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Expert in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology Drugs, Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Cardiac Medical Devices

Expert ID: 730233 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert. Expert is a board certified cardiac electrophysiologist (cardiologist with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all cardiac rhythm disorders) with over 20 years experience as a clinical investigator, IRB Chair, and high volume implanter of cardiac rhythm devices. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Dept of Cardiology at a prestigious university. He participated in trials of implantable devices for congestive heart failure. He has spoken worldwide on the subject of sudden cardiac death and implantable defibrillators for the prevention of sudden death, having been a clinical investigator in studies pertaining to this. Expert. Expert has served on major company medical device marketing advisory boards. He has been a key opinion leader for pharma companies with respect to antiarrhythmic drugs. Expert was also a clinical investigator for pacemakers incorporating the piezoelectric accelerometer in seminal studies. He has served as consultant to medical device companies in the areas of field clinical sales and marketing.

Expert. Expert is a trusted and award-winning thought leader in digital health. Leveraging his experiences as a cardiologist, clinical trial investigator, IRB Chair, Medicare Advisory Committee member, and pharmaceutical and medical device marketing advisory consultant, he advises clients on best product and business development practices from technology, clinical and patient advocacy perspectives. He was a pioneer adopter of remote patient monitoring and its data integration with electronic health records. He served on the mobile health HIMSS Advisory Council, was Chair of its Mobile Health Roadmap Task Force, and was a member of the mHealth Regulatory Coalition. He travels worldwide speaking to professional organizations and the general public on topics related to remote patient monitoring and mobile health technologies. He is a consultant in the mobile health sector involving remote monitoring of patients, telehealth, and mobile phone based applications.

Expert. Expert consults medical device and Pharma companies on the benefits and implementation techniques of mobile health technologies. He was on the Physician Marketing Advisory Board of Guidant for five years, offering advice for positioning and pricing of new pipeline technologies. He gave talks to physician groups on evidence-based guidelines and utilization of implantable defibrillator therapy for primary prevention of sudden death. Expert. Expert gave seminars (with material written by him) to the public about sudden death awareness. Expert. Expert lectures nationally about the benefits of mobile health technologies. He lectures at professional IT conferences, patient advocate groups, and medical professional society national conferences. Expert. Expert has been an expert consultant for medical malpractice cases involving cardiac arrhythmias and electrophysiology procedures. Expert. Expert consults for mobile health companies in the areas of remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and mobile apps.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Scranton, Pennsylvania - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Wilmington, Delaware - Camden, New Jersey

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1991 Degree: Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow Subject: Cardiology Institution: Presbyterian-Univ of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Year: 1988 Degree: Residency and Chief Medical Resident Subject: Internal Medicine Institution: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Year: 1984 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine and Surgery Institution: University of Bologna, Italy
Year: 1977 Degree: BA Subject: Biology Institution: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: Consultant to medical device companies, Pharma, hospitals and medical societies, educating and advising them on mobile health technologies. He serves as Sr Medical Advisor to Happtique.
Years: 1991 to 2011 Employer: Associated Cardiologists, Harrisburg, PA Title: Director and Cardiologist Department: Cardiac electrophysiology Responsibilities: Establishment of an EP division, establishment of all clinical guidelines and protocols. Establishment of pacemaker and ICD outpatient clinics, institution of remote monitoring protocols, and establishment of atrial fibrillation clinic. Patient care to patients with cardiac rhythm disorders.
Years: 1988 to 2011 Employer: Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, PA Title: Director Department: Cardiac Electrophysiology Responsibilities: Established the first cardiac EP lab in Harrisburg. High volume procedural lab including pacemaker and implantable defibrillator implants, catheter ablation, and EP studies.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2008 to 2011 Agency: CMS: Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee Role: Cardiology Representative Description: Member of committee who submitted expert opinion regarding submissions in the cardiovascular arena.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1978 to 1984 Country / Region: Italy Summary: Attended medical school at the University of Bologna, Italy
Years: 2005 to Present Country / Region: Europe Summary: Expert is a founding member of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society. He has been on the faculty at the annual sessions for years and is involved in the organizational process. He is has served on the faculty of the European Society of Cardiology's annual sessions as well.
Years: 2009 to Present Country / Region: China Summary: Expert lectured at the People's First Hospital in Shanghai as well as in Beijing on atrial fibrillation and implantable defibrillators.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Fellow of:
American Heart Association,American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, European Society of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Member of the Health Information Management Systems Society
Licenses / Certifications
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Active medical license in Pennsylvania.
Professional Appointments
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
Member, IT Committee, Heart Rhythm Society
IRB member, PinnacleHealth System, Harrisburg, PA
Awards / Recognition
US News and World Report Best Doctor Designation
Top 10 cardiologists to follow on Twitter
Top 10 health care technology blogs to follow
Medical / Professional
Internship/Residency 1984-88, Maimonides Medical Ctr, Bklyn, NY. Best Second and Third Yr Resident Award
Fellowship in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology. Presby-Univ of PA Med Ctr, Philadelphia, PA 1988-91
Publications and Patents Summary
Over 60 publications as author or coauthor.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has consulted as an expert reviewer for medical malpractice cases involving cardiac arrhythmias, implantable cardiac rhythm devices (pacemakers, implantable defibrillators) and electrophysiology procedures.
Training / Seminars
He has developed training programs and given seminars for clinical sales and engineering employees of medical device companies, regarding sales techniques, marketing, customer interaction skills.
Vendor Selection
Expert has been involved in researching and presenting vendors in the mobile health arena to large device companies for partnerships as well as to hospital systems.
Marketing Experience
His experiences in complete life cycle phases of medical device trials, reimbursement (was on a Medicare Advisory Committee), and regulatory (as chair of an IRB for over 12 years) are all invaluable in assessing medical device development. He is a renowned expert in the area of mobile health technologies.
Other Relevant Experience
He has many strategic relationships with medical device companies that, coupled with his extensive clinical experience, gives him a unique perspective in the areas of medical devices. He has a keen awareness of the marketplace and barriers to adoption of technology. The identification of pain points and anticipating customer concerns are his strengths.

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Fields of Expertise

anti-arrhythmia drug, arrhythmia, artificial cardiac pacemaker, atrial flutter, auricular fibrillation, bradycardia, brugada syndrome, calcium channel, cardiac arrest, cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac sinus arrest, cardiomyopathies, clinical medicine, clinical research, clinical study, congestive heart failure, death, defibrillation, defibrillator, heart, heart block, heart disease, heart rate monitor, implantable defibrillator, implantable device, long QT syndrome, medical device clinical research, medical device marketing, pacemaker control, pacemaker lead, patient monitoring sensor, potassium channel blocker, pre-excitation syndrome, premature cardiac complexes, sick sinus syndrome, sinus arrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia, tachycardia, telemedicine, transvenous lead, ventricular fibrillation, cardiology, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, cardiovascular diagnostics, clinical trial, ehealth, electrocardiography, electrophysiology catheter, health care, medical device, medical diagnostic test, natural cardiac pacemaker, physiological monitoring, remote sensing technology (medicine), wireless health, monitoring, electronic medical record, ventricular dysfunction, ventricular flutter, parasystole, cardiac care, Good Clinical Practice, antimicrobial medical device, Drug Information Association, antimicrobial coating, implant coating material, outcomes research, medical informatics, vasodilator, piezoelectric crystal, clinical protocol, implantable defibrillator battery, home health care, cardiac valve, internal medicine, cardiovascular drug therapy, cardiovascular disease

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