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Editorial Board

  • Founding Editor

    Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:Executive Medical Director, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute @ St Davids Medical Center, Austin, TX &
    Senior Medical Director, EP Services, California Pacific Medical Center.

    Email : andrea.natale@jafib.com

  • Editor-in-Chief

    Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:Executive Medical Director
    The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute (KCHRI) @ HCA MidWest
    12200, W 106th street
    Overland Park Regional Medical Center
    Overland Park, KS 66215

    Email : dhanunjay.lakkireddy@jafib.com

  • Associate Editor

    Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, MA, FAHA, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories, Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute
    Cardiac EP Medical Director, Research Medical Center
    Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
    Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville

    Email : rakeshgopinathannair@jafib.com

Editorial Team

  • Antonio Raviele, MD, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:Chief of the Cardiology Division and Chief of the Cardiovascular Department of the dell'Angelo Hospital of Mestre - Venice, Italy,
    President and Scientific Secretary of VeniceArrhythmias.

  • Calambur Narsimhan, MBBS, MD, DM, AB.

    Affiliation:Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, CARE Hospital, Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India.

  • med. Sacha P. Salzberg, MD.

    Affiliation:Owner and Founder
    Heart & Rhythm Center
    Bellariastreet 38, 8038 Zurich, Switzerland

  • Adrian Baranchuk, MD.

    Affiliation:Dr. Adrian Baranchuk, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, obtained his MD from the University of Buenos Aires in 1990. After qualifying in Internal Medicine and Cardiology (1995), he completed a Clinical Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology (1997). In 2002 he immigrated to Spain for a Research Fellow. Dr. Baranchuk was appointed as a Clinical Fellow in Electrophysiology at McMaster University in September 2003.
    Dr. Baranchuk was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Queen’s University (2006), promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and to Full Professor in 2016 (with Tenure). He has founded the EP Training Program in 2007.
    He is a member of numerous editorial boards (Europace, Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology, JACC en Español, etc) and reviewer of several journals. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electrocardiology and Deputy Editor for JACC in Spanish.
    He has published more than 600 articles in well-recognized international journals (504 in Pubmed), 51 book chapters and presented more than 250 abstracts. He is the President of the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE) for the period 2017-2019. He is currently serving as Canadian Vice President of the Interamerican Society of Cardiology (2017-2019).
    He has mentored more than 110 students and residents and his publications usually include a Med Student or resident as first author. He has been elected Member of the Electrophysiology Section Leadership Council of the American College of Cardiology (2017-2020)

  • Shah Dipen, MD.

    Affiliation:Chief, Cardiac EP Unit,
    Associate Professor of Medecine, Univeristy of Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Eduardo Benchimol Saad, MD.

    Affiliation:Head, Section of Cardiac Arrhythmias and Pacing, Hospital Pró-Cardíaco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
    Director, Center for Atrial Fibrillation. Hospital Pró-Cardíaco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
    Director, EP Laboratories. Arrhythmia Service, National Cardiology Institute (Ministry of Health), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Eric N. Prystowsky, MD.

    Affiliation:Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory, St. Vincent Hospital & Health Care Center, Indianapolis, Indiana,
    Consulting Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center.

  • Feifan Ouyang, MD.

    Affiliation:Director of Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory, Asklepios Klinik St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany.

  • Tolga Aksu, MD, FEHRA.

    Affiliation:Associate Professor of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Kocaeli, Turkey.
    Dr. Aksu clinically interested in invasive electrophysiology, device implantation and catheter ablation therapies. Special interest areas are atrial fibrillation ablation and cardioneuroablation. Dr. Aksu has published more than 100 national and international scientific publications. He is still Editor-in-Chief of Kocaeli Medical Journal and in Editorial Board of World Journal of Cardiology, Medicine Journal, and International Journal of Cardiovascular Academy.

  • James A. Reiffel, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FHRS, FACP.

    Affiliation:Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Columbia University, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Cardiology.
    Special Lecturer, Columbia University Vagelos Sollege of Physicians & Surgeons.
    Attending Physician Emeritus, the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Campus.

  • Deepak Padmanabhan , MD.

    Affiliation:Assistant Professor, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore/Research Collaborator (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN)
    DM (Cardiology)
    Fellowship in Clinical EP (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN)
    Fellowship in Advanced Adult Cardiology (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN)
    Ex Assistant Professor in Medicine (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN)

  • James R. Edgerton, MD.

    Affiliation:Co-director, Atrial Fibrillation Center of Excellence. The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Dallas, Texas.

  • Jose Jalife, MD.

    Affiliation:Professor of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan,
    The Cyrus and Jane Farrehi Professor of Cardiovascular Research,
    Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology,
    Co-Director, Center for Arrhythmia Research, University of Michigan.

  • Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:Professor of Medicine & Radiological Sciences,
    Director, UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center & EP Programs, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.

  • Uma N Srivatsa , MBBS, MAS, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:Professor of Medicine,
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Director, CCEP fellowship
    UC Davis, CA

  • Dhiraj Gupta, MD.

    Affiliation:Consultant Cardiologist/ Electrophysiologist Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

  • Rajeev Pathak, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FHRS, FACC.

    Affiliation:Rajeev K. Pathak, is an Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Clinical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing at the Canberra Hospital and Australian National University, Australia. He completed his residency and advanced training in Cardiology at The Canberra Hospital, before pursuing sub-specialisation in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He did his post-doctoral advanced cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at University of Pennsylvania, USA. Dr Pathak has received multiple national and international academic honours and has published widely in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and Atrial fibrillation.

  • Marc Gillinov, MD, MD, FACC, FAHA.

    Affiliation:Surgical Director, Center for Atrial Fibrillation,
    Judith Dion Pyle Chair for Heart Valve Research,
    Staff Surgeon, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic.

  • Jason Andrade, MD.

    Affiliation:Dr. Jason Andrade is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), with joint appointment at St Paul’s Hospital and the Montreal Heart Institute. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and an Adjunct Professor at the Université de Montréal.
    Dr. Andrade is the Director of the Electrophysiology Program at VGH, as well as Head of the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic at VGH. He also serves as co-chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines committee, and serves as the medical lead for the atrial fibrillation care in the province of British Columbia. He previously served as chair of the education committee for the Canadian Heart Rhythm society.
    Dr. Andrade is the principal investigator of two ongoing multicenter clinical trials on cryoablation (the CIRCA-DOSE study and the EARLY-AF program). He has authored or co-authored over 130 scientific publications, predominantly in the domain of atrial fibrillation. He is also the author of a handbook of cardiac electrophysiology, a handbook of electrocardiogram interpretation, and several chapters related to atrial fibrillation ablation and cardiac cryoablation.

  • Osmar A. Centurion, MD, PhD, FACC.

    Affiliation:Associate Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences,
    Chief, Department of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas, Asuncion National University.

  • Paul J. Wang, MD.

    Affiliation:Professor, Director, Stanford Cardiac Arrhythmia Program and Electrophysiology Service.

  • Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD.

    Affiliation:Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelide, Australia.

  • Ralph James Damiano, Jr, MD.

    Affiliation:Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery,
    John M. Shoenberg Professor of Surgery,
    Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Sakis Themistoclakis, MD.

    Affiliation:Vice President AIAC (Italian Society of Pacing and Arrhythmology), Director of AF Center, Senior Electrophysiologist, Cardiology Unit, Cardiovascular Department, Ospedale dell'Angelo, Italy.

  • Salwa Beheiry, RN, CCRN.

    Affiliation:Director, EP and Arrhythmia Services, California Pacific Medical Center.

  • Sanjeev Saksena, MD, FACC, FESC, FAHA, FHRS.

    Affiliation:Clinical Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School,
    Medical Director, Electrophysiology Research Foundation,
    Editor In Chief, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology,
    Past President, Heart Rhythm Society.

  • Suneet Mittal, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, The St.Luke′s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York,
    Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

  • Vigneshwar Kasirajan, MD.

    Affiliation:West Hospital, Richmond,VA, USA.

  • Vivek Y. Reddy, MD.

    Affiliation:Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service,
    The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Professor of Medicine in Cardiac Electrophysiology,
    The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Center for Cardiac Electrophysiology,
    The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute,
    The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health.

  • Wallace Ray, BS, CT.

    Affiliation:EP Technical Educational Specialist, University of Kansas Hospital.

  • Warren M. Jackman, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:George Lynn Cross Research Professor,
    Co-Founder ans Senior Scientific Advisor Heart Rhythm Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

  • Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:Dr. Di Biase is currently serving as the Senior Researcher at Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and Associate Professor Department of Medicine (Cardiology) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA, Montefiore Hospital. The heart of Dr. Di Biase's mission is improving patients care and he believes that it is possible through dedicated clinical practice associated to cutting-edge clinical research. His research is focused on cardiology and electrophysiology with a specific emphasis on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias performed either manually or with robotic catheter navigation as well as on heart failure especially treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy devices.


Section Editors

  • Rong Bai, MD, FACC, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:Professor of Medicine.
    Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University Beijing, China
    National Clinical Research Center for Cardiovascular Diseases.

  • Amin M. Al-Ahmad, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:Dr. Al-Ahmad completed his undergraduate studies in bioengineering at Syracuse University in NY. He went on to complete his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.
    Dr. Al-Ahmad continued his medical studies at Tufts University, completing an internship and residency in internal medicine, a fellowship in general cardiology, and a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology. After graduation from medical school,
    Dr. Al-Ahmad also served as an instructor in the medical school at Tufts University. After Tufts, He joined the faculty at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California for an additional ten years before joining Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia in Austin. During his tenure at both Tufts and Stanford Universities,
    Dr Al-Ahmad was the recipient of several teaching excellence awards. In addition,
    Dr Al-Ahmad has participated in research and publication in the area of cardiac electrophysiology both as a primary or co-author of significant numbers of scientific articles as well as co-editor of several books in the field of Electrophysiology. He has also delivered numerous papers and lectures in the area of cardiac electrophysiology both in the United States and internationally. In addition to private practice,
    Dr. Al-Ahmad continues to be actively involved in a large number of research grants and programs.
    Dr Al-Ahmad’s area of special interest is ablation of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias as well as the evaluation and development of new technologies.

  • Mikhael El-Chami, MD.

    Affiliation:Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University and is the director of electrophysiology at Emory University Hospital Midtown.


Assistant Editor

  • Sharan Prakash Sharma, MD.

    Affiliation:Dr Sharma finished his internal medicine residency in 2014 and he worked for 4 years in Laconia, NH. Currently, he is doing cardiac arrhythmia research fellowship and is pursuing general cardiology fellowship in Michigan this year. He has authored several electrophysiology related articles in high impact journals and plans to do electrophysiology in the future.


Technical Editor

Siva Korlakunta MS.


Managing Editor

Sudharani Bommana M.Sc.,M.phil.,CCRP.


Statistical Editor

Kay Ryschon Ph.D.


Publishing Director

Prabhaker Gangasani Ph.D.


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