European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology
Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Unit, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland; and Professor of Cardiology, University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany
Angelo Auricchio is Professor of Cardiology at University Hospital in Magdeburg, Germany and director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Unit at Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland. He is the immediate past President of European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA).
Moreover, he is co-directing the Center for Computational Medicine in Cardiology at Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. Furthermore, he is serving as Scientific Director at the Fondazione Ticino Cuore, an institution devoted to increase public awareness of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims and to improve the survival rate of victims of out-of hospital arrest.
He is the author of over 70 scientific review articles and book chapters and almost 200 original scientific papers.
He has served as a member of the Task Force for European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and as Chair of the EHRA Cardiac Rhythm Management Product Performance Task Force.
Professor of Cardiology, Chairman, Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Center, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Milan, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, Italy
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago
Dr. Erik Wissner, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago serves as the Director of Electrophysiology in the Division of Cardiology. He has a particular interest in complex arrhythmia management and special expertise in catheter ablation of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. His research interests relate to the clinical assessment of novel mapping and ablation technologies.
Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK; and Reader in Cardiology, University of Birmingham, UK
Joachim R Ehrlich
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Section of Electrophysiology, JW Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Jose L Merino
Director of the Arrhythmia–Electrophysiology Research Unit, Hospital General Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain
Krzysztof J Filipiak
Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw
Krzysztof J. Filipiak, MD, PhD, FESC, is a specialist in cardiology, internal medicine, hypertensiology, and clinical pharmacology. He graduated from the Medical University of Warsaw, starting his career in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, and subsequently in the 1st Chair and Department of Cardiology, where he currently holds professor position. Research and clinical internships in: Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Geneva, Milan. Since 2012, Prof. Filipiak is the Vice Dean for Science in the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw. In Polish Cardiac Society (PCS), prof. Filipiak was the Chairman of Polish Top Junior Cardiologists “Club 30”, Chairman of PCS Section for Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, member of the Main Board, and the Treasurer of PCS. In European Society of Cardiology, he is a member of two working groups: on Acute Cardiac Care and on Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Drug Therapy. Serves as the member of the Main Board in Polish Society of Hypertension. His main interests include: acute coronary syndromes, arterial hypertension, dyslipidaemias, heart failure, stable angina, cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, evidence-based medicine methodology. Co-editor of several textbooks, including first Polish complete monography on statins (“Statins – the clinical pharmacology”), and co-author of over 190 papers indexed in PubMed MEDLINE; according to Google Scholar database (April, 2015): 1640 citations, Hirsch index=18, i-10 index=36. Since 2012, the Editor-in-chief of KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA [Polish Heart Journal] – the official journal of PCS.
Professor of Cardiology and Commercial and Strategy Director, Bart's Heart Centre, London, UK
Professor of Internal Medicine-Cardiology, University of Bonn, Bonn; Head, Dept. of Medicine-Cardiology and Intensive Care, Isar Heart Center Munich, Germany
BSc, MBBS, MRCP, MD. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Manchester Heart Centre and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Dr Magdi El-Omar is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Manchester Heart Centre, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. He graduated from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, in 1988, and undertook his postgraduate General Medical training in London and Oxford. He then completed his General Cardiology training in Birmingham, Oxford and Wales, before subspecialising in coronary intervention. The latter included a 2.5 year clinical/research fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and the New York University Medical Centre, New York, USA. During his time there, he worked closely with leaders in the field, including Drs Greg Stone, Martin Leon, Gary Roubin, Frederick Feit and Aaron Marcus.
Dr El-Omar has been involved in research for over 25 years. He undertook a 2-year British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellowship in basic science (diabetic cardiomyopathy in a rat model) in 1997-1998, which led to the award of an MD degree by the University of London. He has since been actively involved in clinical research, especially in the fields of acute coronary syndromes and coronary intervention. He has authored >65 peer-reviewed articles, mostly in high-impact journals. He has been local principal investigator for several land-mark, international multi-centre trials, e.g. HORIZONS-AMI, INFUSE-AMI, TOTAL, TWILIGHT, etc. He is actively involved in education and training and is a course co-director of the Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics conference in the USA.
MD, FACC, FSCAI. Chief Medical Executive, Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute, Chairman, Department of Cardiology and Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill (PA), USA
Dr. Rajesh Dave is a recognized leader in cardiovascular intervention, and currently serves as Chairman, Department of Cardiology and Chief Medical Executive of Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, PA, USA. He is founder and chairman of the Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics congress, known as C3. He is a frequent speaker for cardiovascular conferences around the world and has given hundreds of lectures. He is a pioneer in endovascular intervention, especially critical limb ischemia, limb salvage and carotid artery stenting. He has performed over 10,000 interventional procedures in his career. He has advised medical device start-ups regarding the designs of current and future products. He has served as Principal Investigator for a variety of clinical trials. He has authored many manuscripts and book chapters, and he serves on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals.