Tornos, M. Pilar

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M. Pilar Tornos

Education:

  • 1974 Medical Doctor (M.D.) Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, España. Average mark: 9,5. Honour Degree.
  • 1975-77 Residency in Cardiology. Hospital General Valle de Hebrón, Barcelona.
  • 1977 PhD Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. Honour Degree.
  • 1978 Research Associate. Cardiology Service. Flinders University, South Australia.

 

Professional carrier:

  • 1979: Cardiology Service. Hospital General Universitario Vall d’Hebron Barcelona.
  • 1986 Responsable of the Clinical área. Cardiology Service. Hospital General Universitario Vall d’Hebron Barcelona.
  • 1986-2017 Head of the Valve Unit. Cardiology Service. Hospital General Universitario Vall d’Hebron Barcelona.
  • 2000-2017 Head of the Endocarditis Unit. Hospital General Universitario Vall d’Hebron Barcelona.
  • 2017- Head of the Cardiology Servivce. Hospital Quiron Barcelona.

 

Teaching activities:

  • 1979-1984 Associaded profesor of Cardiology Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
  • 1984-2017 Professor of Cardiology Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
  • Profesor titular por concurso oposición desde Marzo de 1986 a tiempo completo. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
  • Director of 12 Medical Thesis.

 

Memberships of Scientific Societies:

  • Member of the Spanish Society of Cardiology.
  • Member of the Catalan Society of Cardiology.
  • Member of the European Society of Cardiology.
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.
  • Member of the Working Group of Valvular Diseases of the ESC.
  • Ex member of the Nominating committee of the ESC.
  • Past President of the Catalan Society of Cardiology.
  • Past Chair of the WG of Valvular Diseases of the ESC.

 

Awards:

“Premio a la Excelencia Profesional.”. Colegio de Médicos. Barcelona

 

10 – Year track record:

  • In the last ten years I have been devoted to clinical and work as well as clinical research in the field of valvular and infective endocarditis
  • Member of The Task Force of The European Guidelines of Valvular Diseases (2012 And 2017) and of Infective Endocarditis (2009and 2015)

Publications:

 

Recent books:/chapters:

  • Actualizacion en la endocarditis infecciosa. Almirante B and Tornos P ed.. Marge Medica books 2011
  • ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine – 3rd Edition 2016/17 (edited by Prof. Thomas Luscher, Prof. John Camm, Prof. Gerald Maurer and Prof. Patrick Serruys) Chapter: Section 037: Infective endocarditis ¨Diagnosis¨. Fernandez-Hidalgo, MN Pizzi, P Tornos.

 

Invited presentations:

  • 2000-2017: Yearly invited presentations at the ESCC
  • 2000-2017:
    • Invited presentations at EuroEcho, Acute Cardiac Care meeting
    • Invited presentation AHA
    • Invited presentations Congres de la Societe Francaise de Cardiology
    • Invited presentations Sociedad Argentina de cardiologia
    • Invited presentations Sociedad Chilena de cardiologia
    • Invited presentation Turkish society of cardiology
    • Invited presentation Portuguese Congres of Cardiology