Hervé Rousseau, MD, PhD is a pioneer in Interventional Radiology, mainly with the first stents placed in human vessels in Europe, early in 1985. Furthermore, he has been on the cutting edge of research and development in vascular interventions, particularly in stent and stent graft development for peripheral vessels, TIPS and aortic diseases.
Prof Hervé Rousseau received his medical degree from Toulouse University of Paul Sabatier and completed medical training at Toulouse in France. In 1988 he obtained a Master in surgical science in Paris. Since 1990 he has been a Professor of Radiology at his alma mater of Paul Sabatier.
Since 2000 he has been the director of the Research Imaging Centre at the Paul Sabatier University then in 2007 in the INSERM unit (I2MC, INSERM U1048) at CHU Rangueil Toulouse.
Prof Rousseau has been a reviewer of numerous journals, including the CVIR, the Journal of Endovascular Therapy, JCTVS, Circulation and European Radiology and published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals. Throughout his career he has attended more than 450 national and international congresses and meetings and joined twenty medical societies in France and abroad.
He is the past president of the French Society of Cardio Vascular Interventional Radiology in 2002 and held numerous offices in the CIRSE. Prof Rousseau was Co-chairman of the CIRSE meeting in 2005.