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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 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 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. 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. Ali Al-Sayegh
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Chest Hospital
Kuwait City, Kuwait

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Ahmad Hersi, MD is a consultant cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist at King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh, K.S.A. and a Professor of Medicine at King Saud University in Riyadh, K.S.A. He is a graduate of University of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), and University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada). He is Canadian board certified in Internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

 

His clinical practice focuses on heart rhythm conditions including non-invasive and invasive evaluation and treatment of arrhythmias and implantation and follow-up of cardiac rhythm devices. 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 and international registries including prospective multicenter studies of ICD and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.

 

A prolific investigator, Prof. 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.

Prof. 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. 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. Bandar Alghamdi
Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Associate Professor of Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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

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

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

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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.

Dr. Yaseen Mallawi
Consultant Cardiologist
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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