William Wijns, M.D., Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Micell’s DESSOLVE I and DESSOLVE II Clinical Trials
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Center, Aalst, Belgium
Co-Director, EuroPCR, Paris, France
William Wijns, M.D., Ph.D. graduated in 1976 from the University of Louvain, Belgium where he trained as a cardiologist until 1981.
He has served as Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Center in Aalst, Belgium since 1994. An active interventional cardiologist, he is specifically involved with the clinical applications of non-invasive coronary angiography using multi-slice computed tomography for cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Wijns previously worked at the Thorax Center, Rotterdam, where he was involved in the first applications of nuclear cardiology, thrombolysis and coronary dilatation; and the University of Louvain, Brussels, where he directed the Cardiac PET program and became Clinical Professor of Cardiology. His research there focused on the regulation of coronary blood flow and cardiac metabolism in ischemic heart disease.
Dr. Wijns holds positions in national and international professional and scientific organizations and is the Deputy Editor of the European Heart Journal. He has authored over 500 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Wijns served as President of the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions and as a Board member of the World Heart Federation.
Currently, he serves as the Chairman of PCR, co-Director of Africa PCR and EuroPCR, the official congress of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions.