Scientific Committee

  • Cardiostim Scientific Committee

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    Arnaud Lazarus

    Cardiostim Chairman

    Arnaud Lazarus is a former associate and contributor at Cardiostim who worked with Jacques Mugica, the founder of Cardiostim, for 18 years. He is an Interventional Electrophysiologist specialized in Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices at Ambroise Paré Clinic in France and has been writing many publications about the management of rhythm disorders linked to neuromuscular diseases; remote monitoring and CRT for a few years.

    Pierre Jaïs

    Cardiostim Vice-Chairman

     
    Pierre Jaïs is an Intervenional Rhythmology specialist, more particularly in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Ablation Techniques at Bordeaux University Hospital who works in Michel Haïssaguerre's team. He is also a professor at the University of Bordeaux (France) and co-director of the LIRYC Research Institute. He is best known as part of 1% of most quoted researchers (Thomas Reuters).
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    Philippe Ritter

    Cardiostim Past-Chairman

    Philippe Ritter is a cardiologist at the university hospital of Bordeaux- Hôpital Haut-Lévêque - and he is part of the LIRYC Research Institute. He has carried Cardiostim for 12 years after Jacques Mugica, its founder, and had raised the scientific program to its highest state as reflected by last year’s session in June 2016. He is now supporting Arnaud Lazarus on taking up his position as the new chairman. 

    Michel Haïssaguerre

    Director of the IHU LIRYC

    Professor Michel Haïssaguerre graduated in medicine in 1982 and specialized in cardiology in 1984. He is currently Professor of Cardiology at the University of Bordeaux and heads the Department of Cardiology-electrophysiology at the University Hospital of Bordeaux (Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque).  He is Director of the IHU Liryc (Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire/Institut de Rythmologie et Modélisation cardiaque).

  • Christine Alonso - Fra

    Christine Alonso is a cardiologist at Ambroise Paré Clinic in France, where Arnaud Lazarus, Cardiostim chairman, works.

  • Frederic Anselme - Fra

    Frédéric Anselme, cardiologist, is a university professor and a hospital practitioner.

    He is specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances.

    He is involved in the development of technological innovation for percutaneous treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and the electric treatment of heart failure. He spent one year to conduct research at the Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

    He heads the rhythmology and cardiac stimulation department of the CHU of Rouen, France.

  • Elad Anter - boston, USA

    Elad Anter, MD, is Asssociate Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

    Anter's main focus is complex ablations including atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia including arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and premature ventricular contractions. He is particularly interested in the study and treatment of these arrhythmias in the heart failure population. Anter also specializes in implantable devices, including cardiac resynchronization therapies. A graduate of Hadassah Medical School at the Hebrew University in Israel, Anter completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

  • Pierre Bordachar - fra

    Pierre Bordachar is a professor, who works in Pierre Jaïs team at the Bordeaux University Hospital - University of Bordeaux. He is a teaching director at LIRYC.

  • Hubert Cochet - fra

    Hubert Cochet, MD, PhD, is a Radiologist specialized in cardiac imaging at Bordeaux University Hospital, and a lecturer at Bordeaux University. He leads the cardiac imaging clinic at Bordeaux University Hospital and the imaging group within the LIRYC Research Institute. His research aims at characterizing the structural substrate of cardiac arrhythmias by combining non-invasive imaging (CT, MRI…) with invasive and non-invasive electrophysiological mapping, and at developing imaging guidance techniques for catheter ablation therapy. Cochet has authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles and is the recent laureate of a grant from the European Research Council to support his research at the interface between cardiac imaging, cardiac electrophysiology, and computer sciences.

  • David Hayes - rochester, usa

    David Hayes received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Doctorate of Medicine, with distinction, from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, and his Residency in Cardiovascular Disease, at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN. He also completed training in cardiac pacing at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, training in nuclear cardiology at Cornell University Medical Center in New York, and a Traveling Fellowship at the Surgical Clinic Val d’Or in Saint Cloud, France. David Hayes received a Young Investigator’s Award from the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology. He is a member of Alpha‐Omega‐Alpha, and was the first recipient of the E. Grey Dimond “Take‐Wing” Award. David Hayes is the immediate past Chair of the Cardiovascular Division, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and currently serves as the Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. He has lectured worldwide and his interests in cardiac implantable devices have resulted in multiple publications on various aspects of pacing and defibrillation.  He has published a total of 285 manuscripts and 459 abstracts. He is a past‐ president of the Heart Rhythm Society and remains active in this organization as well as the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

  • Didier Klug - fra

    Didier Klug was a cardiologist in the service of Professor Lekieffre in Lille as a clinical director from 1993 to 1996. He then became a hospital practitioner in Professor Kacet's cardiology department in Lille. Didier Klug is now a university professor - hospital practitioner in cardiovascular diseases, head of the invasive technical platform of the cardiology center and head of the cardiology clinic in Lille.

  • Mark O'Neill - GBR

    Mark O’Neill completed his undergraduate medical and postgraduate scientific training at University College Dublin and the University of Oxford before embarking on specialist medical and cardiology training in London.
    In 2005, he undertook a specialist training fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology in Bordeaux with Michel Haissaguerre and Pierre Jaïs, specifically to develop expertise in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
    He joined Guy's and St Thomas' in 2009 where he now leads the clinical research group in cardiac electrophysiology.
    He is a council member of Heart Rhythm UK, the training lead for EP in the London Deanery and directly supervises students towards the PhD degree at King's College London, in addition to maintaining a full clinical workload as an NHS consultant. He is a regularly invited faculty member for major international arrhythmia meetings and is widely published.
    Mark O’Neill’s specialist interest is in the management of patients with complex heart rhythm disturbances of atrial and ventricular origin, in particular atrial fibrillation and tachycardia in the context of inherited and acquired structural heart disease.

  • Vincent Probst - FRA

    Vincent PROBST, MD, PhD, is a professor of cardiology. He is the head department of the Nantes cardiologic department, the national reference centre for hereditary arrhythmic diseases, the centre for sudden cardiac death in the young and the thorax division of the CIC INSERM.

    Vincent PROBST obtained his MD and PhD degrees and became qualified specialist in cardiology in 2000. He was then postdoctoral fellow at the Baylor college of medicine, Houston Texas USA) where he worked on the genetic aspect of ARVD. After returning in France, he developed a large network on genetic cardiac diseases in the west part of France leading to grant the cardiologic department as national centre of reference for hereditary arrhythmic diseases in 2004 and the centre for sudden cardiac death in the young in 2012.
    Vincent PROBST was scientific secretary of the French society of cardiology and is a member of the board of the GRRC. He was part of the editorial board of the Heart rhythm journal.

    Research profile: 103 peer review papers; cited 8000 times; h-index = 40
    Vincent Probst was specialized in genetic aspect of common and rare cardiac disease with a special focus on arrhythmic and valvular diseases. He is one of the world leaders on this topic. Since he passes his thesis Vincent Probst was focused on the development of large databases on genetic cardiac disease and the identification of new genes involve in this pathology. 

  • Etienne Pruvot - che

    Etienne Pruvot is an Associate Professor at Lausanne University and the Head of the Arrythmia Unit of the service of Cardiology, CHUV, Lausanne University Hospital. Since 2010, a new clinical research collaboration supported by the SNF has been established between the ASPG (JM. Vesin, PhD, www.aspg.epfl.ch) and the service of Cardiology (E. Pruvot, A. Forclaz, M. Fromer, J. Schlaepfer). The objective is to develop advanced signal processing techniques to track the potential organizing effect of ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation.

    This work has been presented at national (Swiss Cardiology Society) and international meetings (Heart Rhythm Society 2012, Europace 20112 and 2013, Computing in Cardiology 2011 and 2012), and recently published in a biomedical journal (A. Buttu et al. Biomed. Signal Process. Control. 2013) and in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology Clinical Electrophysiology.  Recently, the ASPG and Professor Pruvot's group have obtained a CTI grant on the characterization of the complexity of persistent AF to predict success of ablative strategies on the long term (i.e. restoration of sinus rhythm).

  • Frédéric Sacher - fra

    Frédéric Sacher was trained in electrophysiology in Bordeaux. During his fellowship in Boston at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School) with W.G. Stevenson, he was trained to ventricular tachycardia ablation. In 2007, he came back to Bordeaux with a praticien hospitalier position in Michel Haissaguerre’s department. Since 2017, he has a professor position.

    He routinely performs all type of catheter ablation including epicardial VT / VF ablation.

    He is in charge of the Bordeaux reference center on inherited arrhythmic disease.

    His contributions to the scientific literature as first author or co-author include over 250 original papers, and book chapters and over 500 abstracts.

  • Prashanthan Sanders - aus

    Prashanthan Sanders undertook Physician and Cardiology training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and, then, clinical training in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He completed his PhD  through the University of Melbourne.
    Following this Prash joined the team of Michel Haïssaguerre in Bordeaux, France. During a 3-4 year period with this group, Prash has developed a significant expertise in complex catheter ablation techniques used for the treatment of a variety of arrhythmias with a particular focus on atrial fibrillation. During this time, he was awarded the Clinical Research Award from the Heart Rhythm Society in 2004.
    In 2005 Prash returned to Adelaide and was appointed to the Knapman - National Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiology Research at the University of Adelaide and as Clinical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Since then he has established a dedicated electrophysiology laboratory and group; this being a first for South Australia. This team has been at the forefront of ablation strategies for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Prash has published 25 book chapters, >260 publications and >700 abstracts during a research career spanning less than a decade. He was recently named the 2010 Australian Medical Researcher of the year under the age of 40.
    Prash's interests are in all aspects of clinical cardiology with a particular focus in cardiac electrophysiology. He undertakes pacemaker implantation, cardiac defibrillator implantation, cardiac resynchronization, electrophysiology studies and ablation (in particular ablation of atrial fibrillation) and all device follow ups.

  • Win K. Shen - phoenix, usa

    Win K. Shen is staff Consultant and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. Win K. Shen graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from New York Medical College. He received his training in internal medicine, cardiology and electrophysiology from Mayo Clinic and Duke University Medical Center. He was recipient of the Young Investigator Award, NASPE (now Heart Rhythm Society) in 1991. He previously served as Chairperson for the Research Committee of the American Heart Association (AHA), Greater Midwest Affiliate; a member of the Scientific Committee of the Heart Rhythm Society and a member of the Board of the American Society of Geriatric Cardiology. He is currently a member of ACCF/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines, ACCF Electrophysiology Committee, AHA Clinical Cardiology Leadership Committee and Co-Chair of the Committee of Cardiovascular Diseases of Older Populations at AHA. He has authored or co-authored more than two hundred original articles and editorials in peer review journals, thirty book chapters and co-edited three books. His primary clinical responsibilities are caring for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and devices.  His research is focused on autonomic regulation, syncope, atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. He is actively involved in graduate student, medical student, resident and fellow education and educational and scientific programs nationally and internationally.

  • Jagmeet P. Singh - boston, usa

    Jagmeet P. Singh MD PhD is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Associate Chief of the Cardiology Division at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the Founder and Director of the Resynchronization and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics program. Jagmeet originally trained from India and completed his internal medicine residency, cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also earned a doctorate from Oxford University, UK, a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from MIT, Boston, and completed a research fellowship at the Framingham Heart Study. 
    Jagmeet P. Singh’s research interests are in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, with an emphasis on device therapy for heart failure and catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Jagmeet is the principal investigator and a member of steering committees for over 20 active single-and multi-center research studies. He is the national principal investigator on 4 active international multi-center studies. Jagmeet P. Singh is on the editorial board of several medical journals and is the Deputy Editor of JACC: Clinical EP. Jagmeet has authored over 200 publications including editing a textbook on Imaging in Electrophysiology.

  • David J. Wilber - maywood, usa

    David Wilber completed his fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center, his residency at Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center and his medical school at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

    He is the Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at Loyola Médicine.

    David Wilber is a professor whose areas of expertise are: Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation, Alternatives to Anticoagulation for AF, Heart Failure, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiology and Ablation Catheter Applications for Complex Arrhythmias.

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