2022 Western A-Fib Symposium Faculty Roster

For your reference, all faculty and planners are listed below with their contact information, as it is received and authorized for release. Each of these specialists were asked to sign a disclosure noting any potential conflicts of interest related to financial relationships with any ineligible companies – defined as any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling. or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All disclosures received are noted below with each faculty member and planner.
(An asterisk denotes program planners)

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

Ahmad Abdul-Karim, MD*

Ahmad Abdul-Karim, MD*

Nazem Akoum, MD*

Nazem Akoum, MD*

 

Amin Al-Ahmad, MD

Amin Al-Ahmad, MD

Physician & Cardiac EP
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia

Consultant – Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster
Consultant, speaker – Abbott, Philips Medical

Christine Albert, MD, MPH

Christine Albert, MD, MPH

Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD

Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD

Jason Andrade, MD

Jason Andrade, MD

Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH

Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH

Felipe Bisbal, MD, PhD, FESC

Felipe Bisbal, MD, PhD, FESC

Electrophysiology Dept., Heart Institute (iCorr)
University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol
[email protected]
Consultant – Abbott
Speaker – Boston Scientific
Consultant, speaker – Biosense Webster

Patricia Blake, FASGE, CAE

Patricia Blake, FASGE, CAE

CEO, Heart Rhythm Society
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Carina Blomstrom Lundqvist, MD, PhD, FESC

Carina Blomstrom Lundqvist, MD, PhD, FESC

Senior Consultant, Professor & Research Leader
Uppsala University
[email protected]
Speaker – Bayer, BMS, MSD, Sanofi
Consultant, speaker – Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Cathprint

Johannes Brachmann, MD

Johannes Brachmann, MD

T. Jared Bunch

T. Jared Bunch

Hugh Calkins, MD

Hugh Calkins, MD

Director of Electrophysiology
John Hopkins Medical Institutions

Consultant, speaker – Medtronic, Biosense Webster
Consultant – Abbott

 

David J. Callans, MD

David J. Callans, MD

Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PHD

Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PHD

Associate Professor
Director of Electrophysiology, Baylor Heart Clinic
Director of Clinical Electrophysiology Research
Medical Director, Inherited Arrhythmia & Cardiomyopathy Clinic
Associate Program Director Electrophysiology Fellowship
[email protected]
Grantee – Abbott, Impulse Dynamics

Lilas Dagher, MD*

Lilas Dagher, MD*

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Evarts Graham Professor of Surgery
Washington University

Grantee – Speaker – AtriCure
Consultant – Medtronic

Emile Daoud, MD

Emile Daoud, MD

Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Professor, Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University
[email protected]
Advisory Board Member – Medtronic
Advisory Board Member – Biosense Webster
Chief Medical Officer, Consultant – S4 Medical

 

John D. Day, MD

John D. Day, MD

Electrophysiologist, Physician Executive
Cardiovascular Service Line
Mountainstar HCA Healthcare System

Speaker – Abbott
Consultant – Boston Scientific ​

Thomas F. Deering, MD, MBA, FHRS, FACC, FACP

Thomas F. Deering, MD, MBA, FHRS, FACC, FACP

Mark E. Silverman, Education Chair
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia
Chair, Cardiac Governance Council, Piedmont Healthcare
Chief Quality Officer & Arrhythmia Center Chief Piedmont Heart Institute
[email protected]
Research Committee Reviewer – Abbott
Advisor – Omny, CVRx

David D. De Lurgio, MD, FACC, FHRS

David D. De Lurgio, MD, FACC, FHRS

Thomas Deneke, MD

Thomas Deneke, MD

Eoin Donnellan

Eoin Donnellan

Mikhael El-Chami, MD

Mikhael El-Chami, MD

Uzodinma C. Emerenini, MD

Uzodinma C. Emerenini, MD

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

Chief of Cardiac EP
Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
[email protected]
Advisory Board Member, grantee – Biosense Webster
Honoraria – Boston Scientific
Honoraria, grantee – Farapulse

Hamid Ghanbari, MD, MPH

Hamid Ghanbari, MD, MPH

Dhiraj Gupta, MD, DM, FRCP

Dhiraj Gupta, MD, DM, FRCP

Consultant Cardiologist
Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

Grantee – Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific

M. Edip Gurol, MD

M. Edip Gurol, MD

 

David Haines, MD

David Haines, MD

Janet K. Han, MD

Janet K. Han, MD

Mellanie True Hills, CSP

Mellanie True Hills, CSP

Gerhard "Gerd" Hindricks, MD, MBA

Gerhard "Gerd" Hindricks, MD, MBA

Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS

Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS

Associate Professor
University of California San Diego
[email protected]
Speaker – Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Acutus, Pfizer, BMS, Janssen, iRhythm, Hillrom, Zoll Medical, Biotronik, Biosense Webster
Grantee – Biotronik, Biosense Webster
Equity Holder – Vektor Medical

Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH

Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH

Pierre Jais, MD

Pierre Jais, MD

Eugene Kholmovski, PhD

Eugene Kholmovski, PhD

Paulus Kirchhof, MD, FESC, FRCP (Ed)

Paulus Kirchhof, MD, FESC, FRCP (Ed)

Dept. of Cardiology Director
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
University Heart and Vascular Center
UKE Hamburg, Germany
[email protected]
Grantee – European Union [email protected], AFFECT-AF, MAESTRIA, British Heart Foundation, German Centre for CV Research via German Ministry of Education and Research, Leducq Foundation, Medical Research Council (UK), several drug and device companies
Patent Relationship – University of Birmingham

Bradley P. Knight, MD

Bradley P. Knight, MD

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Consultant, speaker, fellowship support – Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medtronic

Andrew Krahn, MD, FHRS

Andrew Krahn, MD, FHRS

Chief of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine
Cardiologist, Heart Rhythm Specialist
University of British Columbia

No financial relationships disclosed

Fred Kusumoto

Fred Kusumoto

Dhanunjaya "DJ" Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS

Dhanunjaya "DJ" Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS

Chanho Lim

Chanho Lim

Dominik Linz, MD, PhD

Dominik Linz, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Adelaide
Affiliate Professor of Lifestyle Factors in Cardiac
Arrhythmia, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences (BMI),
The University of Copenhagen
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Christian Mahnkopf, MD, PHD

Christian Mahnkopf, MD, PHD

Head of Cardiology
CAU Kiel, Germany
No financial relationships disclosed

John Mandrola, MD

John Mandrola, MD

Moussa Mansour, MD

Moussa Mansour, MD

Francis Marchlinski, MD

Francis Marchlinski, MD

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD*

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD*

Christopher McGann, MD

Christopher McGann, MD

David McManus, MD, ScM

David McManus, MD, ScM

Gregory F. Michaud, MD

Gregory F. Michaud, MD

Suneet Mittal, MD

Suneet Mittal, MD

Director, EP
Associate Chair, Cardiology
The Valley Hospital

Consultant – Boston Scientific
Consultant – Medtronic

Lluis Mont, MD, PhD, FESC, FEHRA

Lluis Mont, MD, PhD, FESC, FEHRA

Head of Arrhythmia Section, Cardiology Department
Cardiovascular Clinical Institute
Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Professor, Medical School of Universitat de Barcelona
[email protected]
Consultant, speaker, Advisory Board – Abbott, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster
Advisory Board – Medlumics
Equity Holder – Galgo Medical

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Arrhythmia Center Co-Director
AFib Program Director, EP Research Director
Stanford University
[email protected]
Consultant – Abbott, ACC
Royalty recipient – Uptodate

 

 

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC

Executive Medical Director
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
at St. David’s Medical Center
[email protected]
Consultant – Abbott, Baylis, Biosense Webster, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic

 

Leenhapong Navaravong, MD

Leenhapong Navaravong, MD

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Consultant, Heart Rhythm Services Division
Dept. of CV Diseases, Mayo Clinic
[email protected]
Non Compensated Consultant – Abbott, AtriFix, Biosense Webster, Cardio Syntax, EBAmed, Johnson & Johnson, MediaSphere Medical, LLC, MedLumics, Medtronic, NeuCures, St. Jude Medical, Siemens, Spectrum Dynamics, Centrix, Thermedical, Xenter, Inc.
Grantee – Abbott, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific/EPT, CardioInsight, EBAmed, Medtronic, Inc, Siemens, St. Jude Medical, Inc, Thermedical, Inc, NIH, Robertson Foundation, Vital Project Funds, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Cook/Fund
Royalty Recipient – via licenses to Mayo Clinic –  Analyze-AVW technology
Joint Equity w/Mayo Clinic – External Beam Ablation Medical Devices
Royalty Recipient – Wiley & Sons, Oxford, St. Jude Medical
Patent Relationship – American Heart Association for the Mayo AF Symptom Inventory (MAFSI) Survey

Rod Passman, MD, MSCE, FACC, FAHA, FHRS

Rod Passman, MD, MSCE, FACC, FAHA, FHRS

Professor of EP, Medicine, & Preventive Medicine
Northwester University, Feinberg School of Medicine
[email protected]
Advisory / Steering Board Member – Medtronic, J&J
Grantee – Abbott

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS, FACC

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS, FACC

Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiology
[email protected]
Grantee – AtriCure, Biotronik, Kestra Medical

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Alexies Ramirez, MD, FHRS

Alexies Ramirez, MD, FHRS

Antonio Raviele, MD, FEHRA, FHRS

Antonio Raviele, MD, FEHRA, FHRS

Cardiologist & Arrhythmologist, Venice Arrhythmias Scientific Secretariat
President, Alliance to Fight AF (ALFA)
President, International Congress Venice Arrhythmias
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Vivek Reddy, MD

Vivek Reddy, MD

Andrea M. Russo, MD

Andrea M. Russo, MD

Professor of Medicine
Academic Chief, Cooper Medical School, Rowan University
Director, EP & Arrhythmia Services
Director, CCEP Fellowship
Cooper University Hospital
[email protected]
Grantee – Boston Scientific, BMS-Pfizer, Kestra
Consultant – Abbott, Atricure, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific
Speaker – Biotronik, BMS-Pfizer

Luis Saenz, MD

Luis Saenz, MD

Walid Saliba, MD

Walid Saliba, MD

Director, AFib Center
Cleveland Clinic
[email protected]
Advisory Board – Boston Scientific
Advisory Board – Biosense Webster
Advisory Board – Atricure

Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD

Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD

Melvin Scheinman, MD

Melvin Scheinman, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco

Speaker – Abbott, Biosense Webster

Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS

Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS

Boris Schmidt, MD

Boris Schmidt, MD

Head of Department
Academic Teaching Hospital
University Hospital in Frankfurt
[email protected]
Consultant – Abbott, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific

Christian Sohns

Christian Sohns

Philipp Sommer, MD

Philipp Sommer, MD

Clinic for EP & Rhythmology Director
Herz – und Diabeteszentrum NRW
[email protected]
Advisory Board – Abbott, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific

 

James D. Thomas, MD, FASE, FACC, FESC

James D. Thomas, MD, FASE, FACC, FESC

Natalia Trayanova, PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Natalia Trayanova, PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
ADVANCE Director
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
[email protected]
No financial relationships disclosed

Roderick Tung, MD

Roderick Tung, MD

Mintu Turakhia, MD

Mintu Turakhia, MD

Associate Professor
Stanford University
[email protected]
Consultant – Abbot, Bayer, Biotronik, Myokardia, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Milestoe Pharmaceuticals, InCarda Pharmaceuticals, 100Plus, Sanofi, Pfizer, AliveCor, Acutus

Compensated relationship – BrightInsight 
Grantee – Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Apple, the American Heart Association, FDA

Gaston R. Vergara, MD

Gaston R. Vergara, MD

Elaine Wan, MD

Elaine Wan, MD

Assistant Professor, Columbia University
[email protected]
Consultant – Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Abbott

Bassam Wanna, MD

Bassam Wanna, MD

Oussama M. Wazni, MD

Oussama M. Wazni, MD

David Wilber, MD

David Wilber, MD

Professor of Medicine
Loyola University Chicago
[email protected]
Grantee – Atricure, Abbott
Consultant, grantee – Biosense Webster
Consultant – American College of Cardiology

Brent D. Wilson, MD, PhD

Brent D. Wilson, MD, PhD

All relevant financial relationships of faculty and planners will be resolved prior to the symposium.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES:

  • To share the latest and currently developing knowledge of the critical issues around atrial fibrillation and related systems involvement including, but not limited to stroke prevention, GI and gastroenterology involvement, and post-ablation bleeding.
  • To facilitate a focus on new, global technologies, recent research findings, and new procedures available for improved patient care.
  • To support the development and use of cost-effective procedures and treatments including but not limited to anti-fibrotic drugs, new EP techniques, and other pharmacologic agents.
  • To stimulate consensus building on treatment choices for recurrent arrhythmias pre and post -ablation, mobile health applications, ablation techniques, mapping and other current and developing technologies and interventions.
  • To provide a forum for global information sharing and integration of all concepts in the fields working on atrial fibrillation.