Meet the team

The CORRIB Core Lab team are a group of globally renowned experts in interventional cardiology, noninvasive and invasive coronary imaging and novel devices, clinical trials and medical innovation.

For more than four decade the team of experts have developed and perfected over 60 cardiovascular activities, techniques and methods of image analysis.

  • Non-invasive imaging core lab provides 30 core Lab validated, vendor neutral imaging techniques and analysis methods from 5 imaging modalities (Echo, MSCT, MRI, ECG and Aortography)
  • Coronary imaging core lab provides 30 core Lab validated, vendor neutral imaging techniques and analysis methods from 5 imaging modalities (QCA, Angiography, IVUS, OCT, MSCT)

The CORRIB Core Lab team is managed by Professor Patrick Serruys, Professor Yoshi Onuma and Professor Osama Soliman.

Professor Patrick Serruys

Professor Patrick Serruys

Established professor of interventional medicine and innovation
Email: patrick.serruys@nuigalway.ie

Professor Patrick Serruys- short bio

Professor Patrick Serruys is a world-renowned expert in interventional cardiology and imaging with more than four decades of experience in clinical trials and innovation in medicine. He has pioneered several interventional procedures and devices such as BMS, DES, BRS and TAVI as well as imaging techniques including quantitative coronary angiography, quantitative IVUS, OCT, near spectroscopy combined with IVUS.

These techniques have been used to assess many pharmacological trials aiming at resolving the issue of restenosis. Professor Serruys has conducted over 90 trials including over 191,000 patients including many interventional trials to assess the clinical benefit of coronary procedures such as POBA, atherectomy, laser ablation, BMS, DES, drug coated balloons.

In parallel he has developed interest for non-invasive imaging of coronary artery disease combining anatomy and functional assessments of CTA. For twenty years he was the chief of department of interventional cardiology at the Thoraxcenter Rotterdam. He has been awarded several gold medals including the ESC and ACC career achievements awards.

He is the author and co-author of more than 4000 peer-reviewed publications and is the author, co-author and editor of more than 42 books including the textbook of the European Society of Cardiology.

Professor Osama Soliman

Professor Osama Soliman

Director of Structural Heart Imaging, Heart Failure & Cardio-oncology
Email: osama.soliman@nuigalway.ie

Professor Osama Soliman- short bio

Professor Soliman is a cardiologist with more than two decades of experience in cardiovascular imaging, clinical trials and innovation in medicine. He has pioneered several non-invasive imaging techniques and methods. He holds the position of Professor of Cardiovascular Research at NUI Galway. Dr Soliman is the Medical Director of Ireland Research Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging and Core Laboratory.

His core lab methodology and techniques have been used to assess many pharmacological trials aiming at resolving the issue of non-response to CRT, optimization of device therapy and to provide mechanistic assessments of many first-in-man device trials as well as early phase pharma trials. He is the PI of an ongoing trial aiming at personalised medicine in heart failure.

For almost two decades, he was the director of non-invasive imaging core laboratory at the Thoraxcenter Rotterdam 2011-2019.

He is the author and co-author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications. He is the author, co-author and editor of several books including the interventional manual of tricuspid valve disease and non-compaction cardiomyopathy.

Professor Yoshi Onuma

Professor Yoshi Onuma

Director of Coronary Imaging and Atherosclerosis Research
Email: yoshinobu.onuma@nuigalway.ie

Professor Yoshi Onuma- short bio

Dr. Yohinobu Onuma, MD, PhD is a leading expert in the field of noninvasive and invasive coronary imaging and novel coronary devices such as bioresorbable scaffolds. His expertise includes quantitative coronary angiography (2-dimensional, 3-dimensional and bifurcation-dedicated), Syntax Score and multi-slice computed tomography. He holds the position of professor of interventional cardiology at the National university of Ireland Galway. Dr Onuma is also the Medical Director of CORRIB Corelab of Coronary Imaging and Atherosclerosis Research.

Dr. Onuma received his medical degree from Tohoku University School of Medicine in Sendai, Japan. After he fulfilled his cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowship, he joined Erasmus University of Rotterdam and was granted his doctorate in interventional. Dr. Onuma has published more than 500 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and also the author and editor of several books including the textbook of bioresorbable scaffold.

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