Our Global Medical Advisory Board

The StopAfib.org Medical Advisory Board is made up of some of the world’s foremost electrophysiologists, surgeons, cardiologists, neurologists, epidemiologists, and researchers who are on the forefront of atrial fibrillation treatment. The Medical Advisory Board will provide a sounding board to help StopAfib.org appropriately address atrial fibrillation treatments, including providing insight into future treatment directions.

Members of the StopAfib.org Medical Advisory Board include:

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Boston University, Boston, MA and Co-Investigator, Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, MA

Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Professor of Cardiology and Director of Electrophysiology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
President, Heart Rhythm Society 2013-2014

Prof. John Camm, MD, FHRS

Professor of Clinical Cardiology, St. George’s University of London, London, UK

Riccardo Cappato, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Center of Clinical Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy

Ralph J. Damiano Jr., MD, Surgeon

Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Past President, International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery

John D. Day, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Director, Intermountain Heart Institute, Salt Lake City, UT
President, Heart Rhythm Society 2015-2016

James R. Edgerton, MD, FHRS, Surgeon

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Plano, TX

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD Electrophysiologist

Director, Arrhythmia/Step Down Unit with Appointments to Cardiovascular Research Center and Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Steven C. Hao, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Maribel Hernandez, MD, Electrophysiologist

Lankenau Medical Center; Co-Director, Women’s Heart Program, Main Line Health; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Kathleen T. Hickey, RN, EdD

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing, and Nurse Practitioner, Division of Electrophysiology, Columbia University Department of Surgery, New York, NY

Elaine Hylek, MD

Director, Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Service, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

Pierre Jais, MD, Electrophysiologist

Professor of Cardiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux At the Haut-Lévêque Hospital in Pessac, Bordeaux, France

David N. Kenigsberg, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Medical Director, Electrophysiology Services, Westside Regional Medical Center, Plantation, FL
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Robert Kowal, MD, PhD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

HeartPlace and Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, TX

Peter R. Kowey, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA, President, Main Line Health Heart Center, and Professor of Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology, Thomas Jefferson University

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Director, Center for Excellence in AF and Complex Arrhythmias, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Founding Chairman, Global Atrial Fibrillation Alliance Foundation

Gregory YH Lip, MD

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Pennsylvania Hospital System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Executive Director, Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research & Management Center at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Ayrton R. Massaro, MD, Neurologist

Past-President of Ibero-American Stroke Society
Co-chair, World Stroke Congress
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Office: Rua Barata Ribeiro, 237 cj 121 Sao Paulo SP Brazil 01380-000

Sanjiv Narayan, MD, PhD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Professor of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA

Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Executive Medical Director, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center, Austin, TX

Prof. Bo Norrving

Professor of Neurology, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
President, World Stroke Organization

Douglas L. Packer, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Past President, Heart Rhythm Society 2010-2011

Jonathan M. Philpott, MD, Surgeon

Director, Sentara Heart Arrhythmia Center, Sentara Heart Hospital, Norfolk, VA
Founding President, National Alliance of Integrated Afib Centers

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

The Care Group, LLC, Indianapolis, IN
Past President, Heart Rhythm Society 2001-2002

Vivek Y. Reddy, MD, Electrophysiologist

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Andrea M. Russo, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Prof. Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Director, Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Kui-Hian Sim, MD, Cardiologist

Visiting Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology and Visiting Senior Researcher, Clinical Research Centre (CRC) Sarawak General Hospital Heart Centre, Sarawak, Malaysia
President, Asia Pacific Society of Cardiology
Immediate Past President, National Heart Association of Malaysia

John H. Sirak, MD, Surgeon

Sentara Heart Arrhythmia Center, Sentara Heart Hospital, Norfolk, VA

Mintu Turakhia, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Palo Alto VA Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA

Albert L. Waldo, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Professor of Cardiology, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University and Physician, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, Heart Rhythm Society 1984-1985

David J. Wilber, MD, FHRS, Electrophysiologist

Professor of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Randall K. Wolf, MD, Surgeon

Co-Director, International Atrial Fibrillation Center of Excellence, Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
Director, Wolf Atrial Fibrillation Center, Cincinnati, OH

Kathryn Wood, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, Emory University School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA

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