Prof. Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, MD, PhD

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Present appointment:
Cardiologist, arrhythmologist
Consultant in Internal Medicine
Head of Internal Medicine University Clinic, Colentina University Hospital, Bucharest
Head of the Cardiology Department and Diagnostic Cardiovascular Procedures and Arrhythmology Unit – University Hospital Colentina
Professor – Internal Medicine Department of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest
Head, Internal Medicine Chair, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest
Leading Research Investigator of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences
Chancellor (Scientific Secretary), Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine “Carol Davila”- Bucharest

European Cardiologist:
Fellow of the American Heart Association/A­merican Stroke Association FAHA (single Romanian with this position)
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology FESC
Premium-Plus Professional, Silver Member of American Heart Association / American Stroke Association (since 1999)
VP/President Elect, International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
past-President of the Arrhythmias Working Group of the Romanian Society of Cardiology

Medical Education:
1971–1977: Faculty of General Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest
1977: MD Thesis and Medical Doctor degree (the first classified in national rank)

Postgraduate training:
1976 – 1980: internship in Internal Medicine
1980 – 1984: postgraduate training in Internal Medicine (residency)
1989 – 1990: postgraduate course in Cardiology
1993–1996: postgraduate training in Cardiology
1988: postgraduate training in Medical Teaching
1993/1995: postgraduate training in Interventional Rhythmology – Université Catholique de Louvain – Cliniques Universitaires de Mont-Godinne, Belgium
1995: rhythmology training – Université Catholique de Louvain-Cliniques Universitaires de Mont-Godinne, Belgium
1996: training for Good Clinical Practice (Prague)
2000: training in Clinical Trials (Hong-Kong)
2003, Cardiology Summit Training, Harvard Medical School

Speciality in Internal Medicine (by exam)– 1983
Senior physician / Chief Physician (Consultant) in Internal Medicine – 1991
Speciality in Cardiology – 1996
Senior physician / Chief Physician in Cardiology – 2002
Ph.D. – 1998; Ph.D. Thesis: “The Place of Interventional Electrophysiology in the Treatment of Symptomatic Tachycardias”
European Cardiologist – 2000
FESC – 2003
FAHA – 2009
Competence: “Electrophysiology and pacing”

Publications & Scientific activity:
books & chapters in books (selected):
“Interventional Electrophysiology – From Mechanism to Therapy” (first romanian textbook in the this field)
“Progress in Cardiology” :
Malignant Ventricular Idiopathic Tachycardias
Syncope andorthostatic Intolerance
“Approach to Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines” (in Cardiology Guidelines)
“Stress and Heart Disese”
“Cardiovascular manifestation of the antiphospholipid syndrome” (in “Antiphospholipid Syndrome”)
“Atrial Fibrillation” (in Year – Book of the Romanian Society of Cardiology, 2006)
“Sudden Cardiac Death” (in Year – Book of the Romanian Society of Cardiology, 2007)
Sincopa. G.-A. Dan, Dan Dobreanu, C. Podoleanu. In “Progrese in cardiologie” vol. III. Editura MediaMed Publicis, 2008, ISSN: 1843–3731
Sindromul Brugada. In “Progrese in cardiologie”. 2009, Editura T3 Info, 2009, ISSN 1843–3731
Mechanism of ventricular tachycardias, Springer-Drugs of Today, 2010
2 Electronic books (Cardiology for teaching and learning)
More than 250 abstracts and papers in international and national peer reviews
More than 450 medical conferences at national and international scientific meetings

Additional professional activities:
Clinical research (investigator in more than 40 multicentric international trials and in 4 multicentric national trials)
Monitor in 2 international trials
Organization of 4 international conferences (1996–1999)
Director of 3 International Symposia (“Heart Rhythm Update”) 2007, 2009, 2011
Organization of 7 international courses – 1997 –1999, Bucharest
Co-founder of the Medical Partnership “Université Catolique de Louvain – Cliniques Universitaires de Mont-Godinne – University Hospital “N.Gh.Lupu”
Head of the Medical Pedagogic Programme (included in the COPBIL programme)

Professional memberships:
Co-founder of the student branch of the Romanian Union of Medical Sciences – 1976
Member in the board of the Romanian Union of Medical Sciences – Internal Medicine – 1990
Co-founder and Vice-President of the Scientific Internal Medicine Foundation “N.Gh.Lupu” – 1991
Vice-Editor in Chief of “The Romanian Revue of Internal Medicine”
Member of the executive editorial board of the
JAMA- Romania
BMJ – Romania
JACC – Romania
“Internal Medicine”
Medical Update
Romanian Heart Journal
Reviewer for Europace and other journals
Member of the Board of the Romanian Society of Cardiology (2004–2008)
Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
Member of the Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease of ESC – 1996
Member of the European Heart Rhythm Association of the ESC (EHRA)
Founder of the East-Central-Europe Initiative on Cardiac Arrhythmias (2009) subdivision of EHRA
Member of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA)
Member of the RETAC (Reseau Europeen pour le Traitement des Arhytmies Cardiaques) – 2000
Member of Clinical Cardiology Council of American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association – from 1999
Member of Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology of AHA/ASA
Member of Interdisciplinary Working Group on Atherosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease of AHA/ASA

Awards received:
Republican grant for professional merit for students – 1975 – 1977
7 awards for research activity as a student
Distinguished Faculty Award of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila
Special grant “Dr. Constantinescu”, 1978
Diploma for Outstanding professional merit, 1977
Best Clinical Study, 2000 (Palma de Mallorca)
International Cardiovascular Summit, Harvard Medical School, 2002
Diploma for participation in EuroHeart Survey, 2003, 2004
Diploma as “Expert in Evaluation of Scientific Grants” (Education and Research Ministry) – 2004
Special prize of the Romanian Society of Internal Medicine for Interdisciplinary Collaboration – 2010

Extracurricular activities:
Member of “Alzheimer Disease International” – 1992
Member of “Chamber Music Players International” – category A (organ and piano)
Organ and piano recitals in Romania and abroad (Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Spain)