Xenotransplantation: the Future of Heart Failure Treatment

Prof. Horațiu Moldovan is one of the pioneers of Romanian cardiovascular surgery, being one of the specialists that introduced coronary surgery and the surgical treatment of aortic dissection to our country. Dedicated to his craft, Prof. Moldovan is among the Romanian physicians who have conducted the most heart transplants. However, being a well-rounded surgeon means more than just practice, so Prof. Moldovan has also participated in a number of research projects and he has proven himself to be an innovator in his field of interest. 

This conference will take you through the interesting, yet controversial topic of xenotransplantation, a process which entails growing artificial human hearts in an animal and then transplanting it to a human. It is a known fact that transplantation may give rise to some ethical dilemmas, so could this new approach prove itself to be the solution? 


Horațiu Moldovan

Prof. Moldovan is an important figure in the field of cardiovascular surgery, being the newly elected President of the Romanian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery and the Head of the ROMTRANSPLANT Association. He is currently a Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila. He is also an Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. Prof. Moldovan currently holds the position of Chief Physician of the Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic at the Bucharest Emergency Hospital. He is the coordinator of the clinic of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at the Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children Grigore Alexandrescu.

Prof. Moldovan has written several papers in notable Romanian scientific journals and has authored numerous books regarding his specialty.