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 Oct 1
Sherazi S, Goldenberg I, Moss AJ, Solomon S, Kutyifa V, McNitt S, Shah AH, Huang DT, Aktas MK, Zareba W, Barsheshet A. "Comparison of low versus high (>40 mm Hg) pulse pressure to predict the benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure (from the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial-Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Trial)." The American journal of cardiology. 2014 Oct 1; 114(7):1053-8. Epub 2014 Jul 17.
2014 Oct
Mittal S, Aktas MK, Moss AJ, McNitt S, Kutyifa V, Steinberg JS, Zareba W. "The Impact of Nonsustained Ventricular Tachycardia on Reverse Remodeling, Heart Failure, and Treated Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias in MADIT-CRT." Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology. 2014 Oct; 25(10):1082-7. Epub 2014 Jun 24.
2014 Sep 1
Wasserman EB, Zareba W, Utell MJ, Oakes D, Hopke PK, Frampton M, Chalupa D, Beckett W, Rich DQ. "Acute Changes in Ambient Temperature Are Associated With Adverse Changes in Cardiac Rhythm." Air quality, atmosphere, & health. 2014 Sep 1; 7(3):357-367.
2014 Sep
Jamerson D, McNitt S, Polonsky S, Zareba W, Moss A, Tompkins C. "Early procedure-related adverse events by gender in MADIT-CRT." Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology. 2014 Sep; 25(9):985-9. Epub 2014 May 30.
2014 Sep
Pires LA, McNitt S, Solomon S, Goldenberg I, Zareba W, Moss AJ. "Left ventricular pacing threshold and outcome in MADIT-CRT." Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology. 2014 Sep; 25(9):1005-11. Epub 2014 Jun 03.

Current Appointments

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