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Title: Stepwise Approach to the Different Parts of Vasovagal Syncope in a Patient Undergoing Cardioneuroablation

Credits: Tolga Aksu, MD, Associated Professor of Cardiology Tumer Erdem Guler, MD Serdar Bozyel, MD Kivanc Yalin, MD, FEHRA


Title: Complications of Atrial Fibrillation Cryoablation

Credits: Ugur CANPOLAT, Duygu KOCYIGIT, Kudret AYTEMIR


Title: Left Ventricular Contractility Assessed by Global Longitudinal Strain is Inferior in Atrial Fibrillation Compared to Sinus Rhythm

Credits: Bue F Ross Agner, MD, PhD, Michael G Katz, MD, Zachary R. Williams, MD, Ulrik Dixen, MD, PhD, Gorm B Jensen, MD, DMSc, Professor of Medicine, Karl Q Schwarz, FACC, MD, Professor of Medicine


Title: Atrial fibrillation - Who Needs Catheter Ablation And Which Approach?

Credits: Duygu KOCYIGIT, MD, Ugur CANPOLAT, MD, Assistant Professor, Kudret AYTEMIR, MD, Professor


Title: Innapproriate Sinus Tachycardia after Superior Vena Cava Isolation in Addition to Pulmonary Veins Isolation of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Cryoballoon Ablation

Credits: Dr. Murat Sucu, Dr. Kudret Aytemir, Dr. Hikmet Yorgun


Title: Lone AF: is there a rationale?

Credits: Duygu Kocyigit, Kadri Murat Gurses, Kudret Aytemir


Title: Left atrial image registration to guide catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: In the eye of the technology

Credits: Ósmar Antonio Centurión MD, PhD, FACC


Title: Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Septal Defect: Taming of the Scylla and Charybdis

Credits: George E.Blake, MD, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD


  • Dr .Deering,, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Deering is currently the director of the Arrhythmia Center of Piedmont Heart Institute. He also serves as the Chief of the Cardiovascular Centers of Excellence and as Chief Quality officer for Piedmont Heart Institute. He holds the Mark E. Silverman, M.D. Educational Chair. He graduated summa cum laude from the Yale University School of Medicine and completed his medical and cardiac electrophysiology training at Yale and Tufts New England Medical Center. After serving as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Yale he moved to Atlanta and joined the staff of Piedmont Hospital, where he has practiced since that time

  • DR Angelo B. Biviano,, MD, MPH.

    Affiliation: Angelo B. Biviano, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center. His research interests include the use of intracardiac signal analyses for, as well as outcomes of, patients with atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.

  • Dr. Abdel J. Fuenmayor, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr Abdel J. Fuenmayor is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of Electrophysiology at the Cardiovascular Research Institute of the University of The Andes in Mérida, Venezuela

  • Dr. Abhinav Sharma, MD.

    Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri , United States of America. Main research interests involve cardiovascular imaging, vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque, and cardiovascular quality and outcomes.

  • Dr. Abraham G. Kocheril, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Christie Clinic Director of Athletes Cardiovascular Evaluation. Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Presence Covenant Medical Center. Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine. Professor of Medicine (with tenure), Director of Clinical Electrophysiology, Director of Athletes Cardiovascular Evaluation, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. Staff electrophysiologist, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL. Lecturer, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

  • Dr. Adrian Baranchuk, MD FACC FRCPC.

    Affiliation: Associate Professor of Medicine Director, EP Training Program Queen?s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Board of trustees ISHNE, Council Member International Society of Electrocardiography (ISE), His area of interest is the link between AFib and Sleep Apnea

  • Dr. Amar M Salam, MBBS, FRCP (London), FACC, FESC.

    Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, and Consultant Clinical Cardiologist at Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar. Research interests include; Atrial Fibrillation, Lipids, Resuscitation, Stroke and Novel Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy.

  • Dr. Amr Salah Omar, MBBch, Msc, PhD, MD, MBA.

    Affiliation: Dr Amr Salah Omar MBBch, Msc, PhD, MD, MBA; has completed his Ph.D. and a doctorate degree in Critical care medicine from Cairo University, Egypt. He received an academic position as a professor in Beni Suef University Egypt last year; he also received assistant professor position in Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar in 2016. He is holding a position as a consultant in intensive care cardiothoracic surgery department, Hamad medical corporation, Qatar.

  • Dr. 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.

  • Dr. Angelo B. Biviano, MD, MPH.

    Affiliation: Angelo B. Biviano, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center. His research interests include the use of intracardiac signal analyses for, as well as outcomes of, patients with atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia

  • Dr. Angelo Biviano, MD, M.P.H.

    Affiliation: Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center

  • Dr. Anil K. Gehi, MD , FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Anil Gehi is Assistant Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and the Director of the Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He completed medical and post-graduate training at the University of California San Francisco followed by a cardiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center and an electrophysiology fellowship at Emory University Medical Center. He performs a range of electrophysiology procedures including complex ablation and cardiac device implantation, with a particular interest and expertise in catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. His research focus encompasses all topics related to atrial fibrillation, including symptom management, stroke prevention, and ablation techniques.

  • Dr. Anna Vittoria Mattioli, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Associate Professor of Cardiology University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, ITALY Chief of Cardiology and angiology Unit of the National Institute for Cardiovascular Research, Modena (Italy). Teaching staff of the School of medicine and of the School of medical biotechnology: at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Since 2009 Fellow of American College of Cardiology (ACC). Since 2011 Member of National Board of of the Italian Society of Cardiology (SIC)

  • Dr. Anne B. Curtis, MD , FACC, FHRS, FACP, FAHA.

    Affiliation: Dr. Curtis is the Charles and Mary Bauer Professor of Medicine, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a Past President of the Heart Rhythm Society and a recipient of their Distinguished Service Award. Her research interests include implantable device therapy and clinical trials in atrial fibrillation. She was the Principal Investigator of the Block HF trial and has been on the steering committees of many other trials of implantable device therapy. Dr. Curtis has over 270 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and reviews. She is a member of the Association of University Cardiologists.

  • Dr. 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: http://web.math.unifi.it/users/fasano/home.html

  • Dr. 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: http://web.math.unifi.it/users/fasano/home.html

  • Dr. Arshad Jahangir, MD, FACC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Arshad Jahangir is Director of the Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging (CIRCA), Aurora University of Wisconsin Medical Group, Aurora Health Care. He is leading a team of multidisciplinary researchers in exploration of molecular mechanisms responsible for cardiovascular disease in the elderly and development of interventions to reduce such susceptibilities. Before joining Aurora Health Care nearly two years ago, Dr. Jahangir was Professor of Medicine, Consultant Cardiologist (Electrophysiology) and Director of the CardioGerontology Research Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, where he worked for 21 years, including Residency and Fellowship training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology.

  • Dr. Ayman Morttada Abd ElMoteleb Mohamed, .

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

  • Dr. Benjamin J. Scherlag, Ph.D.

    Affiliation: Regents Professor, George Lynn Cross Research Professor, Helen Webster Professor of Cardiac Arrhythmias, Professor of Medicine

  • Dr. Bruce T. Liang, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Liang is director of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center and chief of cardiology at UConn School of Medicine. Dr. Liang has studied ischemic preconditioning and cardioprotection for nearly two decades. He was among the first to elucidate a protective role of adenosine A3 receptors in the heart and to demonstrate a role of phospholipases C and D in muscle protection. Dr. Liang has an active clinical practice in cardiology including caring for patients with atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Carina Blomström Lundqvist, Professor.

    Affiliation: Chair, Scientific Initiative Committee, EHRA, Chair, HeartRhythmGroup (HRG) of the Swedish Society of Cardiology. Department of Cardiology, Uppsala University Hospital.

  • Dr. Carlo Pappone, MD.

    Affiliation: Professor of Cardiology at University-Hospital Ferrara, University School of Medicine. Director of Arrhythmology Department, Cotignola, Italy. He and his group members are devoted to investigate mechanisms and ablation techniques for different types of cardiac arrhythmias, including novel cardiac resynchronization therapy strategies and published several original articles on international Journals including but not limited to the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Circulation, JACC. He was awarded “Elite Reviewer” for JACC and he serves as Reviewer for NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, Circulation, JACC and many other Journals.

  • Dr. Carlo Rostagno, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Chief of Medicina Interna e post-chirurgica , AOU Careggi, Florence. Associated Professor in Internal Medicine at University of Florence , Italy . Specialist in Cardiology . Teacher of cardiology and internal medicine at University of Florence . He is member of the Working Group on Heart Failure of the European Society of Cardiology . Fellow of the ANMCO (Asssociazione Nazionale Medici Cardiologi Ospedalieri) . Particular field of interest are several aspects heart surgery , treatment of atrial fibrillation , heart failure and physiopathology of pulmonary circulation

  • Dr. Claudio Bilato, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Head of the Cardiology Ward, Division of Cardiology, Padova University Hospital, Professor at the University of Padova Postgraduate School of Cardiology

  • Dr. Claudio Tondo, MD.

    Affiliation: Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Center of Centro Cardiologico Monzino- University of Milan. A world recognized leader in the field of electrophysiology, Prof. Claudio Tondo is a dedicated clinician and researcher. He has been Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia and Heart Failure Research Institute San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital and Co-Director of the Electrophysiology Experimental Laboratory, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

  • Dr. Davendra Mehta, MD , PhD, FACC, FRCP, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Chief of Arrhythmia Section, Mount Sinai St Luke’s Hospital. Dr Mehta is a graduate from India. He did cardiology training in the UK in Leicester. He did EP training at St George’s Hospital in London where he was awarded a PhD for work on non-ischemic VT and signal-averaging. He has been faculty and staff electrophysiologist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine for last 23 years.

  • Dr. David J. Callans, MD.

    Affiliation: David J. Callans is Associate Director of the Arrhythmia Service at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. He attended college at the University of Chicago and medical school at Johns Hopkins University. His residency and fellowships in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology were performed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Callans? research interests include complex ablation and mechanism of ventricular tachycardia.

  • Dr. David Spragg, MD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: He is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Director of Electrophysiology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His interests include strategies for treating atrial fibrillation, including catheter-based approaches. He is also interested in adjunctive techniques and therapies (including magnetic resonance imaging of the left atrium) to improve AF ablation outcomes.

  • Dr. Deepak Saluja, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Saluja is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Director of the Clinical Cardiac Electropjhysiology Laboratory at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his M.D. and medical training at Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

  • Dr. Deering, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Deering is currently the director of the Arrhythmia Center of Piedmont Heart Institute. He also serves as the Chief of the Cardiovascular Centers of Excellence and as Chief Quality officer for Piedmont Heart Institute. He holds the Mark E. Silverman, M.D. Educational Chair. He graduated summa cum laude from the Yale University School of Medicine and completed his medical and cardiac electrophysiology training at Yale and Tufts New England Medical Center. After serving as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Yale he moved to Atlanta and joined the staff of Piedmont Hospital, where he has practiced since that time

  • Dr. Diego Conde, MD.

    Affiliation: Chief of Emergency Department at Instituto Cardiovascular de Buenos Aires and Chief of Cardiology Department at Sanatorio Anchorena, Argentina. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Salvador and also Adjunct Professor of Cardiology at University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He and his group members are devoted to investigate the mechanisms and treatments for different types of cardiac arrhythmias.

  • Dr. Duy Nguyen, MD, FHRS, FACC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Nguyen is Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology & Associate Director of Electrophysiology at University of Colorado, Denver. He directs the CU Translational EP Lab, whose goals are to evaluate novel ablation strategies, catheter designs, and molecular targets to enhance RF ablation in the management of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. His interests include ablation biophysics, complex VT and AF ablations, adult congenital heart disease, and left atrial appendage closure

  • Dr. E.Murat Tuzcu, MD.

    Affiliation: He is a Professor of Medicine, Vice Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, and a Staff Physician in the Section of Interventional Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. Dr. Tuzcu’s clinical interests cover a wide range of interventional cardiology patients. In addition to percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease, his expertise includes catheter-based treatment of valvular heart disease (Transcatheter aortic valve replacement - TAVR), and adult congenital heart defects. He is an internationally recognized expert in the emerging field of percutaneous valve repair and replacement. Dr. Tuzcu was voted into the recent listing of “Best Physicians in America,” and is listed in the National Registry of Who’s Who.

  • Dr. Eddy Lang, MD.

    Affiliation: Eddy Lang is an Associate Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary and holds the position of Senior Researcher with Alberta Health Services. He is a member of the Thrombosis Interest Group of Canada where he has contributed to the development of guidelines on anticoagulation-related bleeding management. His areas of interest are knowledge translation, evidence-based medicine and operations research. Dr. Lang is a member of the GRADE working group and has led the development of GRADE-based clinical practice guidelines in pre-hospital care in the US. Dr. Lang is also an award-winning educator having received recognition at both the university, national and international levels.

  • Dr. Eli Gang, MD, FACC, FAHA.

    Affiliation: Dr. Eli Gang is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He received his cardiology fellowship and clinical electrophysiology training at Columbia University. He is currently a member of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute as well as the Cardiovascular Medical Group, both in Los Angeles. The current areas of research interests include developing new modalities for remote navigation in the Electrophysiology Laboratory, as well as development of new catheter signal recording and processing technologies.

  • Dr. Elia De Maria, MD.

    Affiliation: Graduated In Medicine And Surgery, University Of Napoli (Italia) In 1999. Specialized In Cardiology, University Of Napoli (Italia) In 2003. Passed The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Accreditation Exam In Cardiac Pacing And Defibrillation (2012). Permanent Cardiologist Working In Italian Public Hospitals From 2005. Now Working In Carpi (Modena) Hospital, Division Of Cardiology And Intensive Care Unit. Head Of The Laboratory Of Electrophysiology And Cardiac Stimulation. External Contract Professor, Faculty Of Medicine And Surgery, University Of Verona, Italy, From Academic Year 2015-2016. Board Member Of ACCA (Acute Cardiovascular Care Association), European Society Of Cardiology, As Young ACCA Chairman, 2015-2016 Mandate.

  • Dr. Eraldo Occhetta, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Eraldo Occhetta is the Director of the Electrophysiology and Cardiostimulation section of the Cardiology Department of the University Hospital and a contract professor of the East Piedmont University, Novara (Italy). He is an active member of: the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA); the Associazione Italiana Aritmologia e Cardiostimolazione (AIAC) (for 8 years member of its National Board, as Coordinator of the Regional AIAC Presidents); the Societŕ Italiana di Cardiologia (SIC) (Piedmont Regional Past President). Since 30 years he works in the arrhythmology field, exploring new features of physiological cardiac pacing and ICD: rate responsive pacing, hemodynamic sensors, closed loop stimulation in vasovagal syncope prevention, alternative site of pacing (direct hisian and parahisian pacing), antibrady and antitachy pacing dedicated algorithms.

  • Dr. Faisal M. Merchant, .

    Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Medicine Cardiology Division, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology Emory University School of Medicine

  • Dr. Federico Guerra, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Federico Guerra is an Assistant Professor of Cardiology of Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona (Italy). He also works as a Cardiologist at the Cardiology and Arrhythmology Clinic of the “Ospedali Riuniti” University Hospital in Ancona (Italy). His clinical and research interests are focused on clinical arrhythmology, cardiac devices and heart failure mechanisms.

  • Dr. Federico Lombardi, MD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Professor of Cardiology at the University of Milan and Director of Cardiology/CCU at San Paolo Hospital in Milan, Italy. He is member of the Nucleus of the Working Group of E-Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology.Main research interests involve pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment of atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death, non- invasive assessment of cardiovascular function, autonomic control and cardiac pacing.

  • Dr. Fernando Hornero Sos, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Associate Professor. Surgery Dept. Universidad de Valencia (Spain) Senior Consultant. Department of Cardiac Surgery. Hospital General Universitario. Valencia (Spain) Editor in-Chief for the Journal of Cirugia Cardiovascular published by the Spanish Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons. Head of the Working Group on Arrhythmias Surgery and Cardiac Pacing of the Spanish Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

  • Dr. Fiorenzo Gaita, MD.

    Affiliation: Full Professor in Cardiology at the Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Italy. His field of interest has focused on clinical arrhythmias and transcatheter ablation techniques. Above all, in the last thirty years, he pioneered this field directly contributing to the first transcatheter ablation by DC shock carried out in Europe, the first surgical ablations for accessory pathways and the percutaneous ablation techniques of nodal reentrant tachycardias. His constant work has produced more than seven hundred publications published in national and international peer reviewed journals and several widely referred books and textbooks. To date he is actively involved in several professional societies as the European Heart Rhythm Association and the European Society if Cardiology.

  • Dr. Floria Mariana, MD, PhD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Graduated from Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iași, România (in 2002), trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Assistant Professor and postdoctoral researcher at Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iași, România (since 2014). She did a fellowship in Arrhythmology (2005-2007) and Echocardiography (2010-2012) at Catolic University of Louvain, in Belgium. She has a particular interest in cardiac rhythm disorders (especially atrial fibrillation) and cardiovascular imaging (especially echocardiography) and is a new member of SPAF Academy.

  • Dr. Francesco Violi, MD.

    Affiliation: Director of the Division of First Medical Clinic and the Centre of Atherothrombosis - Policlinico Umberto I - University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Professor of Internal Medicine of the Postgraduate Course “C” in Medicine and Surgery. Head of School of Specialization in Internal Medicine for the Polo Pontino , Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Past President of the Italian Society of Internal Medicine. DAI Director of Internal Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Dr. Frida Sandberg, PhD.

    Affiliation: Frida Sandberg is Associate Professor in the Signal Processing Group, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lund University. Her research interests include statistical signal processing, time–frequency analysis, and modeling of biomedical signals, with particular interest in signals of cardiovascular origin.

  • Dr. George Louridas, MD.

    Affiliation: Emeritus Professor of Cardiology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki Greece, Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, AHEPA Hospital (1983-2006), Director of Department of Cardiology, AHEPA Hospital (1996-2006).

  • Dr. Giovanni Battista Forleo, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Giovanni B Forleo received his Medical Degree at the University of Florence, Italy. Subsequently he completed his Residency at the Catholic University in Rome. After the clinical fellowship, he obtained the PhD and has been appointed Adjunctive Professor at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Dr. Forleo currently serves as cardiac electrophysiologist at the University Hospital of Tor Vergata in Rome. His major area of research is related to cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. His research work has been published in a variety of international journals and was presented in many international conferences.

  • Dr. Girish M. Nair, MBBS, MD, MSc. (HRM), DM, FRCPC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Girish Nair graduated from the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER- a deemed University), Pondicherry, India. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Cardiology from the University of Delhi, India. He moved to Canada in 2002 and completed a clinical/research fellowship in Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology from the University of Toronto and associated Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Nair has also completed his MSc. in Health Research Methodology form McMaster University. He served as a faculty in the Division of Cardiology at McMaster University from 2004 to 2012. Dr. Nair joined the Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute at the rank of Associate Professor on the 1st of October 2012. Dr. Nair’s current research interests lie in the fields of Atrial Fibrillation, Sudden Cardiac Death and Ventricular tachycardia with a specific focus on evaluating treatment strategies and knowledge transfer. His clinical focus is on complex ablations including Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia and arrhythmias in the grown up congenital heart disease population.

  • Dr. Gregory Y H Lip, MD.

    Affiliation: Professor Gregory YH Lip is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK. He is also Visiting Professor of Haemostasis Thrombosis & Vascular Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; and Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Thrombosis Research Unit, Aalborg University, Denmark.

  • Dr. Gregory YH Lip, MD.

    Affiliation: Professor Gregory YH Lip is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK. He is also Visiting Professor of Haemostasis Thrombosis & Vascular Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; and Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Thrombosis Research Unit, Aalborg University, Denmark.

  • Dr. Harry W. Daniell, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Daniell is a clinical professor in the Department of Family Practice, University of California Medical School at Davis. A general internist in private solo practice he has published extensively on a wide variety of subjects including the contributions by cigarette smoking to skin wrinkling and osteoporosis, prevention of nocturnal leg cramps, sex hormone deficiencies due to opioid consumption, and the hazards of proton pump inhibitor medications.

  • Dr. Hickey, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Hickey is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Columbia University Medical Center and holds a joint appointment in the Division of Cardiology (electrophysiology) as both a family and adult nurse practitioner. Her interdisciplinary research, clinical practice and scholarship is focused in the areas of cardiac genetics, the clinical care of those with chronic cardiac conditions and arrhythmias, and the prevention of sudden cardiac death. Her current grant awards include a R01 from the National Institute of Nursing Research (iHEART) focusing on arrhythmia telehealth monitoring in those with atrial fibrillation, her newly awarded (multiple-PI) P30 award with Dr. Suzanne Bakken is focusing on improving symptom self-management for underserved populations with or at risk for chronic health conditions.

  • Dr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Professor of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK. He is Director of Clinical Catheter Ablation Program, Director of Translational Electrophysiology and Associated Director of Heart Rhythm Institute. His clinical and research interests are focused on catheter mapping and ablation of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.

  • Dr. Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr Hugh Calkins is the Nicholas J. Fortuin M.D. Professor of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also is the Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory, the Atrial Fibrillation Center, the Arrhythmia Service, and the Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his cardiology fellowship training at Johns Hopkins. Dr Calkins trained in electrophysiology at Johns Hopkins and at the University of Michigan. Dr Calkins has published more than 400 manuscripts and more than 50 book chapters. The focus of his research efforts have been on atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation, syncope, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Dr Calkins is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, Heart Rhythm, the Journal of Interventional Electrophysiology, and Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. He currently serves as the President elect of the Heart Rhythm Society.

  • Dr. Hui-Nam Pak, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Professor Pak is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He is a director of Cardiac intervention and electrophysiology laboratory, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yosei University Health System, and a steering committee member of Korean Heart Rhythm Society and Korean Circulation Society. Professor Pak has been focused his research in catheter ablation and pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Ignacio García-Bolao, MD, PhD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Ignacio García-Bolao MD, PhD, FESC is Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Director of the Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Department at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra. He is Full Professor at the University of Navarra. He is highly experienced in catheter mapping and ablation of atrial and ventricular complex arrhythmias, percutaneous left atrial appendage closure and CRT.

  • Dr. Ignasi Anguera, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Barcelona. Dr. Ignasi Anguera is the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at the Bellvitge University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain. Dr Anguera is a graduate from University of Barcelona. He did cardiology training in the Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain; where he was awarded a PhD. He has been faculty and staff electrophysiologist at Bellvitge University Hospital for last 10 years.

  • Dr. J. David Spence, MD, FRCPC, FAHA, FCAHS.

    Affiliation: Professor of Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology, and Director of the Stroke Prevention & Atherosclerosis Research Centre, Robarts Research Institute, Western University, London, Canada. Professor Spence has devoted his entire career to stroke prevention. His interests include individualized therapy for resistant hypertension and nutrition in stroke prevention (including vitamin therapy to lower homocysteine). He was a co-discoverer of the effect of grapefruit on drug metabolism, and pioneered the measurement of carotid plaque burden by ultrasound for patient management, genetic research and evaluation of new therapies.

  • Dr. J. Kevin Donahue, MD.

    Affiliation: J. Kevin Donahue, MD is Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. Dr. Donahue?s research interests include understanding mechanisms and developing novel therapies for atrial fibrillation and ischemia/infarct-related ventricular arrhythmias

  • Dr. Jacob I. Haft, MD.

    Affiliation: Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Attending Physician, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack New Jersey; Attending Physician, Saint Michaels Medical Center, Newark New Jersey ; Formerly Director and Chief of Cardiology, Saint Michaels Medical Center (for 24 years); FACP, FACC, FCCP, FAHA, FHRS. Research interests: Electrophysiology, Clinical arrhythmias, Coronary artery disease, Thrombosis, Platelets, Plaque rupture, Atrial fibrillation and stroke. (See pubmed.gov, Haft JI).

  • Dr. James A. Reiffel, MD.

    Affiliation: Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Attending Physician, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Campus, The New York Presbyterian Hospital; Director, Electrocardiography, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; Staff Electrophysiologist, Division of Cardiology, Dept of Medicine.

  • Dr. James A. Reiffel,, MD.

    Affiliation: Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; and, Attending Physician [Emeritus] at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Section of Electrophysiology.

  • Dr. Jasbir S. Sra, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Sra is the medical director of electrophysiology for Aurora Cardiovascular Services and a clinical professor of medicine for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. He is the program director of Aurora’s Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program, one of the longest running and largest in Wisconsin. Dr. Sra is internationally recognized for setting a new standard in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

  • Dr. Jason G. Andrade, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Jason G. Andrade is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of British Columbia, and adjunct professor at the Université de Montréal. He currently splits his time between Vancouver General Hospital, where he serves as director of non-invasive electrodiagnostics as well as the electrophysiology lab director, and the Montreal Heart Institute. His clinical and research interests are centred around catheter ablation of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.

  • Dr. Jeff Healey, MD, MSc, FRCP(C), FHRS.

    Affiliation: Jeff Healey is the director of arrhythmia services at Hamilton Health Sciences, Professor of medicine at McMaster University and the Population Health Research Institute Chair in Cardiology Research. He is also the principal investigator and chair of the Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network (CSPIN), which is conducting a series of clinical trials related to atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention and will also support the development of new Canadian researchers in this field. He is the past co-chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Committee and past chair of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario’s Heart Rhythm Working group.

  • Dr. Jeroen J Bax, MD.

    Affiliation: Jeroen J Bax is professor of Cardiology and Director of non-invasive cardiac imaging, at the department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands. He has been working intensively with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and is currently serving as President Elect of the ESC. He has been Associate Editor of the American College Cardiology, and is currently Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal. He has co-authored numerous scientific articles, has guided many PhD fellows and his main interests of research include imaging in heart failure, stable coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Jian-Fang Ren, MD, FACC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Ren is an echocardiologist and consultant for the intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) training program for cardiac electrophysiology fellows in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, 1999-2015. Dr. Ren had previously served as Sinior investigator/Research Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University and Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Ren has been working with Dr. Marchlinski’s electrophysiology group since 1992 and has been the champion and pioneer related to the use of ICE for electrophysiological ablation procedures and focused his research efforts in this area.

  • Dr. Joăo de Sousa, MD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Joăo de Sousa is Director of Electrophysiology and Pacing Laboratory at Santa Maria University Hospital and, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Medicine in Lisbon, Portugal. He graduated from the University of Lisbon in 1984. He performed his two-year electrophysiology fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA. His research interest is in catheter ablation of arrhythmias and device treatment of heart failure and sudden death prevention.

  • Dr. John Clark, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. John Clark from Akron Children’s Hospital is an Associate Professor of Medicine at North Eastern Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. He is a pediatric cardiac electrophysiologist and the director of the pediatric arrhythmia center at Akron Children’s Hospital. He has more than 15 years of work experience in pediatric electrophysiology. Dr. Clark is among the first in the world to perform a fluoroless ablation and he continues to advocate for a zero fluoroscopy approach, having completed more than 500 pediatric ablations without the use of fluoroscopy. His research interests encompass innovative advances and strategies related to zero fluoroscopy ablations including procedures in complex congenital heart patients and pregnancy.

  • Dr. John Somberg, MD.

    Affiliation: John Somberg is currently a Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Rush University in Chicago. He also serves as Chief the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and the Director of the Masters in Clinical Research Program at Rush University. Dr. Somberg is the Editor of the American Therapeutics and has served for 14 years on the Circulatory Device Advisory Panel with the FDA. Dr. Somberg completed a cardiology fellowship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard Medical School, ran the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Albert Einstein and was the Chief of Cardiology at the Chicago Medical School prior to his current position. His areas of specialization are anti-arrhythmic pharmacology and drug and device development.

  • Dr. 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.

  • Dr. Jonathan S. Steinberg, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Jonathan Steinberg is currently the Director of the Arrhythmia Institute in the Valley Health System located in New York and New Jersey, USA. He had been Professor of Medicine at Columbia University for more than a decade during which time he was responsible for training more than 20 electrophysiology fellows. He has published more than 170 peer-reviewed papers and more than 40 book chapters. Dr. Steinberg has served in numerous executive positions in a host of large scale multicenter clinical trials. His current research interests focus on atrial fibrillation and design of randomized clinical trials of advanced or innovative ablation techniques.

  • Dr. Joris R. de Groot, MD, PhD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Dr. De Groot is a Clinical Electrophysiologist/Device Specialist and Assistant Professor of Cardiology at the Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His research interests include hybrid and thoracoscopic ablation for atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease and novel implantable device technology.

  • Dr. Jose A. Joglar, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Joglar is Professor of Internal Medicine and Program Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is also director of Cath and EP lab at Parkland Memorial hospital and holds The Thaxton Page and Ellis Batten Page Professorship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Research. He has been involved in academic medicine all his life, has expertise and has conducted diverse research on atrial fibrillation as well as defibrillation science.

  • Dr. 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.

  • Dr. Junbeom Park, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr Junbeom Park is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He had been on Assistant Clinical Research Professor at Arrhythmia Center, Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University Health System (2012-2015). Currently, he has been Assistant Professor at Ewha Womans University Medical Center since 2015. Dr Junbeom’s procedural and research includes catheter ablation of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias and implantation of cardiac devices and lead extraction.

  • Dr. Kathleen Hickey, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Kathleen Hickey is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Columbia University Medical Center and holds a joint appointment in the Division of Cardiology (electrophysiology) as both a family and adult nurse practitioner. Her interdisciplinary research, clinical practice and scholarship is focused in the areas of cardiac genetics, the clinical care of those with chronic cardiac conditions and arrhythmias, and the prevention of sudden cardiac death. Her current grant awards include a R01 from the National Institute of Nursing Research (iHEART) focusing on arrhythmia telehealth monitoring in those with atrial fibrillation, her newly awarded (multiple-PI) P30 award with Dr. Suzanne Bakken is focusing on improving symptom self-management for underserved populations with or at risk for chronic health conditions.

  • Dr. Kathleen T. Hickey, EdD, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAHA, FAAN.

    Affiliation: Dr. Kathleen T. Hickey is a nurse practitioner in the Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Columbia University and is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Columbia University School of Nursing. Her main interests focus on cardiac genomics and improving the care and quality of life of patients living with cardiac arrhythmias. Her work has been supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has presented her work at many international conferences and published in a variety of journals. Dr. Hickey is the past president of the International Society of Nursing in Genetics (ISONG), and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Heart Association.

  • Dr. Katia Dyrda, MD, FRCPC, MSc, PEng.

    Affiliation: Cardiologist Electrophysiologist at the Montreal Heart Institute and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

  • Dr. Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair did his internship and Internal Medicine residency at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India and completed Cardiology residency and Cardiac electrophysiology fellowship from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India. He also did one year of clinical fellowship in Cardiac electrophysiology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor in the department of Cardiology, at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India.

  • Dr. Laurent Fauchier, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Professor of Cardiology and works in the Cardiology and Electrophysiology Department at the Trousseau University Hospital, Tours, France

  • Dr. Laurent Pison, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Pison is assistant professor of Cardiology at Maastricht University Medical Center, NL. He earned his medical degree in 1999 from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and trained in cardiology and electrophysiology in Leuven. He is a member of the EHRA Scientific Initiatives Committee. His research concentrates on atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Leif Sörnmo, PhD, DHC.

    Affiliation: Leif Sörnmo is Professor of Biomedical Signal Processing and responsible for the BME education program at Lund University, Sweden. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering and Medical and Biological Engineering & Computing.

  • Dr. Li-Wei Lo, MD.

    Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University in 1999 and then received cardiology and electrophysiology training at Taipei Veterans General hospital. Dr. Lo is currently attending physician in Taipei Veterans General hospital and assistant professor of medicine at school of medicine, National Yang-Ming University. Dr. Lo’s research interest included autonomic regulation of arrhythmia.

  • Dr. Luca T. Mainardi, MD.

    Affiliation: Luca Mainardi is Associate Professor and member of the board of the PhD track in Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano. Member of the Directory Board of the Italian National Group of Bioengineering (GNB) in the period 2004-2007, he is the elected Chair of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) WG7 on Biomedical Pattern Recognition. Since 2016 he is also the vice-Chair of the EMBS TC on Biomedical Signal Processing.

  • Dr. Magdi Sami, MB,BCH; FRCP(C), FACC, FAHA.

    Affiliation: Dr Sami graduated from Cairo University in 1969. He emigrated to Canada in 1971. He specialized in cardiology and obtained his FRCP(c) in 1976 and has subsequently trained in clinical research and clinical electrophysiology at Stanford University, from 1977-1979. He is currently professor of medicine at McGill and a senior Cardiologist at the Mc Gill University Hospital Center (MUHC). His main interest is clinical arrhythmia management and research as well as teaching. He has published more than 200 manuscripts as well as numerous abstracts and book chapters on arrhythmias and antiarrhythmic drugs.

  • Dr. Marie-France, MD, FRCPC.

    Affiliation: Marie-France Beauchesne is pharmacist at the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS, and professor of clinical pharmacy at the Faculté de pharmacie, Université de Montréal. Her research interests include optimal medication prescribing and management

  • Dr. Mark A. Mascarenhas, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Mark Mascarenhas is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine and NYU Heart Rhythm Center in New York City. Under Dr. Larry Chinitz, he and the electrophysiology team perform all aspects of electrophysiology and are focused on innovative advances and strategies in the treatment of complex arrhythmias.

  • Dr. Markus Schlaich, MD.

    Affiliation: Professor Schlaich is a renal physician and an ESH accredited hypertension specialist with a strong background in clinical research. His main scientific interests focus on pathophysiologic aspects of hypertension including the contribution of the sympathetic nervous system, the L-arginine/nitric oxide pathway, their interaction, and the involvement of the kidneys. Professor Schlaich has a specific interest in treatment modalities targeting the sympathetic nervous system and has contributed to the development of renal deneravtion as a novel therapeutic approach to hypertension. He has been highly successful in attracting competitive grant funding including 9 NHMRC project grants since 2006.

  • Dr. Martin A. Alpert, MD.

    Affiliation: Martin A. Alpert, M.D. presently serves as the Brent M. Parker Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine’s Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Alpert was previously Director of the Division of Cardiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He has published 295 articles in journals or books and is the author of a textbook entitled “Cardiac Arrhythmias: A Bedside Guide to and Treatment.

  • Dr. Mehmet Demir, MD.

    Affiliation: He is a Assoc. Professor Doctor of Cardiology. He is working Department of Cardiology Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Education and Research Hospital in Turkey. Dr. Demir’s clinical interests of arrhytmia, echocardiography and coronary artery disease. Dr. Demir has published more than 60 national and international scientific manuscripts.

  • Dr. Melvin Scheinman, M.D.

    Affiliation: Dr. Scheinman graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1956 and from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1960. He is currently Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Chief of the Genetic Arrhythmia unit. His research interests include studies on mechanisms and ablation of cardiac arrhythmias as well as discovery of novel genes for genetic arrhythmia syndromes. He was the first to perform catheter ablation in humans. He was awarded the Pioneer Award from the Heart Rhythm Society and the Outstanding Scientist Award from the American College of Cardiology.

  • Dr. Miguel Valderrábano, MD, FACC.

    Affiliation: Miguel Valderrabano, MD, FACC, is currently the Director, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology; Department of Cardiology; Methodist DeBakey Heart Center; The Methodist Hospital System. Dr. Valderrabano is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the Program Director for the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship program at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine.

  • Dr. Mohit K Turagam, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Turagam completed his medical education at Osmania Medical College in India in 2004. After obtaining his medical degree, he came to Michigan and received an MS in Kinesiology from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. In 2007 he moved to Urbana, IL where he completed an internship and residency at the University of Illinois-College of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Turagam worked as a hospitalist at Froedert Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. He joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor in July 2011. Dr. Turagam is very active in clinical findings research and has authored or reviewed several publications during and since his residency.

  • Dr. Muhammad F Khan, M.D. FACP.

    Affiliation: Chairman of Code Blue Committee and Staff Physician (academic hospitalist), Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona. Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona.

  • Dr. Murat Sucu, MD.

    Affiliation: He is a Professor Doctor of Cardiology. He is working Department of Cardiology and Director of Clinical Electrophysiology at the University of Gaziantep in Turkey. Dr. Sucu’s clinical interests of clinical an invasive electrophysiology including both device implantation and catheter ablation therapies. Dr. Sucu has published more than 70 national and international scientific manuscripts.

  • Dr. Nancy M. Allen LaPointe, PharmD, MHS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Allen LaPointe is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University, Chair of the Duke University Health System Institutional Review Board, and Director of the Duke Heart Center Distinguished Research Center Programs. Research interests include comparative safety and effectiveness of cardiovascular medications, translation of evidence into practice, and improving medication self-management.

  • Dr. Natasja MS De Groot, MD.

    Affiliation: Natasja MS de Groot, associate professor, works as a cardiologist-electrophysiologist at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. As a clinical electrophysiologist, she is specialized in 1) catheter ablation in patients with congenital heart disease, 2) catheter ablation implantation in pediatric patients, 3) catheter ablation of complex tachyarrhythmias. She is also chief of the research unit translational electrophysiology. Research projects are aimed at unraveling the pathophysiology of cardiac arrhythmias, particularly that of atrial fibrillation and post-operative atrial tachyarrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease.

  • Dr. Noel G. Boyle,, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Professor of Medicine, Director of Cardiac EP Fellowship Program, UCLA Health System and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

  • Dr. Olga Blagova, MD.

    Affiliation: Olga Blagova, Cardiologist at V.N.Vinogradov Faculty Theraputic University clinic, professor of internal medicine department, I.M.Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. Research interests include the so-called idiopathic arrhythmia, medicamental treatment of arrhythmias, cardiac implantable electronic devices, sudden cardiac death, genetic, diagnosis noncoronary diseases (myocarditis, cardiomyopathies) using myocardial biopsy, and their differentiated treatment (including immunosuppressive and antiviral therapy).

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

    Affiliation: Professor Osmar Antonio Centurion, is a cardiologist with expertise in Hemodynamics and Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Ablation. He is Professor of Medicine at the Facultad de Ciencias Médicas from the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay. He received is PhD degree in Cardiology, at the Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki, Japan in 1994. He is the Founding Member of Sociedad Latinoamericana de Cardiología Intervencionista (SOLACI). Author of more than 100 medical articles published in peer-reviewed American, European and Japanese journals in cardiology.

  • Dr. Paul P. Dobesh, Pharm.D.

    Affiliation: Dr. Dobesh is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Dr. Dobesh’s teaching and research interest include the areas of ischemic heart disease, antithrombotic therapy, and other cardiology and critical care topics. Dr. Dobesh has conducted research on antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy, focusing on real-world utilization and health-economics. He has also published book chapters and several manuscripts in this area.

  • Dr. Peter Santucci, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr Santucci is a Professor of Medicine and Clinical Electrophysiologist at Loyola University in Maywood, Illinois, where he serves as Director of the CIED Program and as the EP Fellowship Program Director.

  • Dr. Prakash C. Deedwania, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P.

    Affiliation: Professor of Medicine, University of California in San Francisco School of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fresno Fresno, CA

  • Dr. 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.

  • Dr. Pyotr G Platonov, MD , PhD, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Pyotr Platonov is Professor of cardiology and senior cardiology consultant at Lund University and Skĺne University hospital in Lund (Sweden). Main research interests include noninvasive electrocardiology and electrocardiography-based risk prediction in common cardiovascular conditions such as atrial fibrillation an congestive heart failure as well as inherited diseases associated with high risk of sudden cardiac death.

  • Dr. Rachel Lampert, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Lampert has been on the faculty at Yale Medical School, section of Cardiology/Electrophysiology since 1997, where she is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Lampert is a PI of several NIH supported projects examining the role of psychological stress in arrhythmogenesis. She is a fellow of the ACC and HRS, where she serves on the Board of Trustees.

  • Dr. Rafal Dabrowski, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Rafal Dabrowski, Associate Professor of the II Dep. of Ischeamic Heart Disease, Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Fellow of European Society of Cardiology, member of Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Drug Therapy Working Group of ESC, president-elect of the Warsaw branch of Polish Cardiac Society. Research interests: upstream therapy in patients with AF with regard to aldosterone antagonists. Risk factors and pathophysiology of AF. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of cardiac drugs. Treatment of hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure and arrhythmias. Author and co-author of over 150 manuscripts and book chapters on the field of cardiology, hypertension and lipid disorders.

  • Dr. Rayaz Malik, MBChB, FRCP, PhD.

    Affiliation: Rayaz Malik is a Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician in the Centre for Endocrinology & Diabetes, Manchester Royal Infirmary and University of Manchester. He obtained his BSc., MSc., and MB ChB from the University of Aberdeen and his PhD from the University of Manchester. He is an expert in the pathogenesis, assessment and treatment of diabetic neuropathy and cardiomyopathy and has published and presented extensively on this. He was the immediate past Chairman of Neurodiab, the diabetic neuropathy study group of the EASD.

  • Dr. Rod Passman, MD, MSCE.

    Affiliation: Dr. Rod Passman is a Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He is Associate Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Medical Director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation. Dr. Passman did his EP training at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters Degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His clinical interests include complex ablation and device implantation and his research interests are currently focused on novel approaches for stroke prevention in AF.

  • Dr. Rohit Malhotra, MD.

    Affiliation: Rohit Malhotra is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Cardiology Division at the University of Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia where he served as Chief Resident. He then completed cardiology and electrophysiology training at the University of Virginia. He treats patients with atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and ventricular tachycardia.

  • Dr. Rowlens M. Melduni, M.D., M.P.H.

    Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

  • Dr. S. Serge Barold, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr Barold spent most of his career at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester NY where the attained the position of Professor of Medicine. He is presently Clinical Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the same institution. Dr Barold has published many articles and books on cardiac devices. His most recent book “Cardiac Pacemakers and Resynchronization Step By Step. An Illustrated Guide” now in its second edition has remained a best seller since 2010.

  • Dr. Sahar S. Abdelmoneim, MBBCh, MSc, MS, FESC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Sahar S. Abdelmoneim is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and a Research Associate in the Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases Division, Cardiac Ultrasound and Hemodynamic Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. She is also an Assistant Lecturer of Cardiology at Assiut University in Egypt. She has completed nine years of dedicated echocardiography research focused on the utilization of ultrasound contrast agents for cardiac imaging, including myocardial perfusion, and participates in the Mayo Clinic Echocardiography Core Lab.

  • Dr. Sameer Bansilal, M.D, Ph.D.

    Affiliation: Dr. Sameer Bansilal is a clinician and investigator with a broad range of expertise in cardiovascular medicine and outcomes research on a global scale. Dr. Bansilal is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an Attending Physician in the Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Institute. Prior to this he was investigator at the TIMI Study Group at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, founded by Eugene Braunwald, MD. Dr. Bansilal earned his medical degree from University of Mumbai, India and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital, New York. He went on to complete a research fellowship followed by a clinical cardiology fellowship at Mount Sinai, New York under the tutelage of Valentin Fuster, M.D, Ph.D. During this time, Dr. Bansilal obtained a Masters in Clinical Research from the Mount Sinai-NYU Program and additional training at the Harvard School of Public health through the program in clinical effectiveness. Dr. Bansilal has experience with federally funded trials (FREEDOM) and multiple pharmaceutical sponsored trials (PEGASUS TIMI-54, DECLARE TIMI-58) through his work in New York and Boston. Dr. Bansilal’s research interests include evaluation of therapies for coronary disease, diabetes, atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disease in global populations. His special interests include advanced trial design and trial methodology. His clinical interests center on patients with diabetes, coronary disease, atrial fibrillation, valvular disease and asymptomatic patients with various heart disorders.

  • Dr. Samir Kapadia, MD.

    Affiliation: He is an interventional cardiologist and professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Kapadia has been involved as principal investigator or co-investigator in numerous clinical trials related to percutaneous replacement of aortic valve, percutaneous mitral valve repair, LAA closure, carotid stenting, and PFO closure. Since 2004, Cleveland Magazine named Dr. Kapadia to its list of “Top Doctors.” Dr. Kapadia was the recipient of the Cleveland Clinic “Teacher of the Year Award” and received the 2006 “Innovator Award” from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

  • Dr. 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.

  • Dr. Sandeep K. Jain, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Jain is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology with an interest in atrial fibrillation. He is the Director of the UPMC Passavant Electrophysiology Laboratory and Co-Director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation in the Heart and Vascular Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

  • Dr. Sándor J. Kovács, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Professor of Medicine, Physiology, Biomedical Engineering and Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. Founder and Director of the Cardiovascular Biophysics Laboratory at WU School of Medicine. He and his students have made seminal contributions to the discovery of new cardiovascular physiology and its mathematical modeling based analysis with rigorous, multi-modal imaging based in-vivo validation. These include: modeling the left ventricle as a suction pump (via the PDF formalism), four-chambered heart as a constant-volume pump, load independent index of diastolic function, left ventricular longitudinal and transverse impedance, intraventricular fluid mechanics and showing that the in-vivo equilibrium volume of the LV is its volume at diastasis, thereby defining passive stiffness as the slope of the diastatic pressure-volume relation. Electromechanical feedback on diastolic chamber properties due to atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. 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.

  • Dr. Sascha Rolf, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Rolf is Assistant Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at the University of Leipzig-Germany and cardiac electrophysiologist at the Heart Center Leipzig-Germany (Prof. Hindricks). He completed training in Cardiology/Electrophysiology at the University of Muenster-Germany (Prof. Breithardt) and the Charité Berlin-Germany (Prof. Haverkamp). Her performs a broad spectrum of electrophysiologic procedures including catheter ablation of complex atrial and ventricular tachycardias as well as cardiac device implantations. Research interests include all aspects of interventional therapies of arrhythmias with particular interest in innovative strategies and novel technologies. He is EHRA member and reviewer of several EP journals.

  • Dr. Savina Nodari, MD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Associate Professor of Cardiology Department of Experimental and Applied Medicine Section of Cardiovascular Diseases University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

  • Dr. Seil Oh, MD, PhD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

  • Dr. Serkan Cay, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Serkan Cay is an associate professor of Cardiology at the University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey. He received his M.D. from Hacettepe University and eventually became cardiology specialist at the cardiology center of Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Education and Research Hospital in 2007. After his 5-year career as a specialist there, Dr. Cay became an associate professor at the cardiology center of Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Education and Research Hospital in 2012. In addition to teaching, Dr. Cay is a member of Division of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. He currently resides in Ankara with her wife and their 2 children. He can be contacted at cayserkan (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Dr. Serkan Cay,, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Serkan Cay is an associate professor of Cardiology at the University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey. He received his M.D. from Hacettepe University and eventually became cardiology specialist at the cardiology center of Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Education and Research Hospital in 2007. After his 5-year career as a specialist there, Dr. Cay became an associate professor at the cardiology center of Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Education and Research Hospital in 2012. In addition to teaching, Dr. Cay is a member of Division of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. He currently resides in Ankara with her wife and their 2 children. He can be contacted at cayserkan (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  • Dr. Serkan Saygi, MD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Associate Professor of Medicine and an invasive electrophysiologist at the Department of Cardiology, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Canakkale, Turkey.

  • Dr. Sharon L. Mulvagh, MD, FASE, FACC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Sharon L. Mulvagh is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo College of Medicine, Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Director of Women’s Heart Clinic, and Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is a cardiologist and echocardiographer who is an active clinician investigator engaged in imaging research. She is an internationally recognized educator and speaker on cardiovascular imaging and women’s cardiovascular issues.

  • Dr. Shih-Ann Chen, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Shih-Ann Chen, MD from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan, is Professor of Medicine at National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology in Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, also Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA. He has more than 20 years of work experience in arrhythmology. Shih-Ann Chen is one among the first two pioneers in the world to develop the atrial fibrillation ablation technique. His outstanding academic achievements include investigation of the pathophysiology of focal atrial tachycardia, thoracic veins as atrial fibrillation initiator, and ablation technique for atrial fibrillation. In the year 2010, he was honored with Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship from the American College of Cardiology, USA.

  • Dr. Stavros Stavrakis, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He completed fellowships in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiology at the University of Oklahoma. Before coming to the US, he was a research fellow at the University of Athens Medical School, Greece, where he also earned his medical degree and a doctorate in philosophy. His research interests include optimizing the response to cardiac resynchronization therapy and autonomic neuromodulation in atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Takumi Yamada, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Takumi Yamada is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the United States of America. He graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Nagoya University and was trained in Japan. His specialty is pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of cardiac arrhythmias. He has more than 150 scientific publications including book chapters. He has served as a book editor, and an associate editor and reviewer for 20 major international cardiology and electrophysiology journals.

  • Dr. Theofilos M. Kolettis, MD.

    Affiliation: Professor in Cardiology at the University of Ioannina, Greece

  • Dr. Thomas H. Hauser, MD, MMSc, MPH.

    Affiliation: Thomas H. Hauser MD, MMSc, MPH is Director of Nuclear Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, MA USA.

  • Dr. Thomas Pilcher, MD, MS, FHRS, CEPS.

    Affiliation: Thomas Pilcher is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah located at Primary Children’s Hospital. He received his MD degree and performed residency in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed pediatric cardiology and pediatric electrophysiology fellowships at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is an active member of PACES (Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society)

  • Dr. Tolga Aksu, MD.

    Affiliation: He is a Associated Professor Doctor of Cardiology. He is working Department of Cardiology and Director of Clinical Electrophysiology at the Kocaeli Derince Education and Research Hospital in Turkey. Dr. Aksu clinically interested in invasive electrophysiology, device implantation and catheter ablation therapies. Special interest areas are Atrial fibrillation and cardioneuroablation. Dr. Aksu has published more than 80 national and international scientific publications.

  • Dr. Toru Maruyama, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Toru Maruyama?MD, PhD. is now a Professor of Faculty of Art and Science, Kyushu University, and further a staff of Outpatient Department, Heart Center, Kyushu University Hospital. He graduated Kyushu University Medical School and was a research resident in The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. His main interest focuses pathophysiology and management of arrhythmia including atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Uğur Canpolat, MD, Assistant Professor.

    Affiliation: Dr. Canpolat was graduated from the Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey and works as a staff cardiologist at the same clinic. Scientific interests include cardiac arrhythmias and cardiovascular imaging in rhythmology. He is the author of numerous scientific articles within the field of arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation.

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

    Affiliation: Uma N Srivatsa MBBS, MAS, FHRS is an Associate Professor of Medicine , and program director for CCEP fellowship at University of California, Davis in Sacramento, CA. She performs wide range of EP procedures and has a special interest in epidemiological research.

  • Dr. Valentina D.A. Corino, PhD.

    Affiliation: Valentina Corino is Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Her research activity lies in the field of biomedical signal processing with main interests in signals of cardiovascular origin, especially regarding supraventricular arrhythmias.

  • Dr. Viorel G. Florea, MD, PhD, DSc, FACC.

    Affiliation: Viorel Florea is a staff cardiologist at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. His main research interests focus on exercise physiology, ventricular remodeling, and prevention of heart failure. His research work has been presented at many international conferences and he has published in a variety of journals in multiple languages. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America, and the European Society of Cardiology.

  • Dr. Vishnumurthy Shushrutha Hedna, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Vishnumurthy Shushrutha Hedna is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine and is a key member of the only comprehensive stroke program in North Central Florida, USA. His research interests include brain edema management after stroke, stroke in the young, role of neuroinflammation in stroke, atrial fibrillation and its relation to stroke, CT perfusion in stroke mimics and outcomes after stroke endovascular therapy. He also plays a dual role as associate program director for both neurology residency and vascular neurology fellowship at University of Florida.

  • Dr. Wail Nammas, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Cardiology Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt Main research interests: interventional cardiology, anticoagulation

  • Dr. William Sauer, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. William Sauer is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Colorado. He completed his undergraduate, medical, and postgraduate medical education at the University of Pennsylvania. He enjoys mentoring residents and fellows with a shared interest in the development of technology and strategies to treat cardiac arrhythmias. When not at work, he can be found on family adventures with his wife and 2 young children.

  • Dr. Yasuo Okumura, MD.

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

  • Dr. Yasushi Akutsu, MD, FACP, FACC, FESC.

    Affiliation: Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Clinical Research Institute for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Showa University Karasuyama Hospital, and Director of Nuclear Stress Lab. Cardiac Unit, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Showa University School of Medicine.

  • Dr. Yuansheng Liu, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Yuansheng Liu, MD, PhD, Professor of Cardiology and Emergency, Emergency Department, Peking University People’s Hospital. My main research interest is the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias, especialy atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.

  • Dr. Zoltan Csanadi, MD, PhD, FESC.

    Affiliation: He is a Professor of Cardiology, Vice Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director of Clinical Electrophysiology at the University of Debrecen in Debrecen, Hungary. Dr. Csanadi’s clinical interests cover the wide range of clinical electrophysiology including both device and catheter based therapies. His research activities have recently been focused on the clinical efficacy and safety of single-shot ablation technologies for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Dr. Csanadi is board member of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology currently serving as President of the Scientific Committee of the Society.

  • Dr. Zubin Eapen, MD, MHS.

    Affiliation: He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University, Medical Director of the Duke Heart Failure Same Day Access Clinic, and the Department of Medicine Director of Education IT Innovations. He is also a member of Duke Clinical Research Institute Health Services Research Group and Center for Educational Excellence.

  • DR.Carlo Rostagno,, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Chief of Medicina Interna e post-chirurgica , AOU Careggi, Florence. Associated Professor in Internal Medicine at University of Florence , Italy . Specialist in Cardiology . Teacher of cardiology and internal medicine at University of Florence . He is member of the Working Group on Heart Failure of the European Society of Cardiology . Fellow of the ANMCO (Asssociazione Nazionale Medici Cardiologi Ospedalieri) . Particular field of interest are several aspects heart surgery , treatment of atrial fibrillation , heart failure and physiopathology of pulmonary circulation

  • Edward K. Rhee, MD, FACC, FAAP, CEPS, .

    Affiliation: Director, Electrophysiology – The Heart Center at PCH Clinical Associate Professor Child Health University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

  • Jose Carlos Pachon-Mateos, MD, PhD, CCDS, .

    Affiliation: Professor of Post-Graduation at the Săo Paulo University and Săo Paulo Cardiology Institute Electrophysiology and Pacing International Board Heart Rhythm Examiners Certified Cardiac Device Specialist Director of the Săo Paulo Cardiology Institute Artificial Cardiac Stimulation Service Diretor of the Săo Paulo Heart Hospital Arrhythmias Service

  • Paul P. Dobesh, Pharm.D.

    Affiliation: Dr. Dobesh is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Dr. Dobesh’s teaching and research interest include the areas of ischemic heart disease, antithrombotic therapy, and other cardiology and critical care topics. Dr. Dobesh has conducted research on antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy, focusing on real-world utilization and health-economics. He has also published book chapters and several manuscripts in this area.

  • Prof. M ário Oliveira, MD , PhD, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Graduated from Lisbon University and trained in Cardiology at St Marta’s Hospital, in Lisbon. Prof. Mario Oliveira has a particular interest in cardiac electrophysiology, rhythm disorders, its control by catheter ablation and implantable devices. His post-graduation mastership was in Sports Medicine and his major research activities involve autonomic nervous system and arrhythmogenesis, particularly related to atrial fibrillation, heart failure, sudden cardiac death and syncope. Author/co-author of 90 papers and more than 300 abstracts, winner of 31 scientific prizes and member of several scientific societies. He is the Director of Pacing and Electrophysiology Unit at Santa Marta Hospital, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Principal Investigator at the Clinical and Translational Physiology Unit (Instituto de Medicina Molecular) in the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon.

  • Yoshifusa Aizawa, MD, PhD. EFESC.

    Affiliation: Research and Development, Tachikawa Medical Center/Niigata University, Nagaoka/Niigata, Japan

  • Dr. Alvaro Alonso, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Alvaro Alonso, MD, PhD is Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. His research interests include the epidemiology of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias. He is a co-investigator of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), two community-based cohorts aimed to study the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases in the population.

  • Dr. Dan Wichterle, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dan Wichterle graduated from the School of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic in 1988. He is clinical electrophysiologist at the Department of Cardiology, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. He has been a Research Fellow at the Department of Cardiac and Vascular Sciences, St George’s Hospital, University of London, United Kingdom. His research interest include non-invasive electrophysiology and ablation of complex arrhythmias

  • Dr. David R. Holmes, Jr., MD.

    Affiliation: David R. Holmes, Jr., MD is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Consultant. He is also a Past President of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He acts as editorial board member and is a reviewer of several professional journals including among others the American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, International Journal of Cardiology, and Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. In addition, he is involved in the development of new catheter design and new approaches for treatment of a wide variety of patients with coronary artery disease and vein graft disease. Finally, he is involved in the development of continued application of percutaneous coronary intervention technology to noncoronary vascular beds and left atrial appendage occlusion.

  • Dr. Eiichi Watanabe, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Professor of Cardiology at Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Aichi, Japan. Main research interests involve antiarrhythmic drug treatment, non-invasive assessment of autonomic control and sudden cardiac death, and sleep apnea. Recent interest is remote monitoring of the cardiac implantable devices.

  • Dr. Fei Lu, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Associate Professor of Medicine Director of Electrophysiology Laboratory University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

  • Dr. Gerald V. Naccarelli, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Bernard Trabin Chair in Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Cardiology, and Associate Clinical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

  • Dr. Gilutz Harel, MD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Gilutz Harel received his M.D. degrees from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel at 1980. He was appointed as a director of the intensive coronary cardiac care unit at 1995 at the Soroka University Medical Center, a 1000-bed tertiary care and university hospital, affiliated with the Ben-Gurion University. At 1996-97 he was a visiting professor at the cardiovascular division at Stanford University where he had training in IVUS (Paul Yock) and passively participated in the research group of John Cook).

  • Dr. Giuseppe Andň, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Italy Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Messina Policlinico "Gaetano Martino", Messina, Italy.

  • Dr. Huili Gan, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Huili Gan is a professor of cardiac surgery, at the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery of The Anzhen Hospital, Beijing, China, which is the largest cardiac surgery center in China. Dr. Huili Gan has been a contributor on over 90 manuscripts. These areas of his research have been diverse but primarily related to pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, and valvular disease. Dr. Huili Gan has made significant contributions to the field of pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension and remains a leader figure in this field.

  • Dr. John M. Fontaine, MD, MBA, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Fontaine is Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and Director of the Arrhythmia Services. He attained an M.B.A. in the specialty of Healthcare management from the Lebow College of Business and is a life-time member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society (Summa cum Laude). He served on the Clinical Trials Review Committee and the Electrical Signaling and Ion transport and Arrhythmia study section at the NIH; and also holds ad hoc positions on the editorial board of several journals and is a manuscript reviewer for several peer-review journals. Among his professional interests are cardiac resynchronization therapy, risk stratification of patients for sudden cardiac arrest and the evaluation and management of patients with syncope. He is active in the performance of device implantation and complex ablation procedures.

  • Dr. Jonathan Hsu, MD.

    Affiliation: Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and clinical electrophysiologist/investigator with interests that include atrial fibrillation, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy. Dr. Hsu received his advanced subspecialty training in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he also completed his general cardiology fellowship. He received internal medicine training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Dr. Kenji Yodogawa, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Senior Assistant Professor, Nippon Medical School, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. Professional Organizations : Japansese Circulation Society, Japanese Heart Rhythm Society, Japanese Society of Electrocardiology

  • Dr. Koichiro Ejima, MD.

    Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Cardiologist and Clinical Electrophysiologist, Department of Cardiology, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan. Activities: arrhythmias; catheter ablation; electronic device implantations.

  • Dr. Mikhael El-Chami, Assistant Professor.

    Affiliation: Dr. El-Chami received his undergraduate and doctorate of medicine degree at American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed his internship and residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta Georgia. His cardiac electrophysiology fellowship was also completed at Emory. He has been an Emory Faculty since 2008 and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

  • Dr. Mohamed Elawady, MD.

    Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic &Vascular Surgery Banha University Egypt Cardiac surgeon, Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Riyadh, KSA

  • Dr. Natasja MS de Groot, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Natasja MS de Groot, associate professor, works as a cardiologist-electrophysiologist at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. As a clinical electrophysiologist, she is specialized in 1) catheter ablation in patients with congenital heart disease, 2) catheter ablation implantation in pediatric patients, 3) catheter ablation of complex tachyarrhythmias. She is also chief of the research unit translational electrophysiology. Research projects are aimed at unraveling the pathophysiology of cardiac arrhythmias, particularly that of atrial fibrillation and post-operative atrial tachyarrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease.

  • Dr. Patricia A. Howard, Pharm D, FCCP, BCPS (AQ CV).

    Affiliation: Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine for the University of Kansas School of Medicine.. Dr. Howard is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with Added Qualifications in Cadiology.

  • Dr. Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, FACC.

    Affiliation: Chief of Cardiac Surgery Division and Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Heller-Sacks Professor of Surgery in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

  • Dr. Peter R. Kowey, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology Jefferson Medical College Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Main Line Health System The William Wikoff Smith Chair in Cardiovascular Research Lankenau Hospital and Medical Research Center Wynnewood, PA

  • Dr. Piotr Lodzinski, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Assistant Professor Ist Chair and Department of Cardiology Medical University of Warsaw

  • Dr. Raja J. Selvaraj, MD, DNB.

    Affiliation: Dr. Raja Selvaraj is an Associate Professor of Cardiology and Chief Electrophysiologist at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in India. His fields of interest are pacing maneuvers, complex ablation and computer modeling. He is active in research with many peer reviewed publications and is an Associate Editor of the Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal.

  • Dr. Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, MA, FHRS.

    Affiliation: I am currently Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Louisville and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. I am board certified in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology and hold a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. I am an elected Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) and serve as a member of the Arrhythmia Sub-committee for the NIH Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN), Heart Rhythm Society Communications Committee, and Arrhythmias and Electrocardiography Committee of the American Heart Association. Additionally, I am an editorial board member for the Journal of innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management and serve as a peer-reviewer for leading cardiovascular journals such as Circulation Research, Heart Rhythm, and Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, among others.

  • Dr. Roberto De Ponti, MD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: He specialized in Cardiology four years later. Currently, he is professor of Cardiology and chief electrophysiologist at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. Since the beginning, he devoted himself to invasive and non-invasive evaluation of cardiac arrhythmias. His research and clinical practice focus on interventional electrophysiology and catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias with particular emphasis on complex arrhythmias, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, 3D mapping, and simulation for electrophysiology training.

  • Dr. Salvatore Rosanio, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Salvatore Rosanio joined the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), Fort Worth, TX in December 2012 as Professor of Medicine and as Attending Cardiologist at John Peter Smith Hospital and Columbia Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Rosanio has authored and co-authored significant research contributions in the fields of stress echocardiography, invasive cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiac pacing published by the top journals in the field, such as Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Dr. Shaojie Chen, MD, PhD, assistant professor, member of ACC, ESC.

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

  • Dr. T. Jared Bunch, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. T. Jared Bunch a native of Logan Utah graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and received alpha omega alpha honors. He completed internal medicine residency and fellowships in cardiovascular diseases and electrophysiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He received the Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award for clinical care of patients and the Donald C. Balfour Award for meritorious research. He served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic from 2003-2007, before joining his current partners at Intermountain Heart Rhythm Specialists. He currently directs heart rhythm research at Intermountain Medical Center.

  • Dr. Taijiro Sueda, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Medicine. Specialities in Adult cardiovascular surgery, Surgery for atrial fibrillation (Sueda procedure), Surgery for aortic aneurysm. Research themes are Development of minimum invasive Maze procedure, Development of new arrhythmia devices, Monitoring of spinal cord function during thoracoabdominal aortic surgery

  • Dr. Takeshi Tomita, MD.

    Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine. A electrophysiologist and cardiologist. Research themes are pathophysiology of tachyarrhythmia and atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Tyler W. Barrett, MD MSCI FACEP.

    Affiliation: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a clinical investigator with a passion for improving the risk stratification and emergency department (ED) treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). He decided on atrial fibrillation (AF) as my research area based on my fascination with the arrhythmia, clinical frustrations treating patients with AF, the lack of ED-based patient oriented AF research and the increasing prevalence of the disease. Emergency physicians, without clear guidelines on patient management, hospitalize nearly 3 of 4 ED patients with AF leading to substantial use of healthcare resources. Currently, He supported as PI by a NHLBI K23 investigating the risk stratification of patients with AF. He was awarded the Emergency Medicine Foundation Young Investigator Award.

  • Dr. Yasuyuki Shimada, MD, PhD, FAHA.

    Affiliation: Director, Cardiovascular Surgery, Yuri Kumiai General Hospital,Yuri-Honjo, Akita (2005-current) Director, Cardiovascular Surgery, Saiseikai Suita Hospital,Osaka (2003-2004) Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine(1999-2003) Oversea registrar, Cardiothoracic Suregery, St George Hospital, Australia (1996-1998) Oversea reserach fellow, St Thoma's Hospital, London, UK (1993-1995) Resident, Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Japan (1989-1992)

  • Dr. Yi-Jen Chen, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Director, Clinical Research Center, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University Professor, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, Taipei Medical University Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Taipei Medical University

  • Dr. Yoshihide Takahashi, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: A clinical electrophysiologist. His electrophysiology training was undertaken under the mentorship of Dr. Yoshito Iesaka and Professor Michel Haissaguerre. He performed more than 2000 cases of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation over 10 years and published 80 original research articles.

  • Nicholas Z. Kerin, .

    Affiliation: Graduated Tel-Aviv University, Israel Fellowship in Cardiology, Case Western Reserve University, 1970-1973 Former Chief of Cardiology, Sinai Hospital, Detroit, MI Professor of Medicine, Wayne State Medical School, Detroit, MI (retired)

  • Prof Carlo Rostagno, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Director of Medicina Interna e post-chirurgica AOU Careggi , Florence . Associated Professor in Internal Medicine at University of Florence , Italy . Specialist in Cardiology . He is teacher of cardiology and internal medicine at University of Florence . He is member of the Working Group on Heart Failure of the European Society of Cardiology . Fellow of the ANMCO (Asssociazione Nazionale Medici Cardiologi Opsedalieri) . Particular field of interest are several aspects of atrial fibrillation , heart failure and physiopathology of pulmonary circulation.

  • Wilber Su, .

    Affiliation: Wilber Su is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona and Banner-University Medical Center and has been on the forefront of Cryoballoon ablation for the treatment of a wide spectrum of atrial fibrillation since its inception.


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