Gregory Y H Lip

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 Visiting Professor of Haemostasis Thrombosis and Vascular Sciences in the School of Life & Health Sciences at the University of Aston in Birmingham, England; Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Thrombosis Research Unit, 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 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 “Who and What was Hot in Scientific Reseach in 2012” (issued June 2013) which lists the most influential scientific researchers and research papers of the year [Opens external link in new window]

Professor Lip is a member of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and is Chairman of its scientific documents committee (2013-), and serves on the board of the Working Group on Thrombosis of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Professor Lip has acted as Clinical Adviser for the UK National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on atrial fibrillation (AF) management. He was on the writing committee for the 8th American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Antithrombotic Therapy Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation, as well as various guidelines and/or position statements from EHRA including the EHRA statement on defining endpoints for AF management and EHRA guidelines for antithrombotic therapy during ablation. He has acted as Chair for task forces, writing a EHRA/Working Group on Thrombosis Position Statement on Bleeding Risks in Atrial Fibrillation Patients (2011). He was also on the writing committee of the 2010 ESC Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation, the 2012 ESC Focussed Update Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation, the 2012 ESC Guidelines on Heart Failure, and the 2014 NICE guidelines on AF. He was Deputy Editor (“content expert”) for the 9th ACCP guidelines on antithrombotic therapy for AF (2012).

Professor Lip has acted as Senior Editor for major international textbooks [eg, Lip GYH, Hall JE (eds) Comprehensive Hypertension. Mosby] and Section Editor on hypertension (eg, Crawford, DiMarco, Paulus Cardiology, now in 3rd edition), as well as contributed to major textbooks [eg, the European Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine (chapter on atrial fibrillation that serves as the core curriculum for ESC cardiology trainees), and Crawford’s Cardiology textbook chapter on atrial fibrillation, etc. Professor Lip is involved at the senior editorial level for major international journals, including Thrombosis & Haemostasis (Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Studies); Europace (Associate Editor); and Circulation (Guest Editor).

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