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). More recently, he collaborated with other investigators to initiate and to develop the epidemiological Asklepios project at the Ghent University. This project focuses on preclinical heart disease in the general European middle-aged Population. In this project Thierry Gillebert applied basic science concepts to ventricular-arterial coupling and HFpEF.
Thierry Gillebert is emeritus professor and former chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Ghent University (Belgium). He has served the European Society of Cardiology for many years, led the task force for the standard of cardiology training, the ESC Core Curriculum for the General Cardiologist (2013), and has been a member of the Committee for Global Scientific Activities and the Committee for Education.