Christian Spaulding, MD, PhD is professor of cardiology at Paris Descartes University, Paris, France. He trained in Paris, Montreal and Toulouse. He is currently head of the interventional cardiology department at the European Hospital Georges Pompidou since January 2012, and head of the multi-disciplinary interventional department since October 2016. His main research topics are out of hospital cardiac arrest, coronary stents and techniques in percutaneous coronary intervention. He is a member of the Cardiac Arrest Expert Research Center at the PARCC research institute in Paris. He has published over 250 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals, including landmark studies on the safety of drug eluting stents, and the value of coronary angiography and angioplasty in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.