Simon Matskeplishvili, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, is a Professor of Cardiology and a Chief Scientific and Clinical Researcher at the Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery in Moscow and an adjunct professor of life sciences at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
He also serves as a member of the Education, Certification and Accreditation, European Communities Committees of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.
He graduated with honors from the Moscow Medical Academy in 1994 and had his postgraduate training and fellowship in cardiology at the Clinico-Diagnostic Department of the Bakoulev Center.
In 1997-1998 he received a degree of the International Master in Cardiology from the Institute of Clinical Physiology of the National Research Council of Italy in Pisa.
Simon Matskeplishvili is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has received numerous honours and awards, both in Russia and internationally, including the European Cardiology award in 2001. He is a founder and a Chairman of the echocardiography section of the Russian society of cardiology. In 2007 he became a full professor of cardiology.
For the development of new non-invasive method of intracardiac blood flow evaluation in 2012 he was awarded a State Prize of the Government of Russian Federation in science and technology.
In 2013 he was a captain of the Russian team to win an ESC Cardiology Quiz “Primus inter pares” at the European Congress of Cardiology in Amsterdam.
In 2012 Professor Simon Matskeplishvili had organized and implemented the Educational Program for cardiologists and internal medicine physicians in Moscow. He also conducts an English-language elective course “Amazing Cardiology” in cardiology, cardiac surgery and cardiovascular imaging at the Faculty of Medicine of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
The Board of the European Society of Cardiology has appointed Simon Matskeplishvili as the Coordinator of the Congress Programme Committee of the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015-2016.