (I-PPerForM), Centre of Excellence; Faculty of Medicine Universiti Teknologi MARA
Dr. Lourder E. Santos
Cardinal Santos Medical Centre; University o fthe Philippines - Philippine General Hospital
South Africa
Prof. David Marais
University of Cape Town
South Africa
Prof. Truong Thang Huong
Vietnam Heart Institute, Bach Mai Hospital
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