Lankenau Research Director Doesn’t Skip a Beat, Wins Heart Rhythm Society Award

Dr. Charles Antzelevitch of the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.

Charles Antzelevitch, Executive Director of the Cardiovascular Research Program at Wynewood’s Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, was named the winner of the 2016 Douglas P. Zipes Lectureship Award from the Heart Rhythm Society.

Dr. Antzelevitch was recently presented the award at a ceremony held during the 37th Annual Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions in San Francisco. The annual award is given to an individual who has made a significant and unique contribution to the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology as a basic scientist.

A cardiovascular research scientist internationally known for his work in cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmia syndromes, Dr. Antzelevitch titled his lecture “Genetic, Ionic and Cellular Mechanisms Underlying the J Wave Syndromes.”

Dr. Antzelevitch, as well as LIMR Professor, Dr. Gan-Xin Yan, recently convened an international task force of leading experts to develop a consensus report and a book on the subject of J Wave Syndromes. The report is due to be published by June in three medical journals simultaneously.

Over the years, Dr. Antzelevitch’s contributions to scientific literature include more than 500 original papers, reviews and book chapters, and seven books. He currently serves as Associate Editor of HeartRhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society and Secretary-Treasurer of Cardiac Electrophysiology Society.

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