Morteza Naghavi, M.D.
Dr. Naghavi is the founder and president of MEDITEX, a medical technology innovation and investment company dedicated to translating innovative ideas to healthcare solutions.
He is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) based in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Naghavi received his MD from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and was trained at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and Texas Heart Institute where he served as a cardiology faculty member and Co-Director of the Vulnerable Plaque Research Department.
led advancing the field of "Vulnerable Plaque" to "Vulnerable Patient" and organized the SHAPE Task Force
to focus on early detection and treatment of asymptomatic patients with subclinical atherosclerosis through the SHAPE Guidelines.
has over 30 inventions in the fields of interventional cardiology, noninvasive imaging, ambulatory diagnostics, wearable sensors, and personalized preventive healthcare.
inventions are digital thermal monitoring of vascular function and personalized ischemic conditioning device.
Dr. Naghavi has numerous publications and is the editor of Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis; Pathophysiology,Detection and Treatment.