Amalia Peix

Amalia Peix

Full Professor & Senior Researcher


Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Havana, CU

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Dr Amalia Peix was born in Havana, Cuba and has specialised in nuclear cardiology since 1991.1 She is currently an MD, Professor and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery in Havana, Cuba.


Academic History

1974 – 1980: High Institute of Medical Sciences, Havana, Cuba.


Career Overview

Dr Peix is a member of the National PhD Thesis Examining Committee for Clinical Medical Sciences at the University of Havana. She also serves as a member of the Governing Body of the Cuban Society of Cardiology, where she presides over the Nuclear Cardiology Section.

Dr Peix is an IAEA expert in nuclear cardiology and clinical coordinator for several regional and multi-centric IAEA research projects. Her main areas of research include women and ischemic heart disease, phase analysis, ischemia‐guided patient management and multimodality imaging in cardiology. 

With more than 80 papers and chapters in the field of cardiology and cardiac imaging, Dr Peix is renowned for her expertise in nuclear cardiology and imaging.2


Career Timeline

  • July 2015 - present

         Instituto de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular

         Nuclear Medicine Cuba

         Full Professor and Senior Researcher


  • January 2009 - July 2015

         Instituto de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular

         Nuclear Medicine / Research VicedirectionHavana, Cuba

         Managing Director


  • October 1991 - December 2008

         Instituto de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular

         Nuclear Medicine, Cuba

         Head of Department


Areas of Speciality

  • Clinical research
  • Non-invasive cardiology
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Clinical cardiology
  • Nuclear medicine



  • Founding member of the Latin American Nuclear Cardiology Society.
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC).
  • Member of the International Council of ASNC.
  • Head of the Nuclear Medicine Department at the Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (ICCCV) in Cuba from 1991‐2009.
  • Member of the Executive Board of Cuban Society of Cardiology.
  • President of the Nuclear Cardiology Section of the Cuban Society of Cardiology.
  • Member of International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy.
  • Member of Acute Cardiovascular Care Association.
  • Associate Member of Spanish Society of Cardiology.
  • Associate Member of European Society of Cardiology.


Dr Amalia Peix is on the European Cardiology Review Editorial Board.





Articles by Amalia Peix, Full Professor & Senior Researcher

Cancer and Postradiotherapy Cardiotoxicity: How to Face Damage in Women’s Hearts?

Amalia Peix, Aylen Perez, Ana Maria Barreda, et al


Citation: European Cardiology Review 2023;18:e08.