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Young EP National Ambassadors

Find below the list of ambassadors within the EHRA Young Electrophysiologists Committee

The role of the Young EP Ambassador is to contribute to the creation of a global network within the scientific EP community, stimulate involvement, and promote membership in their regions.

The efforts of EHRA Young EP - National Ambassadors are invaluable; their work helps build a dynamic community of up-and-coming heart rhythm specialists, involved in EP and CP.

Please refer to the list below to find your EP National Ambassador.

Your EP National Ambassadors


Algeria - Dr. Amel Boudrifa

Armenia - Dr. Vahe Sargsyan

Austria - Dr. Michael Pfeffer

azerbaijan.pngAzerbaijan - TBD

Belarus - TBD

Belgium - Dr. Anaïs Gauthey

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Dr. Elnur Tahirovic

Bulgaria - Dr. Krasimir Dzhinsov

Croatia - Nikola Pavlović

czech-republic.pngCzechia - Dr. Predrag Stojadinovic

Denmark - Dr. Armin Osmanagic

Egypt - Dr. Ghada DiaEldin Mohamed Saeed

Estonia - Dr. Erik Salum

Finland - Dr. Harri Saarinen

France - Dr. Victor Waldmann

Georgia - Dr. Guram Machitidze

Germany - Dr. Laura Rottner 

Greece - Dr. Ioannis Doundoulakis

Hungary - Dr. Nandor Szegedi

iceland.pngIceland - Dr. Kristjan Guðmundsson

ireland.pngIreland - Dr. Derek Crinion

Israel - Dr. Ehud Chorin

Italy - Dr. Elisa Ebrille

kazakstan.pngKazakhstan - Dr. Azat Tursunbekov

kyrgystan.pngKyrgyzstan - Dr. Abai Turdubaev 

Latvia - Dr. Krista Lesina

Lebanon - Dr. Bassel Lakkis

Lithuania - Dr. Mindaugas Vieželis

Malta - Dr. Samuel Meilak

Netherlands - Dr. Bart Mulder

macedonia.pngNorth Macedonia - Dr. Filip Janusevski

norway.pngNorway - Dr. Hans Morten Kristiansen 

Poland - Dr. Michal Mazurek

Portugal - Dr. Paolo Barbosa Fonseca 

Romania - Dr. Emilia Goanta

Russia - Dr. Andrey Kalemberg

serbia.pngSerbia - Dr. Bratislav Kircanski

slovakia.pngSlovakia - Dr. Fero Nehaj

Slovenia - Dr. Martin Rauber

Spain - Dr. Andreu Porta

Sweden - Dr. Ioannis Katsoularis 

switzerland.pngSwitzerland -  Dr. Patrick Badertscher

syria.pngSyria - Dr. Noureddin Sawan

tunisia.pngTunisia - Dr. Sonia Marrakchi 

Turkey - Dr. Batur Gonenc Kanar

ukraine.pngUkraine - Dr. Olena Ilchyshyna 

United Kingdom - Dr. Michael Chapman

Uzbekistan - Dr. Mirmaksudov Mirakhmadjon


Sister societies

Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society

Dr. Kumar Narayanan


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Heart Rhythm Society
Dr. Sotirios Nedios


Latin American Heart Rhythm Society

Dr. William Fernando Bautista Vargas


Young Ambassadors' testimonials

“This year ends my second EHRA Young EP ambassador mandate. I had an incredible 4 years, met incredible young EP collegues and went through with my fellowship in Zagreb, passed the EHRA exam and this year finally started doing complex EP procedures in my center in Skopje, Macedonia. Many thanks for the fantastic support received from EHRA and the Young EP community. I hope to continue our collaboration in the future.”


Jane Taleski 

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“Dear EHRA, I would like to express my gratitude and thankfulness to all of you for having me in the EHRA family. I had a wonderful four years with you and learned and improved my skills as well as imported all that for the good of Armenia. I am one of the lucky guys who had the chance to work with Prof. Heidbuchel, Prof. Leclercq (who was my mentor also) and for a short time with Prof. Merino. Impossible not to notice Katarzyna Malaczynska-Rajpold’s (EHRA Young EP Committee Chairperson) friendly management and thanks to Lauren’s (EHRA staff) availability I was able to keep in touch with EHRA. I would love to thank also Dr. Maria Grazia Bongiorni (Pisa AOUP) who, on behalf of EHRA hosted me twice (6 months) in her department and shared her huge experience with me.

I would like to mention you all by name but my email would have been a poem. I am always open for EHRA and I hope the same from you. From the EHRA house I am taking with me good friends and warm memories.”


Vahe Sargsyan

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Selection of EHRA Young EP Ambassadors

  • The EHRA Young EP Ambassadors are nominated every two years by the EP Working Group/National Cardiac Society President.
  • The EHRA Young EP committee may suggest the candidates for the position of the ambassador from the current national YEP members. However, the final decision belongs to the EP Working Group/National Cardiac Society President.
  • If the EP Working Group/National Cardiac Society President does not nominate an EHRA Young EP Ambassador after two reminders, the Chair of the EHRA Young EP Committee can select and nominate the Ambassador from current national members for countries with three or more members. In countries with fewer than three members, the ambassador’s position will remain vacant.
  • All EHRA Young EP Ambassadors must be EHRA Members
  • Sister societies (HRS, APHRS, LAHRS, etc.) will appoint official representatives who will act as EHRA Young EP Ambassadors for a given region. 

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