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Title: LARIAT Trial Updates

Credits: Dan Musat, MD, Suneet Mittal, MD Valley Health System of NY and NJ, Paramus, NJ


Title: Towards a Mechanistic Understanding and Treatment of a Progressive Disease: Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Felix Yang, Joseph Tiano, Suneet Mittal, Mintu Turakhia, Israel Jacobowitz, Yisachar Greenberg


Title: Smartphone-based Arrhythmia Detection: Should we encourage patients to use the ECG in their pocket?

Credits: Ryan D. White, M.S., Greg Flaker, M.D.


Title: Leadless Pacemakers – Implant, Explant and Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Data

Credits: Krishna Kancharla, MD, Abhishek J. Deshmukh, MD, Paul A. Friedman, MD


Title: Effects of Computerized Decision Support Systems on management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Scoping Review

Credits: Reza Sheibani, Ehsan Nabovati, Mehdi Sheibani , Ameen Abu-Hanna, Alireza Heidari-Bakavoli ,Saeid Eslami


Title: Rescue Leadless Pacemaker Implantation in a PacemakerDependent Patient with Congenital Heart Disease and no Alternative Routes for Pacing

Credits: Mohamed Sanhoury, Gaetano Fassini, Fabrizio Tundo, Massimo Moltrasio, Valentina Ribatti, Giuseppe Lumia, Flavia Nicoli, Elisabetta Mancini, Annalisa Filtz, Claudio Tondo


Title: Neuro-atriomyodegenerative origin of atrial fibrillation and superimposed conventional risk factors: continued search to configure the genuine etiology of “eternal arrhythmia”

Credits: Petras Stirbys


Title: Structured care of patients with atrial fibrillation improves guideline adherence

Credits: Neshro Barmano, Ulla Walfridsson, Håkan Walfridsson, Jan-Erik Karlsson


Title: Internet Survey: Health Screening in Sports

Credits: Margaret Wang BA, Gloria Wu MD, Vidhya Gunasekaran MD, Victor Chen BS, Akash Vani BS


Title: Symptoms in Atrial Fibrillation: A Contemporary Review and Future Directions

Credits: Steven T. Heidt, Anna Kratz, Kayvan Najarian, Afton L. Hassett, Hakan Oral, Richard Gonzalez, Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, Daniel Clauw, Hamid Ghanbari


Title: “Two for the Price of One”: A Single-Lead Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator System with Floating Atrial Dipole

Credits: Nicole E Worden, Musab Alqasrawi, Siva M Krothapalli, Alexander Mazur


Title: From incidental, mechanically-induced arrhythmias to reflex-defined arrhythmogenicity: on the track of the ternary reflex system resemblance to the “infancy” of new era or rediscovery

Credits: Petras Stirbys


Title: Integrated Chronic Care Management for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation – A rationale for redesigning atrial fibrillation care

Credits: Hendriks JML, Crijns HJGM, Vrijhoef HJM


Title: Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation without radiation exposure using a 3D mapping system

Credits: Marco Scaglione, MD, Elisa Ebrille, MD, Francesca Di Clemente, MD, Fiorenzo Gaita, MD


Title: The Role of Renin Angiotensin System in Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Girish M. Nair, Pablo B. Nery, Calum J. Redpath, David H. Birnie


Title: Cryo-Balloon Ablation of the Right Superior Pulmonary Vein Involving the Anterior Right Ganglionated Plexus for Speech and Breathing Induced Atrial Tachycardia.

Credits: Aharon Medina, MD, Mickey Ilan, MD, Dan Tzivoni, MD


Title: Risk Alteration for Atrial Fibrillation with Different Antihypertensive Drugs

Credits: Vivencio Barrios, MD, PhD, Carlos Escobar, MD, PhD


Title: Angiotensin Receptor Blockers for the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation Recurrences: Unending Hot Debate

Credits: Turgay Celik MD


Title: Determining esophageal anatomy with a new electroanatomical mapping system

Credits: Diego Chemello MD, Imad Hameedullah BSc RCVT, Anandaraja Subramanian MD, Eugene Downar MD FRCPC


Title: Assessing Patient Management And Outcomes In Atrial Fibrillation: Does Your Health Insurance Plan Know More Than Your Doctor?

Credits: Sanjeev Saksena MD FHRS, April Slee, MS


Title: The Autonomic Nervous System and Atrial Fibrillation: The Roles of Pulmonary Vein Isolation and Ganglionated Plexi Ablation

Credits: Benjamin J. Scherlag, PhD, Hiroshi Nakagawa, M.D, Ph.D, Eugene Patterson, PhD, Warren M. Jackman, MD, Ralph Lazzara, MD, Sunny S. Po, MD, PhD


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

Credits: Suneet Mittal 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


  • 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. 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. Amanda Basto, MD.

    Affiliation: Amanda Basto is a clinical staff inpatient pharmacist at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple, TX, where she also completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. Her work involves reviewing anticoagulation initiation and monitoring and therapeutic drug monitoring.

  • Dr. Andrew E. Darby, MD.

    Affiliation: University of Virginia Health System

  • Dr. Arash Aryana, MS, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation: Dr. Aryana is a classically-trained cardiac electrophysiologist at the Mercy General Hospital and Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute in Sacramento, California. He received his training at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. His research interests include catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia and left atrial appendage closure as alternative therapy to oral anticoagulation. Dr. Aryana serves as an international proctor for the procedure of cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation. In addition, he has a special interest in epicardial ablation. He is also the principal faculty and director of a nationally-recognized epicardial course which provides hands-on training to invasive cardiologists and cardiac electrophysiologists.

  • 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. 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. Atul Verma, MD.

    Affiliation: Electrophysiologist Dr. Atul Verma has been awarded the first ever Southlake Regional Health Centre Research Award of Excellence.

  • 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. Benjamin J. Scherlag, Ph.D.

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

  • Dr. Bruce T. Liang, MD.

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

  • Dr. 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. Christopher Masi, MD , PhD, FACP.

    Affiliation: Dr. Masi is a practicing general internist at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois. He is the Director of Health Services Research at NorthShore and conducts research in quality improvement, patient safety, and chronic disease management. He has a PhD in social service administration and studies the impact of social factors on health behaviors and outcomes.

  • 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. Deepak Bhakta, MD FACC FAHA FHRS.

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

  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Guijing Wang, PhD.

    Affiliation: He is a senior health economist in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He joined the CDC in 1995 as an economist after his postdoctoral work in economics of food safety and nutrient intake for two years at the University of Georgia. Since 2008, he has been leading research projects in economics of heart disease and stroke prevention by developing and implementing research agenda on all matters related to the analyses and collection of economic data relevant to CDC’s goals.

  • Dr. Hickey, MD.

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

  • Dr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, PhD.

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

  • Dr. Hui-Nam Pak, MD, PhD.

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

  • Dr. Jalaj Garg, MD, FESC.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dr. Jeroen 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. Jian-Fang Ren, MD, FACC.

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

  • Dr. Jonathan S. Steinberg, MD.

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

  • Dr. 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. Justin Hayase, MD.

    Affiliation: Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine, UCLA Health System and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

  • 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. Ketan Koranne, MD.

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

  • 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. Markus Schlaich, MD.

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

  • Dr. 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. Mohammed Shurrab, MD.

    Affiliation: A Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist. I have completed the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship training at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Canada. My clinical expertise and research interest are arrhythmias (especially atrial fibrillation), cardiac implantable electronic devices, cardiac MRI and robotics.

  • Dr. Muhammad F Khan, M.D. FACP.

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

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

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

  • Dr. Nasir Sharif, MD.

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

  • Dr. Nasir Shariff, MD.

    Affiliation: Nasir Shariff completed his medical school from Bangalore Medical College. He did his MD in Medicine from AIIMS, India. He trained in Lancashire Deanery in England where he obtained his MRCP diploma. He is presently working at the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania and will be starting his cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at University of Pittsburgh.

  • 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. Noel G. Boyle,, MD, PhD.

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

  • Dr. Oleg Gorelik, MD.

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

  • 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. 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. Pier Paolo Bassareo, MD, PhD.

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

  • Dr. Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD.

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

  • Dr. 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. Rajiv Gupta, MD.

    Affiliation: Rajiv Gupta is an interventional cardiologist and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Central Texas Veterans Health Care system in Temple, Texas. His research interests include radiation during interventional cardiac procedures and systems research.

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

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

  • Dr. 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. Shujun Gao, MD, MPH, PhD.

    Affiliation: Dr. Shujun Gao is currently Senior Director of Epidemiology, Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance at Daiichi Sankyo Inc. in Edison, New Jersey. The primary focus of his research is on drug safety using pharmacoepidemiologic research methods. He worked at Sanofi for 7 years as a pharmcoepidemiologist between 2006 and 2013. He received his PhD in epidemiology from the School of Public Health of University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2006. He got his Master degree from the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine (now Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention), Beijing, China, in 1999 and equivalent MD degree in Preventive Medicine from the Shandong Medical University, Jinan, China, in 1996.

  • 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. 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. 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. 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.

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

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

  • Paul P. Dobesh, Pharm.D.

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

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

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

  • Dr. Alvaro Alonso, MD, PhD.

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

  • Dr. Caleb Ferguson, RN, BScN, MHlth, PhDc.

    Affiliation: University of Technology, Sydney: Centre for Cardiovascular & Chronic Care. Registered Nurse, Lecturer: Faculty of Health, UTS. PhD Candidate. Member of the American Heart Association and Affiliate Member; Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand. Study Coordinator of the AFASTER Study (Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Thromboprophylaxis in Heart Failure) at St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Research Interests: Stroke Risk Stratification, Patient Centered Care, Adherence, Frailty.

  • 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. Filippo Stazi, MD.

    Affiliation: Cardiologist and arrhythmologist at the San Giovanni – Addolorata Hospital of Rome, Italy. His fields of interest are clinical arrhythmias and pacemaker, implantable cardiac defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy implantation and follow up. He is author of several papers on national and international medical journals and of several abstracts to national and international congresses. He is director of the italian magazine “Heart & Health”.

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

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

  • Dr. 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. 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.

  • 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.


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