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

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Administrative: (585) 275-5391

Office: (585) 275-5391

Fax: (585) 273-5283

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Biography

Wojciech Zareba, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC is a Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Cardiology Division, at University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. Dr. Zareba is Principal Investigator or Co-PI on several NIH and corporate grants focused on cardiac arrhythmias, risk stratification of cardiac death, heart failure, testing therapies to decrease risk of cardiac arrhythmias, and on clinical usefulness and prognostic significance of ECG parameters in risk stratification and in drug safety. Studies with his role as PI or Co-PI include the International LQTS Registry, the North American ARVD Registry, MADIT trials, RAID trial, ARVC Flecainide trial, and several other studies. Dr. Zareba has received over $33 million in research funding including over $23 million form the NIH.

Dr. Zareba has authored or co-authored more than 600 publications in cardiology research with many of them focused on sudden death, risk stratification, QT prolongation, device therapy, heart failure, and ECG related cardiac safety biomarkers (he has over 29,000 citations with Hirsh index of 75). Dr. Zareba edited textbook on Noninvasive Electrocardiology in Clinical Practice. He wrote over 30 book chapters for numerous textbooks including the European Textbook of Cardiology and Electrophysiological Disorders of the Heart, for which he was one of the editors.

Dr. Zareba was President of (2005-2007) of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE) and President (2015-2017) of the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE). In 2006, Dr. Zareba established Cardiology Journal for which he has served for 7 years as its Editor-in-Chief. Since 2012, he is Editor-in-Chief 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

Education

1981
MD | Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Medicine

1988
PhD | Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Cardiology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

1991 - 1994
Postdoctoral Fellow Heart Research Follow-up Program Department of Medicine Cardiology Unit University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY

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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Patents

Patent Title: A Method and System for Analyzing an Electrocardiographic Signal
Patent #: 7,463,921
Issue Date: Dec 09, 2008
Country: United States
Invented By: Jean-Philippe Yves Couderc, Arthur J Moss, Wojciech Zareba

Publications

Journal Articles

7/8/2020
Birnbaum Y, Fiol M, Nikus K, Garcia Niebla J, Bacharova L, Dubner S, Zareba W, Macfarlane PW, Ribeiro AL, Cygankiewicz I, Bayes de Luna A. "A counterpoint paper: Comments on the electrocardiographic part of the 2018 Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction endorsed by the International Society of Electrocardiology and the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology." Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc.. 2020 Jul 8; :e12786. Epub 2020 Jul 08.

7/1/2020
Vidula H, Lee E, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Aktas M, Rosero S, Younis A, Solomon SD, Zareba W, Kutyifa V, Goldenberg I. "Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and Risk of Recurrent Hospitalizations in Patients Without Left Bundle Branch Block: The Long-Term Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial With Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy." Circulation. Heart failure.. 2020 Jul 1; :CIRCHEARTFAILURE120006925. Epub 2020 Jul 01.

6/24/2020
Younis A, Goldenberg I, McNitt S, Kutyifa V, Polonsky B, Goldenberg I, Zareba W, Aktas MK. "Circadian variation and seasonal distribution of implantable defibrillator detected new onset atrial fibrillation." Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE.. 2020 Jun 24; Epub 2020 Jun 24.

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: Springer 2007

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 Press 1998 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 Scientific 1997 in Singapore

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