Patrick Serruys

Patrick Serruys


Professor Patrick Serruys is a world-renowned expert in interventional cardiology and imaging with more than four decades of experience in clinical trials and innovation in medicine.

He has pioneered several interventional procedures and devices such as bare metal stents (BMS), drug-eluting stents (DES), bioresorbable stents (BRS), Transcathether aortic valve implantation (TAVI) as well as imaging techniques including quantitative coronary angiography, quantitative Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and combined near infrared spectroscopy-intravascular ultrasound (NIRS-IVUS).

These techniques have been used to assess many pharmacological trials aiming at resolving the issue of restenosis. Professor Serruys has conducted over 90 clinical trials (> 191,000 patients) including many interventional trials to assess the clinical benefit of coronary procedures such as plain 'old' balloon angioplasty (POBA), atherectomy, laser ablation, BMS, DES and drug coated balloons.

In parallel he has developed interest for non-invasive imaging of coronary artery disease combining anatomy and functional assessments of CTA. For twenty years he was the chief of department of interventional cardiology at the Thoraxcenter Rotterdam. He has been awarded several gold medals including the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and The American College of Cardiology (ACC) career achievements awards.

He is the author or co-author of more than 4000 peer-reviewed publications (with >170,000 citations) in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA and The Lancet and is the author, co-author or editor of more than 42 books including the ESC textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine.