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EHRA Training fellowships 2017 winners & past winners



2017

EHRA Observational Training Programme

Funded by BIOSENSE WEBSTER 

  • Bor Antolič (Slovenia) will go to University Hospital Basel for 2 weeks 

  • Francesco De Sensi (Italy) will go to Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona for 4 weeks

  • Vitali Kadachkin (Belarus) will go to Herzzentrum for 4 weeks

  • Márcio G. Kiuchi (Germany) will go to Siberian Federal Biomedical research for 4 weeks

  • Fatih Mehmet (Turkey) will go to Lübeck centre for 4 weeks

  • Adam Priebe (Poland) will go to Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona for 2 weeks

  • Martin Svetlošák (Slovakia) will go to University Hospital Basel for 4 weeks

  • Alexey Tsyagnov (Russia) will go to Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona for 2 weeks

Funded by ABBOTT

  • Ahmed M.A Bahnasawy (Egypt) will go to Herzzentrum, Leipzig for 4 weeks

  • Sergio Conti (Italy) will go to Institut cardiovasculaire Paris Sud for 2 weeks

  • Yasmeen Taha (Egypt) will go to Aarhus University Hospital for 4 weeks

  • Nikolaos Karamichalakis (Greece) will go to Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona for 2 weeks

  • Katarzyna Malaczynska-Rajpold (Poland) will go to Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona for 4 weeks

  • Ozcan Ozeke (Turkey) will go to Aarhus University Hospital for 4 weeks

  • Ilya Repnikov (Russia) will go to Herzzentrum, Leipzig for 2 weeks

  • Valentina Schirripa (Italy) will go to Herzzentrum, Leipzig for 2 weeks

Clinical electrophysiology with emphasis on catheter ablation (one year)

  • Yusuf Turkmen, Turkey will go to Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

Thanks to financial support from Biosense Webster

 

Arrhythmias and cardiac pacing fellowship with emphasis on catheter ablation (one year) / joint programme with APHRS

  • Sandeep Prabhu*, Australia will go to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, UK

Thanks to financial support from *Abbott Laboratories

2016

Proctor programme

  • Imnadze Guram**, Georgia, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
  • Antonios Antoniadis**, Greece, UZ Brussels, Belgium
  • Reinder Evertz*, Netherlands, IKEM, Czech Republic

* Supported by Biosense Webster in the form of an unrestricted educational grant

** Supported by Cook Medical in the form of an unrestricted educational grant

Clinical electrophysiology with emphasis on catheter ablation (one year)

  • Justo Juliá Calvo*, Spain will go to St. Thomas' Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Jakub Baran*, Poland will go to Papworth Hospital in Cambridge
  • Tayyar Gokdeniz*, Turkey will go to Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Czech Republic
  • Michael Wolf**, Belgium will go to Hopital Haut Levêque, France
  • Andrei-Dumitru Margulescu**, Romania will go to Hospital Clinic University of Barcelona
  • Ganesha Babu Girish**, United Kingdom will go to San Raffaele Hospital, Milan
  • Gábor Sándorfi**, Hungary will go to University Hospital of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Ahmed Wed**, Egypt will go to Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

Thanks to financial support from *St. Jude Medical, **Biosense Webster

Arrhythmias and cardiac pacing fellowship with emphasis on catheter ablation (one year) / joint programme with APHRS

  • Yinhao Huang*, China will go to Asklepios, Hamburg, Germany
  • Ian Lusoc*, Philippines, will go to UZ Brussels, Belgium

Thanks to financial support from *St. Jude Medical

2015

Proctor programme

  • Michala Pedersen**, Denmark, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Spain
  • Stefan Bogdan*, Romania, Hospital Puerta de Hierro, Spain
  • Dejan Kojic**, Serbia, Policlinico Casilino of Rome, Italy
  • Vassil Traykov**, Bulgaria, IKEM, Czech Republic

* Supported by Medtronic in the form of an unrestricted educational grant

** Supported by The European Heart Rhythm Association

Clinical electrophysiology with emphasis on catheter ablation (one year)

  • Dugo Daniela***, Italia will go to Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien - CCB, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Cipolletta Laura ***, Italia will go to St. Thomas' Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Celikyurt Yengi Umut***, Turkey will go to Univeristy Hospital Basel, Switzerland
  • Linhart Markus***, Germany will go to Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Kordalis Athanasios ***, Greece will go to University Hospital Nancy, France
  • Martirosyan Mihran*, Armenia will go to Erasmus MC, Thoraxcentrum, The Netherlands
  • Matoshvili Zviad, Georgia will go to Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
  • Pavlov Alexandr, Russia, will go to IKEM, Czech Republic
  • Teijeira Fernández Elvis**, Spain will go to Hopital Haut Leveque, France

Thanks to financial support from *St. Jude, **Siemens, ***Biosense Webster

Clinical electrophysiology with emphasis on catheter ablation (two years)

  • Ohanyan Davit, Armenia will go to Klinikum Ludwigsburg, Germany

Thanks to financial support from the European Heart Rhythm Association

Arrhythmias and Cardiac Pacing fellowship with emphasis on ICD/CRT

  • Di Marco Andrea*, Italy will go to University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • Goanta Emilia-Violeta*, Romania will go to Casilino Hospital in Rome, Italy
  • Kadoglou Nikolaos*, Greece will go to Catharina Hospital, Eidhoven, The Netherlands

*Thanks to financial support from *Biotronik

Arrhythmias and cardiac pacing fellowship with emphasis on catheter ablation (one year) / joint programme with APHRS

  • McLellan Alex*, Australia will go to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, UK
  • Lin Changjian*, China, will go to Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  • Boochibabu Mannuva, India will go to Na Homolce Hospital, Czech Republic

*Thanks to financial support from *St. Jude Medical

Academic research grant training fellowship

Dr. Alban Elouen Baruteau, France

Dr. Alban Elouen Baruteau was graduated in 2011 at the Rennes-1 University and was recently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in pediatric electrophysiology, in the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University in New York . The EHRA  Academic Research Fellowship Programme will enable him to run a high-quality supervised research programme at the LIRYC Institute-CHU in Bordeaux.  The proposed project is a both clinical and basic science research programme called «DISCO study», which aims to better describe clinical/ECG characteristics and molecular mechanisms of cardiac conduction disorders and cardiac arrhythmias associated with congenital heart diseases with discordant atrio-ventricular connection.

2014

Proctor programme

  • Mihaela Grecu*, Romania, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Spain
  • Khatuna Jalabadze*, Georgia, German Heart Centre, Munich, Germany
  • Giorgi Papiashvili*, Georgia, IKEM, Czech Republic
  • Daniel Scherr, Austria, CHU Bordeaux, France
  • Konstantinos Letsas, Greece, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Spain
  • Emin Ozcan, Turkey, Heart Rhythm centre, Brussels

*This Proctor Programme is supported by Medtronic in the form of an unrestricted educational grant

Academic research grant training fellowship

Dr. Michiel Rienstra, Netherlands

Dr. Michiel Rienstra is cardiologist at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), and his clinical work and research focus on atrial fibrillation (AF). After his PhD on AF in 2007, underlying diseases and prognosis, he continued research and did a post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Framingham Heart Study and studied the epidemiology and genetics of AF. The overall objective of his research is to find ways to better treat and prevent AF by investigating clinical risk factors, biomarkers, and genetic variants.

Award for best publication

Giulio Conte, Italy

Clinical electrophysiology with emphasis on catheter ablation

  • Kiedrowicz Radoslaw Marek***, Poland, St Thomas Hospital, UK
  • Saguner Ardan M.***, Switzerland, Asklepios centre, Hamburg, Germany
  • Gómez Pulido Federico***, Spain, Royal Brompton Hosiptal, UK
  • Vukmirovic Mihailo***, Montenegro, IKEM, Czech Republic
  • Saygi Serkan***, Turkey, Karolinska University, Sweden
  • Velagić Vedran*, Croatia, UZ Brussel - Heart Rhythm Management Centre, Belgium
  • Barsamian Sergei*, Armenia, Oxford University Hospitals, UK
  • Arceluz Martin*, Argentina, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Spain
  • Frontera Antonio**, Italy, Hopital Haut Leveque, France

Thanks to financial support from *St. Jude, **Siemens, ***Biosense Webster

Arrhythmias and Cardiac Pacing fellowship with emphasis on ICD/CRT

  • Cabanelas Nuno**, Portugal, Thorax Institute, Barcelona, Spain
  • Antoniadis Antonios P.*, Greece, Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals, UK
  • Neuhoff Istvan*, Romania, Semmelweis University, Hungary
  • Diamante  Rafael*, Brazil, Sheba Medical Centre, Israel

*Thanks to financial support from *Biotronik and **Sorin

Arrhythmias and cardiac pacing fellowship with emphasis on catheter ablation (one year) / joint programme with APHRS

  • Chen Shaojie, China, Public Hospital Elisabethinen - Linz, Austria
  • Parag Barwad, India, Cardiovascular Center, OLV Hospital Aalst – Belgium
  • Rajin Choudhury, India, AZ Sint Jan AV Brugge, Belgium

*Thanks to financial support from *St. Jude

2013

Academic research grant training fellowship

Mikhail Dzeshka is assistant lecturer of the 1st Department of Internal Diseases at Grodno State Medical University, Grodno, Belarus. His field of interest is cardiology, including arrhythmias, heart failure and arterial hypertension. He got his PhD in 2012.

Their research will focus on evaluation of possible associations between levels of circulating microparticles, diastolic dysfunction and left ventricular fibrosis in patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction as well as assessment of predictive value of studied parameters for occurrence of a combined endpoint of heart failure related hospital admissions and all-cause death.

Award for best publication

Stefano Bordignon, IT, Impact Factor: 5.045

Clinical electrophysiology with emphasis on catheter ablation

  • Celestino Sardu*, Italy, Leiden university Medical center, NL
  • Bisbal Van Bylen Felipe***, Spain, ZNA The Middelheim Hospital Antwerpen
  • Badran Haitham***, Egypt, German Heart Center- Munich-Germany
  • Clemens Marcell***, Hungary, IKEM - CZ
  • Berte Benjamin*, Belgium, Hôpital Haut-Lévêque Pessac Léognan, CHU Bordeaux
  • Kuridze Nika*, Georgia, Az Sint Jan - Brugge
  • Perrotta Laura**, Italy, Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien (CCB), Germany
  • Anahit Henry Petrosyan***, Armenia, Herz und GefäB Klinik Bad Neustad
  • Oloriz Teresa***, Spain, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milano
  • Botros Maichel***, Egypt, Asklepios Klinik St Georg- Hamburg
  • Dejan Risteski***, FYR of Macedonia, Arrhythmia Department, State Research Institute of Circulation Pathology- Novosibirsk
  • Ragab Ahmed***, Egypt, Puerta Hierro University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  • Pavlovic Nikola***, Croatia, Universitätsspital Basel, Switzerland
  • Bardhaj Gazmend***, Albania, OLV Aalst

 Thanks to financial support from *St Jude, **Siemens, ***Biosense Webster

Arrhythmias and cardiac pacing fellowship with emphasis on ICD/CRT

  • Rogacheva Natalia*, Russian Federation, IKEM
  • Korshunov Viatcheslav*, Russian Federation, Clinic Hospital Barcelona
  • Nawar Amr***, Egypt, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milano
  • Lumia Giuseppe***, Italy, Hospital Ramon Y Cajal- Madrid
  • Baltogiannis Giannis**, Greece, Universitair Ziekenhuis-Brussels
  • Ghazala Irfan*, Pakistan, Universitair Ziekenhuis-Brussels 

Thanks to financial support from *Biotronik, **Sorin, ***Medtronic

Arrhythmias and cardiac pacing fellowship with emphasis on catheter ablation (one year) / joint programme with APHRS   

  • Miki Yamase, Japan, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milano
  • Tina Lin, Australia, Asklepios Centre, Hamburg, Germany
  • Jin QI, China, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

2012 

Award for best publication

Csaba HERCZKU, Hungary, Impact Factor : 14.429 2012

Clinical electrophysiology fellowship with emphasis on catheter ablation (one year) 

  • Aglaia-Angeliki MANTZIARI (2), Greece, Royal Brompton and Harefield, UK
  • Marta DE RIVA SILVA (2), Spain, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Juliana ELICES TEJA (2), Spain, AZ Sint Jan AV Brugge, Belgium
  • Ahmed TAHER (2), Egypt, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, UK
  • Willem-Jan ACOU (2), Belgium, Heart Centre Leipzig, Germany
  • John Christian SILBERBAUER (1), South Africa, Fondazione Centro San Raffaele del Monte Tabor, Italy
  • Alexey TSYGANOV (1), Russia, Na Homolce Hospital, Czech Republic
  • Stefan Nicolae BOGDAN (1), Romania, Davidai Arrhythmia Center, Israel
  • Aleksander BARDYSZEWSKI (1), Poland, Asklepios Centre, Hamburg, Germany
  • Sherif Osama ELSAYED GOUDA (1), Egypt, Institute for Clinical and experimental medicine (IKEM), Czech Republic
  • Stephan ZELLERHOFF (1), Germany, CHU Bordeaux, France
  • Mauro TONIOLO (1), Italy, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Spain
  • Alessandro BLANDINO (1), Italy, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, UK
  • Giulio CONTE (3), Italy, Heart Rhythm Management Centre, Belgium
  • Reinder EVERTZ (3), Netherlands, Thorax Institute - Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona
  • Georgios KOLLIAS (4), Greece, Public Hospital Elisabethinen, Linz, Austria
  • Stefano BORDIGNON (6), Italy, Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien (CCB), Germany
  • Leila RIAHI (6), Tunisia, Cardiovascular Centre Antwerp, Belgium
  • Hany Mahmoud ABO-HADED (5), Egypt, OLV Hospital Aalst, Belgium

Thanks to financial support from (1)Biosense Webster, (2)Biotronik, (3)Medtronic, (4)GE, (5)Siemens, (6)St Jude 

Arrhythmias and cardiac pacing fellowship with emphasis on ICD/CRT

  • Giulia DOMENICHINI*, Italy, St George's Hospital, UK
  • Marie-Jennyfer NG KAM CHUEN*, UK, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

Thanks to financial support from *Sorin

Arrhythmias and Cardiac Pacing fellowship with emphasis on catheter ablation (one year) / joint programme with APHRS

  • Vikas KATARIA*, India, AZ Sint Jan AV Brugge, Belgium
  • Ji-Eun BAN*, Korea, Thorax Institute - Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona

Thanks to financial support from *St Jude

International training fellowship - Argentinian grant

Jorge Figueroa has been working at the Allende Hospital. National University of Cordoba in Argentina from 2007 to 2011 and obtained his graduate in Echocardiography.

He will follow his training fellowship programme on Clinical Electrophysiology with Emphasis on Catheter ablation at the LA PAZ Hospital in Madrid.

Thanks to the financial support of the Argentinean Working Group on Cardiac Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.

2011

Award for Best Publication 

Christian MEYER, Germany, Impact Factor: 14.816

Basic clinical electrophysiology fellowship with emphasis on catheter ablation (two years) 

  • Rodriguez MOISES, Spain, Heart Rhythm Management Centre, Belgium
  • Teresa OLORIZ SANJUAN, Spain, Fondazione Centro San Raffaele Del Tabor, Italy
  • Kamil GUBAEV, Russia, Munster University, Germany

Advanced clinical electrophysiology fellowship with emphasis on catheter ablation (one year) 

  • Octavian CENUSA*, Moldavia, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Spain
  • Sokratis PASTROMAS*, Greece, Leipzig University, Germany
  • Bas A. SCHOONDERWOERD*, Netherlands, Asklepios Centre, Hamburg, Germany
  • Procolo MARCHESE**, Italy, Royal Brompton and Harefield, United Kingdom
  • Danilo RICCIARDI**, Italy, Heart Rhythm Management Centre, Belgium
  • Maheshwar PAURIAH**, UK, University Hospital Nancy, France
  • Naiara CALVO***, Spain, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Sok-Sithikun BUN***, France, AZ Sint Jan Brugge, Belgium

Thanks to financial support from *Biosense, **Biotronik and ***Medtronic

Arrhythmias and cardiac pacing fellowship with emphasis on ICD/CRT 

  • Domenico GRIECO*, Italy, Institute for Clinical and experimental Medicine, Czech Republic
  • Herribert PAVACI*, Albania, Deutsches Herzzentrum Munchen, Germany
  • Malek KHATIB*, Lebanon, Thorax Institute, Spain

 Thanks to financial support from *Sorin 

2010

EHRA President’s Fellowship 2010 

Mark A. SAMMUT, Malta, Zentralklinik Bad Berka GmbH

Award for Best Publication 

Konstantinos LETSAS, Greece, Impact Factor : 4.44

Arrhythmias and Cardiac Pacing fellowship with emphasis on Catheter Ablation (one year)

  • Marta ACENA RAMOS*, Spain, AZ Sint Jan AV Brugge, Brugge, Belgium
  • Melanie KONSTANTINIDOU*, Greece, AK St Georg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Csaba HERCZKU**, Hungary, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona - Thorax Institute, Spain
  • Michala PEDERSEN**, United Kingdom, Hôpital Cardiologique Haut Leveque, Bordeaux, France
  • Agnieska WOJDYLA-HORDYNSKA**, Poland, University of Leipzig - Heart Center, Germany

Thanks to financial support from *Biosense Webster and **Biotronik 

2010 Arrhythmias and cardiac pacing fellowship with emphasis on ICD/CRT 

  • Haitham BADRAN*, Egypt, German Heart Centre, München, Germany
  • Danilo RICCIARDI*, Italy, Heart Rhythm management Center UZ Brussels, Belgium
  • Milen PREDOVSKI*, Bulgaria, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic

Thanks to financial support from *Sorin

2009

Basic clinical electrophysiology fellowship with emphasis on catheter ablation (two years) 

  • Daniel SCHERR, Austria, Hôpital Cardiologique Haut Leveque, Bordeaux, France
  • Diana TINT, Romania, University of Debrecen, Hungary
  • Emin Evren OZCAN, Turkey, Semmelweis University, Heart Centre, Hungary
  • Ibrahim Mohammed Abdelfattah NOSSIER, Egypt, CHU Nancy, Hopital de Brabois, France
  • Duhan Fatih BAYRAK, Turkey, Heart Rhythm management Center UZ Brussels, Belgium

Advanced clinical electrophysiology fellowship with emphasis on catheter ablation (one year) 

  • Christian MEYER*, Germany, Public Hospital Elisabethinen / Academic Teaching centre, Linz, Austria
  • Thomas BERGER*, Austria, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Hrvojka Marija ZELJKO*, Croatia, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona - Thorax Institute, Spain
  • Kars NEVEN**, Netherlands, Asklepios Clinic St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Borislav DINOV**, Bulgaria, University of Leipzig - Heart Center, Germany

Thanks to financial support from *Biosense Webster and **Biotronik 

Arrhythmias and cardiac pacing fellowship with emphasis on ICD/CRT

Eduard BELU, Romania*, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona - Thorax Institute, Spain
Liliana STEFAN, Romania*, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
Hrvoje VRAZIC, Croatia*, German Heart Centre, München, Germany

Thanks to financial support from *Sorin 

2008

Advanced Programme (one year) 

  • Andrei FORCLAZ*, Switzerland, CHU de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
  • Marcin GAWRYSIAK*, Poland, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Peter HLIVAK*, Slovakia, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Giorgi PAPIASHVILI*, Georgia, AZ Sint Jan AV Brugge, Brugge, Belgium
  • Karol MAKOWSKI*, Poland, Cardiovascular Heart Centre, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland

Thanks to financial support from *Biosense Webster

2007

Basic Programme (two years)

  • Gaetano PAPARELLA, Italy, Heart Rhythm management Center UZ Brussels, Belgium
  • Rodrigo GALLARDO LOBO, Spain, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • Alexandru DEUTSCH, Romania, University Hospital, Mannheim, Germany
  • Stylianos TZEIS, Greece, German Heart Center, Munich, Germany
  • Melanie KONSTANTINIDOU , Greece, AK St Georg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Maciej WOJCIK, Poland, Kerckhfoff Klinik, Bad Nauheim, Germany

Advanced Programme (one year)

  • Gabor BENCSIK*, Hungary, Academic Teaching Hosptial of the University of Vienna and Innsburck, Linz, Austria
  • José TOLOSANA*, Spain, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Radu-Gabriel VATASESCU*, Romania, Hospital Clinic University of Barcelona-Thorax Institute, Barcelona, Spain
  • Kakhaber ETSADASHVILI*, Georgia, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Konstantinos LETSAS*, Greece, Herz Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany

Thanks to financial support from *Biosense Webster