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Jun-2019 Issue Authors

  • Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, F.A.C.C, FHRS.

    Affiliation: A board certified electrophysiology expert and practices at Mid-America Cardiology and The University of Kansas Hospital Clinics in Kansas City, KS, USA

  • Juhani Airaksinen, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Airaksinen works as Professor of Cardiology in University of Turku and as Director of Heart center in Turku University Hospital,Turku, Finland. His main research interests are atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation plus antithrombotic treatment during cardiac interventions.

  • Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Attended Christian Medical College in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India, followed by internship at Columbia University Hospital in New York City. Dr. Asirvatham was chief resident at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and completed fellowships at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is currently professor of Medicine and vice chair of the Division of Cardiology (Innovations) in the Department of Medicine and a consultant in Cardiac Electrophysiology in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Currently, Dr. Asirvatham is also Program Director for the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program at Mayo Clinic - Rochester.

  • Andre d’Avila, MD , PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. d’Avila served as an Assistant Physician at University of Sao Paulo at the Cardiac Arrhythmia Services of University of Sao Paulo and at Massachusetts General Hospital, and as Co-Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at University of Miami and at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY. He is currently serving as the Director of the Arrhythmia Service at Hospital Cardiologico Florianopolis, Brazil, as Associate Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical School and as Visiting Professor at University of Coimbra, Portugal. His main research interest is focused on AF and VT ablation especially on the role of epicardial ablation having published over 200 original scientific contributions and 18 book chapters.

  • Raffaele Corbisiero, MD, FACC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Raffaele Corbisiero is the Chair of Pacing and Electrophysiology and Director of the Electromechanical Therapy Institute at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills NJ. He received specialty training in interventional cardiology at New York Medical College, and Electrophysiology training at Baystate Medical Center, western campus of Tufts. His research efforts include implantable defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization, and pacemakers and has published in multiple journals. He recently participated on an international panel on heart failure and CRT therapy

  • Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD.

    Affiliation: Professor Prash Sanders is Director of the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, Australia. He undertook electrophysiology training in Melbourne and Bordeaux before establishing his own group. He now leads a team of clinicians, researcher and students with a focus on all aspects of understanding and treating atrial fibrillation.

  • Antonio Fasano, MD.

    Affiliation: Antonio Fasano is a physicist, Professor Emeritus at the University of Florence, Italy, and a member of the National “Lincei” Academy in Rome. After his retirement, in 2011, he took on the position of Scientific Manager and Director of the R&D Department of the Company FIAB, based in Vicchio (Florence). He has developed models in a variety of fields (chemistry, food industry, oil industry, glass industry, material sciences, water management, monuments preservation, volcanology, etc.) and most recently in Medicine (hematology, angiology, tumor growth, dialysis, electrophysiology). For further details Please visit:

  • Yasuo Okumura, MD.

    Affiliation: Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  • Jonathan Beaudoin, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr Jonathan Beaudoin is a cardiologist at Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, and assistant professor in medicine at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. Clinical and research interests include multimodality cardiac imaging, cardiovascular physiology and valvular heart disease.

  • Damian Redfearn, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr Damian Redfearn was recruited to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 2006 and was appointed Director of the Heart Rhythm Service in 2007. He has overseen the growth of the electrophysiology program at Kingston General Hospital with the addition of complex ablation and the delivery of a full spectrum of electrophysiology services and procedures to the south eastern Ontario region. Dr Redfearn is a clinician scientist with a special interest in applied computer science holds several peer reviewed research grants to investigate the mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmia through advanced signal processing.

  • Avishag Laish-Farkash, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Laish-Farkash is an electrophysiologist at Rambam Medical Campus in Haifa and a lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. A graduate of Tel Aviv University, she completed a residency in internal medicine and Cardiology at Sheba Medical Center in Israel and fellowship in Electrophysiology at Sunnybrook Health Science Center, University of Toronto, ON, Canada. She has a PhD degree in basic electrophysiology from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University in Israel.

  • Ayman Morttada Abd ElMoteleb Mohamed, .

    Affiliation: Dr. Ayman Morttada Abd ElMoteleb Mohamed, Assisstant professor of Cardioloy, Intervention cardiologist and electrophsiologist, Ain Shams University

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