Making connections – Specialist Clinic Referral Centres

The coordinating centre of the EAS Familial Hypercholesterolemia Study Collaboration (FHSC) has developed and manages a freely available global directory of lipid clinics and patient advocacy groups called "".

In developing, the developers, and their contributors from the EAS FHSC Global Network (providing clinics’ details) and the European FH Patient Network (FH Europe) (providing patients support groups’ details) aim to help dyslipidaemia patients and their relatives find specialist clinicians/clinics and peer-support organisations around the world.

Available Now, a Global Web-Based Directory of Lipid Clinics

This innovative tool not only allows its users to find specialists and support organisations around a location. It goes further by allowing its users to filter specialist clinics according to the services they offer (e.g. treating adults or children, genetic testing, Lp(a) testing, which imaging test, etc.). has been translated and made available in 29 languages to reach more patients worldwide. is GDPR compliant, it does not store any users’ personal information, and is reasonably accessible to visually impaired people.

The developers invite all dyslipidaemia specialists wishing to list their clinic(s) on this directory to refer to the instructions available here (in English only).

Clinics specialising in genetic testing for FH

As part of an ongoing initiative with FHSC and national atherosclerosis societies to offer wider access to specialist services in the recognition and management of FH patients, the clinics listed below have agreed to act as referral centres for genetic testing for FH.

ArgentinaMar del PlataInstituto Clínica Médica, Mar del PlataDr Pablo Corral
AustraliaPerthLipid Disorders Clinic
Cardometabolic Service
Department of Cardiology
Royal Perth Hospital
Prof Gerald Watts
BrazilSao PauloPortuguese: Unidade Clínica de Lípides, Instituto do Coração (InCor) Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina de USP
English: Lipid Clinic, Heart Institute (InCor) University of Sao Paulo Medical School Hospital
Prof Raul Santos
CanadaMontrealThe McGill University Health CenterProf Jaques Genest
GreeceIoanninaUniversity of IoanninaProf Evangelos Liberopoulos
Israel JerusalemHadassah Medical Center Lipid Clinic Shoshi Shpitzen, MA
ItalyMilanUniversity of Milan and Multimedica IRCCSProf Alberico L. Catapano
LatviaRigaPaul Stradins Clinical University HospitalAssoc. Prof. Gustavs Latkovskis
NetherlandsAmsterdamDNA Expertise Center, Academic Medical CentreProf. Joep Defesche
NorwayOsloNational Advisory Unit for FH//Unit for Cardiac and Cardiovascular Genetics (UCCG) at Oslo University Hospital Dr Martin Proven Bogsrud
OmanMuscatSultan Qaboos University HospitalProf Khalid Al Rasadi
PortugalLisbon Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge Prof Mafalda Bourbon 
RussiaMoscowRussian Cardiology Research and Production Center (Complex)Prof Marat V. Ezhov
Saudi ArabiaMakkahGenetic and Molecular Medicine laboratory
Umm Al-Qura University Faculty of Medicine 
Al-Abedia Campus
Prof Faisal Allaf
Saudi ArabiaRiyadhPrince Sultan Cardiac CentreProf Fahad Alnouri
SingaporeSingaporeKhoo Teck Puat Hospital, Alexandra Health SystemAssoc Prof Tavintharan Subramaniam
SloveniaLjubljanaUniversity Children’s Hospital – UMCAssoc Prof Urh Groselj
South AfricaJohannesburgUniversity of the WitwatersrandProf Frederick J. Raal
SpainMadridSpanish Familial Hypercholesterolemia FoundationProf Pedro Mata
SwedenGothenburgLipid Clinic
Department of Cardiology
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Prof Stefano Romeo
 SwedenStockholm Medicine Unit Endocrinology,
Theme Inflammation and Ageing,
Karolinska University Hospital  
Prof Paolo Parini
Dr Jonas Brinck 
TaiwanTaipeiNational Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of MedicineDr Ta-Chen Su
TurkeyIzmirEge University Faculty of MedicineProf Meral Kayikcioglu 
UruguayMontevideoComisión Honoraria Para la Salud CardiovascularDr Mario Stoll
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