2020 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 a commercial interest(s) – defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling. or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used 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:

Nazem Akoum, MD *

Nazem Akoum, MD *

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

nakoum@uw.edu

No relevant financial relationships

Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH

Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH

Chair, Department of Cardiology, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center

St Jude Medical, Grand Support
Abbott, Grant Support
Roche Diagnostics, Grant Support
Roche Diagnostics, Consultant

Alex Baher, MD

Alex Baher, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute

alex.baher@mhvi.com

No relevant financial relationships

Felipe Bisbal, MD, PhD, FESC

Felipe Bisbal, MD, PhD, FESC

EP Consultant

Hospital Universitari Germans Trias I Pujol

f.bisbalvb@gmail.com

Consultant, Abbott Consultant, Bayer Consultant, Biotronik Consultant & Advisory role, Johnson & Johnson

Patrick M Boyle, PhD, PEng, FHRS

Patrick M Boyle, PhD, PEng, FHRS

Cardiac Systems Simulation (CardSS) Lab

pmboyle@uw.edu

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington

No relevant financial relationships

Thomas Jared Bunch, MD

Thomas Jared Bunch, MD

Medical Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, University of Utah School of Medicine

jared.bunch@imail.org

Research Grant, Altathera
Research Grant, Boehringer Ingelheim
Research Grant, Boston Scientific

David John Callans, MD

David John Callans, MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System

david.callans@uphs.upenn.edu

Consultant, Abbott
Consultant, Biosense Webster
Consultant, Medtronic

Phillip Cuculich

Phillip Cuculich

Emile Daoud, MD

Emile Daoud, MD

Chief, Electrophysiology Section & Professor of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University

emile.daoud@osumc.edu

Advisory Board, Biotronik
Equity/Co-Founder, S4 Medical

Thomas F. Deering, MD, MBA

Thomas F. Deering, MD, MBA

Chief, Arrhythmia Services & CV Centers for Excellence, Piedmont Heart

No relevant financial relationships

Luigi DiBiase

Luigi DiBiase

Mikhael El-Chami, MD, FHRS, FACC

Mikhael El-Chami, MD, FHRS, FACC

Medical Director, Cardiac EP, Emory University

Consultant, Biotronik
Consultant, Boston Scientific
Consultant, Medtronic

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

edward.gerstenfeld@ucsf.edu

Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Biosense-Webster, Research Grant
Boston-scientific, Speaker Honoraria
Abbott, Speaker Honoraia
Cadiofocus, Advisory Board
Medtrontic, Speaker Honoraria

Michael R. Gold, MD, PhD

Michael R. Gold, MD, PhD

Michael E. Assey Professor of Medicine, MUSC

goldmr@musc.edu

Consultant, Boston Scientific
Consultant, Medtronic

David Haines

David Haines

Mellanie True Hills, CSP

Mellanie True Hills, CSP

Founder & CEO, StopAfib.org

mhills@stopafib.org

No Relevant Financial Relationships

Jonathan C. Hsu, MD, MAS

Jonathan C. Hsu, MD, MAS

Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego

jonathan.hsu@ucsd.edu

Consultant/Speaker, Abbott
Equity, Acutus Medical
Consultant/Speaker, Biosense-Webster
Consultant/Speaker, Biotronik
Consultant/Speaker, Boston Scientific
Consultant/Speaker, Bristol-Myer Squibb
Consultant/Speaker, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Consultant & Speaker, Medtronic
Equity, Vektor Medical

Elaine M. Hylek

Elaine M. Hylek

Pierre Jais, MD

Pierre Jais, MD

Professor of Cardiology, University of Bordeaux

Rees/Shares, Farapulse

Ahmad Karim

Ahmad Karim

Eugene Kholmovski, MD

Eugene Kholmovski, MD

Associate Professor, University of Utah Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

ekholmovski@yahoo.com

Consultant & Ownership Interest, Marrek, Inc.
Contractor, MRI Interventions, Inc.

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD

Executive Medical Director, The Kansas City Heart Rhythm

dlakkireddy@gmail.com

No relevant financial relationships

Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD

Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Randall.lee@ucsf.edu

Consultant, SentreHEART/Atricure, Inc.

Carina Blomstrom Lundquist

Carina Blomstrom Lundquist

Professor, Department of Medical Science and Cardiology, University Hospital Uppsala

No relevant financial relationship

John Mandrola, MD

John Mandrola, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Baptist Health Louisville

john.mandrola.@gmail.com
No relevant financial relationships

Nassir Marrouche, MD, FHRS *

Nassir Marrouche, MD, FHRS *

Professor of Medicine & Director of Cardiac EP, Tulane University

nmarrouche@tulane.edu

Consultant, Abbott, Consultant & Researcher, Biosense Webster, Consultant, Biotronik, Consultant & Researcher, Boston Scientific, Consultant, Medtronic

Christopher J. McGann

Christopher J. McGann

Suneet Mittal, MD

Suneet Mittal, MD

Director, EP, Valley Health System

mittsu@valleyhealth.com

Consultant, Abbott
Consultant, Boston Scientific
Consultant, Medtronic

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC

Executive Medical Director, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia, St. Davids

Consulting fee/Honoraria, Abbott
Consulting fee/Honoraria, Baylis Medical
Consulting fee/Honoraria, Biosense Webster
Consulting fee/Honoraria, Boston Scientific
Consulting fee/Honoraria, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Consulting fee/Honoraria, Medtronic

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

saman.nazarian@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Research Grant, Biosense Webster
Consultant, CardioSolv
Research Grant, ImriCor
Research Grant, Siemens

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Consultant, Mayo Clinic

Research Grant, Abbott, Research Grant, Biosense Webster, Consultant, Biotronik, Research Grant, Boston Scientific/EPT, Research Grant, CardioFocus, Research Grant, CardioInsight, Research Grant, Endosense, Equity, External Beam Ablation Medical Devices, Research Grant, Hansen Medical, Consultant, MediaSphere Medical, Research Grant, Medtronic, Research Grant, National Institute of Health, Royalties, Oxford, Research Grant, Robertson Foundation, Research Grant, Siemens, Research Grant & Royalties, St. Jude Medical, Research Grant, Thermedical, Royalties, Wiley & Sons

David C. Peritz, MD

David C. Peritz, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

david.c.peritz@dartmouth.edu

No relevant financial relationships

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Director, Cardiac Arrythmia Service, St. Vincent Medical Group

Consultant, CardioNet
Consultant, Medtronic

Kamran Rizvi

Kamran Rizvi

Andrea M. Russo, MD

Andrea M. Russo, MD

Professor of Medicine , Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Director, Electrophysiology, Cooper University Hospital

Apple, Boston Scientific, Steering Committee (no Honoraria)
Up-To-Date, Editing/Writing

Prash Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FHRS

Prash Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FHRS

Director of Cardiac DP & Pacing, Univesity of Adelaide & Royal Adelaide

Advisory Board, Research, Consultant, Abbott
Advisory Board, Research, Consultant, Boston Scientific
Advisory Board, Research, Consultant, Medtronic
Research, Microport
Advisory Board, Pacemate

Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS

Edward J. Schloss, MD, FHRS

Division Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology, The Christ Hospital

edward.schloss@thechristhospital.com

Consultant, AliveCor
Consultant, Medtronic

Christian Sohns, MD

Christian Sohns, MD

Assistant Professor, Deputy Director,Herz and Diabetes Zentrum NRW

csohns@hdz-nrw.de

No relevant financial relationship

Krishna Sundar

Krishna Sundar

Natalia Trayanova PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Natalia Trayanova PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Murray B. Sachs Endowed Chair
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine
Co-Director, Alliance for Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Treatment innovation (ADVANCE)

ntrayanova@jhu.edu

No relevant financial relationships

Atul Verma

Atul Verma

David J. WilberDirector, Heart Rhythm Program, Self-Employed

atul.verma@utoronto.ca

Honorarium, Abbott
Research/Honorarium, Bayer
Research, BMS
Research, Medtronic
Honorarium, Servier

Bassam Wanna

Bassam Wanna

Darryl S. Wells

Darryl S. Wells

Brent D. Wilson, MD, PhD

Brent D. Wilson, MD, PhD

Director, Cardiovascular Center, Section Chief, General Cardiology/Imaging, University of Utah.

GE Healthcare, Research Grant

No relevant financial relationships

Sana Al-Khatib, MD, MHS, FHRS

Sana Al-Khatib, MD, MHS, FHRS

Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center / Duke Clinical Research Institute

sana.alkhatib@duke.edu

Speaker & Consultant, Medtronic Consultant, Milestone Pharmaceuticals

Jason Andrade, MD

Jason Andrade, MD

Cardiologist, Self/UBC

Research Grants, Baylis Medical
Speaker, Biosense Webster
Researcher & Speaker, Medtronic

Feras Bader, MD, MS, FACC

Feras Bader, MD, MS, FACC

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Vice Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Section of Heart Failure & Transplant, Heart & Vascular Institute

No relevant financial relationships

Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH

Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH

Instructor in Medicine, Stanford University

tina4@stanford.edu

No relevant financial relationships

Michael R. Bristow, MD, PhD

Michael R. Bristow, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, University of Colorado

President/CEO, Arca Biopharma

Hugh Calkins, MD

Hugh Calkins, MD

Director of EP & Professor of Medicine, John Hopkins

hcalkins@jhmi.edu

Consultant, Abbott Medical
Consultant, Atricure
Consultant, Biosense
Consultant, Boston Scientific
Honararia, Boehringer Ingelheim
Consultant, Honararia, Medtronic

Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PhD

Mihail G. Chelu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

No relevant financial relationships

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr. MD

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr. MD

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

damianor@wustl.edu

Speaker/Research Support Receipient, Atricure
Speaker, Edwards Life Sciences
Speaker, LivaNova
Consultant, Medtronic

John D. Day, MD

John D. Day, MD

Heart Rhythm Services Medical Director, Intermountain Healthcare

johndaymd@gmail.com

Consultant & Speaker, Abbott
Consulting, Boston Scientific
Speaker, Medtronic

Thomas Deneke, Prof, Dr, MD

Thomas Deneke, Prof, Dr, MD

Director, Clinic for Rhythmology, Rhon-Klinikum Campus Bad Neustadt

thomas.deneke@campus-nes.de

No relevant financial relationships

Rahul N. Doshi, MD

Rahul N. Doshi, MD

Pillar Chief, Arrhythmia Service, Honor Health

rahuldoshimd@mac.com

Consultant & Researcher, Abbott Medical
Consultant, Biosense Webster
Consultant/Research, Boston Scientific

Roger Freedman

Roger Freedman

Consultant, Boston Scientific
Conslultant, Medtronic
M. Edip Gurol, MD

M. Edip Gurol, MD

Director, High Hemorrhage Risk Stroke Prevention, Massachusetts General Hospital

edip@mailharvard.edu

Research, AVID
Research, Boston Scientific
Research, Pfizer

Hamid Ghanbari, MD, MPH

Hamid Ghanbari, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor; Vice Chair of Innovation, University of Michigan

Consultant, Preventic
Researcher, Toyota

Janet K. Han, MD, FACC, FHRS

Janet K. Han, MD, FACC, FHRS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiac EP, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System / University of California Los Angeles
janet.han@va.gov
Speaker, Abbott
Gerhard Hindricks, Prof Dr

Gerhard Hindricks, Prof Dr

Director & Head of EP, Heart Center Leipzig, Germany

Research, Abbott
Research, Boston Scientific

Chao Huang, PhD

Chao Huang, PhD

chuang16@tulane.edu

Researcher, Tulane University

No Relevant Financial Relationships

Mark Ibrahim

Mark Ibrahim

Colleen Johnson

Colleen Johnson

Sammy Khatib

Sammy Khatib

Bradley P. Knight, MD

Bradley P. Knight, MD

Director, Cardiac EP, Northwestern Medicine Group

Consultant and/or Speaker, Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
Consultant and/or Speaker American Board of Internal Medical (ABIM)
Consultant and/or Speaker, Applied Clinical Intelligence
Consultant and/or Speaker, Arrhythmia Education, Inc.
Consultant and/or Speaker, Biotronik
Consultant and/or Speaker, Boston Scientific Corporation (includes Guidant Corporation)
Consultant and/or Speaker HMP Communications, LLC
Consultant and/or Speaker, ITAGroup, Inc.
Consultant and/or Speaker, Medtronic Logistics, LCC (Medtronic, Inc.)
Consultant and/or Speaker, Medtronic, Inc.
Consultant and/or Speaker, Regents of The University of California
Consultant and /or Speaker, Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. (Wolters Kluwer NV)

Mohamed Rafa Labedi

Mohamed Rafa Labedi

Wolfgang Alexander Leber, Prof

Wolfgang Alexander Leber, Prof

Director, Isar Heart Centre

alexander.leber@isarklinikum.de

No relevant financial relationships

Christian Mahnkopf, Dr

Christian Mahnkopf, Dr

Deputy Chief of Cardiology, Clinical Center Coburg, Germany

christian-mahnkopf@web.de

No relevant financial relationships

Moussa Mansour, MD

Moussa Mansour, MD

Director, Atrial Fibrillation Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

mmansour@mgh.harvard.edu

Consultant & Researcher, Abbott, Equity, Affera, Consultant & Researcher, Biosense Webster, Research Grant, Bohringer-ingelheim
Consultant, Boston Scientific, Equity, EPD Solutions, Consultant, Medtronic, Equity, NewPace Ltd, Research Grant, Pfizer

Debbe McCall, MBA

Debbe McCall, MBA

Owner, RTP Consulting, LLC

Debbie.McCall@gmail.com

No relevant financial relationships

Gregory F. Michaud

Gregory F. Michaud

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Professor of CV Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center

Sanjiv1@stanford.edu

Consultant, Abbott
Consulting, ACC
Grants, NIH
Patents, UCSD
Royalties, Uptodate

Leenhapong Navaravong

Leenhapong Navaravong

University of Utah School of Medicine

Advisory Committee, Atricure
Researcher, Biotronik
Researcher, Boston Scientific

Mario Njeim, MD

Mario Njeim, MD

Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon

marionoujaim@hotmail.com

Travel Grant, Abbott
Speaker, Boehringer
Speaker/Travel Grant, Boston Scientific
Travel Grant, Medtronic
Speaker, Pfizer

Milton Packer

Milton Packer

Jeanne E. Poole

Jeanne E. Poole

Alexies Ramirez

Alexies Ramirez

Vivek Reddy, MD

Vivek Reddy, MD

Director, EP, Mount Sinai Hospital

Boston Scientific, Unpaid Consultant
Biosense Webster, Upaid Consultant
Abbott, Unpaid Consultant
Surecor, Equity Ownership

Frank Sachse

Frank Sachse

Associate Professor, Unviersity of Utah

frank.sachse@utah.edu

No relevant financial relationships

Luis Carlos Saenz Morales, MD

Luis Carlos Saenz Morales, MD

Director, International Arrhythmia Center, Cardioinfantil Foundation, Bogota Columbia

lcsaenz@cardioinfantil.org

Speaker, Abbott
Speaker, Biosense Webster
Spekaer, Medtronic

Melvin Scheinman, MD, Prof

Melvin Scheinman, MD, Prof

Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

scheinman@medicine.ucsf.edu

Speaker, Abbott
Speaker, Biosense Webster
Speaker, Biotronik
Speaker, Medtronic

Boris Schmidt, MD

Boris Schmidt, MD

Head of Department, Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien

b.schmidt@ccb.de

No relevant financial relationships

Khaldoun G. Tarakji, MD, MPH

Khaldoun G. Tarakji, MD, MPH

Associate Section Head, Clinical Electrophysiology & Director, Heart & Vascular Institute Center for Digital Health & Telemedicine, Cleveland Clinic

Advisory Board & Consultant, AliveCor
Consultant, Boston Scientific
Advisory Board & Consultant, Medtronic

Mintu Turakhia, MD, MAS

Mintu Turakhia, MD, MAS

Professor, Stanford University
Apple, Grant
Equity, AliveCor
Grant, BMS-PFIZER
Grant, Bayer
Consultant, Medtronic
Consultant, Janssen
Consultant, Pfizer
Consultant, Myokardia
Gaston Vergara, MD

Gaston Vergara, MD

Oussama M. Wazni, MD

Oussama M. Wazni, MD

Section Head EP & Pacing, Cleveland Clinic

waznio@ccf.org

Consultant, Boston Scientific

David J. Wilber, MD

David J. Wilber, MD

Professor of Medicine, Director Clinical Electrophysiology, Loyola University Medical Center

ACCF, Consultant
Biosense Webster, Consultant, Research Grant
Abbott, Research Grant
Sentre Heart, Research Grant

Takanori Yamaguchi

Takanori Yamaguchi

Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Saga University

takano-yamaguchi@nifty.com

Speaker/Research, Abbot Medical Japan
Speaker/Research, Nihon Koden Corporation

All relevant financial relationships of faculty and planners were 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.