Prof. Javier Escaned is Head of the Interventional Cardiology Section at Hospital Clinico San Carlos / Complutense University (Madrid, Spain). He trained in the United Kingdom as specialist and obtained his PhD in The Netherlands (1994). He is author of > 500 indexed scientific articles on interventional cardiology, imaging and physiology (h-index 74). With over 30 years of experience as PCI operator, he regularly lectures and performs live cases at major scientific and educational meetings. He is Deputy Editor of EHJ, Advisory Editor of Eurointervention, and editor of the textbooks “Coronary Stenosis. Imaging, Structure and Physiology” and “Physiological Assessment of Coronary Stenoses and the Microcirculation), Recent / current ESC board positions include EAPCI and the ESC Working Group of Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation. Recent trials as principal investigator include ADVISE II, DEFINE FLAIR, SYNTAX II and PIONEER IV. Additional interests are philosophy and music.