Valentín Fuster Carulla
|Doctor:||Valentín Fuster Carulla|
|Proposal:||Faculty of Medicine|
|Sponsor:||Prof. Dr. D. Alipio Mangas Rojas|
|Celebration:||Grand Theatre Falla of Cadiz, 12th of April 2012|
He has served as president of the American Heart Association, the World Heart Federation and a member of the National Academy of Science and Medicine of the United States, as head of the Committee on Prevention of the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Diseases. He is an honorary doctor of 26 universities all over the world.
He has published more than 800 articles on coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis and thrombosis and he is editor-in-chief of two books of worldwide reference cardiology: The Heart (previously edited by Dr. J. Willis Hurst) and Atherothrombosis and Coronary Disease (with Dr. Eric Topol and Dr. Elizabeth Nabel). He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Nature Reviews Cardiology.
In 1996, he received the Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research. He has also received research awards from the four major cardiological organizations worldwide: The Distinguished Researcher Award (Interamerican Society of Cardiology, 2005 and 2009), Andreas Gruntzig Scientific Award and the Gold Medal Award (European Society of Cardiology, 1992 and 2007, respectively), Gold Medal Award and Distinguished Scientist (American Heart Association, 2001 and 2003 respectively) and the Distinguished Scientist Award (American College of Cardiology, 1993).