Prof. Dr. Carlos Van Mieghem

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Professor Dr. Carlos Van Mieghem joined the European Lifestyle medicine Organization (ELMO) in 2020. He is actively involved in the organization of the yearly congress of ELMO, is a member of the ELMO Scientific Council  and will be actively contributing to the recently created Masters in Lifestyle Medicine course, organized by the University of Thessaly and its departments of Medicine, Physical Education & Sports Scince and Nutrition & Dietetics, under the auspices of the European Lifestyle medicine Organization.

Professor Dr Carlos Van Mieghem, MD, PhD, FESC is former staff member of the department of Interventional Cardiology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, former staff member and director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the department of Cardiology OLV Hospital Aalst, Belgium and currently staff member at the Cardiology department AZ Groeninge Kortrijk, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, member of the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO), and consultant Lifestyle Medicine Specialist at Medisch Centrum Leie, Belgium.

He studied medicine magna cum laude at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and obtained board certification in internal medicine, cardiology and intensive care medicine. He then trained in cardiovascular research, interventional cardiology and cardiac CT imaging at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

His practice focusses on prevention, Lifestyle Medicine, interventional cardiology and cardiac imaging (CT and MRI).
His academic career started in 2003 with the public defence of his PhD thesis “CT coronary angiography: validation and clinical implementation”.

Research interests
Professor Dr. Carlos Van Mieghem has mentored numerous physicians and scientists from all over the world.
His research focuses on following topics:
Cardiac imaging
Lifestyle Medicine

Professor Dr. Carlos Van Mieghem has published extensively, authoring or co-authoring over 100 original research articles and multiple reviews, book chapters and monographs.
He is a reviewer for many international cardiology journals, including European Heart Journal and Journal of the American College of Cardiology.


Cardiometabolic health: a multidimensional perspective

Prof. Dr. Carlos Van Mieghem, Professor at the department of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Catholic University of Leuven. Cardiologist AZ Groeninge Kortrijk (Belgium)

This introduction lecture will highlight and bring into perspective the relevant insights from three key specialists views on cardiometabolic health, a major driver in the development of noncommunicable chronic diseases.