Fuster's curriculum vitae
serves Mount Sinai as Director of both the Zena and Michael A. Wiener
Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis
Center for Cardiovascular Health. He is also the Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart
Research Foundation Professor. After receiving his medical degree from
Barcelona University and completing an internship at Hospital Clinic
in Barcelona, Dr. Fuster spent several years at the Mayo Clinic, first
as a resident and later as Professor of Medicine and Consultant in Cardiology.
In 1981, he came to Mount Sinai School of Medicine as head of Cardiology.
From 1991 to 1994, he was Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard
Medical School and Chief of Cardiology at the Massachusetts General
Hospital. He returned to Mount Sinai in 1994 as Director of the Zena
and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute.
Dr. Fuster is Past President of the American Heart Association, President
of the World Heart Federation, a member of the Institute of Medicine
of the National Academy of Sciences, a former member of the National
Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Advisory Council, and former Chairman
of the Fellowship Training Directors Program of the American College
Dr. Fuster is the recipient of three major ongoing NIH grants. He has
published more than 400 articles on the subjects of coronary artery
disease, atherosclerosis and thrombosis, and he has become the lead
Editor of two major textbooks on cardiology, 'The Heart' (previously
edited by Dr. J. Willis Hurst) and "Atherothrombosis and Coronary
Artery Disease" (with Dr. Eric Topol and Dr. Elizabeth Nabel).
He contributed first hand to the launching of the new Forum for Young
Investigators of the American Heart Association.
Thirteen distinguished universities throughout the world have granted
him honoris causa. He has also received the Andreas Gruntzig Scientific
Award of the European Society of Cardiology, the Lewis A. Conner Memorial
Award for scientific accomplishments by the American Heart Association,
and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American College of Cardiology.
Prince Felipe of the Asturias awarded Dr. Fuster the 1996 Principe de
Asturias Award of Science and Technology, the highest award given to
Spanish-speaking scientists. In 2001, Dr. Fuster received the James
B. Herrick Achievement Award from the Council of Clinical Cardiology
of the American Heart Association. Most recently, he was selected as
a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association, one of
the highest awards given by the Association, presented to only 15 scientists
for their work in cardiovascular research over the last few years. Following
an exhaustive search, Dr. Fuster has been appointed Editor-in-Chief
of a new Nature journal that focuses on cardiovascular medicine. The
first issue of the monthly publication was published in November 2004.