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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: Arrhythmia-Induced Cardiomyopathy: Prevalent, Under-recognized, Reversible

Credits: Rahul Dhawan, MD and RakeshGopinathannair, MD, MA, FHRS Department of Internal Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


Title: Emergency Physician Patterns Related to Anticoagulation of Patients with Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter

Credits: Paraish Misra, MD, Eddy S. Lang, MD, Catherine M. Clement, RN, Robert J. Brison, MD, MPH, Brian H. Rowe, MD, MSc, Bjug Borgundvaag, MD, PhD, Trevor Langhan, MD, Kirk Magee, MD, MSc, Rob Stenstrom, MD, PhD, Jeffrey J. Perry, MD, MSc, David Birnie, MD, George A. Wells, PhD, X. Xue MSc, G. Innes, MD, Ian G. Stiell, MD, MSc


Title: Physical Activity and Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation in Older Adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study

Credits: Suneet Mittal MD


Title: Underutilization of Warfarin Therapy in Elderly Patients with Atrial Fibrillation – Fear or False Sense of Security!

Credits: Mazda Biria MD, Ahmad Batrash MD, Jayasree Piallarisetti MD, James Vacek MD, Loren Berenbom MD, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD


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

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


Title: Impact of Smoking on the Atrial Substrate Characteristics in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Ta-Chuan Tuan, MD, Shih-Lin Chang, MD, Shih-Ann Chen, MD


Title: Sinus Node Dysfunction in Atrial Fibrillation: Cause or Effect?

Credits: Anna Kezerashvili, MD, Andrew K. Krumerman, MD, John D. Fisher MD


  • Almira Zada, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Almira Zada, MD is a medical geneticist. She experts in cytogenetics and molecular genetics. In addition to teaching, she also does genetic diagnostic and counseling. She is working at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia. She is a member of Indonesian Society of Human Genetics (INASHG). Her major research areas are intellectual disability, congenital anomalies, and cardiogenetics

  • Andres Enriquez, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Enriquez received his medical degree from the Universidad de Concepcion, in Chile. He specialized in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago. Between 2013 and 2015 he moved to Canada to continue his electrophysiology training at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He currently resides in Philadelphia with her wife Karen and is a second-year fellow in the Advanced Clinical Electrophysiology program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, under the mentorship of Dr. Francis Marchlinski. Dr. Enriquez interests include electrocardiology, clinical electorphysiology catheter ablation and cardiac devices.

  • 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

  • Avishag Laish-Farkash, MD, PhD.

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

  • Chaerul Achmad, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Chaerul Achmad, MD is a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Hasan Sadikin Hospital-Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran. His major research areas are in the cardiac electrophysiology and ablation, interventional cardiology and cardiac imaging. He is the Head of Cardiac Invasive Diagnostics at the Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Hasan Sadikin Hospital-Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran. He is a member of Indonesian Association of Interventional Cardiologist.

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

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

  • Dogac Oksen, .

    Affiliation: Cardiology residency in Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul University

  • Dr Christopher X Wong, MBBS.

    Affiliation: Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders (CHRD), University of Adelaide and the Royal Adelaide, Hospital, Adelaide, Australia

  • Dr. Adel Mina, MD, FACC.

    Affiliation: Dr Adel Mina is board certified in Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is the Director of EP Lab, device clinics and EP services of Unity Point Health Methodist and Proctor in Peoria Illinois. He is the first to implant BIV ICD’s without Fluoroscopy (Near Zero) using 3 D mapping. Dr. Mina procedural and research expertise includes cardiac ablation of atrial arrhythmias, supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias as well as implantation of cardiac devices.

  • Dr. Aharon Medina, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Medina is head of electrophysiology in the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, and a Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine (Cardiology) at the Hebrew University – Hadassah medical school. Dr. Medina’s clinical interests include cryo-ablation of atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation of arrhythmia and implantable cardiac device therapy. His research interests involve autonomic functions, assessment of arrhythmic risk, genetic disorders and clinical features of arrhythmia.

  • Dr. Ahmed H Abdelhafiz, MBChB, MSc, MD, FRCP.

    Affiliation: Dr A H Abdelhafiz is a consultant geriatrician and lead of geriatric department at Rotherham General Hospital, Uk. He is also an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Sheffield University, Uk. He has interest and several publications in the feild of anticoagulation of atrial fibrillation in older people.

  • Dr. Akhil Parashar, MD.

    Affiliation: He is a physician at the Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Ohio. He graduated with honors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi India after which he was invited to join as a research fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic under the mentorship of Prof.Samir Kapadia. Akhil has authored over 40 scientific manuscripts and research abstracts. He has presented his work in multiple national and international cardiology meetings including the AHA, ACC and TCT.

  • Dr. Alberto Cresti, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr Alberto Cresti is Head of the Cardiovascular Imaging Service at Misericordia Hospital Grosseto, Italy, Member of the European SOciety of Cardiology (ESC), European Association of CardioVascular Imaging (EACVI), Fellow of the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiology (ANMCO), Regional Delegate of the Italian Society of Echocardiography, Member of the EACVI CMR Exam Board Chair. Author or Coauthor of more than 100 papers.

  • Dr. Aldo Coppolino, MD.

    Affiliation: Medicine Graduation in 1994, University of Messina, Italy; Cardiology Degree in 1999, University of Messina, Italy. Staff Member of Cardiology Department, Santa Annunziata Hospital of Savigliano (CN), Italy. Clinical Experience in Electrophysyology, Cardiac Pacing and Intensive Care Cardiology. High Specialties Assignment in Clinical Arrhythmology and Cardiac Pacing in 2014, Santa Annunziata Hospital of Savigliano (CN), Italy.

  • Dr. Aleksei Kulikov, MD.

    Affiliation: Cardiologist-Interventional Arrhythmologist in Russian Cardiology Research and Production Complex. His interests are in the field of electrophysiology, arrhythmology, implantable electronic devices, sudden cardiac death, cardiomyopathies and syncope. Prior research on atrial fibrillation and ways of its surgical treatment.

  • Dr. Alexey Tsyganov, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Alexey Tsyganov, Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology Department at Petrovsky National Research Centre of Surgery in Moscow, Russia. His clinical expertise and research interest are in the area of atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmias, and noninvasive mapping.

  • Dr. Ali N Ali, MBChB, MRCP, MSc.

    Affiliation: Consultant Stroke, Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine. Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Department Research Lead Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust and University of Sheffield, UK. Main research interests include health economics, effects of aerobic exercise after stroke, and rehabilitation devices in stroke and geriatrics.

  • Dr. Almira Zada, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Almira Zada, MD is a medical geneticist. She experts in cytogenetics and molecular genetics. In addition to teaching, she also does genetic diagnostic and counseling. She is working at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia. She is a member of Indonesian Society of Human Genetics (INASHG). Her major research areas are intellectual disability, congenital anomalies, and cardiogenetics

  • Dr. Almira Zada,, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Almira Zada, MD is a medical geneticist. She experts in cytogenetics and molecular genetics. In addition to teaching, she also does genetic diagnostic and counseling. She is working at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia. She is a member of Indonesian Society of Human Genetics (INASHG). Her major research areas are intellectual disability, congenital anomalies, and cardiogenetics

  • 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. Andreas Metzner, MD.

    Affiliation: specialist cardiology/electrophysiology at St. Georg hospital in Hamburg/Germany. scientific focus: balloon-based ablation of atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Andres Enriquez, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Enriquez received his medical degree from the Universidad de Concepcion, in Chile. He specialized in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago. Between 2013 and 2015 he moved to Canada to continue his electrophysiology training at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He currently resides in Philadelphia with her wife Karen and is a second-year fellow in the Advanced Clinical Electrophysiology program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, under the mentorship of Dr. Francis Marchlinski. Dr. Enriquez interests include electrocardiology, clinical electorphysiology catheter ablation and cardiac devices.

  • Dr. Angelo Placci, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Angelo Placci received his Medical Degree at the University of Bologna, Italy. He currently serves as an electrophysiologist at the Department of Cardiology, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy. His clinical expertise and research interests are in the area of electrophysiology, catheter ablation and device implantation.

  • 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 Bonora, MD.

    Affiliation: Degree in Postgraduate School of Emergency Surgery at University of Verona, Italy. Research Doctor (PhD) in Molecular biology of inflammatory and neoplastic disease at University of Verona, Italy. Senior Assistant in the Emergency and Intensive Care Department of University Hospital of Verona, Italy. Appointed teacher in the Postgraduate School of Emergency Medicine of University of Verona, Italy. Main field of interest are basic and clinical researches on acute cardiovascular disease and up to now his attention is focused on the acute management of atrial fibrillation

  • Dr. Antonio Curnis, MD.

    Affiliation: Section of Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiology, Spedali Civili, University of Brescia Medical School, Brescia, Italy

  • 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. Antonio Rossillo, MD.

    Affiliation: Staff member EP Section of Cardiology Department, San Bortolo Hospital of Vicenza, Italy. Medicine Graduation in 1999, University of Milan, Italy. Cardiology Degree in 2003, University of Padua, Italy. Chairman of Young EP section of Italian Society of Arrhythmology and Cardiac Pacing. Scientific Secretary of Venice Arrhythmias congress. Clinical Experience in Electrophysyology and Catheter Ablation, Cardiac Pacing and Transvenous Lead Extraction. Author or co-author of more than 40 of published articles on pacing and electrophysiology.

  • Dr. Antonio Sagone, MD.

    Affiliation: Cardiology Department, Luigi Sacco Hospital, Milan, Italy.

  • Dr. Antonio Sorgente, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Sorgente graduated at the University of Bari (Italy) and completed a fellowship in cardiology at the same University. He earned a PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of L’Aquila and attended a postgraduate course in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Heart Rhythm Center, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He was furthermore research fellow in basic and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston. He is now a consultant in Cardiac Electrophysiology in the Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Center, Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy.

  • 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. Arun Kanmanthareddy, MD, MS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Arun Kanmanthareddy graduated from Armed Forces Medical College, India and is currently Cardiology Hypertension Fellow at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. He will be joining University of Kansas Medical Center as Cardiac Arrhythmia Fellow this year.

  • Dr. Asaf Danon, MD.

    Affiliation: Internal medicine and cardiology residency in Carmel Medical Center, Haif, Israel. MSc In basic electrophysiology,Physiology department, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-IIT. Felloship in cardiac electrophysiology and pacing, Sunnybrook Health Science Center, University of Toronto, ON, Canada. Senior electrophysiologist in Carmel Medical Center,Haifa, Israel.

  • Dr. Athanassios J. Manolis, .

    Affiliation: Director cardiology Department, Asklepeion Hospital, Athens, Greece

  • Dr. Avishag Laish-Farkash, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Internal medicine and Cardiology residency in Sheba MC, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. PhD degree in basic electrophysiology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology and pacing, Sunnybrook Health Science Center, University of Toronto, ON, Canada. Dr. Laish-Farkash is currently a senior electrophysiologist and the head of atrial fibrillation services in the department of Cardiology in Barzilai MC, Ashkelon, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

  • Dr. Ayman Morttada, MD.

    Affiliation: Cardiology department, Ain Shams University.

  • Dr. Barad Lili, MD.

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology. The Rappaport Institute. Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine.

  • Dr. Boaz Rosen, MD, FACC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Rosen currently works as a cardiologist at Medstar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. MD. He completed cardiology fellowship at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Dr. Rosen received his MD degree at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel in 1984. After completing his residency and cardiology fellowship in Wolfson Medical Center, Israel, Dr. Rosen came to the United States and did research fellowship in Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. His main interest is advanced cardiac imaging, assessment of regional left ventricular function, and dyssynchrony. He published several papers in peer review journals, most of them are related to the MESA study.

  • Dr. Bonora Antonio, MD.

    Affiliation: Degree in Postgraduate School of Emergency Surgery at University of Verona, Italy. Research Doctor (PhD) in Molecular biology of inflammatory and neoplastic disease at University of Verona, Italy. Senior Assistant in the Emergency and Intensive Care Department of University Hospital of Verona, Italy. Appointed teacher in the Postgraduate School of Emergency Medicine of University of Verona, Italy. Main field of interest are basic and clinical researches on acute cardiovascular disease and up to now his attention is focused on the acute management of atrial fibrillation.

  • 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. Bruno Schwagten, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Bruno Schwagten graduated as a cardiologist in September 2007. In Oktober 2007, he started his fellowship in clinical Electrophysiology at the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands under the supervision of Prof. Dr. L. Jordaens. He completed his PhD thesis entitled `Faster, safer and better catheter ablation?` under the auspices of Prof. Dr. L. Jordaens and Dr. T. Szili-Torok. He works as an electrophysiologist at the Middelheim hospital in Antwerp, Belgium. He is trained in working with all common tools used in electrophysiology such as cryotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, CARTO and Ensite systems, but his major expertise is performing electrophysiologic procedures remotely using the Magnetic Navigation System. He is a board member of the nucleus of the Belgium Heart Rhythm Association and faculty of the Society of Cardiac Robotic Navigation.

  • Dr. Bulent Gorenek, MD, FACC, FESC.

    Affiliation: Working in Eskisehir Osmangazi University Cardiology Department, Eskisehir-Turkey. Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Education Committee. Executive board member and the treasurer of the ESC Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA). Member of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Scientific Documents Committee. Council member of the International Society of Electrocardiology. Member of the Turkish Society of Cardiology Scientific Committee.

  • 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, PhD, FACC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Carlo Pappone is currently Director of the Department of Arrhythmology at Maria Cecilia Hospital in Cotignola, Italy. He graduated, with honors, from the School of Medicine of “Federico II” Naples University in 1986 with the thesis: “Effects of iloprost in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction”. In 1986 he got his Medical Licensure with the score: 90/90 cum honors. In 1990 he achieved his Cardiology Specialty Degree with the thesis: Transcatheter radiofrequency ablation of post-infarction ventricular tachycardias obtaining the score of 70/70 with honoris.

  • 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. Chaerul Achmad, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Chaerul Achmad, MD is a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Hasan Sadikin Hospital-Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran. His major research areas are in the cardiac electrophysiology and ablation, interventional cardiology and cardiac imaging. He is the Head of Cardiac Invasive Diagnostics at the Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Hasan Sadikin Hospital-Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran. He is a member of Indonesian Association of Interventional Cardiologist.

  • Dr. Chaerul Achmad,, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Chaerul Achmad, MD is a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Hasan Sadikin Hospital-Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran. His major research areas are in the cardiac electrophysiology and ablation, interventional cardiology and cardiac imaging. He is the Head of Cardiac Invasive Diagnostics at the Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Hasan Sadikin Hospital-Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran. He is a member of Indonesian Association of Interventional Cardiologist.

  • Dr. Chen-yang Jiang, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Chen-yang Jiang is currently Vice Director of the Department of Cardiology at Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China. He is the member of Chinese Heart Rhythm Association. His clinical and research interests are focused on catheter mapping and ablation of cardiac arrhythmias

  • Dr. Christopher Pickett, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Pickett is co-director of Electrophysiology and medical director of Cardiac Stepdown Unit of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn School of Medicine. Dr. Pickett has clinical and research expertise on all aspects of arrhythmias diagnosis and treatment as well as device implantation. Dr. Pickett also directs both electrophysiology and other cardiology inpatients at Cardiac Stepdown Unit. Dr. Pickett has an active practice in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and performs electrophysiological studies and intervention at the new state-of-the-art laboratory at UConn Medical Center in Farmington, Connecticut.

  • Dr. Christos Varounis, MD.

    Affiliation: I am a Cardiologist with great interest in Epidemiological studies, Clinical Trials and meta-analyses in Cardiology. I hold a Master in Biostatistics, a PhD in Cardiology (University of Athens) as well as a Master in Clinical Epidemiology (Erasmus University MC, Netherlands). My publication record includes 40 published papers in peer-reviewed journals.

  • 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 Pandozi, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Pandozi graduated in 1981 in Medicine and Surgery at the University La Sapienza in Rome. He specialized in Cardiovascular Disease at the second policlinic in Naples in 1985. From 1993 Assistant Medical Director in the Cardiology’s Division at the San Filippo Neri Hospital in Rome. From 2002 Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory of the San Filippo Neri Hospital in Rome, In 2001 he was appointed "Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology" (FESC). Author, often the first name of several scientific papers, many of which have been published in leading national and international journals of Cardiology. He attended, almost always as a speaker, numerous national and international conferences.

  • 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. Corrado Carbucicchio, MD.

    Affiliation: Director of the Ventricular Intensive Care Unit of Centro Cardiologico Monzino- University of Milan. A world recognized leader in the field of electrophysiology, Dr. Carbucicchio is a dedicated clinician and researcher. Dr. Carbucicchio has been an invited lecturer at more than 100 symposiums and conferences around the world and is the author or co-author of hundreds of published articles on pacing and electrophysiology. Dr. Carbucicchio and his team focus on innovative advances in the treatment of ventricular tachycardia through the most advanced technologies such as robotic devices and specialized ablation catheters. He is Chair of the EHRA (European Heart Rhythm Society) EP Certification Committee and Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.

  • Dr. Cristina Tutuianu, MD.

    Affiliation: She is cardiology resident doctor in Timisoara Romania. I graduated the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”Bucharest Romania in 2009. I was a fellow in the Elctrophysiology Lab from Szeged Hungary for two years and a half. During these years I have obtained the EHRA accreditation in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology I am interested in atrial fibrillation ablation and now I am working to obtain my PhD degree on this subject.

  • 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 Conen, MD MPH.

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland

  • Dr. David Delurgio, MD.

    Affiliation: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital welcomes David B. DeLurgio, MD as the new director of Electrophysiology (EP) at the Emory Heart and Vascular Center. DeLurgio joins 17 other physicians with the Emory Heart and Vascular Center and Emory Cardiovascular Specialists in a new shared location at 5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 300. This suite provides a seamless patient care experience by offering a variety of cardiology services that can be managed in this convenient location.

  • 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 Turpie, MbChB, MRCP.

    Affiliation: David Turpie MbChB MRCP(UK) BSc is a Cardiology Senior trainee at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. He is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen (MbChB) and the University of Strathclyde (BSc). He is specialising in Interventional Cardiology.

  • Dr. Deepak Bhakta, MD FACC FAHA FHRS.

    Affiliation: Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Health Physicians

  • Dr. Denis Terekhov, MD, .

    Affiliation: Dr. Terekhov is a head of Arrhythmology department of Saratov Regional Cardiac Centre, Saratov. Russia. He is certified in Cardiosurgery and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. His basic clinical interests are supraventricular and ventricular tachycardia ablation and implantation of cardiac devices. As a researcher, his interests involve the management of novel oral anticoagulants and investigation of periprocedural antiocoagulation therapy complications.

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

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

  • 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. Dierk Thomas, MD, FAHA, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Thomas is head of electrophysiology at the Department of Cardiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany. His research interests include molecular mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and novel therapeutic strategies.

  • Dr. Dogac Oksen, MD.

    Affiliation: Dogac Oksen, MD is clinical cardiologist and investigator, currently working at Istanbul University Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey. He has achieved Doctor of Medicine degree at Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. His scientific focuses are interventional cardiology, arrhythmia cardiac electrophysiology and catheter based treatment of arrhythmias

  • Dr. Dominik Linz, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dominik Linz studied medicine at the Universities of Mainz/Germany and Maastricht/The Netherlands. He started his career in cardiac electrophysiology as a member of the Dept. of Physiology in Maastricht with Prof. Schotten and defended his PhD-thesis “Experimental Studies on New Therapeutic Approaches in Atrial Fibrillation“ at Maastricht University. Since 2010, he follows an internship at the Dept. of Cardiology in Homburg/Germany. Main research topics are: Cellular and integrated action of antiarrhythmic drugs, electrophysiological effects of modulators of the autonomic nervous system, and the development of substrates for the perpetuation of atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Dustin J. Colegrove, MD.

    Affiliation: Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine, Department of Medicine Hershey.

  • 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. Duygu Kocyigit, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Duygu Kocyigit is currently working as a research assistant at Department of Cardiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, where she had also earned her doctor of medicine degree. She is interested in clinical research in cardiovascular disease and has presented and published several scientific papers.

  • 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. Eduardo B. Saad, MD, PhD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Saad completed medical training and cardiology fellowship at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, followed fellowship in Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. Further PhD program and thesis was performed at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Main areas of scientific interest are in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachyarrhythmias as well as cardiac ressynchronization therapy and left atrial appendage occlusion. Currently Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing and Director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation at Hospital Pró-Cardíaco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Scientific Director of the Brazilian Society of Cardiac Arrhythmias (SOBRAC).

  • Dr. Elad Anter, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Anter is an electrophysiologist at the Harvard Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. A graduate of Hadassah Medical School at the Hebrew University in Israel, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and fellowship in Cardiology and Electrophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Anter’s main focus is atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, especially in the heart failure population. Dr. Anter’s research involves clinical and animal-based research aimed to better understand the pathophysiology of complex arrhythmias.

  • 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. Emanuele Bertaglia, MD.

    Affiliation: He was graduated Medical Doctor at the University of Padua discussing with Prof. Sergio Dalla Volta the thesis “Cardiovascular effects of acute and chronic exposure to the high altitude hypoxia”. In February 03 1997 he obtained the Diploma of Specialist in Cardiology at the University of Padua. He worked at the Department of Cardiology of the Ospedale Civile of Mirano (Venice), where he was Chief of the Electrophysiology Lab. In this period he acquired a particular competence in the fields of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology, developing clinical and scientific interest in the management of atrial fibrillation. He is working at the Clinica Cardiologica of the University Hospital of Padua as chief of the Interventistic Arrhythmology Unit. He is President of the Regional Council of the Associazione Italiana Aritmologia e Cardiostimolazione.

  • 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. Finn Akerström, MBChB.

    Affiliation: Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Toledo, Spain. MBChB in 2007, University of Leicester Medical School, UK. Specialist training in Cardiology in 2014 and Fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2015 at the Cardiac Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Unit, Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Toledo, Spain.

  • 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 Pentimalli, MD.

    Affiliation: Alumnus of the prestigious Ghislieri College, I received my Medical Degree cum laude at the University of Pavia, Italy, in 2002. At the same Athenaeum, I graduated cum laude in Cardiology in 2006. I am an interventional cardiologist and the head of the Unit of Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology at San Paolo Hospital in Savona, Italy, since 2014. My clinical and research interests range from cardiac electrophysiology to electrocardiology, from cardiac device implantation to arrhythmias diagnosis and ablation. I have a special interest for zero/near-zero fluoroscopy ablations, and I consider myself an expert in this field. I am an AIAC regional councilor (Liguria, years 2016-2018). I own the AIAC Certification in cardiac electrophysiology (2012).

  • 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. Ganesh Venkataraman, MD.

    Affiliation: Cardiac Electrophysiologist, INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute, Fairfax, VA. Dr. Venkataraman is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He did his cardiology training in Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center and his electrophysiology training at George Washington University. He has been practicing in the Washington, DC area since 2008. His main clinical interests are epicardial access and mapping of ventricular tachycardia and left atrial appendage closure for stroke reduction in atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Georg Noelkar, MD.

    Affiliation: After his residency in Bremen and Coburg from 1992 to 2004, Dr. Georg Noelker became senior cardiologist in the Department of Cardiology, Coburg Hospital, Germany and in 2008 in the Department of Cardiology (Section Electrophysiology), Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Ruhr University of Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. Since 01/2013 he is Head of Electrophysiology at this institution.

  • 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. George Thomas, MD.

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, Cornell University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 520 E. 70 th Street, Starr 4, New York, New York 10021

  • Dr. Gerrit Frommeyer, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Gerrit Frommeyer, MD. Division of Electrophysiology and Laboratory of Experimental Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. University of Muenster, Germany.

  • Dr. Gioia Turitto, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Cardiac Electrophysiology Services, Department of Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.

  • 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. 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. Heather S. Kennedy, DNP, APRN-BC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Heather Kennedy is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the Arrhythmia Clinic at the San Antonio VA Medical Center. She recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University Alabama Capstone College of Nursing. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from the United States Air Force Academy and Master’s of Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She served in the US Air Force for 8 years and functioned as a nurse practitioner in internal medicine and cardiology, as well as functioned as a hospitalist in the surgical intensive care unit. Her clinical interests include cardiac rhythm management and heart failure treatment.

  • Dr. Heiko Schmitt, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Schmitt is co-director of Electrophysiology and medical director of Anti-coagulation of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn School of Medicine. Dr. Schmitt has clinical and research expertise on all aspects of arrhythmias diagnosis and treatment as well as device implantation. Dr. Schmitt has an active practice in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and performs electrophysiological studies and intervention at the new state-of-the-art laboratory at UConn Medical Center in Farmington, Connecticut.

  • 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. Hiro Yamasaki, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Yamasaki is now a clinical fellow in the electrophysiological department of Heart Center Leipzig-Germany. He graduated from Tsukuba University, trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, especially in electrophysiology.

  • Dr. Hiroyuki Takase, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: He has been working in the current hospital named “Enshu Hospital” in Hamamatsu, Japan as a head of Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine. I am interested in hypertension, heart failure and biomarkers including BNP, ischemic heart disease (catheter intervention, coronary CT, nuclear cardiology and cardiac MRI), echocardiography, CKD, metabolic syndrome and arrhythmia.

  • 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. 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. Inęs Silveira, MD.

    Affiliation: Pacing and electrophysiology Department, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Portugal.

  • Dr. Ioanna Kosmidou, MD PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr Kosmidou completed her cardiology training at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta and her training in cardiac electrophysioogy at the Brigham and Women,s Hospital, Boston. She is currently an attending physician at the Piedmont Heart Institute, Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology.

  • 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. Jalaj Garg, MD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA.

  • 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. Jason Bradfield, MD, FACC FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr Jason Bradfield is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He has been on faculty at the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center since 2009 and is the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr Bradfield’s procedural and research expertise includes cardiac ablation of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, epicardial mapping and ablation, implantation of cardiac devices and laser lead extraction.

  • 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. Jawdat Abdulla, MD PhD FESC.

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiology/Department of Medicin, Glostrup University Hospital Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Dr. Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Jayasree Pillarisetti is currently a cardiology fellow at the University of Kansas. She will be pursuing cardiac electrophysiology fellowship this year. She is active in clinical research and has presented at various regional and national conferences. She has received the Manohar Gowda award for her research work in 2010 at Kansas city heart rhythm symposium. She is also the recipient of the Eric Prystowsky award for the highest scoring fellow abstract at Heart Rhythm in 2012.

  • 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. Jefferson Curimbaba, MD. PhD.

    Affiliation: Coordinator of the Cardiology Clinic, Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual, Săo Paulo, SP, Brazil

  • 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. Jeroen ML Hendriks, RN, PhD, NFESC.

    Affiliation: Dr Hendriks is a registered nurse and Health Scientist who received his PhD in 2013 at Maastricht University Medical Centre (the Netherlands), focusing on Integrated Chronic Care Mangement for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. In 2015 Dr Hendriks took up the Derek Frewin Lectureship at the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital (Australia), where he will develop the Academic Atrial Fibrillation Nursing Program.

  • 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. Johannes Siebermair, MD.

    Affiliation: Cardiologist at the Department of Medicine I, University Hospital Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. Scientific focus is the interventional treatment of atrial fibrillation and functional imaging in collaboration with the Department of Nuclear Medicine for risk stratification in inherited arrhythmia syndromes. Clinical focus is catheter based treatment of arrhythmias.

  • Dr. Johannes Siebermair,, MD, MHBA.

    Affiliation: Cardiologist at the Department of Medicine I, University Hospital Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. Scientific focus is the interventional treatment of atrialfibrillation and functional imaging in collaboration with the Department of Nuclear Medicine for risk stratification in inherited arrhythmia syndromes. Clinical focus is catheter based treatment of arrhythmias.

  • Dr. John Rickard, MD, MPH.

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, Section for Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • 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. Jonas Bille Nielsen, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Jonas Bille Nielsen obtained his medical degree at the Copenhagen University in Denmark and is currently a research resident at the Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark. He has several years of research interest in cardiovascular physiology, genetics of cardiac arrhythmias, electrocardiography, and cardiovascular epidemiology and teaches medical students in cardiovascular physiology.

  • Dr. Jonathan P. Piccini, MD, MHS.

    Affiliation: Duke Center for Atrial Fibrillation/Cardiac Electrophysiology Section, Division of Cardiology, Duke University, Medical Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC

  • Dr. Jordi Pérez-Rodon, MD.

    Affiliation: Staff electrophysiologist of the Department of Cardiology, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebrón, Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona, Spain. Research interests in syncope, primary electrical diseases, supraventricular arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation ablation, cardiac electronic devices and heart failure.

  • 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 C Pachon M, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Sao Paulo State Cardiology Institute. Sao Paulo University. Sao Paulo Heart Hospital

  • Dr. Juan Acosta, MD.

    Affiliation: Arrhythmia Section, Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic. Barcelona, Spain.

  • 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. Junaid Bhutto, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr Junaid Bhutto, MD is currently a first year Electrophysiology fellow in the Division of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He is also currently in his third year of General Cardiology fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. He is a graduate of the Tulane University Internal Medicine Residency Program in New Orleans, LA, where he stayed as a Chief Resident following his training. He graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.

  • 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. Kamal K. Sethi, MD, DM, FACC, FHRS, FCSI, FISE.

    Affiliation: Prof. Sethi has been President of Cardiology Society of India and Member of Executive Council of Asia Pacific Society of Cardiology. He has been the editor of Indian Heart Journal, and is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology. He has been awarded several national awards and orations. He is a Fellow of American College of Cardiology, Fellow of Cardiological Society of India, Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society (USA) and Fellow of Indian Society of Electrocardiology.

  • Dr. Karen Philips, MBBS.

    Affiliation: Dr Karen Philips is a medical graduate of the University of Queensland and completed her advanced cardiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. She pursued subspecialty cardiac electrophysiology training with a fellowship at the Austin Hospital, in Melbourne in 2005. Karen returned to HeartCare Partners in 2008 after gathering further expertise in the field of cardiac electrophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic, USA. She performs a broad range of electrophysiology procedures and cardiac device implantation, with a particular expertise in catheter ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation.

  • 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. Kazuyoshi Suenari, MD.

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan

  • Dr. Kentaro Yoshida, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Director in the Department of Clinical Electrophysiogy; Cardiovas cular Center, Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital, Kasama, Japan.

  • Dr. Ketan Koranne, MD.

    Affiliation: Division of Cadiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas.

  • Dr. Kevin Vernooy, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Kevin Vernooy is a Cardiologist-Electrophysiologist at the Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands. He finished his PhD in 2006 on Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy and finished in 2012 his training as Cardiologist-Electrophysiologist. His research still focusses on Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and he has published over 40 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals.

  • Dr. Kivanc Yalin, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Yalin is a cardiologist at Bursa State Hospital in Turkey. In 2012 he obtained the Diploma of Specialist in Cardiology at Istanbul University. His research interests include scar related ventricular arrhythmias, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. He has published more than 20 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals on pacing and electrophysiology.

  • Dr. Koji Kumagai, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Director, Division of Cardiology, Gunma Prefectural Cardiovascular Center, Maebashi, Japan.

  • Dr. Konstantinos P. Letsas, MD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Dr Letsas received his medical degree in 1997 and completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Ioannina in 2003. After serving his residency in Cardiology at Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens, he completed an advanced fellowship training program of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) in Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Herzzentrum, Bad Krozingen (Germany). He received the accreditation of the EHRA in Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2008. Since 2009, he works as a consultant Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist at Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens. He represents Greece in the EHRA Young Electrophysiologists group.

  • 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. Kröger Knut, MD.

    Affiliation: Department of Vascular Medicine, *Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, HELIOS Klinikum Krefeld, Germany

  • Dr. Kyoichiro Yazaki, MD.

    Affiliation: Affiliation: Ogikubo Hospital, Department of Cardiology,Cardiovascular Center, Tokyo, Japan. Clinical research of electrophysiology, catheter ablation, and Device therapy are of my interests

  • 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. 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. Lida Papavasileiou, MD.

    Affiliation: Cardiologist-electrophysiologist, expert in remote monitoring of implantable devices. Great experience in heart failure patients. Graduated Medical School at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and finished Cardiology specialist training in 2008 at the University Hospital of Rome “Policlinico Tor Vergata”. Fellowship in congenital heart disease at “Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu”. Currently working at Hygeia Hospital in Athens at the Electrophysiology, Pacemaker and ICD Unit.

  • Dr. Lin Y. Chen, MD, MS.

    Affiliation: Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

  • Dr. Luca Segreti, MD.

    Affiliation: Luca Segreti, Medical Doctor, Second Cardiology Division, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy. Medicine Graduation in 2002, University Hospital of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. Cardiology Degree in 2006, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy. EHRA Certification in Cardiac Pacing in 2013. EHRA Certification in Electrophysiology in 2013. ESC 2013 Moderated Poster Award in the Session: The Bad and the Ugly of Device Therapy. Clinical Experience in Cardiac Pacing, Transvenous Lead Extraction, Electrophysyology and Catheter Ablation. Author or co-author of more than 20 of published articles on pacing and electrophysiology.

  • Dr. Lucas Boersma, MD/PhD/FESC.

    Affiliation: Head of Cardiology in his hospital, and Chairman of the Netherlands Heart Rhythm Association

  • Dr. M. Cristina González-Cambeiro, MD.

    Affiliation: Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Santiago de Compostela (2003-2009). Fourth year Cardiology Resident in the Universitary Clinical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela (2010-present).

  • Dr. MACIEJ WÓJCIK, MD.

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland.

  • Dr. Macit Kalcik, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Macit Kalcik received his M.D. from the faculty of Medicine, Yeditepe University in 2009. He started his training in cardiology at Kosuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

  • 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. Mahmoud Suleiman, MD.

    Affiliation: Director of the Atrial Fibrillation program at Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

  • Dr. Makrides Constantinos, M.D.

    Affiliation: Member of the Cyprus Society of Cardiology. Special interest in echocardiography, stress echocardiography, coronary flow reserve, contrast perfusion and arrhythmias. Head of the Limassol Cardiology Center - Limassol, CYPRUS

  • Dr. Manjari Devidi, MD, MS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Devidi is currently faculty in the Department of General Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine; Dr. Devidi completed her medical school from Gandhi Medical College in India. Subsequently she went on to do Residency in Internal medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital/University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago. Her specific interests include metabolic syndrome, preventive care and medical education.

  • Dr. Marco Scaglione, MD, PhD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Director of the Cardiology Division of Cardinal Massaia Hospital in Asti, Italy. His field of interest has focused on clinical arrhythmia and transcatheter ablation techniques. He’s currently directly involved in management and interventional procedures of arrhythmias in pediatric population and GUCH. In the last 22 years, his constant work has produced 74 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 national and international societies as the European Society in Cardiology.

  • Dr. Marco Tomaino, MD.

    Affiliation: Marco Tomaino is a cardiologist, arrhythmologist and syncope expert in the Department of Cardiology of the Central Hospital of Bolzano, Italy. He is involved in the scientific activity of GIMSI (Multidisciplinary Italian Group for the Study of Syncope) as member of the national committee and AIAC (Italian Group of Arrhythmology and Cardiostimulation) in the role of regional president.

  • Dr. Maria Dons, MD.

    Affiliation: Maria Dons finished her bachelor-degree in Medicine from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2013. Maria has demonstrated a very early interest in the field of cardiology as she has been part of the research group at the Department of Cardiology at Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen, since 2012. Her research is primarily concentrated on patients with atrial fibrillation and at her young age she has presented her research on several international conferences.

  • Dr. Maria Lucia Narducci, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Staff electrophysiologist of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. Scientific interests include biological mechanisms of arrhythmias and innovative technological research as intracardiac echocardiography applied to EP Lab, robotic navigation for ablation and hybrid electrophysiological procedures. Dr Narducci is affiliated with several professional associations including the EHRA.

  • Dr. Mark Hensey, MD.

    Affiliation: Graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland in 2009. Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Interests in Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology. Currently working as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow in Saint Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver.

  • Dr. Markus Stuehlinger, MD, FACC.

    Affiliation: Interventional Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist, Researcher at the Medical University of Innsbruck / Austria; Dr. Stuehlinger completed medical school at Medical University of Vienna / Austria, worked as research fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine / USA and received his Cardiology training at Medical University of Innsbruck / Austria. He published app. 50 scientific papers, his major research interests are vascular biology as well as new techniques in catheter ablation.

  • 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. Martin H. Ruwald, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: He is a clinical research associate and a cardiac fellow aspiring electrophysiologist in the Department of Cardiology at the Bispebjerg University Hospital, Denmark. After his medical degree he earned a doctorate (PhD) in cardiovascular sciences from University of Copenhagen, and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center, NY, US working with the MADIT study group. Dr. Ruwald’s research interests are in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, with an emphasis on device therapy for heart failure and ventricular arrhythmias, and risk stratification and epidemiology of syncope. Dr. Ruwald has published more than 50 scientific manuscripts.

  • Dr. Mattias Duytschaever, MD.

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, Sint-Jan Hospital Bruges; Ruddershove 10, 8000 Bruges, Belgium

  • 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. Michaël PEYROL, MD.

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, Cardiac Rhythm Disorders Unit, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Nord, Marseille, France

  • Dr. Miguel A. Arias, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Unit, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Toledo, Spain. He serves as an Associate Editor for Revista Espańola de Cardiología.

  • Dr. Miguel Nobre Menezes, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Miguel Nobre Menezes received his Medical Degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, in 2010. He is currently a Cardiology Resident at Santa Maria University Hospital, in Lisbon, Portugal. His practice and research interests are varied, but he is especially focused in the field of arrythmology

  • 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. Mindy Vroomen, .

    Affiliation: Dr. Vroomen graduated as a MD in 2012 at the Maastricht University (The Netherlands), and started working as SHO in cardiothoracic surgery at the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven. After 1.5 years she switched to cardiology at the Maastricht University Medical Center, where she is currently working to obtain her PhD degree under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Harry Crijns and Dr. Laurent Pison. Her primary research interest concerns hybrid AF ablation.

  • Dr. Minglong Chen,, MD. FHRS, FESC.

    Affiliation: Minglong Chen, MD. FHRS, FESC,Director of Cardiac EP,Vice-director of cardiology,Nanjing Medical University Hospital (Jiangsu Province Hospital).

  • 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. Mounia Khramaz, MD.

    Affiliation: Mounia Khramaz is a fourth year Cardiology fellow. She received her medical degree at the Medical College of Marrakech, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco. She completed two years fellowship at Mohammed the 6th University Hospital, Marrakech, before starting her residency at Cardiology Departement. She will complete her residency program in 2017.

  • 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. Mustafa Yildiz, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Mustafa Yildiz is working at the Deparment of Cardiology at Istanbul University Cardiology Institute, Istanbul/Turkey. Having completed M.D. at School of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara/Turkey in 1995. He specialized in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Physiology (Ph.D.). His major research areas are cardiac electrophysiology and ablation, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular physiology, exercise physiology, cardiac imaging (especially real-time 3D transoesophageal echocardiography) and cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering.

  • Dr. Muzahir H. Tayebjee, MD.

    Affiliation: The West Yorkshire Arrhythmia Service, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.

  • Dr. Nasir Sharif, MD.

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Pennsylvania, USA

  • Dr. Neshro Barmano, MD.

    Affiliation: Affiliations: Dr. Barmano received his medical degree in 2005 and completed his recidency in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the County hospital Ryhov, Jönköping, Sweden. He is currently conducting his doctoral thesis in atrial fibrillation at the Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden

  • Dr. Offer Amir, MD.

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, and Ruth and Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion?Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, Heart Failure Center, Lin Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

  • Dr. Oleg Gorelik, MD.

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine "F", Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

  • 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. Osmar Antonio Centurión, MD, PhD, FACC.

    Affiliation: Cardiology Department, Clinic Hospital. Asuncion National University, Division of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias, Cardiovascular Institute, Sanatorio Migone-Battilana, Asuncion, Paraguay.

  • Dr. Paolo Alboni, MD.

    Affiliation: Head of the Section of Cardiology and Syncope Unit, Quisisana Private Hospital, Ferrara – Italy. Former head of the Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Cento – Italy. He is a cardiologist, mainly involved in arrhythmias and syncope

  • Dr. Pasquale Santangeli, MD.

    Affiliation: Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St. David’s Medical Center, Austin (TX). Cardiology Department, University of Foggia, Foggia (Italy). 4Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome (Italy)

  • Dr. Paul A Scott, DM MRCP.

    Affiliation: Dr Paul A Scott is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist at King’s College Hospital, London. He undertook his electrophysiology training in Southampton, London and Vancouver Island. His clinical and research interests are centred around catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and complex device therapy.

  • Dr. Paul Broadhurst, MD FRCP FESC FHRS.

    Affiliation: Paul Broadhurst MD FRCP FESC FHRS has been Consultant Cardiologist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen since 2002. He is a graduate of the University of Dundee and trained in cardiology at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. His main clinical and research interests are in various aspects of clinical electrophysiology.

  • 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 Ofman, MD MSc.

    Affiliation: Dr. Peter Ofman is currently an electrophysiology and preventive cardiology fellow at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His clinical interests include all aspects of arrhythmias diagnosis and treatment as well as device implantation. He is participating in various research projects in the areas of epidemiology, prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation, diastolic dysfucntion, new non-invasive diagnostic tools (such as speckle tracking), pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy.

  • 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. Peter Tadros, MD.

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mid America Cardiology, University of Kansas Hospital and Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

  • Dr. Petras Stirbys, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Clinician, cardiosurgeon, implantologist of cardiovascular electronic devices, arrhythmologist, researcher. Former Vice-Rector for clinical affairs of Kaunas Medical Academy, Head of Cardiac Pacing clinic. Currently working as implanting cardiosurgeon in the Dept. of Cardiology, Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas Clinics, Kaunas, Lithuania.

  • Dr. Petras Stirbys,, MD.

    Affiliation: Clinician, cardiosurgeon, implantologist of cardiovascular electronic devices, arrhythmologist, researcher. Former Vice-Rector for clinical affairs of Kaunas Medical Academy, Head of Cardiac Pacing clinic. Currently working as implanting cardiosurgeon in the Dept. of Cardiology, Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas Clinics, Kaunas, LITHUANIA

  • Dr. Philipp Sommer, MD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Consultant in the Dept. of electrophysiology; Clinic for Cardiology; Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Germany. Member of the European Society of Cardiology and Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society. Main interest is clinical electrophysiology, main research in imaging modalities.

  • Dr. Pier Paolo Bassareo, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health University of Cagliari (Italy) Policlinico Universitario

  • Dr. Pipin Kojodjojo, MD, Ph.D.

    Affiliation: Dr Pipin Kojodjojo is a Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore. He underwent specialist training in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College London, UK and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA. Prior to working in Singapore, he was a Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, UK.He is accredited by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners as a Clinical Cardiac Devices Specialist in 2008.

  • 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. Priv.-Doz. Peter Sick, MD.

    Affiliation: Priv.-Doz. Peter Sick, MD is director of the department of Cardiology, Hospital Barmherzige Brueder Regensburg. He is one of the pioneers in LAA-occlusion techniques. First feasibility study with the Watchman device was performed under his guidance at the Leipzig heart center and he was senior author of the protect AF-Trial, which was the first randomized comparison between LAA-occlusion and oral anticoagulation therapy in atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Prof. Giuseppe Boriani, MD, PhD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Italy

  • 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. Raffaele Corbisiero, MD, FACC.

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

  • Dr. Rahul Jain, MD, MPH, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Adel Mina is board certified in Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is the Director of EP Lab, device clinics and EP services of Unity Point Health Methodist and Proctor in Peoria Illinois. He is the first to implant BIV ICD’s without Fluoroscopy (Near Zero) using 3 D mapping. Dr. Mina procedural and research expertise includes cardiac ablation of atrial arrhythmias, supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias as well as implantation of cardiac devices.

  • Dr. Renato Pietro Ricci, MD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy, 1Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey.

  • Dr. Robert Tonks, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr Robert Tonks completed Internal Medicine residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC in 2014 and is currently completing post-doctoral advanced heart failure clinical research at Duke University, Division of Cardiology, Clinical Research Unit in Durham, NC. He will begin general cardiology fellowship at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2016.

  • Dr. Rod Passman, MD, MSCE.

    Affiliation: Dr Rod Passman is a Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Center for Atrial Fibrillation. He did his medical school and residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed his training in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania where is also obtained his Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He joined the faculty of the Electrophysiology Section of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1998.

  • 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. Rui Providęncia, MD MSc.

    Affiliation: Cardiology Lecturer and PhD student at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Completed MD in 2004 and training in Cardiology in 2011. Currently on an Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Fellowship at Clinique Pasteur, Toulouse, France. His research interests include: risk stratification of atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (balloon cryoablation and contact force sensing) and epidemiological screening of channelopaties and cardiomyopathies in young adults.

  • Dr. Sacha Salzberg,, MD.

    Affiliation: Medical School, ULB (Belgium) (BS 1992, MD 2000), General Surgery (2000-2001), CV Surgery, University Hospital Zurich (2001-2003), Research Fellowship, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY (USA) (2003-2006), Staff (2006-2012), University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, Staff (2013-...), Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 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. Sanjiv M Narayan, MD, PhD, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Narayan has been trained in software engineering and neuroscience in addition to Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Medicine. He maintains an internationally recognized clinical and research group, focused on clinical care that has led to unique ablation therapies for AF and ventricular arrhythmias. Dr. Narayan’s research in patient care has led to over 100 publications, over $4 M of funding, and several prizes and awards. Dr. Narayan is the Director of fellowship training in arrhythmia medicine at UCSD, and sits on National committees for fellowship training. He has been voted as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors, and has received teaching and national research awards for advancing patient-care. He maintains active board certification in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Medicine and Internal Medicine.

  • Dr. Sara Hussain, MD.

    Affiliation: Penn State Hershey Heart & Vascular Institute Department of Medicine Penn State College of Medicine Penn State University, Hershey, PA.

  • 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. Sébastien Marchandise, MD.

    Affiliation: Staff Member of the Unit of Cardiac Arrhythmia and Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research (IREC) at the Cliniques Universitaires, Saint-Luc (Catholic University of Louvain – Brussels – Belgium). Dr Sébastien Marchandise is a Clinician, certified in cardiac rhythm management, pacing and electrophysiology. His personal interests are focused on cardiac imaging in relation to clinical rythmology, cardiac pacing and ablation.

  • Dr. Seil Oh, MD, PhD, FHRS.

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

  • Dr. Sérgio Barra, MD.

    Affiliation: Cardiology Department, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB23 3RE, UK

  • 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. Shinsuke Miyazaki, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Associate Director of Electrophysiology and Catheter Ablation Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital, Ibaraki, Japan. He is focused on cardiac electrophysiology and catheter ablation.

  • Dr. Sina Mossahebi, MS.

    Affiliation: Graduate Research Assistant in physics at Washington University in St. Louis, in the Department of Internal Medicines Cardiovascular Division, Cardiovascular Biophysics Laboratory. Current focus includes elucidation and characterization of left ventricular chamber properties using multimodal imaging, including echocardiographic image analysis and mathematical modeling of the physiology of diastole. Specific expertise in theoretical physiology, echocardiographic image and hemodynamic signal acquisition and analysis. Research interests: Theoretical and applied cardiovascular physiology

  • Dr. Soidjon D. Khodjaev, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Khodjaev is a Heart Failure Research Fellow at UCSF/SFVA MC. He graduated from the internal medicine residency program at St. Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco. He is a staff physician at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Professional interests: General Cardiology. Research interests: Atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention, and novel pharmacology in heart failure

  • Dr. Sonia Ammar, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Sonia Ammar is attending cardiologist and electrophysiologist at the Department of Electrophysiology, German Heart Center, Munich. The center is one of the largest EP centers in Germany. Her principal research interests are centered on catheter ablation of complex atrial arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and atrial tachycardias.

  • 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. Susanne Röger, MD.

    Affiliation: Resident clinical cardiologist Specialty: medical and device treatment of chronic heart failure, cardiac electrophysiology: device implantation 2004: Graduation from Medical School at the University of Tübingen, Germany. 2004-2007: Kantonsspital St. Gallen/Flawil Switzerland. Since 2007: 1st Department of Medicine, Mannheim University Hospital, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

  • Dr. Tabitha Moe,, MD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Dr. Tabitha Moe, MD FACC is an Adult Congenital Cardiologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital providing care to adults with congenital heart diseases, pregnancy and cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary hypertension. She completed medical school, Internal Medicine Residency, and a Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She then went on to complete a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Banner University School of Medicine. She joined Arizona Pediatric Cardiology in October 2014 as an Adult Congenital Cardiologist. Her research interests include single ventricle physiology, pulmonary hypertension and congenital heart disease, and cardiogenomics.

  • Dr. Taishi Kuwahara, MD.

    Affiliation: Associate Director of Electrophysiology and Catheter Ablation Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Yokosuka Kyousai Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan. He is focused on cardiac electrophysiology and catheter ablation.

  • 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. Teppei Yamamoto, MD.

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, Nippon Medical School, 1-1-5, Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

  • Dr. Theofilos M. Kolettis, MD.

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

  • Dr. Thomas Bitter, MD.

    Affiliation: From 07/2006-12/2012 Dr. Thomas Bitter participated in the research group of Dr. Oldenburg in the Department of Cardiology, Heart- and Diabetes Centre North Rhine-Westphalia, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany. Now he is working at the Department of Pulmonology at Hannover Medical School, Germany. He received the August Wilhelm and Lieselotte Becht award of the German Heart Foundation in 2010.

  • Dr. Thomas D. Callahan, IV, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dept of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute

  • 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. Toshiya Kurotobi, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Specialty: Clinical electrophysiology and catheter ablation, Clinical Cardiology. Education: 1996-2000, Osaka university, graduate school of medicie. 1987-1993, Faculty of Mie university.

  • 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. Ugur Canpolat, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Canpolat was graduated from the Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey and works at Cardiology Clinic of Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. 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. Ulrich Schotten, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Prof. Schotten is holding a Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University Maastricht and is Head of the CARIM Research Program Pathophysiology of Atrial Fibrillation. He is staff member of the Dept. of Physiology at Maastricht University and Principal Investigator of the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht. He conducts studies on electrical, contractile, and structural remodeling in heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Vedat DAVUTOGLU, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Mustafa Yildiz is working at the Deparment of Cardiology at Istanbul University Cardiology Institute, Istanbul/Turkey. Having completed M.D. at School of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara/Turkey in 1995. He specialized in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Physiology (Ph.D.). His major research areas are cardiac electrophysiology and ablation, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular physiology, exercise physiology, cardiac imaging (especially real-time 3D transoesophageal echocardiography) and cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering.

  • Dr. Vedat DAVUTOGLU,, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Mustafa Yildiz is working at the Deparment of Cardiology at Istanbul University Cardiology Institute, Istanbul/Turkey. Having completed M.D. at School of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara/Turkey in 1995. He specialized in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Physiology (Ph.D.). His major research areas are cardiac electrophysiology and ablation, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular physiology, exercise physiology, cardiac imaging (especially real-time 3D transoesophageal echocardiography) and cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering.

  • Dr. Vignendra Ariyarajah, MD.

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, New York Methodist Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, Brooklyn, New York

  • 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. Vladimir Shusterman, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Director of Noninvasive Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. Developing new methods and systems for personalized tracking of changes in cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Shusterman is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology, the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, and the Heart Rhythm Society.

  • Dr. Wail Nammas, MD, PhD.

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

  • Dr. Wanwarang Wongcharoen, MD.

    Affiliation: Wanwarang Wongcharoen received her M.D. from the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University in 1998. She had received the training in cardiac electrophysiology at Taipei Veteran General hospital in Taiwan. Dr. Wongcharoen is currently a cardiac electrophysiologist, a consulting staff and a lecturer in the Cardiovascular unit of the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai university, Thailand. Dr. Wongcharoen’s research interests include atrial tachyarrhythmias and cardiac devices. She is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

  • 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. Yazan Khouri, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Khouri is now a clinical general cardiology fellow at Oakwood Hospital and Medical center, Dearborn, Michigan. He graduated from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan. He trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Research interests include atrial fibrillation, interventional and structural heart disease. He is a recent recipient of the American Heart Association Young Investigator Award.

  • Dr. Yitzhak Rosen, MD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Yitzhak Rosen is a graduate of the Tel-Aviv University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Coney Island Hospital and is currently a second year cardiology fellow at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center and completing a PhD in the area of electrophysiology and the autonomic system at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine. He has worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)as a visiting research scientist at the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.

  • Dr. Yoshiyasu Aizawa, MD, PhD, FAHA, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Project instructor, Department of Cardiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

  • 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. Yuka Taguchi, MD.

    Affiliation: Specialty: Clinical electrophysiology and device therapy, Department of cardiology, Yokohama City University Hospital, Japan. Education: 2003-2009 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine.

  • Dr. Zardasht Oqab, MD, FRCPC.

    Affiliation: Zardasht Oqab is a second year Adult Cardiology fellow at the University of Calgary and Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta in Canada. He completed his internal medicine training at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Oqab was the recipient of the 2016 Junior Investigator Award from the Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network for his work in atrial fibrillation and frailty. His ongoing research interests are atrial fibrillation, frailty and syncope.

  • Dr. Ziad El Khoury, MD.

    Affiliation: Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine

  • 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

  • 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).

  • Hickey, .

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Kyoichiro Yazaki, MD.

    Affiliation: Affiliation: Ogikubo Hospital, Department of Cardiology,Cardiovascular Center, Tokyo, Japan. Clinical research of electrophysiology, catheter ablation, and Device therapy are of my interests

  • Maciej Wójcik, .

    Affiliation: Cardiologist and Clinical Electrophysiologist. Electrophysiology training in Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany (2-years European Heart Rhythm Association Fellowship in Clinical Electrophysiology, 2007-2009). Currently, research scientist at Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland. I specialize in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, catheter ablation of ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation. My research focus is in the field of cardiac arrhythmias.

  • Maria Stella Baccillieri, MD.

    Affiliation: Attended and graduated at University of Padua (Italy), she is working as electrophysiologist at the Division of Cardiology of Camposampiero (PD, Italy), she is specialized in catheter ablation of supraventricular (included atrial fibrillation ablation) and idiopathic ventricular tachyarrhythmias, implantation of pacemaker and ICD (included CRT-P and CRT-D, catheter extraction.

  • Mattias Duytschaever, MD.

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, Sint-Jan Hospital Bruges; Ruddershove 10, 8000 Bruges, Belgium

  • 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.

  • Pawel Tomasz Matusik, .

    Affiliation: Pawel T. Matusik, M.D., Ph.D., has special medical and scientific interests in electrocardiology, geriatrics and basic sciences in cardiovascular medicine. He is a member of the European Society of Cardiology, European Heart Rhythm Association and "Club 30" of the Polish Cardiac Society.

  • Petras Stirbys, MD.

    Affiliation: Clinician, cardiosurgeon, implantologist of cardiovascular electronic devices, arrhythmologist, researcher. Former Vice-Rector for clinical affairs of Kaunas Medical Academy, Head of Cardiac Pacing clinic. Currently working as implanting cardiosurgeon in the Dept. of Cardiology, Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas Clinics, Kaunas, LITHUANIA.

  • 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.

  • Raymond H. M. Schaerf, MD, .

    Affiliation: Dr. Schaerf, a board certified thoracic surgeon and FHRS member is the chief of staff, chief of thoracic surgery, and director of lead management at Providence St Joseph Medical Center in Burbank California. He has a long history of performing lead extractions and was one of the recent HRS Consensus authors

  • Rustam Khabchabov, MD.

    Affiliation: HabchabovRustamGazimagomedovich, kandidatmeditsinskihnauk. Address and jobs Makhachkala, Lenin Square 1, ind. 367000. Dagestan State Medical Academy (DSEA), Department of outpatient therapy, cardiology and general practice.

  • Sotirios Nedios, MD, FHRS, .

    Affiliation: Affiliation: Dept. of electrophysiology; Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Germany. Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) and reviewer of several EP journals. Dr. Nedios’ main interest is clinical electrophysiology and his research concerns imaging modalities and novel technologies that help improve the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, especially catheter ablation.

  • Tolga Aksu, FESC, FEHRA.

    Affiliation: He is an Associate Professor 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 100 national and international scientific publications. Also, He is in Editorial Board of some international academical journals

  • Umit Yasar Sinan, .

    Affiliation: Umit Yasar Sinan is working at the Department of Cardiology at Istanbul University Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul/Turkey. Having completed at M.D. at School of Medicine, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul/Turkey in 2008. He is specialized in cardiology at the Department of Cardiology at Istanbul University Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul/Turkey. His major research areas are interventional cardiology, echocardiography, pulmonary hypertension and adult congenital heart diseases.

  • Yasuo Okumura, MD.

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

  • Dr. Akinori Sairaku, MD.

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, Hiroshima University

  • Dr. Amit Kumar Malik, MD, DM (CARDIOLOGY).

    Affiliation: Dr. Amit Malik did Fellowship training in Electrophysiology and Pacing from National Heart Centre Singapore. He is trained in Remote Magnetic Navigation (Stereotaxis) guided Radiofrequency Ablation and 3-D mapping for the treatment of complex cardiac arrhythmias and Pacemaker, Intracardiac Defibrillator, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy implantation.

  • Dr. Amr Youssef, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Lecturer of Cardiology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt since 2010 Cardiology Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2006 and 2007 American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Dr. Bashar Aldhoon, M.D., Ph.D.

    Affiliation: Faculty member at the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic. He specializes in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Aldhoon’s research focus is in the field of cardiac arrhythmias. Most recently, Dr. Aldhoon attended a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, PA.

  • Dr. Birgitta Johansson, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Senior consultant in Cardiology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra, Gothenburg, Sweden. Electrophysiologist with experience from ablation of arrhythmias and implantation of devices. Researchfield is arrhythmia surgery.

  • Dr. Chu-Pak Lau, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Prof Chu-Pak LAU, MD, FACC, FHRS Specialist in internal medicine Specialist in Cardiology Specialist in Critical Care Medicine.

  • 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. Diego Chemello, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Clinical Electrophysiologist. Electrophysiology training in Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Canada (2008-20010) and Hamilton General Hospital, McMaster University, Canada (2010-2011). Currently, Dr. Chemello has a position as a consultant EP in the Department of Cardiology, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil. Specialist in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including catheter ablation of ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias and cardiac devices implantation.

  • 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. Evgeny N. Mikhaylov, MD.

    Affiliation: Electrophysiologist, Cardiologist, Almazov Federal Heart, Blood and Endocrinology Center, Department of Electrophysiology and Cardiac pacing

  • Dr. Fei Lu, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS.

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

  • Dr. Florian Rader, MD, M.Sc.

    Affiliation: Dr. Florian Rader is a graduate of the Medical University of Vienna in Austria. He trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Case Western Reserve University before he became a Hypertension specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Rader studied postoperative arrhythmias, specifically atrial fibrillation, with extramural NIH support.

  • 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. Giacomo Mugnai, MD.

    Affiliation: Working at Electrophysiology Unit , Department of Cardiology – University Hospital of Verona (Italy). Activities: arrhythmias; electronic device implantations.

  • 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. Herko Grubitzsch, MD. PhD.

    Affiliation: consultant cardiac surgeon and deputy director of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

  • Dr. Huang Shih Yu, MD.

    Affiliation: Huang Shih-Yu, M.D., cardiologist of Cathay General Hospital, lecturer of medical department of Fu Jen Catholic University, specialist in interventional cardiac electrophysiology of TSOC, HRS, and APHRS.

  • 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. Luiz Sérgio F de Carvalho, MD, MSc, PhD.

    Affiliation: Luiz Sérgio F de Carvalho, MD, MSc and PhD, is currently the Head of Biostatistics Department at the Clinical Research Center, Hospital de Base de Brasília. Associate Researcher at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and collaborator of Brazilian Heart Study. Research interests are among Vascular Biology, Atherosclerosis, Lipidology, Clinical Trials on Lipid-Lowering Drugs, Metabolomics, Diabetes Mellitus, Clinical and Molecular Pharmacology, Cellular Metabolism, Applied Genetics and Molecular Biology.

  • Dr. Maciej Wójcik, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Cardiologist and Clinical Electrophysiologist. Electrophysiology training in Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany (2-years European Heart Rhythm Association Fellowship in Clinical Electrophysiology, 2007-2009). Currently, Dr.Wójcik has position as research scientist at Department of Cardiology, Medical university of Lublin, Lublin, Poland. He specializes in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including catheter ablation of ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation. His research focus is in the field of cardiac arrhythmias, mostly atrial fibrillation.

  • Dr. Masanori Hirota, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: Masanori Hirota, M.D., Ph.D. Department of cardiovascular surgery, Consultant surgeon, Hayama Heart Center, Kanagawa, JAPAN

  • Dr. Massimo Santini, MD, FESC, FACC, FACA.

    Affiliation: Director of the Cardiovascular Department in the S. Filippo Neri Hospital in Rome. Presidency of the World Society of Arrhythmias (WSA). Vice-President of the European Cardiac Arrhythmias Society (ECAS) and Chairman of the Euro-Japan Arrhythmia Forum (EJAF)

  • Dr. Michele Brignole, MD.

    Affiliation: He is member in good standing of ESC of which he was nominated Fellow, of EHRA, of AIACand of GIMSI (Gruppo Italiano Multidisciplinare per lo Studio della Sincope). Member of the board, president and past-president of AIAC; co-chair of the Scientific Committee and member of the Programme Committee of EHRA, member of the Education Committee of ESC. He was the chairman of the Task Force on Syncope of the European Society of Cardiology, he was the chairman of the Task Force on External and Implantable Loop Recorder of EHRA (Position Paper, Europace 2009)

  • 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. Najib Al Rawahi, MD, FRCPC, ABIM (Cardio.).

    Affiliation: EP followship from University of Ottawa heart Institute. Working at present at the Royal Hospital (from 2007), Sultanate of Oman, In charge of Arrhythmia service, Department of Cardiology. Working as a senior consultant and heading one of the cardiology units with special focus on arrhythmia. Implanting permanent pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy devices (CRTs). After successfully set up the only electrophysiology lab in the country; performing electrophysiological studies and radiofrequency ablation

  • Dr. Nina C. Wunderlich, MD.

    Affiliation: Nina Wunderlich received her medical degree from the University of Frankfurt in 1991. Furthermore, she received her Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 2000 and her Board Certification in Cardiology in 2005. Since 2005 she specializes in cardiac imaging with the main focus on interventional imaging during percutaneous procedures. She was the director of the ICI (imaging in cardiac interventions) congress and Co-director of the CSI (congenital and structural interventions)congress over the last years. As the head of noninvasive cardiology at the CardioVascular Center Frankfurt, Germany she was involved in many different kinds of percutaneous procedures such as PFO, ASD, VSD and PDA closure procedures, left atrial appendage occlusion and valve procedures such as aortic valve replacement, coronary sinus approaches for mitral regurgitation and paravalvular leak closure.

  • Dr. Parin J. Patel, MD.

    Affiliation: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of medicine, Division of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology. Training: MD, Harvard Medical School; Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Cardiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Electrophysiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 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. Peter Steinbigler, MD.

    Affiliation: Specialist for internal medicine, invasive and noninvasive cardiology. Research in electrophysiology and cardiac imaging. Director of the Hospital Unterallgaeu and Head of the Department Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Lectures at the University of Munich.

  • Dr. Petros Arsenos, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: First Cardiology Division and EP Lab , University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital , Athens. Specific Research Interest in: Arrhythmic Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Stratification, Autonomic Nervous System, Electrocardiology based on Electrophysiology, Atrial Fibrillation Relapses Risk Stratification, Signal Analysis, Databases, Heart Rate Dynamics, Holter Applications.

  • Dr. Piotr Lodzinski, MD, PhD.

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

  • Dr. Radoslaw Kiedrowicz, MD, PhD, FESC.

    Affiliation: Deputy head of the EP laboratory, Cardiology Department, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland. Secretary of the Polish Heart Rhythm Association and Szczecin division of the Polish Cardiac Society. Lecturer in cardiology at the Pomeranian Medical University. Professional skills include: catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, pacemakers, ICDs, CRTs implantation and device follow-up, coronary angiography and PCI, advanced clinical care of patients in Coronary Intensive Care. Scientific interests include: clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac pacing and ICDs, acute coronary syndromes.

  • 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. Roger A. Winkle, M.D. FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Director of Electrophysiology at Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City California and founder of Silicon Valley Cardiology, E. Palo Alto California. He was trained as an electrical engineer. His early interests were in the clinical pharmacology of antiarrhythmic drugs and ambulatory ECG monitoring. He subsequently helped refine the implantable defibrillator to make it a clinically viable option by developing the first tiered-therapy defibrillator and he introduced defibrillation threshold testing, the transvenous defibrillation lead and the biphasic defibrillation waveform. He has founded several companies in Silicon Valley. Current research interests include improving the safety and efficacy of atrial fibrillation ablation and anticoagulation in the peri-ablation period.

  • 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. Sebastian Stec, MD, PhD.

    Affiliation: A clinical electrophysiologist. He performed all kind of ablation in adults and children with and without fluoroscopy. Currently Dr. Stec has position as research scientist at the Postgraduate Medical School, Warsaw, Poland and co-founder of ELMedica EP-Network. His research interests center on supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, intracardiac echocardiography, 3D-mapping and inter-disciplinary approach for diagnosis and symptoms’ management in patients with arrhythmias.

  • 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. Sofie Gevaert, MD.

    Affiliation: Ghent University Hospital, Coronary Care unit. Cardiologist-Intensivist Member of the education committee of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Co-author of the book ‘Intensive and Acute Cardiac Care’ 2014 Special interests: Resusctitation, Acute Cardiac Care (Acute coronary syndromes, Acute heart Failure, Acute Arrhythmia, Acute Aorta syndromes), Cardiac emergencies in Pregnancy, Gender issues in acute Cardiac care.

  • 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. Xavier Muschart, MD.

    Affiliation: Xavier Muschart received an MD qualification from UCL (Belgium). He is specialised in cardiology and he is board-certified in emergency medicine. He has a keen interest in the development of simulation, ultrasonography in the emergency department and in healthcare. He is a gifted teacher and faculty member of many courses. Finally, he is a member of the BESEDIM-BECEP, the European Resuscitation Council/BRC and European Society of Cardiology/BSC.

  • Jalaj Garg MD FESC, .

    Affiliation: I attended J.S.S Medical College in Mysore, Karnataka, India, and followed by research fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. I completed internship and residency at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. I am currently a PGY6 cardiology fellow at Lehigh Valley Health Network. I currently serve as chief cardiology fellow and will be pursing electrophysiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York starting 2017. I am an editorial board member for the Journal of Cardiovascular research and therapeutics and International Journal of Cardiology and Research. I also serve as a peer-reviewer for leading journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine, Annals of Transplantation, and Canadian Journal of Cardiology. My research interests center on atrial arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation and mechanisms of atrial arrhythmias and anticoagulation.

  • Maurizio Landolina, .

    Affiliation: Maurizio Landolina, MD, FESC is Director of Cardiology Department at Maggiore Hospital of Crema (CR), Italy. During the last 25 years he reached large experience in electrophysiology, radiofrequency ablation of arrhythmias, cardiac pacing and ICD/CRT implantation. He was also actively involved in many scientific projects concerning arrhythmias (particularly arrhythmia mechanisms, pharmacological treatment, radiofrequency ablation, ICD and CRT therapy). Dr. Landolina is the author of 145 articles published in international peer-reviewed journal; 31 chapters, and 409 abstracts.

  • 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.

  • PROF. Mehmet Ozaydin, MD.

    Affiliation: SULEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY, MEDICAL FACULTY, DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOLOGY, ISPARTA, TURKEY

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