2019 WAF FACULTY

This year’s distinguished faculty of physicians and researchers hail from several countries and renowned biomedical centers. They are a think tank of leading minds, researchers and clinicians within the Atrial Fibrillation Medical Field.

Following is a list of faculty, moderators and section chairs, to-date:

Johannes Brachmann, Prof. Dr

Johannes Brachmann, Prof. Dr.

Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Cardiology, Klinikum Coburg GmbH, Coburg, Germany

David J. Callans, MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director of Electrophysiology, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD

Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Chair, Heart & Vascular Center

John Day, MD

Electrophysiologist, Intermountain Medical Center

Thomas Deneke, MD, PhD

Director, Clinic for Invasive Electrophysiology, Heart Center Bad Neustadt

David E. Haines, MD

Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Oakland U William Beaumont School of Medicine
Director, Heart Rhythm Center, Beaumont Health

Wael A. Jaber, MD

Staff Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine & Director of Nuclear Cardiology & Imaging Core Lab, Cleveland

Dhanunjaya (DJ) Lakkireddy, MD

Executive Medical Director, Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute, HCA Health Midwest

Renato D. Lopes, MD, MHS, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center

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Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine), Stanford University Medical Center

Mario Njeim, MD

Cardiologist & Cardia Electrophysiologist, Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
Lecturer, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Co-Chair, Electrophysiology Work Group, Lebanese Society of Cardiology

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, St. Vincent Hospital

Walid Saliba, MD

Director, Atrial Fibrillation Center, Cleveland
Director, EP Labs, Cleveland

Edward J. Schloss, MD

Medical Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati Ohio

Travis Scott Wall, MD

Associate Chief of Medicine, Salt Lake City VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Utah

Michael R. Bristow, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Lisa Anne Cannon-Albright, PhD

Professor, Genetic Epidemiology Program, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine

Emile Daoud, MD

Section Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Professor, Internal Medicine, Ross Heart Hospital
Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University

Thomas F. Deering, MD, MBA

Mark E. Silverman, M.D Educational Chair
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia
Chief Quality Officer, Piedmont Heart Institute
Chief, Arrhythmia Center, Piedmont Heart Institute

M. Edip Gurol, MD, MSc

Vascular Neurologist, Associate Director of Vascular Lab, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS

Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego

Mohamed Rafa Labedi, MD, FACC, FHRS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Southern Illinois University

W. Alexander Leber, Prof. Dr.

Director, Isar Heart Center, Munich Germany

Christian Mahnkopf, Dr. med.

Executive Senior Physician, Deputy Chief Physician, Medical Director Cardiac MRi, Coburg Germany

Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS, FACC, FESC

Executive Medical Director, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St. David’s Medical Center

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Frank Sachse

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Melvin Scheinman

Professor of Medicine & Chief Genetic Arrhythmia Unit, University of California, San Francisco

Boris Schmidt, Dr

Department Head, Cardioanagiologisches Centrum Bethanien – Agaplesion Markus Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany

Takanori Yamaguchi, MD

Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Saga University, Saga Japan

Christine Albert

Christine Albert

Rahul N. Doshi

Rahul N. Doshi

Jonathan M. Kalman

Jonathan M. Kalman

Debbe McCall

Debbe McCall

Leenhapong Navaravong

Leenhapong Navaravong

Antonio Raviele

Antonio Raviele

Kimberly A. Selzman

Kimberly A. Selzman

Khaldoun Tarakji

Khaldoun Tarakji

Atul Verma

Atul Verma

Darryl Wells, MD

Darryl Wells, MD

Partha Sardar

Partha Sardar

Reza Wakili

Reza Wakili

Dave Wilber

Dave Wilber

 Feras Bader

Feras Bader

Mihail G. Chelu

Mihail G. Chelu

Roger Freedman

Roger Freedman

Gerhard Hindricks

Gerhard Hindricks

Charles Jazra

Charles Jazra

Evgueni G. Kholmovski

Evgueni G. Kholmovski

Christopher J. McGann

Christopher J. McGann

Nischala Nannapeneni

Nischala Nannapeneni

Alexies Ramirez

Alexies Ramirez

Vivek Reddy

Vivek Reddy

Prash Sanders

Prash Sanders

Christian Sohns

Christian Sohns

Melanie True Hills

Melanie True Hills

Jeanne Poole

Jeanne Poole

Jared Bunch

Jared Bunch

Philip Cuculich, MD

Philip Cuculich, MD

Frederick Han

Frederick Han

Elaine Hylek

Elaine Hylek

Stacy A. Johnson

Stacy A. Johnson

Bradley Knight

Bradley Knight

Francis Marchlinski

Francis Marchlinski

Thomas J. McGarry

Thomas J. McGarry

Milton Packer

Milton Packer

Kamran Rizvi

Kamran Rizvi

Mintu Turakhia

Mintu Turakhia

Oussama Wazni

Oussama Wazni

Brent D. Wilson

Brent D. Wilson

Anna Catino

Anna Catino

Bengt Herweg

Bengt Herweg

Pierre Jais

Pierre Jais

John Mandrola

John Mandrola

Suneet Mittal

Suneet Mittal

Andrea M. Russo

Andrea M. Russo

Moussa C. Mansour

Moussa C. Mansour

Saman Nazarian

Saman Nazarian

Jose Nativi-Nicolau

Jose Nativi-Nicolau

Benjamin A. Steinberg

Benjamin A. Steinberg

Ravi Ranjan

Ravi Ranjan