Natural of Armenia, Lilian Grigorian moved to Spain with her family at the age of fourteen. She completed her bachelor’s degree with honors and was admitted to the Medical School of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) with one of the highest scores. After obtaining a medical degree, she was engaged in the postdoctoral program at the Cardiology department of the University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela. She focused her research on heart failure, and in three years defended the doctoral thesis obtaining Magna Cum Laude qualification. Later Lilian was awarded the special prize for the doctorate program. Lilian completed her residency and fellowship in cardiology at the University Hospital of Vigo (Spain). Soon after completing her clinical formation, she was admitted as a postdoctoral scientist at the Heart Institute of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (US). Involved in different projects related to cardiac regeneration, her work was mainly focused on studying the rejuvenating and regenerating potential and mechanisms of biological therapies. In October 2017, Lilian has taken a faculty position as cardiologist-scientist at the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, the largest University Hospital in Spain. Awarded during her career by scientific societies like the European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Spanish Society of Cardiology, she recently received the Malaniak prize for excellence in postdoctoral research. Lilian has over seventy publications in peer-review journals and over twenty book chapters. She coordinated many undergraduate research programs, clinical and translational national and international studies in the field and over forty clinical trials.
Cardiologist-Scientist, Hospital Gregorio Marañón (former NextGen Council member)