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Editorial Board

  • Founding Editor

    Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS.

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

    Email : andrea.natale@jafib.com

  • Editor-in-Chief

    Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS.

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

    Email : dhanunjay.lakkireddy@jafib.com

  • Associate Editor

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

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

    Email : rakeshgopinathannair@jafib.com

Editorial Team

  • Antonio Raviele, MD, FESC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:Antonio Raviele is the President and Scientific Secretariat of Venice Arrhythmias – the worldwide-known workshop he actually created back in 1989. He is also the President of ALFA – ALiance to Fight Atrial fibrillation – and President of the Scientific Committee of FIGHT AF! the awareness campaign against atrial fibrillation that debuted in 2011. He has been the author of the first implant of transvenous defibrillator in Italy. Antonio Raviele has always played key roles within many among the most important cardiology associations and societies – such as ECAS, ESC and HRS – while also providing fundamental contributions as the member of several task forces on related topics. He isn’t only the author of more than 200 peer-review publications on many aspects of cardiac arrhythmias, but also the editor and supervisor of several books on arrhythmology. Besides, he’s a reviewer and member of the Editorial Board of some among the most renowned field journals, such as the JACC, EHJ, HR, JCE, Europace, PACE, JICE, JAF, JCM, GIC.

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

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

  • med. Sacha P. Salzberg, MD.

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

  • Adrian Baranchuk, MD.

    Affiliation:Position Title and Institution: Professor of Medicine, Queen's University
    Education (Medical School, residency and fellowship): Buenos Aires University, Sanatorio Mitre (Buenos AIres Argentina), Fundacion Jimenez Diaz (Madrid, Spain), McMaster University (Hamilton, ON, Canada)
    Positions and Honors (Awards/honors, professional affiliations, leadership roles, editorial work etc): President of the International Society of Electrocardiology, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Electrocardiology, Member of the ACC EP Leadership Section, Vice President (Canada) of the Interamerican Society of Cardiology, Co-director ECG University (ISHNE), Board of trustees (ISHNE).
    Clinical/Research interests: Atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea, Lyme carditis, cybersecurity and cardiac devices, effects of alcohol on cardiovascular health, syncope, clinical electrocardiology

  • Shah Dipen, MD.

    Affiliation:Position Title and Institution: Associate Head Physician, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Professor, University Hospitals Geneva
    Education (Medical School, residency and fellowship): Medical School and Residency - BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, India; Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology - Hopital Haut-Leveque, Bordeaux -Pessac, France
    Positions and Honors (Awards/honors, professional affiliations, leadership roles, editorial work etc): Prix Knoll; Fellowship of the Heart Rhythm Society; Scientific Committee Director for the AF Symposium; On the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, European Heart Journal and International Journal of Cardiology; Coordinating Editor, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology.
    Clinical/Research interests: Catheter ablation of non paroxysmal AF, catheter ablation of complex atrial tachycardias, pathophysiology of atrial reentrant tachycardias, mapping and ablation technologies

  • Eduardo Benchimol Saad, MD.

    Affiliation:Position Title and Institution: Director, Cardiac Eletrophysiology and Pacing. Center for Atrial Fibrillation. Hospital Pro-Cardiaco (Rio de Janeiro – Brazil)
    Education (Medical School, residency and fellowship): Medical School, Residency and Cardiology Fellowship – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), EP Fellowship – Cleveland Clinic Foundation (USA)
    Positions and Honors (Awards/honors, professional affiliations, leadership roles, editorial work etc): PhD, FESC, FHRS
    Clinical/Research interests: AF Ablation, LAA Occlusion and His Bundle Pacing

  • Eric N. Prystowsky, MD.

    Affiliation:Journal of the American College of Cardiology; Ethics Committee, 2014 – Present
    Cardiac Arrhythmias Research/Edu Foundation, Inc. (CARE) Scientific Advisory Board , 1998 - Present
    Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 1997 - Present
    PACE, 1994 - Present
    Clinical Cardiology, 1994 - Present
    Cardiostimolazione, 1990 - Present
    Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 2004 – 2018
    Editor-in-Chief, Medscape CRM.com for WebMD, 2004 - 2012

  • Feifan Ouyang, MD.

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

  • Tolga Aksu, MD, FEHRA.

    Affiliation:Position Title and Institution: Associate Professor of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey
    Education (Medical School, residency and fellowship): Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine
    Residency and Fellowship: Ankara Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
    Positions and Honors (Awards/honors, professional affiliations, leadership roles, editorial work etc): Director of Electrophysiology Department
    Fellow of EHRA
    Fellow of ESC
    Editor-in-Chief of Kocaeli Medical Journal
    Editorial Board of Medicine Journal
    Editorial Board of World Journal of Cardiology
    Editorial Board of International Journal of Cardiovascular Academy
    Clinical/Research interests: Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
    Cardioneuroablation
    Syncope

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

    Affiliation:

    Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Special Lecturer, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons; and, Attending Physician [Emeritus] at The New York Presbyterian Hospital; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Section of Electrophysiology.


    Dr. Reiffel has been actively involved in teaching, research (including numerous multicenter trials), and clinical practice (clinical cardiology and clinical electrophysiology) for over 4 decades at Columbia. Outside of Columbia, Dr. Reiffel has taught regionally, nationally, and internationally -- having given over 1000 presentations at most major medical institutions in the country and at several lay programs as well and has been a guest on several regional and national medical and TV news programs and webcasts. He has received numerous honors for the quality of his teaching. Dr. Reiffel has also served in advisory capacities re: the FDA and multiple pharmaceutical and medical device companies and has been on the planning committee for the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium. Regarding cardiac arrhythmias, Dr. Reiffel has been involved in developmental/research studies of electrophysiological techniques, antiarrhythmic pharmaceuticals and devices, new anticoagulants, and multiple major multicenter trials. Current research interests include the optimum management of patients with atrial fibrillation and flutter, development of new antiarrhythmic and antithrombotic pharmaceuticals, and the use of implanted cardiac devices for arrhythmia detection. He is a member of the Steering Committee for both the CABANA trial and the ORBIT AF Registries, is the Principle Investigator (PI) for the recently completed REVEAL AF trial, and co-PI for the recently reported HARMONY trial. Dr. Reiffel has published one golf book (RELOAD—the Rules for Mulligan Golf) and two children’s books (illustrated by his four grandchildren: My Goose Got Loose, and Once Upon an Antigmule) and has contributed chapters to the golf book: Playing Without Pain—Medical Advice to golfers Over 50.

  • Deepak Padmanabhan , MD.

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

  • James R. Edgerton, MD, FACS, FACC, FHRS.

    Affiliation:James R Edgerton, serves as Senior Clinical Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology, Baylor, Scott and White, Dallas, Texas.
    He completed a general surgery residency at University of Florida, Gainesville Florida and a cardiothoracic residency at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
    He is board certified in both general and cardiothoracic surgery. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology, and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS).
    He holds and has held leadership positions in HRS, STS, AATS, and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. He serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Atrial Fibrillation and Journal of the Heart Surgery Forum. Additionally, he is a reviewer for seven tier one peer reviewed journals.
    He maintains an active research program and an international lecture schedule.
    His research interests lie in the fields of cardiac arrhythmias and quality assurance.

  • Jose Jalife, MD.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dhiraj Gupta, MD.

    Affiliation:Position Title and Institution: Consultant Electrophysiologist, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.
    Honorary Professor of Cardiology, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool
    Positions and Honors: Head, Arrhythmia Workstream, Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science.
    Clinical/ Research Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Left atrial Appendage Occlusion

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

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

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

    Affiliation:Position Title and Institution: Chair, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
    Education (Medical School, residency and fellowship): Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (MD, 1988) Johns Hopkins Hospital (1988-1997, General surgery and Cardiothoracic surgery)
    Positions and Honors (Awards/honors, professional affiliations, leadership roles, editorial work etc):
    Clinical/Research interests: Mitral valve repair, Robotic heart surgery, Left atrial appendage management, Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation

  • Jason Andrade, MD.

    Affiliation:Position Title and Institution: Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia
    Education (Medical School, residency and fellowship): University of Ottawa, University of British Columbia, Montreal Heart Institute
    Positions and Honors (Awards/honors, professional affiliations, leadership roles, editorial work etc): Director, Electrophysiology, Vancouver General Hospital
    Director, Atrial Fibrillation Clinic
    Medical Lead, Atrial Fibrillation, British Columbia
    Co-Chair, Canadian Cardiovascular Society Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines
    Past Chair, Education Committee, Canadian Heart Rhythm Society
    Clinical/Research interests: Atrial fibrillation. Stroke prevention. Ablation. Device therapy. Quality improvement. Health system change.

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

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

  • Paul J. Wang, MD.

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

  • Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD.

    Affiliation:Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelide, Australia.

  • Ralph James Damiano, Jr, MD.

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

  • Rajesh Kabra, MD FHRS FACC.

    Affiliation:Position Title and Institution: Section Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship program
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Memphis TN
    Education (Medical School, residency and fellowship): Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
    Cardiology Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City IA
    Internal Medicine: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City IA and St Francis Hospital, Evanston IL
    Medical school: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    Positions and Honors (Awards/honors, professional affiliations, leadership roles, editorial work etc): Arrhythmia Section Editor, Current Treatment Options Cardiovascular Medicine
    Clinical/Research interests: Atrial Fibrillation
    Ventricular Tachycardia
    Supraventricular Tachycardia
    Syncope
    Racial Differences in Arrhythmia, management and outcomes

  • Sakis Themistoclakis, MD.

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

  • Salwa Beheiry, RN, CCRN.

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

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

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

  • Suneet Mittal, MD, FACC, FHRS.

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

  • Vigneshwar Kasirajan, MD.

    Affiliation:West Hospital, Richmond,VA, USA.

  • Vivek Y. Reddy, MD.

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

  • Wallace Ray, BS, CT.

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

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

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

  • Deering, MD.

    Affiliation:Dr. Deering is a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta where he also serves as Chief of the Arrhythmia Center, Chairman of the Clinical Centers for Excellence and Chief Quality Officer. He has served in a variety of volunteer roles for the Heart Rhythm Society and presently serves as president. His research and clinical interests are focused on defining and implementing quality initiatives in electrophysiology and cardiovascular medicine. He has served as a speaker and moderator at national and international electrophysiology and cardiology meetings; has authored and co-authored numerous publications addressing cardiac arrhythmia and cardiovascular quality issues; participates in a number of cardiac electrophysiology arrhythmia research projects and serves as a reviewer for multiple cardiac electrophysiology and general cardiac journals. Dr. Deering earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, his cardiology fellowship training at Boston University Medical Center and his cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Tufts New England Medical Center. He has previously been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and at present is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and the Mark E. Silverman, M.D. Educational Chair.

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

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

  • Edmond Cronin, MD.

    Affiliation:Edmond Cronin is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the Hartford Healthcare Heart and Vascular Institute, Hartford Hospital, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. A native of Ireland, Dr Cronin received his medical degree with honors from University College Cork, and completed his electrophysiology training at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include ventricular tachycardia ablation, atrial fibrillation ablation, His bundle pacing, and transvenous lead extraction. Dr Cronin is the author or co-author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, presents frequently at national and international meetings, and serves as a reviewer for several medical journals. His research focusses on ablation of ventricular arrhythmias and transvenous lead extraction outcomes, along with serving as an investigator in several multicenter clinical trials. Dr Cronin is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, and currently sits on its Scientific and Clinical Documents Committee. He is a member of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, European Heart Rhythm Association, Irish Cardiac Society, and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He is also an avid, but not terribly fast, runner.

  • Jacob Koruth, MD.

    Affiliation:Dr. Koruth received his cardiac electrophysiology training at Massachusetts General Hospital and then completed a research fellowship at Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York. He completed his medical training at Christian Medical College, Punjab, India. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Leona M. And Harry B. Helmsley Electrophysiology center at Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York. His clinical practice and range of interest encompasses all aspects of clinical electrophysiology with a particular focus in catheter ablation. He is the Director of the Experimental laboratory at Mt Sinai Medical Center where he works to explore new approaches to catheter ablation and mapping.

  • Janet K Han, MD.

    Affiliation:Title: Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of California Los Angeles / VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Education: Fellowship: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System / UCLA, 2005-2006
    Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System / UCLA, 2002-2005
    Residency: Internal Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, 2000-2002
    Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 1998-1999
    Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, 1994-1998
    Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego. Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1990-1994
    Bio sketch: Janet K. Han, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the Associate Program Director of the Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of California Los Angeles / VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System campus. She serves as the Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Assistant Director of the Cardiology Arrhythmia Service, and is the lead cardiologist of the Anticoagulation Committee at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a member of the ACC Digital Strategies Committee, a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, and holds leadership responsibilities in the HRS Women in Electrophysiology Community.
    She is currently the Social Media Editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, and she serves as reviewer for Heart Rhythm Case Reports, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, as well as JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Her clinical and research interests include complex arrhythmia care of the veteran population, including catheter ablation and device implantation, anticoagulation in special populations, and the emerging intersection of digital health, social media and education.
    Research and Publications: Please see CV.

  • Sandeep Gautham, MD.

    Affiliation:Position Title and Institution: Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
    Education (Medical School, residency and fellowship): Fellowship: Cardiac Electrophysiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MD
    Fellowship: Cardiology at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    Residency: Internal Medicine at Harbor Hospital Center (affiliation of University of Maryland), Baltimore, MD
    Master of Public Health: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
    Diploma in Program in Clinical Effectiveness: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    M.D. (Internal Medicine): Harbor Hospital Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
    M.D. (Internal Medicine): Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, Delhi University, India
    MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery): Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
    Positions and Honors (Awards/honors, professional affiliations, leadership roles, editorial work etc): Chief Fellow, Cardiac Electrophysiology: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MD – 07/01/10- 06/30/11.
    Second Position Award: New England Electrophysiology Physicians Society Fellows Abstract Competition, April 2010, Boston, MA.
    Fellow of the year: Department of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA – 2007-2008.
    Chief Medical Resident: Harbor Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD – 2001-2002.
    National Talent Search Examination Scholar: Government of India – 1985-1996.
    Clinical/Research interests: Low fluoroscopic radiofrequency ablation Intraoperative anticoagulation management for atrial fibrillation ablation Cardiac translational proteins and inflammatory mediators in atrial fibrillation

  • Robert D. Schaller, DO, MS.

    Affiliation:Current affiliation and position Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Director, Lead Extraction Program
    Co-Director, Clinical Research Program
    Research and Clinical Interests Complex ablation and lead management including lead extraction techniques.

  • Krishna Akella, MD.

    Affiliation:Position Title and Institution: Research Fellow, KCHRI (please look to see if this matches what ghulam sent)
    Education: Medical school - Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Residency - Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
    Clinical/Research Interests - Electrophysiology, digital health, cardiac critical care, emerging medical technology.

  • Ghulam Murtaza, MD.

    Affiliation:Position and Title: Research Fellow at Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute
    Education: Dow International Medical College, 2008- 2014; University of Illinois Chicago/ Advocate Christ Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency, 2015- 2018; Chief Resident at Naples Community Hospital, 2018-2019.
    Clinical/Research interests: Electrophysiology. Aspiring Cardiology fellow.


Section Editors

  • Rong Bai, MD, FACC, FESC, FHRS.

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

  • Amin M. Al-Ahmad, MD, FACC, FHRS.

    Position Title and Institution: Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
    Education (Medical School, residency and fellowship):
    General Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowships, Tufts-New England Medical
    Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 1999-2003
    Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Tufts
    University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 1996-1999 Tufts-New England Medical Center, Tufts
    University School of Medicine, M.D. 1992-1996
    Syracuse University B.S. Summa Cum Laude 1988-1992
    Positions and Honors (Awards/honors, professional affiliations, leadership roles, editorial work etc):
    2012 Teaching award, Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiology)
    2010 Stanford University School of Medicine Faculty Fellow
    2006 William E. Hancock Teaching Award. Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University
    2001 Oliver Smith Award for patient care, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Preventative Cardiology Clinic 2012 Teaching award, Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiology)
    2010 Stanford University School of Medicine Faculty Fellow
    2006 William E. Hancock Teaching Award. Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University
    2001 Oliver Smith Award for patient care, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Preventative Cardiology Clinic
    1999 First place, Astra-Zeneca Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award
    1996 William Damesheck Undergraduate Research Award, Tufts University School of Medicine
    1996 Zarren Family Award (excellence in clinical cardiology), Tufts University School of Medicine
    1992 University Scholar (Valedictorian), Syracuse University
    1992 I.A. Hotze Award in Bioengineering for Outstanding Achievement, Syracuse University
    1993 College Marshall, L.C. Smith School of Engineering, Syracuse University
    1991 Syracuse Remembrance Scholar, Syracuse University
    1991 Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, President, Syracuse University
    1991 Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, Syracuse University
    1991 Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Students, Syracuse University
    Clinical/Research interests: Dr Al-Ahmad has participated in research and publication in the area of cardiac electrophysiology both as a primary or co-author of significant numbers of scientific articles as well as co-editor of several books in the field of Electrophysiology. He has also delivered numerous papers and lectures in the area of cardiac electrophysiology both in the United States and internationally.

  • Mikhael El-Chami, MD.

    Position Title and Institution:Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology-Section of Electrophysiology. Emory University School of Medicine
    Education (Medical School, residency and fellowship):
    Medical School: American University of Beirut
    Residency: Emory University School of Medicine
    Chief Medical Residency: Emory University of School of Medicine
    Cardiology Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine
    Electrophysiology Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine
    Positions and Honors (Awards/honors, professional affiliations, leadership roles, editorial work etc):
    Awards Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    Editorial Board: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
    Professional Affiliation:Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society Fellow of American College of Cardiology
    Clinical/Research interests: Leadless Pacemakers
    Subcutaneous ICDs


Technical Editor

Siva Korlakunta MS.


Managing Editor

Sudha Bommana M.Sc.,M.phil.,CCRP.


Statistical Editor

Kay Ryschon Ph.D.


Publishing Director

Prabhaker Gangasani Ph.D.


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