He is a nephrologist and clinical trialist specialized in resistant and refractory hypertension. He has served on many guidelines committees over the past 20 years and was most recently, the chair of the American Diabetes Association Blood Pressure Consensus Panel and a member of the American Heart Association panel updating resistant hypertension guidelines.
Scientific and clinical advisory board
Professor of Medicine and Director of the AHA comprehensive hypertension center at the University of Chicago Medicine (US).
Alexandre Persu is professor of Medicine, specialist in Hypertension and Nephrology, head of the Hypertension outpatient clinic and Chef de Clinique in Cardiology at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. He is also secretary of the Belgian Hypertension Committee (BHC), member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation and former member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hypertension. Currently, his main research interests are resistant and secondary hypertension.
Head of the Hypertension Clinic, Cardiology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. Member of the International and European Society of Hypertension.
His current research interests are broad, ranging from epidemiology to pathophysiology, translational research, clinical risk assessment use and use of ‘big data’ in epidemiology.
Price-Evans Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is a worldwide-recognized clinical expert.
Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, certified in the subspecialty of nuclear cardiology, and a specialist in clinical hypertension certified by the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Ferdinand is Immediate Past Chair of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. As an investigator, Dr. Ferdinand has conducted numerous trials and widely published in the fields of cardiology, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, lipids and cardio metabolic risk, especially in racial and ethnic minorities. In 2015, he was the Editor of the book, “Hypertension in High Risk African Americans”, published by Springer. In 2004, Dr. Ferdinand received the Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Award of the American Heart Association and in 2010, the Walter M. Booker Community Service Award of the Association of Black Cardiologists, of which he is past Chair and Chief Science Officer. He has been recognized by the Congressional Black Caucus Health Trust with an award for journalism, as well as the Charles Drew award for medical excellence in conjunction with the National Minority Quality Foundation. In 2015, Dr. Ferdinand was inducted into the Association of University Cardiologists.
Professor of Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans). Hypertension specialist certified by the American Society of Hypertension. Conducted numerous cardiovascular disease / hypertension clinical trials especially in racial and ethnic minorities.
He is the President of the French Society for Hypertension (SFHTA), President of the European Society for Patient Care (SETE) and Council member of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH).
Head of Cardiology Department at Princesse-Grâce Hospital in Monaco.