William McKenna is Canadian (BA – Yale, MD – McGill). He is CEO & Medical Director, Heart Hospital, HMC. Previously he established the Inherited Cardiac Disease clinic at St George’s Hospital and then at the Heart Hospital – University College London. He is also Associate Dean for Research (Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar), Emeritus Professor of Cardiology (UCL) & Adjunct Professor in CV Medicine (Yale). His main interests have been in clinical and basic research of the cardiomyopathies. His recent work has contributed to the identification of disease-causing genes in HCM, DCM and ARVC, to the establishment of new diagnostic criteria within the context of familial disease, and to the establishment of algorithms to identify patients at high risk of sudden death. He has published >500 research papers in peer review journals.
Vice President American College of Cardiology USA