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

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Administrative: (585) 275-5391

Fax: (585) 273-5283

Office: (585) 275-5391

Biography

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.

Research

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1981
MD | Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Medicine

1988
PhD | Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Cardiology

Awards

2013
President Elect International Society of Electrocardiology

2012 - Present
Editor-in-Chief Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology

2006 - Present
Editor-In-Chief, Cardiology Journal

2006
Fellow of European Society of Cardiology

2006
Gold Medal of Polish Cardiac Society

2005 - 2007
President of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology

2002 - 2005
President Elect of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology

2001 - Present
Member of the Board of the International Society of Electrocardiology

2000 - 2002
Vice-President of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology

1998
Del Mar Young Investigator Award for Pioneering Contributions to Medical Science Employing Holter Monitoring Technology

1996 - Present
Deputy Editor of the Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology

1996 - Present
Member of the Board of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology

1996
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

1993
Best Poster Award XXth International Congress on Electrocardiology
Location: Canada

1988
Award for the PhD Thesis with Distinction on "Late Potentials in Coronary Artery Disease Patients"

1987
Scientific Award of President of Medical University of Lodz
Location: Lodz, Poland

1985
Scientific Award of President of Medical University of Lodz
Location: Lodz, Poland

1983
Teachers Award of President of Medical University of Lodz
Location: Lodz, Poland

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Publications

Journal Articles

1/2017
Couderc JP, Beshaw C, Niu X, Serrano-Finetti E, Casas O, Pallas-Areny R, Rosero S, Zareba W. "The QT Scale: A Weight Scale Measuring the QTc Interval." Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc.. 2017 Jan 0; 22(1)Epub 2016 Jul 15.

11/2016
Stockburger M, Moss AJ, Klein HU, Zareba W, Goldenberg I, Biton Y, McNitt S, Kutyifa V. "Sustained clinical benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy in non-LBBB patients with prolonged PR-interval: MADIT-CRT long-term follow-up." Clinical research in cardiology : official journal of the German Cardiac Society.. 2016 Nov 0; 105(11):944-952. Epub 2016 Jun 18.

10/18/2016
Auerbach DS, McNitt S, Gross RA, Zareba W, Dirksen RT, Moss AJ. "Genetic biomarkers for the risk of seizures in long QT syndrome." Neurology.. 2016 Oct 18; 87(16):1660-1668. Epub 2016 Jul 27.

Books & Chapters

2007
Chapter Title: ECG Manifestation of ARVC/D.
Book Title: Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia – Recent Advances.
Author List: Zareba W, Turini P, Piotrowicz K.
Edited By: Thiene G and Marcus FI.
Published By: Springer2007

1998
Chapter Title: New method for the quantification of beat-to-beat T wave temporal variability based on inter-scale changes in wavelet transform of the ECG: Application to simulated ECG signals
Book Title: Proceedings of the IASTEAD International Conference on Signal Processing and Com
Author List: Couderc JP; Zareba W; Moss AJ
Edited By: J. Ruiz-Alzola
Published By: Acta Press1998 in Anaheim

1997
Chapter Title: Time-course of duration and dispersion of ventricular repolarization after acute coronary events.
Book Title: Electrocardiology 96: From Cell to the Bedside
Author List: Zareba W; Rashba EJ; Moss AJ.
Edited By: Liebman J.
Published By: World Scientific1997 in Singapore

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