Keynote Speakers

The Keynote speakers for FIMH-2021 are:

  • Blanca Rodriguez, Professor of Computational Medicine, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford.
Blanca Rodriguez, Ph.D. is a Wellcome Trust Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science and Professor of Computational Medicine in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on investigating the variable response of human hearts to disease and therapies. Her team primarily focuses on computational modeling and simulation of the heart, combined with other approaches such as machine learning, to expand and augment the information extracted from experimental and clinical datasets. Her lab is part of the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence and is currently funded by the Wellcome Trust, the NC3Rs, the European Comission, the British Heart Foundation, EPSRC and the Royal Society.
Dr. Rodriguez's website is available here.
  • Steffen Petersen, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London.
Steffen Petersen, M.D. is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London and a Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Director for Research at Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust. He is also the Cardiovascular Programme Director for the UCL Partners Academic Medical Centre. He is a world-leader in Cardiac MRI, author of several clinical guideline papers, and the UK Biobank cardiac imaging lead. The UK Biobank study is well underway and seeks to perform 100,000 CMR exams while also collecting substantial clinical data for deep phenotyping.
Dr. Petersen's website is available here.
  • Joseph Woo, Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine.
Joseph Woo, M.D. is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine. As an NIH funded investigator his laboratory explores the biomechanics optimization of cardiac valve repair operations and angiogenic bioengineering systems to optimize post-infarction remodeling. With over three hundred journal articles he is both highly productive and widely known for his contributions to clinical surgery, cardiovascular device development, and basic science research.
Dr. Woo's website is available here: here.