Program Committee

The Heart Rhythm 2017 Program Committee works diligently to bring together a program that includes internationally known experts and the latest advances in research and technology in arrhythmia management.

Program Chair

Thomas F. Deering, MD, FHRS
Piedmont Heart Institute
Atlanta, GA

Abstract Chair

Andrea M. Russo, MD, FHRS
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, NJ

Allied Professionals

Erica S. Zado, PAC, FHRS (Team Leader)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Jill L. Repoley, MSN, NP, CEPS, CCDS 
The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health
Lancaster, PA

Cory M. Tschabrunn, CEPS
BIDMC - Harvard Medical School Boston, MA

Judy R. Walling, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 


Basic/Translational Science

Patrick T. Ellinor, MDPhD (Team Leader)
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Mario Delmar, MD, PhD, FHRS
New York University
New York City, NY

Bjorn C. Knollmann, MD, PHD
Vanderbilt Univ School of Medicine, Medicine and Pharmacology
Nashville, TN

Jeffrey E. Saffitz, MD, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA


Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices

Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS (Team Leader)
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Yong-Mei Cha, MD, FHRS
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Andrew E. Epstein, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Derek V. Exner, MD, PhD, FHRS
Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
Calgary, AB Canada


Catheter Ablation

Sunny S. Po, MD, PhD (Team Leader)
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FHRS
Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders (CHRD)
Tusmore, SA Australia

Carlos A. Morillo, MD, FHRS
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Mark D. O'Neill, MD, BCh, BAO, DPhil, FHRS
St. Thomas Hospital
London, United Kingdom


Clinical Electrophysiology

Eric J. Rashba, MD, FHRS (Team Leader)
SUNY - Stony Brook Health Science Center
Stony Brook, NY

Craig DeLaughter, MD, FHRS
SUNY - Stony Brook Health Science Center
Stony Brook, NY

Sabine Ernst, MD, PhD 
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital 


Heart Failure

Judith A. Mackall, MD, FHRS (Team Leader)
University Hospitals Case Medical Center 
Cleveland, OH

Charles A. Henrikson, MD, FHRS
Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR  

Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, FHRS
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA


Pediatric & Adult Congenital Heart Disease 

Elizabeth A. Stephenson, MD, MSc, FHRS, CCDS (Team Leader)
The Hospital of Sick Children
Toronto, ON

Susan P. Etheridge, MD, FHRS, CEPS
Salt Lake City, UT


Policy, Payment, & Practice

David J. Slotwiner, MD, FHRS (Team Leader)
North Shore - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab
Pelham, NY

George Van Hare, MD, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Mark H. Schoenfeld, MD, FHRS
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT


Young Investigator Sub-Committee

Isabelle Deschenes, PhD - Chair
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Antonis A. Armoundas, PhD
MA General Hospital
Charlestown, MA

Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, FHRS
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Koonlawee Nademanee, MD, FHRS
Pacific Rim EP Research Institute Center
Beverly Hills, CA

Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar, MD
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, ON

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD
John Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Dierk Thomas, MD, FHRS
University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany


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