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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2016 Apr
Biton Y, Huang DT, Goldenberg I, Rosero S, Moss AJ, Kutyifa V, McNitt S, Strasberg B, Zareba W, Barsheshet A. "Relationship between age and inappropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in MADIT-RIT (Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial-Reduce Inappropriate Therapy)." Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society. 2016 Apr; 13(4):888-93. Epub 2015 Dec 19.
2016 Apr
Medina A, Moss AJ, McNitt S, Zareba W, Wang PJ, Goldenberg I. "Brain natriuretic peptide and the risk of ventricular tachyarrhythmias in mildly symptomatic heart failure patients enrolled in MADIT-CRT." Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society. 2016 Apr; 13(4):852-9. Epub 2015 Dec 25.
2016 Mar 3
McLaren DP, Jones R, Plotnik R, Zareba W, McIntosh S, Alexis J, Chen L, Block R, Lowenstein C, Kutyifa V. "Prior hospital admission predicts thirty-day hospital readmission for heart failure patients." Cardiology journal. 2016 Mar 3; Epub 2016 Mar 03.
2016 Jan 26
Biton Y, Goldenberg I, Kutyifa V, Baman JR, Solomon S, Moss AJ, Szepietowska B, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Zareba W, Barsheshet A. "Relative Wall Thickness and the Risk for Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias in Patients With Left Ventricular Dysfunction." Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2016 Jan 26; 67(3):303-12.
2016 Jan
Platonov PG, Calkins H, Hauer RN, Corrado D, Svendsen JH, Wichter T, Katarzyna Biernacka E, Saguner AM, Te Riele A, Zareba W. "High interobserver variability in the assessment of epsilon waves: Implications for diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia." Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society. 2016 Jan; 13(1):208-16. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

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