HRX Pitch Competition: Deadline Extended to July 17, 2024

HRX Pitch Competition: Deadline Extended to July 17, 2024

HRX 2024 Speakers

HRX 2024 Speakers

HRX 2024 Speakers

To propel breakthroughs in cardiovascular medicine, HRX is cultivating a dynamic community of innovators. Recognizing that the convergence of great minds can accelerate this progress, HRX has meticulously chosen and invited over 100 of the brightest individuals from the worlds of medicine, technology, government, and business to participate in HRX 2024. Each has pledged to actively engage, collaborate with their peers, and contribute their invaluable insights and perspectives.

Meet Our Speakers

Demilade Adedinsewo

Assistant Professor of Medicine & Non-Invasive Cardiologist

Mayo Clinic

Sana Al-Khatib

Professor of Medicine at Duke University | Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Duke University

Tiffany Andrade

Cardiac Electrophysiology Physician Assistant

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Emeka Anyanwu

Non-Invasive Cardiologist and Echocardiographer | Director, Center for Cardiovascular Informatics | Clinical Informatics Manager

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation

Maria Berkman

Head of MedTech, Broadview Ventures | Managing Director, Longview Ventures

Broadview Ventures and Longview Ventures

Charles Berul

Senior Pediatric Cardiologist / Electrophysiologist | Tenured Professor of Pediatrics and Bioengineering

Children’s National Hospital | George Washington University School of Medicine

Advay Bhatt

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Valley Health System

Andrew Blaufox

Associate Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

Northwell Health

Chad Bonhomme

President & Electrophysiologist

Westfield Physician Holdings, LLC

Melissa Brown

Electrophysiology Physician Assistant

Emory University Hospital

Daniel Cantillon

Adult EP Cardiologist & Chief Medical Officer

Masimo Corporation

Sumeet Chugh

Price Endowed Professor & Associate Director, Heart Institute | Director Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Cedars-Sinai Health System

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah

Associate Professor | Nurse | Leader | Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiologist | Health Equity Researcher | [Social] Entrepreneur

John Hopkins School of Nursing

Daniel Cooper

Professor of Medicine | Director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

Washington University School of Medicine

Brynn Dechert-Crooks

Pediatric Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner

University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center

Thomas Deering

Chief, Cardiovascular Centers of Excellence | Chief, Arrhythmia Center

Piedmont Heart Institute

Thomas Deneke

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Clinic for Arrhythmology, University Heart Center Nuremberg, Paracelsus Medical University

Jay Edelberg

Co-Founder & Head of Research and Development


Mohamed Elshazly

Cardiac Electrophysiology Physician

Orlando Health Heart and Vascular Institute

Martha G. Ferrara

Family Nurse Practitioner | Assistant Director EP Services

White Plains Hospital-Montefiore Health Systems

Aileen Ferrick

Assistant Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Research | Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

White Plains Hospital

Malcolm Finlay

Consultant Cardiologist | Chief Medical Officer | Founder

Barts Heart Centre | Echopoint Medical Ltd | Rhythm AI Ltd

Camille Frazier-Mills

Duke University Health System

Hawkins Gay

Clinical Electrophysiologist

Northwestern Medicine and the Feinberg School of Medicine

Hamid Ghanbari

Vice Chair of Innovation, Assistant Professor & Cardiac Electrophysiologist

University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center

Aubrey Grant

Director Cardiovascular Sport & Performance | Founder & Chief Equity Officer

MedStart Health | Equity Commons

Gareth Hall

Industry advisor and global Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare lead


Janet K. Han

Associate Professor of Medicine | Cardiac Electrophysiology

UCLA | VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System / UCLA | Digital Health & Virtual Care

Arash Harzand

Chief Health Officer | Director of Vascular Medicine

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning | Atlanta VA Medical Center

Adrian Hernandez

Executive Director | Vice Dean

Duke Clinical Research Institute | Duke University School of Medicine

Gerhard Hindricks

Head of Rhythmology & Chief Integration Officer

Charite University Hospital & Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB)

Jonathan Hsu

Professor of Medicine & Cardiac Electrophysiologist

UC San Diego Health

V. Kadir Kadhiresan

Vice President, Venture Investments

Johnson and Johnson Development Corporation

Suraj Kapa

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Mayo Clinic

David N. Kenigsberg

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist & Founder

Florida Heart Rhythm Specialists and Fort Lauderdale Heart & Rhythm Surgical Center

David Kim

Managing Director

digiTx Partners

Amy Kleinhans

Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner


Rohan Kumthekar

Attending Pediatric Electrophysiologist | Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital | Ohio State University College of Medicine

Joshua Lampert

Cardiac Electrophysiologist & Medical Director of Machine Learning

Mount Sinai Heart in The Mount Sinai Hospital

Nancy Lee

Regional Manager & Arrhythmia Device Specialist

Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants

Aimee Lee

Nurse Practitioner

Stanford Health Care

Giovanni Leo


Lake Geneva Ventures Fund at Efficient Frontier Investing

Nassir Marrouche

Director of Heart and Vascular Institute

Tulane University School of Medicine

Nishaki Mehta

Associate Professor of Medicine

William Beaumont Oakland University School of Medicine

Rohit Mehta

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute

George Stuart Mendenhall

Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Researcher | Chief Medical Officer

Scripps Memorial Hospital | Everbeat

Faisal Merchant

Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Associate Professor of Medicine

Emory Healthcare

Jessica Mullenix

Cardiac Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Cardiology Office

Dan Musat

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Valley Health System

Sanjiv Narayan

Professor of Medicine | Director of the NIH T32 Computational Medicine Training Program (CHIP) | Co-Director of the Arrhythmia Center

Stanford University

Ken Nelson

Partner | Board Chairman & Investor | Investor & Mentor

Medtech Advantage Fund | CardiaCare | HeartBeam, BloomLife, & HeartX

Peter Noseworthy

Professor of Medicine, Chair of the Division of Heart Rhythm Services, and Medical Director of Business Development

Mayo Clinic

Thomas Osborne

Chief Medical Officer

Microsoft: Federal Civilian

Jose Osorio

Medical Director of Electrophysiology – HCA Florida Miami | Founder and CMO | Founder and President

HCA Florida Miami | 3PH Alliance | Heart Rhythm Clinical Research Solutions

Deepak Padmanabhan

Assistant Professor

Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research

Ambarish Pandey

Associate Professor of Cardiology in Internal Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Rod Passman

Jules Reingold Professor of Electrophysiology & Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Jonathan Piccini

Cardiac Electrophysiologist & Professor of Medicine and Population Health | Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology section

Duke University Hospital and the Duke Clinical Research Institute | Duke Heart Center

Jeanne Poole

Cardiac Electrophysiologist | Director | Professor of Cardiology and Medicine

University of Washington Medical Center and School of Medicine

Edmondo Robinson

Founder & CEO | Academic Hospitalist

Downeast Digital | Moffitt Cancer Center

Alicia Chong Rodriguez

Founder & CEO

Bloomer Tech

Lisa Roelle

Pediatric Electrophysiology Physician Assistant

Washington University in St. Louis & St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Michael Rosenberg

Cardiac Electrophysiologist | Assistant Professor, Associate Professor

UCHealth Heart & Vascular Center – Anschutz

Heather Ross

Assistant Professors | Nurse Practitioner

Arizona State University | Arizona Arrhythmia Consultants

Lauren Rousseau

Physician Assistant in the Section of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Prashanthan Sanders

Cardiac Electrophysiologist & Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology

University of Adelaide

Jill Schaeffer

EP Nurse Practitioner

Penn Medicine – Lancaster General Health

Samuel F. Sears

Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Cardiovascular Sciences | Division Chief of Innovation and Research | Associate Director of the ECU Cardiology Fellowship

East Carolina Heart Institute

Tracey Shannon

Nurse Practitioner

Westchester Medical Center

Julie Shea

Nurse Practitioner

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Shlomo Shpun

Chief Scientific Office

TechWald Holding S.p.A.

Jacqueline Shreibati

Cardiologist & Senior Clinical Lead


Jagmeet Singh

Professor of Medicine | Cardiac Electrophysiologist & Founding Director of the Resynchronization and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Program

Harvard Medical School | Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center

David Slotwiner

Chief of the Division of Cardiology

New York Presbyterian Queens

Yekaterina Spivak

Physician Assistant | Inventor & Founder

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | Laally

Anna Streeter

Cardiac Device RN, CCDS

University of Virginia Medical Center

Kimberly Swafford

Industry Executive, Americas | Adjunct Professor

Microsoft | Washington State University

Kamala Tamirisa

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist & Cardiac MR Imaging Specialist

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia

Charity Tarn

Senior Associate | Board Member | Board Observer

Arboretum Ventures | SonarMD | Motif Neurotech, Reprieve Cardiovascular, Virtual Incision, Avation Medical, and Akadeum Life Sciences

Maria Thacker Goethe

President & CEO

Georgia Bio

Ritu Thamman

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Kevin Thomas

Vice Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion | Professor of Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Health Disparities Researcher

Duke University Health System

Mellanie True Hills

Founder & CEO

American Foundation for Women’s Health &

Liat Tsoref

Senior Director of Digital, AI and Customer Collaboration

Biosense Webster

Amy Tucker

Nurse Manager of the Cardiac Device Clinic

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute (SHVI)

Deepthy Varghese

Cardiology Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner

Northside Hospital

Niraj Varma

Cardiac Electrophysiologist & Professor of Medicine

Cleveland Clinic

Paul Varosy

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System | University of Colorado School of Medicine | Veterans Health Administration Cardiology

Nicholas Von Bergen

Professor of Pediatrics in Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiologist | Co-Founder

University of Wisconsin-Madison | Atrility Medical, LLC

Elaine Wan

Esther Aboodi Associate Professor of Medicine in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology | Attending Physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons | New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Ramsey Wehbe

Heart Failure Cardiologist & Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston

J. Peter Weiss

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Banner University of Arizona Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP)

Herman Williams


HW Healthcare Solutions (HWHS)

Rebecca Yapejian

Associate Manager of CIED Operations | Cardiac Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner | Former Software Engineer

Cardiac RMS | DOCS Health Careers

Kathryn Zavala

Chief Operating Officer

MedTech Innovator

Paul Zei

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Brigham and Women’s Hospital