Barbara Casadei

President Elect
European Society of Cardiology

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Barbara Casadei is a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford, Deputy Head of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Fellow of Wolfson College. She is the Lead of the Myocardial Theme of the Oxford BHF Centre of Excellence and the Lead of the Cardiovascular Theme of the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.


Professor Casadei graduated in Medicine (cum Laude & Gold Medal) at the University of Pavia, Italy and moved to Oxford in 1989 to undertake her clinical and research training. She was awarded the Joan and Richard Doll Fellowship at Green College in 1991, a DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicine in 1995, and a BHF Senior Research Fellowship in 2001.


Professor Casadei is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the President-Elect of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). She has delivered several keynote lectures including The Joan Mott Prize Lecture of the Physiological Society in 2004; The William Harvey Lecture on Basic Science and Silver Medal of the ESC in 2013; The Thomas Lewis Lecture and Silver Medal of the British Cardiovascular Society in 2014 and The Carmeliet-Coraboeuf-Weidmann Lecture of the ESC WG on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology in 2015.


Professor Casadei provides a clinical service at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust’s John Radcliffe Hospital and leads a bench-to-bedside translational research programme, which spans from clinical trials to bench-based investigation in human tissue and cells.


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