Professor Gregory YH Lip, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, has been ranked amongst the Science Watch® “Hottest Research of 2012”.

Professor Lip has been ranked amongst the most influential scientific researchers and research papers of the year. This annual ranking is based on bibliographic research and recognises researchers whose recent published papers recorded notably higher levels of citations during the previous year.

Professor Lip leads a large, multidisciplinary research group (including clinical and laboratory-based components) at the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences at the University. He is also Visiting Professor of Haemostasis Thrombosis and Vascular Sciences in the School of Life & Health Sciences at the University of Aston in Birmingham, England. Half of his time is spent as a clinical cardiologist, where he practices the full range of cardiovascular medicine, including outpatient clinics, with large atrial fibrillation (AF) and hypertension specialist clinics, and coronary care unit duties. Professor Lip has a major interest in the epidemiology of AF and has been researching stroke and bleeding risk factors, and improvements in clinical risk stratification. The CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores — for assessing stroke and bleeding risk, respectively — were first proposed and independently validated following his research, and are now incorporated into international guidelines.

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