Prof. Maria G. Crespo-Leiro, MD, PhD, FESC, FHFA obtained MD at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Specialization in Cardiology at Clinica Puerta de Hierro in Madrid and PhD from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
She served at several scientific societies: President of the Spanish Working Group on HF and HT (2003-2007). Member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) (2010-1013). Member of the Board of the HF Association (HFA) of the ESC (2012-2018). Secretary of the HFA Executive Committee (2016-2018). Chair of the HFA Advanced HF Committee (2017-2018). Member of ESC Education Committee (2018-ongoing).
Her main fields of research interest are heart failure and heart transplantation and is author or co-author of more than 250 articles referenced in Pubmed (h-index 33).
She chaired the Spanish Consensus Conference on Heart Transplantation (2007), the ESC HF Long Term Registry (2013-2016), and the Spanish Post-Heart Transplant Tumor Registry (ongoing). She chaired the ESC-HFA Position Statement on Advanced HF (2018). In 2019, she was awarded the Castelao Medal (“Medalla Castelao”) by the Xunta de Galicia, Spain.