Barbara Casadei

ESC Past President

Barbara Casadei is a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust where she leads the Cardiovascular Theme of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.

She is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, a holder of the highest honour of the British Cardiovascular Society (The Mackenzie Medal) and the Immediate Past President (2020-22) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). As Vice-President of the ESC, she established the Women in the ESC (WinESC) initiative and the Society’s 5-yr Strategic Plan on Research, initiated a partnership with the National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine, Brandeis University, US, and with the Said Business School of the University of Oxford (The Women Transforming Leadership Course).