HRX Innovation Challenge: Deadline is June 3, 2024

HRX Innovation Challenge: Deadline is June 3, 2024

Team HRX

Team HRX

Team HRX

Meet the innovators who make it happen

Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P

Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, FHRS, FACC, FAHA

Executive Producer
Jennifer Silva is Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology and a Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering at Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and serves as the Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship for Washington University SOM. She serves on committees within the Heart Rhythm Society (Chair, Women in Electrophysiology; VChair, Growth and Leadership Opportunity for Women in Electrophysiology; Production Team, HRX; Member, Membership Committee) Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (Vice President of Finance), American College of Cardiology (with leadership roles on the Innovation Council, Industry Advisory Forum, Applied Health and Innovation Council) and serves on the NIH-SBIR study section for Cardiovascular Innovation. She is a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors and serves on the Editorial Boards of numerous journals including Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm O2, and Cardiovascular Digital Health journals.

The scope of her research has been in innovation and emerging technologies with on developing and identifying clinical applications of new and emerging technologies within cardiac electrophysiology, particularly in the scope of wearable and advanced wearable technologies, including the extended realities.

Jennifer is the co-inventor and co-founder of SentiAR, Inc, a venture-backed software device spinout from Washington University which is developing the first mixed reality platform to display intraprocedural 3-dimensional holographic visualization of a patient’s cardiac anatomy with real time catheter locations with submission to the FDA in 2019.  In 2018, the company received a NIH-SBIR award for $2.2M, in 2021 closed a $5.1M Series A Round, and is currently closing a >$6M Series B. Most recently, she has co-founded a second company, Excera, Inc. which aims to improve outcomes for ultrasound-guided minimally invasive procedures. She has worked with several medical device companies including AliveCor, St Jude Medical/Abbott, Medtronic and Biosense Webster regarding development and implementation of novel technologies targeted to unmet clinical needs and development of regulatory pathways.

Suneet Mittal, MD

Suneet Mittal, MD

Dr. Mittal earned his BA and MD degrees from Boston University as part of a combined 6-year BA-MD program. He did an internship and residency in Internal Medicine as well as a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then completed a fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Mittal is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is currently the Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory and Associate Chief of Cardiology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Dr. Mittal’s active research interests include the evaluation and management of patients with atrial fibrillation, the role of the left atrial appendage in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation, the evaluation and management of patients with unexplained syncope, the role of implantable monitors in patients with known or suspected arrhythmias, and overcoming barriers to remote patient monitoring.

He is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society’s Board of Trustees. He is currently Associate Editor of the newly launched Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal and an Editorial Board member of Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, Journal of American College of Cardiology: Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm, Heart Rhythm O2 and Journal of Interventional Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

Production Team

Demilade A. Adedinsewo, M.B., Ch.B.

Demilade Adedinsewo
Mayo Clinic

Brynn Dechert-Crooks, NP

Brynn Dechert-Crooks
University of Michigan
Congenital Heart Center

Hamid Ghanbari, MD

Hamid Ghanbari
University of Michigan

Janet Han, MD

Janet Han
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System/UCLA

Adrian Hernandez - Lead, Business of Digital Health

Adrian Hernandez
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Rod S. Passman, MD

Rod Passman
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Julie Shea, NP

Julie Shea
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jacqueline Shreibati, MD, MS, FACC

Jacqueline Shreibati


“HRX 2023 was incredible. It was so special to meet with the FDA in such a friendly and collaborative setting. We learned so much and made a lot of new friends and future research partners. Thank you, HRS, for being so welcoming!”