2021 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:

Ahmad Abdul-Karim, MD

Ahmad Abdul-Karim, MD

Nazem Akoum, MD (*)

Nazem Akoum, MD (*)

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

No relevant financial relationships

Christine Albert, MD

Christine Albert, MD

Sana Alkatib, MD

Sana Alkatib, MD

Professor of MedicineDuke University
Sana.alkhatib@duke.edu
Grantee – Boston Scientific
Grantee & Speaker – Abbott
Consultant, Grantee & Speaker – Medtronic

Jason Andrade, MD

Jason Andrade, MD

Grantee, honoraria recipient – Medtronic
Grantee – Baylis
Honoraria recipient – Biosense

Tina Baykaner, MD

Tina Baykaner, MD

Carina Blomstrom-Lundquist, MD

Carina Blomstrom-Lundquist, MD

Johannes Brachmann, MD

Johannes Brachmann, MD

Chief of Cardiology
Klinkikum Coburg

Studies – Abbott
Studies & Advisor – Medtronic

Michael Bristow, MD, PhD

Michael Bristow, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Cariology, University of Colorado AMC
President & CEO – Arca Biopharma

T. Jared Bunch, MD

T. Jared Bunch, MD

Section Chief, Heart Rhythm Disorders, Division of Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine

Grantee – Altathera
Grantee – Bioehringer Ingelheim
Grantee – Boston Scientific

Hugh Calkins, MD

Hugh Calkins, MD

Professor of Medicine, Director of Electrophysiology
John Hopkins Medical Institutions

Consultant, honoraria recipient – Medtronic
Consultant, honoraria recipient – AtriCure
Consultant, honoraria recipient – Biosense
Grantee – Boston Scientific
Consultant – Abbott

David J. Callans, MD

David J. Callans, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Consultant – Biosense Webster
Consultant & Speaker – Boston Scientific, Medtronic
Speaker – Abbott

Mihail G. Chelu, MD

Mihail G. Chelu, MD

Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Grantee – Abbott
Grantee – Impulse Dynamics

Lilas Dagher, MD

Lilas Dagher, MD

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD

Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Washington University

Grantee – Speaker – AtriCure
Consultant – Medtronic

 

Emile Daoud, MD

Emile Daoud, MD

Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology
The Ohio State University
Equity holder – S4 Medical
Advisory Board Member – Biosense Webster
Advisory Board Member – Biotronik

John D. Day, MD

John D. Day, MD

Medical Director, Intermountain Healthcare Heart Rhythm Services
Intermountain Healthcare

Consultant – speaker – Abbott
Consultant – speaker – MediLynx
Consultant – Boston Scientific

Thomas Deering, MD

Thomas Deering, MD

Chief, Cardiac Centers of Excellence
Piedmont Heart Institute

Research Scientific Review Committee Member – Abbott
Unpaid Researcher – Abbott, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic

David DeLurgio, MD

David DeLurgio, MD

Thomas Deneke, MD

Thomas Deneke, MD

Rahul N. Doshi, MD

Rahul N. Doshi, MD

Pillar Chief Complex Arrhythmia Management
HonorHealth

Clinical Training, Steering Committee Research Trials – Boston Scientific

Mikhael El Chami, MD

Mikhael El Chami, MD

Ezodinma Emerenini

Ezodinma Emerenini

Roger A. Freedman, MD

Roger A. Freedman, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of Utah
Consultant – Abbott Medical
Consultant, educator – Cook Medical
Consultant – Merit Medical

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD

Hamid Ghanbari, MD

Hamid Ghanbari, MD

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Consultant – Preventice, Verify
Grantee – Toyota

M. Edip Gurol, MD

M. Edip Gurol, MD

Director, High Hemorrhage Risk Stroke Prevention
Massachusetts General Hospital

Grantee – Boston Scientific
Grantee – Pfizer
Grantee – AVID

David Haines, MD

David Haines, MD

Director, Heart Rhythm Center
Beaumont Hospital

Consultant & Stock Holder – Affera
Speaker – Biosense Webster
Consultant – Boston Scientific, Integer
Consultant, Steering Committee Member & Grantee – Medtronic

Jihn Hamm

Jihn Hamm

Janet K. Han, MD

Janet K. Han, MD

Associate Professor, Cardiac EP
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare system / UCLA

Speaker – Abbott, Medtronic

Gerhard Hindricks, MD, MBA, ProfDr.

Gerhard Hindricks, MD, MBA, ProfDr.

Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS

Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS

Associate Professor, UC San Diego

Honoraria recipient – Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Biotronik, Biosense-Webster, Zoll Medical, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer
Grantee – Biotronik, Biosense-Webster
Equity interest – Acutus Medical, Vektor Medical

Elaine Hylek, MD

Elaine Hylek, MD

Mark Ibrahim, MD, FACC

Mark Ibrahim, MD, FACC

Pierre Jais, MD

Pierre Jais, MD

Eugene Kholmovski, PhD

Eugene Kholmovski, PhD

Bradley P. Knight, MD

Bradley P. Knight, MD

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Consultant, speaker, fellowship support – Medtronic
Consultant, speaker, fellowship support – Boston Scientific
Consultant, speaker, fellowship support – Abbott
Consultant, speaker, fellowship support – Biotronik
Consultant, speaker, fellowship support – Biosense-Webster

Andrew Krahn, MD

Andrew Krahn, MD

Dhanunjaya “DJ” Lakkireddy, MD

Dhanunjaya “DJ” Lakkireddy, MD

Randall J. Lee, MD

Randall J. Lee, MD

Thierry LeJemtel, MD

Thierry LeJemtel, MD

Trudie C. A. Lobban, MBE, FRCP, Edin

Trudie C. A. Lobban, MBE, FRCP, Edin

Founder & CEO, Arrhythmia Alliance, AF Association, STARS (Syncope Trust)

No relevant financial relationships

Christian Mahnkopf, MD

Christian Mahnkopf, MD

John Mandrola, MD

John Mandrola, MD

Moussa Mansour, MD

Moussa Mansour, MD

Francis Marchlinski, MD

Francis Marchlinski, MD

Director Electrophysiology & EP Lab
University of Pennsylvania

Speaker – Biotronik, Boston Scientific
Speaker & Consultant – Biosense Webster
Advisory Board Member – Abbott / St. Jude
Advisory Board Member & Speaker – Medtronic

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD (*)

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD (*)

Director of EP Department,
Tulane University

Consultant, grantee – Biosense Webster
Grantee – Abbott
Grantee – Boston Scientific
Grantee – Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson
Grantee – Medtronic
Grantee – Siemens Healthineers
Consultant, Preventice Services

Debbe McCall, MBA

Debbe McCall, MBA

Christopher McGann, MD

Christopher McGann, MD

Gregory F. Michaud, MD

Gregory F. Michaud, MD

Suneet Mittal, MD

Suneet Mittal, MD

Director, EP
Valley Hospital

Consultant – Boston Scientific
Consultant – Medtronic

Lluis Mont, MD

Lluis Mont, MD

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Stanford University Medical Center

Consultant – Abbott
Royalty recipient – Uptodate
Consultant – ACC
Grantee – NIH
Patent relationship – UCSD

Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS, VACC, FESC

Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS, VACC, FESC

Leehapong Navaravouong

Leehapong Navaravouong

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Consultant, grantee – Circle Software
Grantee – Siemens
Grantee – ImriCor
Grantee – Biosense-Webster
Consultant, grantee – CardioSolv

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Douglas L. Packer, MD

Consultant, Mayo Clinic
Consultant, Biotronik, MediaSphere Medical
Grantee, Abbott, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific/EPT, CardioInsight, CardioFocus, Enosense, German Heart Foundation, Hansen Medical, Medtronic, NIH, Robertson Foundation, St. Jude Medical, Siemens, Termedical
Royalty Recipient via licenses to Mayo Clinic & St. Jude Medical
Joint Equity w/Mayo Clinic, External Beam Ablation Medical Devices
Royalty Recipient, Wiley & Sons, Oxford, St. Jude Medical
(Unpaid Consultant, Abbott, AtriFix, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific, CardioFocus, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Siemens, SigNum Preemptive Healthcare, Spectrum Dynamics, Thermedical)

Rod Passman, MD, MSCE

Rod Passman, MD, MSCE

Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University

No relevant financial relationships
David Peritz, MD

David Peritz, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dartmouth Hitchcock

No relevant financial relationships
Nicholas S. Peters

Nicholas S. Peters

Professor of Cardiology
Imperial College London

No relevant financial relationships

Jeanne Poole, MD

Jeanne Poole, MD

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Ascension Medical Group
Consultant, Biotelemetry
Consultant, Medtronic

Vivek Reddy, MD

Vivek Reddy, MD

Andrea Russo, MD

Andrea Russo, MD

Frank Sachse, PhD

Frank Sachse, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Utah

No relevant financial relationships

Walid Saliba, MD

Walid Saliba, MD

Director, Atrial Fibrillation Center
Cleveland Clinic

Advisory Board, Boston Scientific
Advisory Board, Biosense Webster

Rohan Samson, MD

Rohan Samson, MD

Prash Sanders, MBBS, PhD

Prash Sanders, MBBS, PhD

Director of Clinical Electrophysiology
University of Adelaide
Advisory Board Member – Pacemate
Grantee – Microport
Advisory Board Member, Grantee & Consultant – Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medtronic

Edward Schloss, MD

Edward Schloss, MD

Phillip Sommer, MD

Phillip Sommer, MD

Director Clinic for EP
Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW
Advisory Board, Abbott
Advisory Board – Biosense Webster
Advisory Board – Boston Scientific
Advisory Board – Medtronic

Khaldoun Tarakji, MD

Khaldoun Tarakji, MD

James Thomas, MD

James Thomas, MD

Natalia Trayanova, PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Natalia Trayanova, PhD, FHRS, FAHA

Professor, Johns Hopkins University

No relevant financial relationships

Melanie True Hills, CSP

Melanie True Hills, CSP

Roderick Tung, MD

Roderick Tung, MD

Mintu Turakhia, MD

Mintu Turakhia, MD

Gaston Vergara, MD

Gaston Vergara, MD

Bassam Wanna, MD

Bassam Wanna, MD

Oussama Wazni, MD (*)

Oussama Wazni, MD (*)

David Wilber, MD

David Wilber, MD

Brent Wilson, MD

Brent Wilson, MD

Elaine Wan, MD

Elaine Wan, MD

Assistant Professor
Columbia University

Consultant – Boston Scientific
Consultant – Medtronic
Grantee, NIH

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.