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Ernest Madu, MD

Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean, Ltd.

Faculty of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee

Managing Partner of IHS Group, Nashville, TN, USA

Dr. Ernest Madu is an internationally recognized authority on cardiovascular medicine and innovative healthcare solutions. He has led multiple transformational health care projects that bridge gaps in access to quality health care delivery in Africa and the Caribbean.He is a pioneer in the development of healthcare infrastructure, health systems innovations and appropriate technology transfer to enhance quality and cost effectiveness of care in developing and low resource nations. He holds the academic rank of Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Imaging Technology and is respected globally for his contributions to cardiovascular medicine and health systems innovation. He is a leading expert in leveraging technology to bridge the access gap in quality healthcare delivery and has used his expertise in leading innovative and transformational healthcare projects in Africa and the Caribbean.

Professor Madu is frequently invited around the world to speak about disruptive approaches to healthcare delivery. His opinions are regularly sought by leading international organizations and think tanks like TED, World Policy Journal, General Electric, UNICEF, US-Africa Business Summit, World Healthcare Congress, The Commonwealth Fund and World Medical Tourism Association. Prof Madu has published more than 100 scientific papers in peer reviewed medical journals and his work has been profiled in leading journals and magazines. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology and the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, and was most recently awarded the fellowship of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. Professor Madu is the Managing Partner of IHS Group, Nashville, USA and also serves as Chairman and CEO of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean, Jamaica.