ACTION Group is a team of over 20 experts and doctors, project managers and assistants contributing to the development and the outreach of the association.

ACTION Group gathers over 20 specialists and experts who decided to mobilize their expertise and know-how to create a unique structure in France. They cooperate for the progress of research and to combat cardiovascular diseases.
The team is coordinated by Gilles Montalescot, Prof. in Cardiology, Institute of Cardiology, University Hôspital La Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris.

Executive Board

Pr. Gilles Montalescot

Photo Pr. Gilles MontalescotProfessor Gilles Montalescot is an interventional cardiologist and head of the medical cardiology department at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris. He develops medical research focused on thrombotic phenomena and has created a dedicated INSERM unit on Thrombosis and its treatments. He is a key opinion leader recognized for his scientific research on the treatment of the acute coronary syndrome. He initiated and led many therapeutic trials the publication of which sustainably re-oriented the recommendations and practices worldwide.

Dr. Mathieu Kerneis

Photo Dr. Mathieu KerneisDr Mathieu Kerneis is an interventional cardiologist at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris. He is research fellow of the EORP, a registry of the European Society of Cardiology. His research themes cover coronary diseases, platelet reactivity and myocarditis.

Albert Le Dirac’h

Photo Albert Le Dirac'hChairman of the Management Board of the Komerční Banka in the Czech Republic. In charge of the Czech Republic and Slovakia for Société Générale Group.

Dr. Johanne Silvain

Photo Dr. Johanne SilvainDr Johanne Silvain is an interventional cardiologist at the Institute of Cardiology of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris and heads there the Cardiac Care Unit. He holds a PhD in Science on the translational genetic, molecular and pharmacological approach of coronary thrombosis. He is author or co-author of over 100 international publications.

Pierre Encrevé

Photo Pierre EncrevéLinguist, specialist in phonology, in pragmatics and in sociolinguistics, University Professor and study director at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Pierre Encrevé was cultural advisor of the former Prime Minister Michel Rocard. Writer of many articles and books dedicated to linguistics, he is also the author of the “Catalogue raisonné des peintures de Pierre Soulages”.

Jean-Louis Livi

Photo Jean-Louis LiviFrench Film Producer and Director of the Mathurins and Edouard VII Theatres in Paris.

Associate partners

Pr. Jean-Philippe Collet

Photo Pr. Jean-Philippe ColletProfessor Jean-Philippe Collet runs the Interventional Cardiology Unit at the Institute of Cardiology of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, first unit in the Île-de-France region in treating acute myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest. He published several international articles on treatment of coronary disease and personalized medicine.

Dr. Olivier Barthélémy

Photo Dr. Olivier BarthelemyDr Olivier Barthelemy is an interventional cardiologist at the Pitié-Salpétriêre Hospital, Paris. He is in charge of the Core Lab of ACTION Group. His field of expertise encompasses acute coronary syndrome, endocoronary imaging and structural cardiology. Dr Barthélemy is author and co-author of numerous articles published in peer reviewed press.

Pr. Jean-Sébastien Hulot

Photo Pr. Jean-Sébastien HulotProfessor Jean Sebastien Hulot is a cardiologist and a pharmacologist at the Pitié -Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris. He was head of the pharmacogenomic and personalized medicine department at the Cardiovascular Research Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is an expert in the genetic approach of cardiovascular therapies.

Pr. Richard Isnard

Photo Pr. Richard IsnardProfessor of University and Medicine in Cardiology at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris.

Dr. Patrick Ecollan

Photo Dr. Patrick EcollanEmergency physician, director of the SMUR (Department of Medical Emergency Services and Intensive Care) at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris.

Dr. Anne Appaix-Bellemain

Interventional Cardiologist at the Hospital of La Fontonne d’Antibes.

Dr. Jérémie Abtan

Cardiologist at the University Hospital Bichat – Claude-Bernard in Paris.

Pr. Éric Vicaut

Photo Pr. Eric VicautProfessor Eric Vicaut, Professor of Biophysics, statistician and methodologist, in charge of the Clinical Research Unit of the Lariboisière – St Louis Hospital, Paris, France. He participated as a statistician in (or contributed to) a large number of clinical trials including the analysis of major cohorts and randomized trials. He has published over 350 articles in international peer reviewed journals.

Pr. Guillaume Cayla

Photo Pr. Guillaume CaylaProfessor Guillaume Cayla is an interventional cardiologist at the University Hospital of Nimes (France). He is specialized in stent thrombosis and platelet reactivity. Author or co-author of numerous articles published in specialized prestigious press (JAMA, Lancet,NEJM). He is the principal investigator of the ANTARCTIC trial.

Dr. Pierre Sabouret

Photo Dr. Pierre SabouretDr Pierre Sabouret, former Chief Resident at the Pierre and Marie Curie Faculty and Assistant at the Paris Hospitals. He is a hospital practicioner at the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris. He has been involved in several Clinical Event Committees of trials conducted by the ACTION Group.

Dr. Marie Hauguel

Photo Dr. Marie HauguelChief Resident at the Cardiology Department of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris.

Dr. Laurent Payot

Photo Dr. Laurent PayotInterventional Cardiologist at the Saint-Brieuc Hospital Center.

Pr. Farzin Beygui

Professor of University and Medicine in Cardiology at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris.

Operational team

Karine Brochard

Photo Karine BrochardKarine Brochard is a project manager for ACTION Group. She has over 10 years of experience in project management within the pharmaceutical industry. She is in charge of the international projects at the ACTION Group.

Nathalie Depye

Photo Nathalie DepyeNathalie’s expertise in project and event management, as well as her enthusiasm are extremely valuable in her role as ACTION’s Office Manager. She is also in charge of the medical press and public relations for the Association.

Benjamin Bertin

Photo Pepito PerezBenjamin Bertin is a clinical research associate since the creation of ACTION Group. His expertise on randomized trials (on pharmacology and devices) in the cardiovascular field is a major asset for ACTION Group.

Messad Ould-Rabah

Photo Messad Ould-RabahAs our Clinical Research Associate, Messad is participating in the daily management of academic trials evaluating the medicative care of patients suffering cardiovascular or valvular diseases.

Abdou Diallo

Photo Abdou DialloAbdou Diallo operates under Professor Eric Vicaut’s management as a biostatistician for ACTION Group. With their expertise in statistics they play a key role for ACTION Group in the management of clinical trials from Phase I to phase IV.

Delphine Brugier

Photo Delphine BrugierDelphine Brugier is a project manager for ACTION Group. She holds a PhD in Sciences and participated since the creation of our association in piloting the national projects, managing the Core Lab and the biological studies performed by the ACTION Group and the INSERM Unit.

Nicolas Vignolles

Photo Nicolas VignollesWith his 15 years experience as clinical research associate, Nicolas Vignolles is an expert in monitoring randomized trials in cardiology.

Karen Houvet

Photo Karen HouvetKaren joined the ACTION team as Clinical Research Nurse after a precious experience as nurse in the Cardiology Department.

Sophie Galier

Photo Sophie GalierSophie Galier is a laboratory technician with over 10 years experience in testing platelet functions and genetic tests. She works in the INSERM unit on Thrombosis.