Dr Sádaba is a qualified Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He was awarded a Master’s Degree in Science by the University of Leeds. Subsequently he was awarded a PhD degree by the Public University of Navarra for his work on degenerative aortic valve disease. He is currently working at the Navarra Hospital Complex in Pamplona (Spain). He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Navarra and Head of Cardiovascular Research and Innovation at the Navarra Hospital Complex. His research interests have focused on degenerative aortic valve disease and myocardial regeneration therapy.