Program Committee

The Heart Rhythm 2019 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

Christine M. Albert MD, MPH
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Abstract Chair

Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FHRS
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Allied Professionals

Cory M. Tschabrunn, PhD, CEPS (Team Leader)
University of Pennsylvania 
Philadelphia, PA

Jeroen ML. Hendriks, MS, PhD, RN
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia 

Nancy A.. Lee, RN, FHRS, CCDS
The Arrhythmia Center
Collinsville, IL

Sarah A. Worsnick, PAC, FHRS, CEPS, CCDS 
Geisinger Heart System
Wilkes-Barre, PA 


Basic/Translational Science

Mario Delmar, MD, PhD, FHRS (Team Leader)
New York University
New York City, NY

Isabelle Deschenes, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

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

Andreas S. Barth, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Baltimore, MD

Patrick Boyle, BS, PhD, FHRS
University of Washington
Baltimore, MD


Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices

Dhanujaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS (Team Leader)
The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute at HCA Midwest Health
Leawood, KS

Daniel P. Morin, MD, MPH, FHRS
Ochsner Clinic
New Orleans, LA

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

Jeffrey S. Healey, MD, FHRS
Hamilton Health Sciences 
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Elena Arbelo, MD, PhD, MSc
Hospital Clinic De Barcelona - Cardiology Department - Cardiovascular Institute 
Barcelona, Spain


Catheter Ablation

Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FHRS (Team Leader)
Unviversity of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia

Gregory Michaud, MD, FHRS
Vanderbilt University Medical School 
Nashville, TN

Srinivas R.. Dukkipati, MD, FHRS
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

William H. Sauer, MD, FHRS, CCDS
University of Colorado
Denver, CA

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, FHRS 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Hospital
Bronx, New York


Clinical Electrophysiology

Isabel Deisenhofer, MD (Team Leader)
German Heart Center Munich Dept.
Munich, Germany

Lynda E. Rosenfeld, MD, FHRS
Yale Univ School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Cynthia Tracy, MD 
George Washington University
Washington, DC

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

Junaid Zaman, MA, BMBCh, MRCP
Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College London
London, England 


Heart Failure

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

James Fang, MD
University of Utah Medical Center
Salt Lake City, UT  

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

Valentina Kutyifa, MD, FHRS 
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY


Pediatric & Adult Congenital Heart Disease 

Susan P. Etheridge, MD, FHRS, CEPS (Team Leader)
Salt Lake City, UT

Mitchell Cohen, MD, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS-P
Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital
Fairfax, VA

Gregory Webster, MD, MPH, CCDS
Lurie Children's Hospital
Chicago, IL


Policy, Payment, & Practice

Joseph E.. Marine, MD, FHRS (Team Leader)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Kimberly Selzman, MD, MPH, FHRS
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Deepak Bhakta, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Indiana Univ School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

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


Young Investigator Sub-Committee

Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar, MD - Chair
Univ Health Network - Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Eugenio Cingolani, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Omer Berenfeld, PhD, FHRS
University of Michigan 
Ann Arbor, MI

Saroja Bharati, MD
Advocate Children's Hospital
Oak Lawn, IL

Dawood Darbar, MBChB, MD, FHRS
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Crystal M. Ripplinger, PhD, FHRS
UC Davis
Woodland, CA

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

Marmar Vaseghi, MD, MS, PhD, FHRS
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
Los Angeles, CA

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