Prof. Dr. Dragos Vinereanu

President of the Senate of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Dragos Vinereanu

Dr Dragos Vinereanu is currently President of the Senate of the University of Medicine
and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania, and head of the Department of
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University & Emergency Hospital of
Bucharest. He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila,
Bucharest, Romania, since 1990. He has been a member of the faculty of the university
since 1992. For more than 3 years he served as a clinical and research fellow in
cardiology at the University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom. He was Invited
Professor and Scholar Fulbright at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University,
Durham, USA.
His primary research interests are in echocardiography, cardiovascular risk factors, and
heart failure, with a focus on tissue Doppler and deformation imaging, diagnosis of
subclinical heart disease, and prevention of left ventricular dysfunction. He has been first
author or co-author of more than 1000 scientific presentations and more than 300 original
full-papers, including papers published in New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet,
Circulation, European Heart Journal, etc. He has been an invited speaker for multiple
international courses and meetings. He also has contributed chapters to more than 50
medical books, from which 10 were published abroad, and he was member of the
editorial board for the Romanian Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment.
He has run or participated in more than 60 clinical trials. He has been national
coordinator and member of the Steering Committee for more than 20 clinical trials, and
he coordinates multiple national and ESC registries. He is also on the editorial board of
10 medical journals.
He is member of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences and the secretary of the
Bucharest Section of the academy, and Corresponding Member of the Romanian
He was the chairman of the Working Group of Atherosclerosis and Atherothrombosis of
the Romanian Society of Cardiology (2005-2008), Treasurer of the society (2008-2011),
Vice-president of the society (2011-2014), President of the society (2017-2020), and he is
currently the President of the Romanian Heart Foundation. He is also Fellow of the
Royall College of Physicians, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
He has received important national awards, such as the Distinguished Faculty Award of
the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest, the Medical Award of
the Romanian Foundation for Art and Sciences of the Romanian Academy, the Award for
Excellence in Cardiology of the Publishing House, Ministry of Health and the
Romanian College of Physicians, and the Special Award “Iuliu Hatieganu” for research
of the Romanian Academy.
He has an Hirsch’s index of 52 (Google Scholar) and 44 (WOS), with more than 13000

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