Professor David Allan Wood
Imperial College London, London, UK
Professor David Allan Wood, Garfield Weston Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London is a cardiologist focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. He has contributed to international policy and guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention through the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation, and the European Society of Cardiology.
Professor Wood is the founder and President of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, a Board member of the European Society of Cardiology and in 2014 he was elected as President Elect of the World Heart Federation. He is the principal investigator for the ASPIRE and EUROASPIRE studies across 26 European countries, evaluating standards of preventive cardiology practice in hospital and primary care. He also led the EUROACTION and EUROACTION+ trials in preventive cardiology, evaluating nurse-led models of preventive care in hospital and general practice across eight European countries.
He is Course Director for the Imperial College Master’s degree programme in Preventive Cardiology providing education and training for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. He is Senior Editor of the European Society of Cardiology Textbook of Preventive Cardiology and also founded the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (now the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology).