Gregory Y H Lip, MD

University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Professor Lip, MD, is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Birmingham and is based in a busy city centre teaching hospital. He leads a large, multidisciplinary research group (including clinical and laboratory-based components) at the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham, England. He is also Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Aalborg University, Denmark; and Visiting Professor of Cardiology, Belgrade University, Serbia.

Half of his time is spent as a clinical cardiologist, and he practises the full range of cardiovascular medicine, including outpatient clinics, with large atrial fibrillation and hypertension specialist clinics, and coronary care unit duties. He also undertakes coronary intervention and participates in a 24/7 primary angioplasty rota for ST elevation MIs.

Professor Lip has had a major interest into the epidemiology of atrial fibrillation (AF), as well as the pathophysiology of thromboembolism in this arrhythmia. Furthermore, he has been researching stroke and bleeding risk factors, and improvements in clinical risk stratification. The CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores - for assessing stroke and bleeding risk, respectively – were first proposed and independently validated following his research, and are now incorporated into international guidelines.

He was selected to the Thomson Reuters Science Watch list of ‘World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014’, a ranking of today’s top 17 scholars who have published the greatest number of hot papers, ranked in the top 0.1% by citations, [issued June 2014; see website: Click here In 2014, Professor Lip was ranked by Expertscape as one of the world's leading experts in the understanding and treatment of AF: Click here.

Professor Lip is a board member of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and is Chairman of its scientific documents committee (2013-). He is also on the board of the ESC Acute Cardiac Care Association (ACCA, 2014-).