Karim Wahbi is Professor of Cardiology at the University of Paris, France and head of the reference centre for neuromuscular cardiomyopathies in Cochin Hospital, Paris. He completed his cardiology internship and residency at the University of Paris Descartes. He specialises in the clinical management of patients with cardiomyopathies with a specific expertise in neuromuscular diseases. Key areas of clinical and fundamental research for Pr. Wahbi are the prevention of heart failure and sudden death, the study of molecular mechanisms underlying cardiomyopathy and development of innovative therapies in patients with neuromuscular conditions.