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SPEAKERS

Dr. Adel Khalifa Hamad
President of Gulf Heart Rhythm Society, Consultant Cardiologist & Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre, Bahrain Defence Force Hospital
Manama, Bahrain

Adel Khalifa Hamad, MD is Consultant Cardiologist and Bahrain’s first Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiologist. He is the Head of Electrophysiology Department, Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhyhmia Devices at Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre, Bahrain Defence Force Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine and adult cardiology from University of Toronto, Canada. Subsequently he did a sub-speciality clinical fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at the Toronto General Hospital. During his cardiology residency and clinical fellowship years he did a research focusing on the “Spatial organization of ventricular fibrillation in explanted Langendorff human heart” which he presented in the annual Ursula Bangs Clinical and Research day at the University of Toronto. Subsequently he presented his research at the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Meeting in Montreal, Canada and then submitted an abstract at the American Heart Association. After returning from Canada he established the country’s first electrophysiology (EP) laboratory in 2010, subsequently established an advanced EP program utilizing 3D mapping system and established a program for cryoablation of atrial fibrillation. He was the past president of the Gulf Heart Rhythm Society (GHRS). He is a fellow of the Gulf Heart Rhythm Society, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a Fellow of the Westminster College in Vancouver. He is an Arab Board Examiner for adult cardiology. He is a frequent speaker in local, regional and international conferences. He received the following honors and decorations: Hawar Medal of a first grade, Military Assessment Medal 1st Class and Medal of Courage. His research interests include atrial fibrillation, new oral anticoagulants, cardiac devices and sudden cardiac death.

Dr. Ahmad Hersi
Professor of Cardiology, Consultant Electrophysiologist
College of Medicine, King Saud University-Medical City
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

“Dr. Ahmad Hersi is a Consultant Electrophysiologist, Deputy Director of King Fahad Cardiac Center, and Chairman of College of Medicine Research Center Committee, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA.

 

Dr. Hersi obtained his MBBS degree from the King Saud University Faculty of Medicine in 1995. Thereafter, he pursued Internal Medicine Residency Training, followed by Cardiology Fellowship Training, at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. After completing his Clinical and Research Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Foothills Hospital, University of Calgary, Dr. Hersi returned to Saudi Arabia, joining the faculty of King Saud University in 2006. He just finished his MBA in International Healthcare Management at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany on May 2017.

 

A prolific investigator, Dr. Hersi has authored or co-authored numerous original and review articles, with his work appearing in leading journals such as JAMA, Circulation, European Heart Journal, Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Clinical Cardiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, and Saudi Medical Journal. He is a reviewer for Annals of Saudi Medicine and Journal of the Saudi Heart Association.

 

Dr. Hersi is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the American College of Cardiology, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the American Heart Association. He is currently a member of the Saudi FDA Pharmacovigilance Committee and of the National Cardiology Training Board.”

Dr. Alawi Alsheikh-Ali
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Dean
Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Science
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Alawi Alsheikh-Ali, MD is the Founding Dean and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences. He was also a consultant cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist and Chairman of the Institute of Cardiac Sciences at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine (adjunct) at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, USA. Dr. Alsheikh-Ali is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA), Boston University (Boston, MA, USA), and Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA, USA). He completed his internship, residency and fellowships at Tufts Medical Center (Boston, MA, USA). He is American-board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Aside from his active clinical practice focusing on heart rhythm conditions.

 

Dr. Alsheikh-Ali is an accomplished clinical researcher, and is the recipient of the Abu Dhabi Medical Distinction Award in Clinical Research. His research interests span a wide spectrum in cardiovascular disease including cardiac electrophysiology, preventive cardiology, and the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the Arab world. He is an active member of the cardiovascular research community in the Gulf region, and is on the steering committees of several regional registries including prospective multicenter studies of atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and acute coronary syndrome. He is the co-Principal Investigator of the Gulf ICD Registry. His research has resulted in numerous peer‐reviewed publications in leading scientific journals including the Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Archana Rao
Consultant Cardiologist
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Archana Rao is a Consultant Cardiologist at The Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, a tertiary Centre providing for a catchment of almost 2 million. She has a special interest in Heart Failure and Device therapy. She is involved in the management of heart failure and implantation and follow up of implantable defibrillators and bi-ventricular pacemakers. She also does system revisions and lead extractions for a wider population and have recently started a Venoplasty service for vein occlusions and patients with access issues. She’s passionate about training and education and believe it is an investment in our future.

Dr. Faisal Al-Samadi
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist
Prince Salman Heart Centre
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Faisal M.A. Al Samadi is an Interventional Cardiology Consultant and Cardiac Electrophysiology Consultant at the Prince Salman Heart Centre in Saudi Arabia. His educational background includes passing high school in 1989 to 1990 with an excellent grade of 98%. He furthers his Bachelor’s degree in Medicine & Surgery at King Saud University in the year 1991 to 1996 with a very good grade of 4.13 out of 5.00 with 2nd honor degree. During his university study he has completed step 1 of his USMLE at September 1995 he then, finished step 2 in August 1997. He completed his internship at 1997 for one year at the same university with an excellent degree. June of the same year he has passed the Medical Council of Canadian Education Exam (MCCEE). The following year, he completed his one-year residency at Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In the year 1999 to 2002, he was part of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada. In August 2002 he passed the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). He is then part of the Cardiology Residency Training Program at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, ON, Canada from 2002 to 2005. During his residency he has completed a fellowship in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada [FRCP(C)] on June 2003 and October 2005 respectively. In the year 2006, he has passed the American Board of Cardiovascular disease (ABIM). He then completed his fellowship of Interventional Cardiology in the year 2005 to 2006 and Interventional Electrophysiology in 2006 to 2008 at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, ON, Canada. He now holds academic positions in the College of Medicine at King Saud University as a Clinical Assistant Professor. He is also the Academic Officer and the Adult Cardiology Program Director of Prince Salman Heart Centre.

Dr. Fayez Bokhari
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist
King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Fayez Bokhari graduated with an Honor degree from KAAU in 1993 whereafter he moved to Canada where he joined the University of Toronto and did his training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology. He finished all his Fellowships and joined KFAFH Military Hospital in Jeddah. KSA where he has worked as a Consultant Electrophysiologist and Interventional Cardiologist since then.

 

Dr. Bokhari lectured widely in almost all teaching Hospitals in Toronto, Canada, including University Health Network, St. Michael’s Hospital and Sunny Brookes Hospital. He was cited as making a positive contribution to the education of many junior residents in March 2001, by the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. He was honored by the Saudi Council to be the Clinical Program Director of the Saudi Electrophysiology Board Training Program.

 

Dr. Bokhari presented a research project about prophylactic ICD implantation at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Berlin, 2002. He also presented another research project entitled “Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator vs. Amiodarone at CCS and AHA meeting, 2002 which was selected as the 75th Anniversary Featured Research Session and was included in “Sessions On-line 2002” by the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions Program Committee. It was one of the few oral sessions that was broadcasted immediately following the presentation because of its important contents. This Session was also broadcasted in the heart.org summary of important AHA 2002 Sessions.

Dr. Laurent Macle
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Professor of Medicine
Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal
Montreal, Canada

Laurent Macle is a cardiac-electrophysiologist, Professor of Medicine at Université de Montréal, and chief of the Electrophysiology service at the Montreal Heart Institute. He completed his Cardiology training at Université de Montréal and did a fellowship in electrophysiology at the Montreal Heart Institute. He then spent two years at the Hôpital Haut Lévèque, Université de Bordeaux in France where he specialized in atrial fibrillation ablation with Professor Michel Haïssaguerre.

 

Since returning to Montreal in 2002, his research interests have centered on atrial fibrillation ablation. He recently completed a large randomized international clinical trial evaluating pharmacological testing during pulmonary vein isolation procedures to increase success rates of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. He has been highly involved in teaching and was the director of the electrophysiology fellowship program at the Montreal Heart Institute from 2009-2014. He is also the Chair of the Education Programs and Services Subcommittee of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Vice-Chair of the cardiology examination board of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He is currently the Co-Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society guidelines on atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Mohammad Al Mehairi
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Chief of Adult Cardiolgy
Al-Ain Hospital
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Mohammad Almehairi, MD is a Consultant Electrophysiologist who graduated from Queen’s University, wherein he also had his fellowship program in cardiac EP and pacing. He has been providing EP service in SEHA, Al Ain Hospital, Tawam Hospital and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City.

Dr. Mohammad Amin
Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiology
Mohamed Bin Khalifa Cardiac Centre Bahrain
Manama, Bahrain

Dr. Mohamed Amin is Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the Mohamed bin Khalifa Cardiac Centre in Bahrain. He is also a senior lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in Bahrain. Dr. Amin is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, after which he completed his internship and residency in Bahrain. He completed his Internal Medicine qualification and became member of the Royal College of physician in UK. He pursued further training at the University of British Columbia, Canada where he completed Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowships. He is currently Board certified in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Devices by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners and a Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society.

 

Dr. Amin’s clinical practices involves general cardiology with special focus on management of heart rhythm disorder both invasive and non-invasive along with electronic cardiac devices implantation and follow up. His special interest is performing Atrial Fibrillation ablation, Zero fluoroscopy ablation of SVT and Cardiac Resynchronization. He is an active member of Heart Rhythm Society, Canadian Heart Rhythm society and regional cardiac/ Electrophysiology societies. His research interest is Atrial Fibrillation, especially Catheter based management.

Dr. Naeem Al Shuaibi
Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Naeem Al Shoaibi is Head of EP lab in King AbdulAziz University and King Abdullah Medical City. He is a Consultant of Adult Cardiac Electrophysiology, assistant professor of Medicine at King Abdulaziz University. He has many research publications in recognized international journals. His main interest of research is in Catheter ablations and device therapy with special interest in atrial fibrillation management and sudden cardiac arrest.

Dr. Omar Al Falasi
Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist
Tawam Hospital
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Omar Al Falasi graduated from the faculty of medicine and health sciences in UAE in 2006. During medical school, he had the chance to do many electives and one of them was in Canada in London Ontario University Hospital. He did his internship training in Al Ain, UAE in Tawam University hospital (Affiliation with Johns Hopkins) followed by 6 months in cardiology department in the same hospital. He got accepted in the cardiology residency program in France (university of Montpellier 1) where he got the chance to be in contact with the electrophysiology team. He spent the last year of his residency in the cardiac electrophysiology lab and finished his residency in 2013. He subsequently started a 2 years fellowship in cardiac EP in both pacing and ablation techniques. He completed his EP training by joining a second fellowship in Toronto general hospital, University of Toronto, CANAD. Dr. Al Falasi currently holds the position as Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in UAE.

Dr. Raed Sweidan
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

COMING SOON

Dr. Saad Al-Hasaniah
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist & Head of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Saudi Aramco
Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Saad Al Hasaniah is currently a practicing Cardiology Chief in Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist at the Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Saudi Aramco since July 2010. He is an American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, a Fellow of the Americal College of Cardiology and a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist.

Dr. Suhail Abdulla Al Rukn
Consultant Neurologist, Head of Stroke Program
Rashid Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Al Rukn, graduated from Faculty of Medicine, UAE University. He did his neurology postgraduate studies at Montreal Neurology Institute, McGill University, Canada and pursed his fellowship in cerebrovascular disease and stroke at the Montreal General Hospital, Canada. He is interested in acute stroke intervention and cerebral-imaging.
Dr. Al-Rukn is the Founder and Coordinator of the GCC Stroke Group and the MENA Stroke Group. His interest research areas are acute stroke intervention and headache. Currently Dr. Al Rukn is the President of Emirates Neurology Society and the Stroke Chapter.

Dr. Yahya Al Hebaishi
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Yahya AlHebaishi, is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist. He is Director of Adult Cardiology Department at the Prince Sultan Cardiac center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He graduated from King Saud University in 1999. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Adult cardiology. Completed his fellowship training in Heart Failure/ Heart Transplant at Toronto General Hospital and Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship from the university of Ottawa Heart Institute. His area of interests is heart rhythm management, Heart Failure, VT ablation and AF ablation. He has multiple publications in the field of Cardiac Electrophysiology at both local and international journals.

Dr. Adil Osman Ahmed
Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Adil Osman Ahmed got his MBBS from the University of Gezira Sudan. He finished his training in internal medicine in 2001 and got the membership of the royal college of physicians of (MRCP) UK same year. He finished his fellowship in cardiology in 2004 and was awarded by the Saudi board in cardiology. He was also certified in nuclear cardiology by CBNC USA and certified cardiac device specialist by IBHRE USA. He has worked as Interventional Cardiologist for 2 years then he completed his fellowship training in EP & pacing at PSCC Riyadh in 2010. He went for short training periods in USA and Europe and has participated as speaker in many local, regional and international meetings. He has published work with his colleagues in PSCC in peer reviewed journal. He is also a regular speaker at PSCC cardiology fellowship annual meeting. His main interest in cardiac rhythm devices therapy as well as simple and complex ablations of cardiac arrhythmias.

Dr. Ahmed Al Fagih
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Head of Pacing and Electrophysiology Division
Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ahmed Al Fagih has been graduated from King Saud University in 1996. He had Saudi and Arab board in internal medicine in 2001 as well as the Saudi board in adult cardiology in 2004. Doctor Al Fagih had his training in cardiac electrophysiology in Vancouver BC Canada between 2005 and 2006. He is a consultant cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at prince sultan cardiac center in Riyadh. He is the head of pacing and electrophysiology division at PSCC since 2012 till now. He had many publications in the field of electrophysiology as well as many active participation in multicenter trials and registries.

Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Cente
Austin, Texas, United States of America

Dr. Al-Ahmad completed his undergraduate studies in bioengineering at Syracuse University in NY. He went on to complete his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Dr. Al-Ahmad continued his medical studies at Tufts University, completing an internship and residency in internal medicine, a fellowship in general cardiology, and a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology. After graduation from medical school, Dr. Al-Ahmad also served as an instructor in the medical school at Tufts University. After Tufts, He joined the faculty at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California for an additional ten years before joining Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia in Austin. During his tenure at both Tufts and Stanford Universities, Dr Al-Ahmad was the recipient of several teaching excellence awards. In addition, Dr Al-Ahmad has participated in research and publication in the area of cardiac electrophysiology both as a primary or co-author of significant numbers of scientific articles as well as co-editor of several books in the field of Electrophysiology. He has also delivered numerous papers and lectures in the area of cardiac electrophysiology both in the United States and internationally. In addition to private practice, Dr. Al-Ahmad continues to be actively involved in a large number of research grants and programs. Dr Al-Ahmad’s area of special interest is ablation of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias as well as the evaluation and development of new technologies.

Dr. Derk Krieger
Consultant Neurologist
Mediclinic City Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Derk W. Krieger MD, PhD is Professor of neurology and cerebrovascular diseases, former chairman of the comprehensive stroke center at University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Dr. Krieger received his neurology training in Germany, supplemented by critical care fellowship, stroke and endovascular training program in the US. His research is focused on clinical stroke trials with emphasis on thrombolysis and thrombectomy and stroke prevention, in particular cardiac monitoring for atria fibrillation. He has written over 100 original papers and is a respected clinical scientist in his field.

Dr. Fawziah Al-Kandari
Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist
Department of Cardiology, Kuwait Heart Centre
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Dr. Fawziah Al Kandari is a Consultant Cardiologist/Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Kuwait Heart center/ Salman AlAbdulla AlDabous Cardiac Center.

 

Dr. Al Kandari started her EP program in Kuwait in year 2000 and her EP fellowship from University of California San Diego(UCSD) USA.

 

Dr. Al Kandari is practicing all EP procedures of ablations and device implantation including complex ablations of ventriculat arrythmias and atrial fibrillation with 3D mapping and all device implantation including subcutaneous ICD, leadless pacemakers and left atrial appendage closure devices.

Dr. Haitham Alanazi
Consultant Electrophysiologist & Adult Cardiologist
King Abdul-Aziz Cardiac Center
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Haitham Alanazi is an Electro Physiologist Consultant in Adult Cardiology at the King Abdul-Aziz Cardiac Center, Ministry of National Guard in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at King Saud bin Abdul Aziz University.

 

He received his medical degree from the King Saud University, Riyadh. He completed his Cardiology Fellowship and Electrophysiology Fellowship at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario, Canada.

 

Dr. Haitham Alanazi is board certified by the American and Canadian Board of Internal Medicine and also board certified by the American and Canadian Board of Cardiology.

Dr. Mohamed Al Jaabari
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Mafraq Hospital, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Mohamed Aljaabari MB BCh, MRCPI, FACC, FHRS is a consultant cardiac electrophysiologist at Mafraq Hospital and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland where he graduated with honors. He went on to complete his General Professional Training at Trinity University in Ireland and completed the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland examinations. He continued training in the US where he completed Internal Medicine Residency at Georgetown University / Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. and was chosen to continue as chief resident there. Following residency he completed both a fellowship in Cardiology followed by a 2 year fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He is American board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is trained comprehensively in all basic and complex electrophysiology procedures including pacemaker, defibrillator, cardiac resynchronization device implantation, lead extraction, SVT ablation, atrial flutter ablation, atrial fibrillation ablation and ventricular tachycardia ablation.

Dr. Mousa Alharbi
Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist
King Fahd University Hospital
Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mousa Al Harbi MD FRCPC is a Consultant Cardiologist, Electrophysiolgist and Director of Cardiac Centre at King Fahad University Hospital ( KFUH) he is also an assistant professor of medicine at Dammam University.
Dr. Al Harbi obtained his medical degree from King Faisal University in 2006 and did his internal medicine , cardiology and electrophysiology training at the Dalhousie University, Canada. He is Canadian and American board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine.

 

Dr. Al Harbi’s area of special interest is the management of complex arrhythmias.

Dr. Moutaz El Kadri
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Moutaz El-Kadri is a Consultant Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist at SKMC, Abu Dhabi. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He has a special interest in the mapping and ablation of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.

Dr El Kadri obtained his medical degree from the University of Aleppo, Syria, in 1996 and then moved to the UK for postgraduate medical training. He holds a Master’s degree in Cardiology from the University of Brighton and a Ph.D. in cellular electrophysiology from the University of Liverpool. He finished his cardiology and electrophysiology training fellowships from Liverpool in 2012 and then spent a further 2 years of advanced ablation fellowship at the University of Michigan, USA. He worked as a consultant cardiologist/electrophysiologist in at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital before moving to Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Najib Al Rawahi
Head of Arrhythmia Unit
National Heart Center
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Najib Al Rawahi, MD, FRCPC. Head of arrhythmia unit at the National heart center, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. EX president of one of founders of Gulf Heart Rythem Society.

Dr. Philipp Sommer
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Head of EP labs
Clinic of Cardiology, University of Leipzig Heart Center
Leipzig, Germany

Philipp Sommer, M.D., FHRS, FESC. Associate professor for cardiology at the Heart Center, University Leipzig. Born 1975, med school 1995-2002. Fellow at the Heart Center Leipzig 2003-2007, Resident in Cardiology 2007-2013, Head of EP labs and Deputy Director in the Department of electrophysiology 2013-2017. Reviewer for many international journals (Europace, EHJ, EHJ Case reports, JACC), Member of scientific committee of „Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie“, Section Editor in „Journal of Cardiology“. Recognition as FHRS (Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society) in 2012, Recognition as FESC (Fellow of European Society of Cardiology) in 2013, Visiting Professor of Medicine University of Dalian, P.R.C. since 2015, Speaker elect of “Nucleus AG 1” of the German Society of Cardiology 2017.

Dr. Roin Rekvava
Head of Arrhythmia and Cardiac Electrophysiology Department
Research Institute of Cardiology and Internal Diseases
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Roin Rekvava graduated faculty of medicine in Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) In Tbilisi, Georgia. Residency in cardiology in Bakulev Scientific Center of Cardiovascular Surgery in Moscow, Russia. Fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology in Bakulev Scientific Center of Cardiovascular Surgery in Moscow, Russia. Observership in cardiac electrophysiology in Emory university Hospital in Atlanta, USA. He is a head of arrhythmology and cardiac electrophysiology department in Scientific Research institute of cardiology and internal diseases, Almaty. Kazakhstan and the head of arrhythmology and cardiac electrophysiology depurtment in High Technology Medical Center in Tbilisi. Georgia. The president of “Silk Road Heart Rhythm Society”. Member and country ambassador (from Kazakhstan) in European Hearth Rhythm Association (EHRA). Country (kazakhstan) coordinator of EHRA registries.
Member of more societies and associations: ESC, ACP, GeHRA.

Dr. Salem Alkaabi
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Salem Al-Kaabi, MBBS, FACC, FRCP(C), CCDS is currently working as an Adult Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiology Consultant and is the Director of Electrophysiology Service at Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He did his post-graduate training in cardiology, intervention and electrophysiology in Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto. He holds American and Canadian Board Certificates in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Dr. Alkaabi possesses additional American Board Certificates in Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography and International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE). Currently, he is working full time in Zayed Military Hospital and part time in Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center. He has special interest in management of Brugada syndrome patients’ and he is primary investigator in the UAE Brugada registry.

Dr. Suneet Mittal
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Director of Electrophysiology, Associate Chair of Cardiovascular Services
Valley Heart & Vascular Institute
New York, United States of America

Dr. Mittal earned his BA and MD degrees from Boston University as part of a combined 6-year BA-MD program. He did an internship and residency in Internal Medicine as well as a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then completed a fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Mittal is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

He is currently the Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory and Associate Chief of Cardiology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Dr. Mittal’s active research interests include the evaluation and management of patients with atrial fibrillation, the role of the left atrial appendage in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation, the evaluation and management of patients with unexplained syncope, the role of implantable monitors in patients with known or suspected arrhythmias, and overcoming barriers to remote patient monitoring.

He serves as the Heart Rhythm Society’s Co-Ambassador to India. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Heart Rhythm Case Reports Journal and an Editorial Board member of Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm and the Journal of Interventional Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

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