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Michael                        Cain

Michael E. Cain MD

Department of Medicine

Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology; Internal Medicine

 
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Professional Summary:

An internationally recognized cardiovascular physician-scientist, Dr. Cain is a specialist in abnormal heart rhythms. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology and pacing. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society.

A former associate editor of Circulation, Cain is a member of the editorial boards of the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine and Heart Rhythm.

His NIH-supported research has focused on determining the mechanisms of life-threatening heart rhythm abnormalities that occur in heart attacks and other conditions that damage heart muscle cells. This information is being used to better characterize and more accurately localize the abnormal heart tissue responsible for these abnormal heart rhythms and to improve the identification of patients at increased risk for sudden cardiac death.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Cardiovascular Section, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1981)
  • Fellowship, Clinical Cardiology, Cardiovascular Division, Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine (1980)
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine (1978)
  • Residency, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Hospital (1977)
  • Internship, Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Hospital (1976)
  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine (1975)
  • BA, Gettysburg College, Cum Laude (1971)
Employment:
  • Vice President, University at Buffalo, Health Sciences (2011-present)
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University at Buffalo (2010-present)
  • Dean, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Professor of Medicine, University At Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo (2007–2010)
  • President, Board of Directors, Heart Care Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2000–2006)
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (1999–2006)
  • Tobias and Hortense Lewin Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (1994–2006)
  • Visiting Professor, Albert Einstein University/Montefiore Hospital (2005)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota (2005)
  • Visiting Professor, Northwestern University (2005)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Arkansas (2004)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania (2004)
  • Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University (2004)
  • Visiting Professor, University of California San Diego (2003)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Missouri (2002)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Claifornia San Diego (2002)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Kansas (2002)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Oklahoma (2002)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Kansas (2001)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Texas Southwestern (2001)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania (2001)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota (1999)
  • Visiting Professor, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1998)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh (1997)
  • Visiting Professor, Texas Heart Institute (1997)
  • Visiting Professor, Hershey Medical Center (1997)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania (1997)
  • Director, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (1994–1996)
  • Director, Arrhythmia Services, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (1994–1996)
  • Visiting Professor, Hahneman University (1995)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Louisville (1995)
  • Visiting Professor, University of South Florida (1994)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Iowa (1994)
  • Interim Director, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (1993–1994)
  • Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (1993–1994)
  • Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Hospital (1981–1994)
  • Visiting Professor, Northwestern University (1993)
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (1987–1993)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Louisville (1992)
  • Visiting Professor, Dalhousie University, Canada (1992)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Canada (1992)
  • Visiting Professor, University of California San Diego (1992)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Nebraska (1991)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Tennessee (1991)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Iowa (1991)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Louisville (1991)
  • Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Womens Hospital (1991)
  • Visiting Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin (1990)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Alabama (1989)
  • Visiting Professor, State University of New York (1989)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Nebraska (1989)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Missouri (1989)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota (1989)
  • Visiting Professor, Creighton University (1989)
  • Visiting Professor, Hahneman University (1989)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Kansas City (1989)
  • Visiting Professor, University of California San Diego (1989)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Rochester (1989)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota (1987)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center (1987)
  • Visiting Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin (1987)
  • Visiting Professor, UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School (1987)
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (1981–1987)
  • Visiting Professor, University of California Davis (1986)
  • Visiting Professor, University of London, Canada (1984)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Distinguished Fellowship Award, 18th World Congress on Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology (2013)
  • Leadership Buffalo Value Award for Inclusion (2013)
  • Stanley J. Sarnoff Spirit Award, Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation (2012)
  • Resident/Fellow Alumni Achievement Award, Washington University Medical Ctr (2012)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Heart Rhythm Society (2007)
  • Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington University Medical School (2006)
  • Hans-Peter Kragenbuehl Memorial Award for Research in Cardiac Function (2005)
  • Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington University Medical School (2005)
  • Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society (2003)
  • American Heart Association Heart Ball Medical Honoree, St. Louis Chapter (2002)
  • Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award, Missourian American Heart Assoc. (2002)
  • Arthur E. Strauss Award, American Heart Association (2000)
  • Fellow, Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association (1985)
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (1984)
  • University Teacher of the Year Award (1982)
  • American Heart Association Fellowship Award (1980)
  • Calvin Klopp Award, William Beaumont Medical Research Society (1975)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (1974)
  • Washington Heart Association Student Research Grant (1973)
  • William Beaumont Medical Research Society, Washington University (1972)
  • George B. Stoner Award, Gettysburg College (1971)

Research Expertise:
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias: My research has been directed at determining the electrophysiological and structural determinants of ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation in the setting of healed myocardial infarction or cardiomyopathy to improve nonpharmacological procedures for arrhythmia ablation by characterizing and localizing the tissue critical to arrhythmogenesis , and to provide the pathophysiological foundation needed to refine methods of ECG analysis that will improve the identification of patients at risk for sudden cardiac death.
UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:
  • Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems and Bioinformatics
  • Integrated Nanostructured Systems
  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan
  • Extreme Events: Mitigation and Response
  • Civic Engagement and Public Policy
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2006–January 2011
    Principles in Cardiovascular Research Training Program
    NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,999,987
  • January 2005–January 2009
    Clinical Research Skills Development
    NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Core SCCOR in Cardiac Dysfunction and Disease
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $471,004
  • January 2006–December 2007
    Remodeling and novel biomarkers of cardiovascular disease in Type 2 diabetes
    Washington University/Pfizer Biomedical Research Program
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $2,050,249
  • January 2001–January 2006
    Principles in Cardiovascular Research Training Program
    NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,636,895
  • January 2001–January 2004
    The Pathophysiology of T-wave Alternans
    Sponsor: Sanjiv Narayan, M.D.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $616,895
  • January 1998–January 2003
    Pathophysiologic Basis of Ventricular Tachycardia in Man
    NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $692,154
  • January 1996–January 2001
    Principles in Cardiovascular Research Training Program
    NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,160,430
  • January 1992–January 1998
    Multicenter Unsustained Tachycardia Trial - MUSTT
    NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $107,460
  • January 1993–January 1997
    Pathophysiologic Basis of Ventricular Tachycardia in Man
    NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $753,331
  • January 1995–January 1996
    Mechanisms of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia in humans
    American Heart Association Fellowship Award, Missouri Affiliate
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $28,000
  • January 1991–January 1995
    Principles in Cardiovascular Research Training Program
    NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $2,584,285
  • January 1990–December 1994
    Determinants of altered frequency components in electrocardiographic signals
    NIH Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, SCOR-Ischemic Heart Disease
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $653,344
  • January 1992–January 1993
    Contribution of dynamic changes in repolarization to the termination of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia
    Michael Bilitch Fellowship in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • January 1992–January 1993
    An open, multicenter evaluation of the Bard radiofrequency energy catheter ablation system in the treatment of patients with sympotomatic, sustained ventricular tachycardias using abnormal atrioventricular conduction pathways
    Bard Electrophysiology
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $35,000
  • January 1989–December 1992
    A linkage study of long QT syndrome in an Amish kindred
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $752,281
  • January 1991–January 1992
    A randomized, double-blind comparison of intravenous amiodarone and bretylium in the treatment of patients with refractory, hemodynamically destabilizing ventriuclar tachycardia or fibraillation
    Wyeth-Ayerst and North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $71,881
  • January 1990–January 1992
    Clinical investigation of Medtronic 7216A/17B Pacer-Cardioverter-Defibrillator (PCD) system
    Medtronic, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $20,000
  • January 1986–December 1991
    Mechanisms of arrhythmogenesis following infarction
    NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,355,970
  • January 1990–January 1991
    A dose-ranging study of intravenous amiodarone in patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation
    Wyeth-Ayerst
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $39,496
  • January 1990–January 1991
    Electrophysiologic determinants of altered frequency components in signal-averaged ECGs
    Missouri American Heart Association Fellowship
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $23,000
  • January 1989–January 1990
    Contributions and therapeutic implications of primary repolarization abnormalities in the initiation of ventricular arrhythmias by programmed stimulation
    Kenneth M. Rosen Fellowship in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $28,000
  • January 1988–January 1990
    A comparative inpatient study of the safety and efficacy of three oral Recainam doses in the suppression of life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias
    Berlex Laboratories
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $52,800
  • January 1988–January 1990
    Emergency use of intravenous amiodarone in patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation
    Wyeth-Ayerst
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $8,000
  • January 1988–January 1990
    A placebo controlled study of ascending single oral doses of CK-1752A in patients with frequent ventricular ectopy to examine safety, pharmacodynamics and pharmakinetics
    Berlex Laboratories
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $48,178
  • January 1985–December 1989
    Effects of phychosocial and psychoeducational interventions on compliance to beta-adrenergic blocking agents in patients recovering from acute myocardial infarction and to antiarrhythmic agents for prevention of sudden cardiac death
    NIH, National Research and Demonstration Center Component SCOR-Ischemic Heart Disease
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $954,941
  • January 1984–December 1989
    Detection of the risks of malignant ventricular arrhythmia and assessment of its response to medical and surgical intervention
    NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, SCOR-Ischemic Heart Disease
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $699,939
  • January 1988–January 1989
    Electrophysiologic and morphologic determinants of intramural reentry in human ventricular tachycardia
    Michael Bilitch Fellowship in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $23,500
  • January 1987–January 1989
    A double-blind multicenter comparison of intravenous adenosine to intravenous placebo in the termination of spontaneous or induced paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
    Medco Research
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $11,050
  • January 1987–January 1988
    Fast Fourier Transform Analysis of signal-averaged ECG complexes: a potential noninvasive approach to the identification of patients at risk for the development of ventricular tachycardia
    Washington University School of Medicine
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $9,682
  • January 1987–January 1988
    A dose-range evaluation of the myocytic alpha-adrenergic receptor blocking potential of Labetalol
    Glaxo Laboratories
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $20,095
  • January 1980–January 1981
    Evaluation of ventricular excitabiliy in man
    American Heart Association Fellowship Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $8,250
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Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Smith TW, Cain ME, Breithardt G, Kirchof P. Pharmacology of Sudden Death. 2006.
  • Smith TW, Cain ME. Class III Antiarrhythmic Drugs: Amiodarone, Ibutilide, and Sotalol. 2004.
  • Narayan S, Cain ME. Non-invasive techniques for assessing arrhythmia risk: T-wave alternans, signal-averaged ECGs and heart rate variability. 2003.
  • Narayan SM, Cain ME. Identifying patients at risk for sudden cardiac death: Is low ejection fraction alone enough or do we need additional testing?. 2003.
  • Cain ME, Smith JM, Cox JL. Surgery for atrial fibrillation: the next step in the development of a nonpharmacologic cure. 1998.
  • Cain ME, Ambos HD, Arthur RM. Signal-averaged electrocardiography. Methods of analysis and clinical impact. 1997.
  • Botteron GW, Cain ME. Lessons from mapping atrial fibrillation in humans: implications for ablation. 1997.
  • Cain ME. Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia. 1996.
  • Cain ME. Palpitations. 1996.
  • Cain ME, Ambos HD, Kavesh NG, Arthur RM. Signal-Averaged Electrocardiography. 1996.
  • Sobel BE, Eisenberg PR, Cain ME. Medical Management of Heart Disease. 1996.
  • Gamache MC, Cain ME. Cardiac arrhythmias. 1994.
  • Lappas DG, Hogue CW, Cain ME, Cox JL. Anesthesia for electrophysiological procedures. 1993.
  • Cain ME, Lindsay BD, Ambox HD. Value of frequency domain analysis in identifying patients with ventricular tachyarrhythmias. 1992.
  • Cain ME, Ambos HD, Arthur RM, Lindsay BD. Signal-averaged electrocardiography. Methods of analysis and clinical impact. 1991; I.
  • Lindsay BD, Branyas NA, Cain ME. The pre-excitations syndrome. 1990.
  • Cain ME, Lindsay BD. Pre-excitations syndromes: diagnostic and management strategies. 1990.
  • Cain ME, Lindsay BD. The preoperative electrophysiologic study. 1990.
  • Cain ME, Lindsay BD, Arthur RM, Markham J, Ambos HD. Noninvasive detection of patients prone to life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias by frequency analysis of electrocardiographic signals. 1990.
  • Boineau JP, Schuessler RB, Cain ME, Corr PB, Cox JL. Activation mapping during normal atrial rhythms and atrial flutter. 1990.
  • Cain ME. Newer antiarrhythmic agents and their role in ventricular arrhythmias. An overview of management strategies for the 1990‘s. 1990.
  • Cain ME. Indications for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. 1988.
  • Cain ME, Ambos HD, Lindsay BDE. Frequenzanalyse des signalgemittelten Elektrokardiogramms zur Erkennung von Patienten mit anhaltenden ventrikularen Tachykardien. 1987.
  • Cain ME, Ambos HD, Lindsay BD. Fast-Fourier transform analysis of the signal-averaged electrocardiogram in the management of patients with or prone to ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. 1987.
  • Boerner JA, Cain ME. Cardiac Arrhythmias. 1987.
  • Cain ME, Cox JL. Surgical Treatment of Supraventricular Arrhythmias. 1987.
  • Corr PB, Cain ME. Electrophysiology. 1987.
  • Cox JL, Cain ME. Surgery for Pre-excitation Syndromes. 1986.
  • Crossen KJ, Cain ME. Assessment and Management of Sinus Node Dysfunction. 1986; 55.
  • Lindsay BD, Cain ME. Cardiac Arrhythmia. 1986.
  • Cain ME, Rosenblum A. Cardiac dysrhythmias. 1983.
  • Cain ME, Josephson ME. Quinidine. 1982.
  • Cain ME, Josephson ME. Procainamide. 1982.
  • Cain ME, Josephson ME. Disopyramide. 1982.
  • Cain ME, Horowitz LN, Harken AH, Josephson ME. Surgical management of ventricular dysrhythmias. 1982.
  • Cain ME, Josephson ME. Ventricular dysrhythmias: recent advances in assessment and management. 1982.
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Professional Memberships:
  • American Clinical and Climatological Association (Provisional Member) (2012)
  • Associated Medical Schools of New York (2006)
  • American Association of Medical Colleges Council of Deans (2006)
  • Clinical Research Forum (2006)
  • Association of University Cardiologists (1997)
  • Central Society for Clinical Research (1995)
  • Association of Professors of Cardiology (1994–2006)
  • International Society for Computerized Electrocardiography (1987)
  • Heart Rhythm Society; Formerly North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1985)
  • American Heart Association, Council on Basic Science (1984)
  • American Heart Association, Council of Clinical Cardiology (1984)
  • American College of Cardiology (1984)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (1980)
  • American Federation Clinical Research (1980)
  • American Medical Association (1980)
  • American Heart Association (1977)
Presentations:
  • "Macro- and Micro-Level Connections for Collaboration, Teamwork, and Productivity" Tradeline Facility Strategies for Academic Medicine and Allied Health, Tradeline (2014)
  • "How Is EP Best Practiced? Today's Realities and Tomorrow's Prospects" Heart Rhythm 2014 35th Annual Scientific Sessions, Heart Rhythm Society (2014)
  • "Sudden Cardiac Death/Advances in Implantable Rhythm Device Therapy" 18th World Congress in Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology (2013)
  • "Navigating the Perfect Storm Facing Academic Cardiology" Association of Professors of Cardiology, Association of Professors of Cardiology (2013)
  • "New Insights into Identification of Patients at Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death" 17th World Congress on Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology, Sudden Death and Novel Approaches to Arrhythmia Management (2012)
  • 15th World Congress on Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology (2010)
  • Heart Rhythm 2010, Heart Rhythm Society (2010)
  • Heart Rhythm 2009, Heart Rhythm Society (2009)
  • 11th International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias (2009)
  • American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009, American Heart Association (2009)
  • 14th World Congress on Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology (2008)
  • Heart Rhythm 2008, Heart Rhythm Society (2008)
  • "How to Become a Clinical Investigator" , American College of Cardiology (2008)
  • American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association (2007)
  • 13th World Congress on Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology (2007)
  • 10th International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias (2007)
  • Europace 2007 (2007)
  • "How to Become a Clinical Investigator" , American College of Cardiology (2007)
  • Heart Rhythm Society 27th Annual Scientific Session, Heart Rhythm Society (2006)
  • 15th World Congress in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Techniques (2006)
  • XII International Symposium on Pacing (2006)
  • American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association (2006)
  • American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2005, American Heart Association (2005)
  • Europace 2005 (2005)
  • 12th World Congress on Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology (2005)
  • 9th International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias (2005)
  • Heart Rhythm Society 26th Annual Scientific Session, Heart Rhythm Society (2005)
  • American College of Cardiology 54th Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology (2005)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (formerly NASPE) 25th Annual Scientific Session, Heart Rhythm Society (formerly NASPE) (2004)
  • 14th World Congress in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Techniques, Cardiostim 2004 (2004)
  • European Society of Cardiology (2004)
  • XI International Symposium on Pacing (2004)
  • "Major Topics in Cardiology Today" 37th Annual New York Cardiovascular Symposium (2004)
  • American College of Cardiology 52nd Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology (2003)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 24th Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (2003)
  • Joint US-Russia Symposium on New Development in Cardiac Arrhythmias, National Heart, Lung and Blood Intitute and Russian Cardiology Research Center (2003)
  • 12th World Congress on Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology (2003)
  • Eighth International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias (2003)
  • Europace 2003 (2003)
  • "How to Become a Cardiovascular Investigator" , American College of Cardiology (2003)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 23rd Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (2002)
  • American College of Cardiology 51st Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology (2002)
  • EP '02 Spotlight Sunday Electrophysiology Symposium (2002)
  • 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society, Japanese Circulation Society (2002)
  • Seventh Asian-Pacific Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology Scientific Sessions (2001)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 22nd Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (2001)
  • American College of Cardiology 50th Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology (2000)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 21st Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (2000)
  • Seventh World Congress on Heart Failure, International Academy of Cardiology (2000)
  • "Cardiac Electrophysiology Board Review Course" , North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology and American College of Cardiology (2000)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 20th Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1999)
  • American College of Cardiology 49th Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology (1999)
  • "Cardiac Electrophysiology Board Review Course" , North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology and American College of Cardiology (1999)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 19th Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1998)
  • American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Board Review, American College of Cardiology (1998)
  • Fifth International Symposium on High-Resolution ECG and Late Potentials and Noninvasive Electrophysiology, 11th International Congress - Cardiostim 98 (1998)
  • "Cardiac Electrophysiology Board Review Course" , North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology and American College of Cardiology (1998)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 18th Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1997)
  • American College of Cardiology 46th Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology (1997)
  • American College of Cardiology 45th Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology (1996)
  • 29th Annual New York Cardiovascular Symposium (1996)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 17th Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1996)
  • Symposium on Nonpharmacological Management of Atrial Fibrillation (1996)
  • CME in the Orient, Thai Physicians Association of America/Washington University School of Medicine (1996)
  • "Cardiac Electrphysiology Board Review Course" , North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology and American College of Cardiology (1996)
  • American Heart Association 68th Annual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association (1995)
  • 25th National Meeting, Spanish Society of Cardiology (1995)
  • 42nd Scientific Sessions, Japanese College of Cardiology (1994)
  • American Heart Association 67th Annual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association (1994)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 15th Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1994)
  • "Clinical Electrophysiology Board Review Course" , American College of Cardiology (1994)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 14th Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1993)
  • American Heart Association 66th Annual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association (1993)
  • American College of Cardiology 42nd Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology (1993)
  • 3rd Annual Japanese Symposium on High Resolution Electrocardiography (1993)
  • 14th Hellenic Armed Forces Medical Conference (1992)
  • First International Symposium on Cardiac Arrhythmias; 8th International Congress-Cardiostim 92 (1992)
  • American College of Cardiology 41st Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology (1992)
  • American College of Cardiology Clinical Electrophysiology Board Review Course, American College of Cardiology (1992)
  • American Heart Association 65th Annual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association (1992)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 13th Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1992)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology IX World Symposium, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1991)
  • American College of Cardiology 40th Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology (1991)
  • 5th Puerto Rico Congress of Cardiology (1991)
  • American College of Cardiology Heart House Learning Center Program, American College of Cardiology (1991)
  • Mapfre Medicina Foundatino Symposium (1991)
  • International Symposium on Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology (1991)
  • American College of Cardiology Heart House Learning Center Program, American College of Cardiology (1990)
  • American College of Cardiology 39th Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology (1990)
  • Joint USA-USSR Symposium on Coronary Artery Disease, NIH National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute and Cardiology Research Institute of the USSR (1990)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 10th Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1989)
  • American College of Cardiology 38th Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology (1989)
  • American Heart Association 62nd Annual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association (1989)
  • "Practical Application of Electrophysiologic Studies for Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias" Heart House Learning Center Program, American College of Cardiology (1989)
  • American Heart Association 61st Annual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association (1988)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 9th Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1988)
  • "Practical Application of Electrophysiologic Studies for Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias" Heart House Learning Center Program, American College of Cardiology (1988)
  • 20 Years of Programmed Stimulation of the Heart, Where to Go from Here (1987)
  • American Heart Association 60th Annual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association (1987)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 8th Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1987)
  • International College of Angiology 29th Annual Meeting (1987)
  • "Practical Application of Electrophysiologic Studies for Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias" Heart House Learning Center Program, American College of Cardiology (1987)
  • International Workshop on the Patient at Risk of Sustained Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias (1986)
  • International College of Angiology 28th Annual Meeting (1986)
  • "Practical Application of Electrophysiologic Studies for Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias" Heart House Learning Center Program, American College of Cardiology (1986)
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 6th Annual Scientific Session, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1985)
  • "Practical Application of Electrophysiologic Studies for Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias" Heart House Learning Center Program, American College of Cardiology (1985)
  • "Practical Application of Electrophysiologic Studies for Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias" Heart House Learning Center Program, American College of Cariodology (1984)
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Service Activities:
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Diane and Morton Stenchever Memorial Lecturer; Guest Lecturer (2009)
  • The Palliative Care Institute Board of Directors; Buffalo, NY; Member (2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo Advisory Council; Buffalo, NY; Member (2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo, Professional Steering Planning Committee‘s Inpatient Subcommittee; Buffalo, NY; Member (2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo, Professional Steering Planning Committee‘s Transition Care Subcommittee; Buffalo, NY; Member (2009)
  • Circulation: Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology; Guest Editor (2008)
  • Great Lakes Health of WNY, Professional Steering Committee; Buffalo, NY; Member (2008)
  • Great Lakes Health System of WNY Board of Directors; Buffalo, NY; Member (2008)
  • CUBRC Board of Directors; Buffalo, NY; Member (2007–2013)
  • The Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research Board of Directors; Immediate Past Chair (2007–2008)
  • The Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research Governance Committee; Chair (2007–2008)
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Distinguished Lecturer, Alpha Omega Alpha; Guest Lecturer (2007)
  • Circulation; Guest Editor (2007)
  • The Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research Governance Committee; Member (2007)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) Publications Committee; Chair (2006–2010)
  • The Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research Board of Directors; Chair (2006–2007)
  • ECMC Lifeline Foundation Board of Directors; Eric County Medical Center Buffalo, NY; Member (2006)
  • The Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research Board of Directors; Member (2006)
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Radiation Safety Committee; St. Louis, MO; Member (2005–2006)
  • Heart Rhythm; Editorial Board Member (2004–2010)
  • Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine Advisory Board; Member (2004–2010)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) International Coalition of Pacing and Electrophysiology Organization; Co-Chair (2004–2007)
  • Association of Subspecialty Professors Advocacy Committee; Member (2004–2006)
  • The Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research Strategic Planning Committee; Co-Chair (2004–2006)
  • Heart Rhythm Society, Board of Trustees; Past President (2004–2005)
  • The Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research, Scientific Board; Immediate Past Chair (2004–2005)
  • Association of Professors of Cardiology; Past President (2004)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) Board of Trustees; President (2003–2004)
  • The Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research Scientific Board; Chair (2003–2004)
  • Association of Professors of Cardiology; President (2003)
  • FDA, Medical Devices Advisory Committee Circulatory System Devices Panel; Consultant (2003)
  • Journal of American College of Cardiology; Editorial Board Member (2002–2006)
  • The Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research, Scientific Board; and Program Director; Vice-Chair (2002–2003)
  • Association of Professors of Cardiology (President elect); Other (2002)
  • Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay; Member (2002)
  • Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology; Editorial Board Member (2001–2005)
  • Heart Rhythm Soceity (NASPE), Board of Trustees (President elect); Heart Rhythm Society; Other (2001–2003)
  • American College of Cardiology, Cardiac Arrhythmia Section, Annual Scientific Session Program Committee; Chair (2001–2002)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions (Program Chair); Chair (2001–2002)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) Board of Trustees; First Vice President (2001–2002)
  • ABIM Committee for Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP); American Board of Internal Medicine; Member (2000–2006)
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Faculty Practice Plan Board; St. Louis, MO; Member (2000–2003)
  • Association of Professors of Cardiology; Secretary/Treasurer (2000–2001)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions (Abstract Chair); Chair (2000–2001)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE), Board of Trustees (Second VP); Heart Rhythm Society; Vice President (2000–2001)
  • The Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research Scientific Board; Member (1999–2006)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) Executive Committee; Member (1999–2005)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) Annual Scientific Sessions Program Committee; Member (1999–2004)
  • American College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions Program Committee; Member (1999–2002)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE), Board of Trustees; Now Heart Rhythm Society; Secretary (1999–2000)
  • Heart Rhythm Society Board of Trustees; formerly North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology; Member (1998–2006)
  • ABIM Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Self-Evaluation Process (SEP); American Board of Internal Medicine; Member (1998–1999)
  • Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology; Editorial Board Member (1998)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) Committee on Health Policy; Member (1997–2000)
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Faculty Practice Plan Strategic Planning Committee; School of Medicine St. Louis, MO; Member (1997–2000)
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, Medical Cost Management Cardiovascular Diseases Design Team; School of Medicine St. Louis, MO; Chair (1997–1999)
  • Association of University Cardiologists; Member (1997)
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, Heart Services Clinical Service Line Steering Committee; Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine Joint Office of Strategic Planning St. Louis, MO; Member (1996–2006)
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, Ambulatory Operations Design Team, Ambulatory Care Center; School of Medicine St. Louis, MO; Co-Chair (1996–2000)
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, Clinical Service Delivery Design Team, Heart Services Clinical Service Line; School of Medicine Joint Office of Strategic Planning St. Louis, MO; Co-Chair (1996–2000)
  • American Heart Association, Board of Directors (Missouri Affiliate); Member (1996–1998)
  • American Heart Association, Board of Directors (St. Louis Chapter); President (1996–1998)
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Programs, Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine; Reviewer (1996)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) Long Range Planning Committee; Member (1995–2001)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) and American College of Cardiology Board Review Course in Clinical Electrophysiology and Pacing; Co-Director (1995–2000)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) Publications Committee; Chair (1995–1998)
  • Central Society for Clinical Research; Member (1995)
  • American College of Cardiology, Board of Governors Steering Committee; Member (1994–1995)
  • American College of Cardiology, Board of Governors Working Group on Academic Medical Centers; Member (1994–1995)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) Government Relations Physicians Workforce, Clinical Resources and Education Committee; Member (1994–1995)
  • Coronary Artery Disease/Review-in-Depth Management of Sustained Ventricular Arrhythmias; 1994; 8:649-685; Editor (1994)
  • Association of Professors of Cardiology; Member (1993–2006)
  • Journal American College of Cardiology; Editorial Board Member (1993–1997)
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Promotions Committee, Department of Medicine; Member (1993–1997)
  • American College of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Technology Assessment Committee; Member (1993–1994)
  • American Heart Association, Board of Directors (St. Louis Chapter); Vice President (1992–1996)
  • American College of Cardiology Board of Directors (Missouri Chapter); President (1992–1995)
  • American College of Cardiology Board of Directors (Missouri) College Governor; Other (1991–1995)
  • American College of Cardiology Board of Directors (Missouri) College Governor-Elect; Other (1991)
  • Coronary Artery Disease/Review-in-Depth High Resolution Electrocardiography; 1991; 2:1-41; Editor (1991)
  • American Heart Association, Board of Directors (St. Louis Chapter); Assistant Secretary (1990–1992)
  • American Heart Association, Committee on Electrocardiography and Electrophysiology, Council on Clinical Cardiology; Member (1988–1990)
  • American Heart Association, Task Force Committee on Standards for Analysis of Ventricular Late Potentials Present Using High Resolution Electrocardiog; American Heart Association American College of Cardiology European Society of Cardiology; Member (1988)
  • NIH Experimental Cardiovascular Sciences Research Review Committee Special Study Section; National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute Bethesda, MD; Member (1987)
  • American Journal of Cardiology; Editorial Board Member (1987)
  • American Heart Association, Board of Directors St. Louis Chapter; Member (1986–2004)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) Publications Committee; Member (1986–2000)
  • The Video Journal of Cardiology; Editorial Board Member (1985–1997)
  • Circulation; Associate Editor (1983–1988)

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