International Faculty

Prof. David Wood

David Wood is the Garfield Weston Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the International Centre for Circulatory Health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

With a special interest in prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), Professor Wood has developed Guidelines on CVD prevention for the World Health Organisation, European Society of Cardiology and the British Cardiovascular Society.

He founded the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, now called The European Journal of Preventive Cardiology and was Joint Editor in Chief (2002-2008). He was a founding father and President (2006-2012) of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, a sub-speciality Association of the European Society of Cardiology. He is Chairman of the EACPR Reach Out Task Force of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation which is seeking to build a Global Alliance for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice in collaboration with the World Heart Federation and other professional organisations focussed on preventive and rehabilitative care. He is an advisor to WHO on new Guidelines for Screening for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes.

In 2014 he was elected as President Elect of the World Heart Federation and took  up his appointment on January 1st 2015 for a six year term.