Javier Escaned is Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Hospital Clinico San Carlos (Madrid, Spain). He trained as a cardiologist in the United Kingdom (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham and Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry) before moving to the Thoraxcenter / Rotterdam (The Netherlands), where he obtained his PhD degree in 1994.

Author of more than 200 scientific articles, books and book chapters on different aspects of interventional cardiology, his latest contribution is “Coronary Stenosis. Imaging, Structure and Physiology”, a large textbook endorsed by EAPCI/ ESC published in 2010. His main interests in the field of interventional cardiology include intracoronary imaging and physiology, complex PCI including chronic total occlusion recanalization, and acute coronary syndromes.

He is currently principal investigator in the SYNTAX II and ADVISE II multicentre studies. Current positions in scientific organisations include co-director or EuroPCR, board member of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), nucleus member of the ESC WG on Pathophysiology and Microcirculation and board member of the EuroCTO Club. Some of his additional interests are philosophy, education and music.