Wojciech Zareba, M.D., Ph.D.

Wojciech Zareba, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Heart Research Follow-up Program
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642

Administrative: (585) 275-5391
Fax: (585) 273-5283
Office: (585) 275-5391

Research Bio

Wojciech Zareba, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Director of Cardiology Clinical Research, and Director of the Heart Research Follow Up Program at University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. Dr. Zareba is Principal Investigator or Co-PI on several NIH and corporate grants focused on risk stratification of cardiac death and on clinical usefulness and prognostic significance of ECG parameters. He also serves as Principal Investigator of the ECG Core Labs for numerous studies including the International LQTS Registry, the North American ARVD Registry, MADIT II, and MADIT-CRT, large clinical trials testing clinical effectiveness and safety of implantable cardiac defibrillators and resynchronization devices.

He participated in a number of corporate research projects focused on evaluating drug safety and participated in a number of advisory councils on the topic of cardiac safety in drug trials. Dr Zareba has authored or co-authored more that 350 publications in cardiology research with many of them focused on sudden death, risk stratification, QT prolongation, and ECG related cardiac safety biomarkers. Dr. Zareba is Past President of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology. Dr. Zareba is the Editor in Chief of Cardiology Journal, and Deputy Editor of the Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology as well as a member of the editorial boards of a number of other leading cardiology-related journals.

Awards & Honors (Local)

President Elect International Society of Electrocardiology 2013
Editor-in-Chief Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology 2012 - Present
Fellow of European Society of Cardiology 2006
Gold Medal of Polish Cardiac Society 2006
Editor-In-Chief, Cardiology Journal 2006 - Present
President of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology 2005 - 2007
President Elect of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology 2002 - 2005
Member of the Board of the International Society of Electrocardiology 2001 - Present
Vice-President of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology 2000 - 2002
Del Mar Young Investigator Award for Pioneering Contributions to Medical Science Employing Holter Monitoring Technology 1998
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology 1996
Member of the Board of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology 1996 - Present
Deputy Editor of the Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology 1996 - Present
Best Poster Award XXth International Congress on Electrocardiology | Canada 1993
Award for the PhD Thesis with Distinction on "Late Potentials in Coronary Artery Disease Patients" 1988
Scientific Award of President of Medical University of Lodz | Lodz, Poland 1987
Scientific Award of President of Medical University of Lodz | Lodz, Poland 1985
Teachers Award of President of Medical University of Lodz | Lodz, Poland 1983

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Feb 6
Plank B, Kutyifa V, Moss AJ, Huang DT, Ruwald AC, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Zareba W, Goldenberg I, Aktas MK. "Smoking is associated with an increased risk of first and recurrent ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with mild heart failure with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy: A MADIT-CRT substudy." Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society.. 2014 Feb 6; Epub 2014 Feb 06.
2014 Feb 4
Slyngstad T, Huth Ruwald AC, Kutyifa V, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Solomon SD, Foster E, Goldenberg I, Wang PJ, Klein H, Zareba W, Moss AJ. "Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Is Associated with Reductions in Left Atrial Volume and Inappropriate ICD Therapy in MADIT-CRT." Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society.. 2014 Feb 4; Epub 2014 Feb 04.
2014 Jan 28
Goldberger JJ, Basu A, Boineau R, Buxton AE, Cain ME, Canty JM, Chen PS, Chugh SS, Costantini O, Exner DV, Kadish AH, Lee B, Lloyd-Jones D, Moss AJ, Myerburg RJ, Olgin JE, Passman R, Stevenson WG, Tomaselli GF, Zareba W, Zipes DP, Zoloth L. "Risk stratification for sudden cardiac death: a plan for the future." Circulation.. 2014 Jan 28; 129(4):516-26.
2014
Gardner B, Ling F, Hopke PK, Frampton MW, Utell MJ, Zareba W, Cameron SJ, Chalupa D, Kane C, Kulandhaisamy S, Topf MC, Rich DQ. "Ambient fine particulate air pollution triggers ST-elevation myocardial infarction, but not non-ST elevation myocardial infarction: a case-crossover study." Particle and fibre toxicology. 2014 11:1. Epub 2014 Jan 02.
2013 Nov 20
Wan C, Herzog CA, Zareba W, Szymkiewicz SJ. "Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Hemodialysis Patients with Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator." Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc.. 2013 Nov 20; Epub 2013 Nov 20.

Current Appointments

Director, Heart Research - Department of Medicine, Cardiology (SMD)
Professor - Department of Medicine, Cardiology (SMD) - Primary

Education

PhD | Cardiology | Medical University of Lodz, Poland1988
MD | Medicine | Medical University of Lodz, Poland1981

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Postdoctoral Fellow Heart Research Follow-up Program Department of Medicine Cardiology Unit University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY 1994