Dr. Jozef Bartunek, MD, PhD, is the Associate Director at Cardiovascular Center, Aalst, OLV Hospital, Belgium. After clinical and interventional training, he served as a Fogarty International NIH fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA. He is a clinician with expertise in interventional cardiology and heart failure. He pursues his research interests in clinical translational research in heart failure and structural heart disease including regenerative and device based interventions. He is a visiting Professor of Medicine at Catholic University Leuven, Belgium. He published more than 200 per reviewed articles and serves as editor in several cardiovascular journals.