Cardiology Society of Sao Paulo (SOCESP), Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Álvaro Avezum, Professor at São Paulo University, Research Director at Oswaldo Cruz Hospital International Research Center and International Research Associate at Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University. He is cardiologist, epidemiologist and trialist. Dr. Avezum´s selected contributions include the introduction and cardiologist´s training of evidence-based medicine, capacity building and clinical trials, epidemiological studies coordination, clinical practice evaluation and improvement in CVD, and the cardiovascular health promotion initiative in BrazilDr. Avezum has been a steering committee member of 65 studies, adjudication committee member of more than 30 studies, and author/co-author of 230 peer-reviewed published scientific papers, including key articles in high impact journals. h-Index of 75. Recently, he was identified as one of the world´s most influential scientific minds, 2014 and 2015, in clinical medicine, by Thompson Reuters.