Transforming medical devices for improved patient outcomes

Patrick Serruys, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief of Interventional Cardiology, Thoraxcenter-Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Co-Founder and Board Member of EuroPCR, Paris, France

Patrick Serruys, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor at Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and served as Professor of Interventional Cardiology at the Interuniversity Cardiological Institute of The Netherlands from 1988 to 1998. He served as Director of the Clinical Research Program of the Catheterization Laboratory and Head of the Interventional Cardiology Department at Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University, since 1980.

Dr. Serruys is an Honorary Fellow of the Russian Society of Interventional Cardioangiology and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology and Scientific Council of the International College of Angiology.

He is the author or coauthor of over 1,400 papers, editor of 32 books and member of 33 editorial boards of scientific journals including the European Heart Journal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation.

Professor Serruys and Eduardo Sousa, of Brazil, were the first to introduce the use of a drug-eluting stent, in 1999, thereby revolutionizing interventional cardiology by drastically abating the post-intervention restenosis rate.

Dr. Serruys holds an M.D. from Catholic University, Louvain, Belgium and a Ph.D. from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.