Prof. Lina Badimon is the Director of the Cardiovascular Science Program (ICCC) at the Hospital Santa Creu and San Pau, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Chair of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Professor at the National Research Council of Spain (CSIC), and Director of the UNESCO Chair in Biomedical Sciences Training and Research. She is Visiting Professor of Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and University-Paris-East (FR).
Her research activities focus on cardio-metabolic diseases, thrombosis, atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease. She has published over 610 articles in highly qualified scientific journals with her work highly quoted in the scientific literature (H-index: 88. Number of citations: >71,000. ORCID number: 0000-0002-9162-2459). She has written more of 250 reviews and book chapters.
She is Member of Editorial Boards of various international scientific journals; Executive Board Member of EHJ; and Member of Scientific Advisory Boards of International Research Institutions and Funding Agencies.
Previous appointments include: Fellow in Cardiovascular Diseases at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA (1981‐1983); Director of the Cardiology Basic Research Laboratory of the Division of Cardiology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY (1983‐1991); Assistant Professor of Medicine (1983‐1987) and Associate Professor of Medicine (1988‐1991) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY; Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston (1991‐1994); Consultant at the Cardiac Unit, at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (1991‐1994).
Positions of Trust: Member of the European Society of Cardiology Board 2020-2022, Vice-President for Scientific Affairs of European Society of Cardiology (2016-2018), Vice‐President of the Spanish Society of Cardiology (2013‐2015); Chairman of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science (2014‐2016) and Chairman of the Working Group on Microcirculation (2012‐2014) of the ESC; Past‐President of the European Society for Clinical Investigation (2000‐2002) and Past‐President of the Spanish Society of Atherosclerosis (1996‐2000); Member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the National Academy of Pharmacy of Catalonia and of Spain.
Honorary Appointments: Fellow of the Cardiovascular Science Council and Fellow of the Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Council of the American Heart Association; Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology; Distinguished Fellow of the International Atherosclerosis Society; Honorary Member of Spanish Society of Hypertension, of the Romanian Society of Hypertension, of Hungarian Society of Cardiology, of “Sociedad Peruana de Cardiologia” and Spanish Society of Arteriosclerosis. She has received the “Narcís Monturiol” (1993) and “Creu de Sant Jordi” (2004) Medals from Generalitat de Catalunya; the BMS International Award (2004); the Lilly Award (2009); the “Rey Jaime I” Award – Medical Research (2014) from Generalitat Valenciana. Elected Doctor Honoris Causa by the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania (2015) and by the University of Cordoba (2020).