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Prof. Alain Cribier


Prof. Alain Cribier, MD, has been for 20 years the Chief of Cardiology at Hospital Charles Nicolle, University of Rouen, France. He is since 2011 Professor Emeritus and Consultant at this University. He graduated from the University of Paris. After a fellowship at Cedars-Sinaï Medical Center in Los-Angeles, he joined the department of cardiology at Charles Nicolle Hospital in Rouen in 1977 and became Director of the Department. He became widely recognized for having performed the first balloon dilatation of the aortic valve for the treatment of calcific aortic stenosis in 1985 and then conceived and developed after 10 years of research, the technique of transcatheter implantation of aortic valves (TAVI), performing the first ever TAVI case in Rouen in 2002. This last innovative technology (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: TAVI) has opened a revolutionary less invasive way of treating aortic stenosis in patients at high risk for conventional surgery. The disruptive technology is today recognized by the whole medical community as a breakthrough with a durable impact on the pattern of medical practice. More than 150 000 patients have been treated worldwide, and TAVI has been approved by the FDA in the USA since 2011. He is still strongly involved with the development of new devices for TAVI. Prof Cribier had received many prestigious scientific distinctions and awards in France, Europe, United States, South America, Israel and Asia for his pioneering work, and in 2012, he obtained the most recognized top French national distinction, the Legion of Honour received from the hands of Prof Alain Carpentier, the world famous cardiac surgeon. He has published more than 600 indexed articles in the field of interventional cardiology, PCI, and valvular disease and innovative technologies.
Rouen, France
French  /  English
1 Course available
65 Reviews

Upcoming events

Live sessions with Prof. Alain Cribier : Minimalist TF-TAVI Workshop
interventional cardiology
Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2020
08:45 AM


Global Review
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Dec 29, 2019
Dr. Andrea R. I had a great experience. It was amazing . I am happiest for this experience. Awesome!
Dec 12, 2019
Giulia M.
Dec 9, 2019
Dr. Alain T.
Dec 6, 2019
Dr. Lilit G.
Dec 6, 2019
Dr. Puneet K. One of the finest , probably the best educational course on TAVI that i have attended. It was an absolute honour and privilege to learn the science from Prof. Alain Cribier and his team (family) of doctors who are globally regarded as pioneers of percutaneous aortic valve implantation. They are exceptionally gifted doctors and teachers, very willing to impart knowledge and share their experiences, truly greatness and humility personified.
Dec 4, 2019
Dr. Konstantinos S. Dear Valérie, The course was great,thank you. Unfortunately, during the course, someone took my dossier with the USB key inside. Is there a way you can send me a new USB key with the course material to my address in Greece? Thank you in advance, Konstantinos V. Spiliotopoulos MD,PhD,FETCS Cardiothoracic Surgeon


Work Experience

2013 Medical Director of the Rouen Nomandy medical Training Center,
Since 2013
CHU Hôpitaux de Rouen, ROUEN Cedex, France
Professor Emeritus Department of Cardiology
Since 2011
University Hospital Charles Nicolle, Rouen, France
Since 1997
Indo-French Foundation of Interventional Cardiology, Paris, France


Professor of University
University of Rouen
Doctor in Medicine
University of Paris


Trends over the past 4 years in population characteristics, 30-day outcomes and 1-year survival in patients treated with transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Archives of cardiovascular diseases Read it here Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement in Native Mitral Valve Disease With Severe Mitral Annular Calcification: Results From the First Multicenter Global Registry.
JACC. Cardiovascular interventions Read it here A Prospective Analysis of Early Discharge After Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.
The American journal of cardiology Read it here


Percutaneous mechanical mitral commissurotomy with a newly designed metallic valvulotome: immediate results of the initial experience in 153 patients. Circulation With H. Eltchaninoff
Percutaneous transluminal valvuloplasty of acquired aortic stenosis in elderly patients: an alternative to valve replacement? The Lancet

Professional Associations

National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) Rouen University Member French Society of Cardiology Associated Member American College of Cardiology Fellow


Lefoulon-Delalande Scientific Grand Prize The Institut de France
Legend of Medicine Award C3 meeting, Orlando, USA
Gold Medal Award European Society of Cardiology, Roma, Italy