Vice President of the Southern region
The Pan-African Society of Cardiology
Prof. Karen Sliwa, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, DTM & H- is the Director of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (www.hatter.uct.ac.za), University of Cape Town, South Africa. Born in Germany, studying Medicine, undergoing training as a physician and cardiologist in a number of countries, she lives in South Africa since 1992.Karen Sliwa serves on a number of editorial boards and is also an editorial consultant to ‘The Lancet’. Furthermore, she is the past president of the South African Heart Association, serves on the board of the South African Heart Failure Society (Hefssa; www.hefssa.org), which was established under her leadership 2005. She also president elect World Heart Federation (2017-2019), a member of the European Cardiac Society International Affairs committee and is board member of the Pan African Society of Cardiology.
Research is focused in the field of cardiovascular diseases.