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Dr. Ovidiu Chioncel received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest in 1992, and earned his PhD in 2012.
He received training in Medical Statistics (Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials, University of Leuven UZG, Belgium-1998), Echocardiography (Instituto Clinico Humanitas Milan, Italy-1999), advanced heart failure therapies (Universitat Klinikum Munster, Germany-2001), special echo techniques and CardioCT (Cardiocentro Ticino Switzerland-2006) and Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Devices (Sheba Medical Center, Israel -2013).
Since 2014 he is leading ICCU and Cardiology 1st Department at Institute of Emergency for Cardiovascular Diseases, C.C.Iliescu, Bucharest, Romania. Dr Chioncel is Associate Prof of Cardiology at University of Medicine Carol Davila, Bucharest.
His major clinical and research interests are related to Heart Failure, Cardiac Imaging and Emergency Medicine. He is Director of Romanian Acute Heart Failure Syndrome registry (RO-AHFS), National Registry of Acute Aortic Dissections (RENADA) and National Coordinator of EORP ESC-HF registries. He is author of three monographies dedicated to Heart Failure and more than 80 chapters in cardiovascular textbooks. He authored more than 140 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.
Dr Chioncel is Member of ESC/HFA Board and Coordinator of Acute Heart Failure Committee and Member of ESC-EORP Oversight Committee. Since 2017, Dr Chioncel is Secretary of Romanian Society of Cardiology.
He served as member of the seven Steering Committees / Executive Committees / Adjudication Committees for phase III clinical trials and country coordinator for nine clinical trials in the field of cardiovascular medicine.