Luigi Di Biase, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.
Improving patient care is the heart of Dr. Luigi Di
Biase's mission. He believes that this is possible
through dedicated clinical practice associated to
cutting-edge clinical research. Dr. Di Biase's research
focuses on cardiology and electrophysiology with specific
emphasis on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and
ventricular arrhythmias performed either manually or with
robotic catheter navigation. Additionally, his research
focuses on heart failure, particularly cases treated with
cardiac resynchronization therapy devices.
Dr. Di Biase, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS, is a 2000 graduate
(summa cum laude) of the medical school and a 2004
graduate (summa cum laude) of the cardiology residency
program at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy. In 2006,
Dr. Di Biase completed a Second-Level Master Degree in
Electrophysiology and Pacing (summa cum laude) at the
University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
In 2007, Dr. Di Biase received a grant from the Italian National Society of Cardiology to pursue a research
fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Natale at
the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at the
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. The following year, he
accepted a position in cardiac electrophysiology at the
University of Texas Medical School Branch in Galveston,
Texas, where he continued to focus on his research
projects at St. David's Medical Center under the
leadership of Dr. Natale.
Dr. Di Biase was appointed Assistant Professor in 2007 at the University of Foggia, Italy, where he completed the PhD program in cardiovascular physiopathology in November 2010.
In 2009, Dr. Di Biase was appointed Adjunct Assistant
Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he
was promoted to Adjunct Associate Professor in 2012, the
same year he joined Albert Einstein College of Medicine
and Montefiore Medical Center. He currently serves as the
Senior Researcher at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia
Institute and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
(Cardiology) at Einstein/Montefiore.
Dr. Di Biase is the author of about 160 publications in indexed journals, about 200 abstracts, and twelve electrophysiology book chapters. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences as an invited speaker.
Dr. Di Biase has received many awards, including the Italian Society of Cardiology Award, a grant for a fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at
the Cleveland Clinic, the ACC 08 (57th Annual Scientific
Session) Best Poster Award Competition, the ESC 2008
State of the Art Featured Research award, the 2008 best
international publication as first author for a
manuscript published on a Journal with high impact factor
from the Italian Society Cardiology (SIC), the 2009 and
2010 SIC Young Investigator Awards, and the 2011 Best
Paper Award from CardioRhythm. He is a member of the Italian Federation of Cardiology and Electrophysiology (FIC-AIAC), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS).
Objectives - after attending this activity, participants will be able to:
- Understand the rationale and the guidelines for the treatment of atrial fibrillation
- Understand the rationale for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
- To understand the role of catheter-based therapies as an alternative to traditional pharmacological treatment for the treatment of atrial fibrillation
Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA P