Dr Luc Mertens

Dr Luc MertensLuc Mertens graduated from Medical School the University of Leuven, Belgium in 1992. He was a research fellow for the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research at the Laboratory of Physiology at the University of Leuven from 1992 until 1995 and obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences and Molecular Biology in 1995. He was trained as a Pediatrician and Pediatric Cardiologists at Leuven University Hospitals.

During his training he did a research fellowship from 1997-1998 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA. From 1999-2007 he worked as a staff Pediatric Cardiologist at the University Hospitals Leuven and was appointed as Associate Professor at the University of Leuven. In 2008  Dr. Luc Mertens became the Section Head Echocardiography at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Luc Mertens  has taken a leading role in organizing education and accreditation in pediatric and congenital echocardiography in Europe both within the Association for European Pediatric Cardiology as well as within the European Association of Echocardiography. Since his move to Canada, he also has taken on leading roles in the Pediatric Council within the American Society for Echocardiography.

Dr. Mertens’ research interests are focused on developing and validating new echocardiographic techniques for assessing cardiac function in children. He has contributed to more than 150 peer reviewed papers. He is a member of the editorial board of different journals and has edited one of the major textbooks in the field of pediatric and congenital echocardiography.

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2017 Course

12th European Echocardiography Course on Congenital Heart Disease

  • 1st to 4th October 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

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