Professor Chaim Lotan was born in Hadera, Israel in 1952, and trained in medicine/cardiology at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center. He has served as Director of Interventional Cardiology at Hadassah, and has been Director of the Hadassah Heart Institute since 2000.
Prof. Lotan is Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at The Hebrew University, and in 2004, he established the Hadassah Cardiovascular Research Center. Prof. Lotan founded the Israeli Working Group for Interventional Cardiology in Israel and served as its Secretary General for 4 years. He was President of the Israel Heart Society in 2011–2013. He is Chairman of the Committee for Certification & Licensing of Coronary Stents in the Israel Ministry of Health.
Prof. Lotan has participated in various research projects, initiating and directing many study protocols, and continues to do so; he is a consultant to several start-up companies. Prof. Lotan is Course Co-Director of the international scientific congress ‘Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions’ held in Israel.