Thierry C. Gillebert, MD, is a cardiologist with expertise in echocardiography and heart failure.
He performed basic research on diastolic heart function in Antwerp (Belgium), La Jolla (California, USA) and Porto (Portugal). He then switched to clinical research. With his colleagues at Ghent University he initiated and developed the epidemiological Asklepios cohort project. This project focuses on preclinical heart disease in the general European middle-aged population. In this project he applied his basic science concepts to clinical assessment of heart failure, ventricular-arterial coupling and HFpEF.
Thierry Gillebert is emeritus professor of Cardiology and former chairman of the Department at Ghent University Hospital (Belgium). He has served the European Society of Cardiology in many functions and chaired the task force for establishing the standard of cardiology training, the ESC Core Curriculum for the General Cardiologist (2013).