Natalia Trayanova, PhD
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Trayanova is the Murray B. Sachs Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University The focus of her research is on computational cardiac electrophysiology, with emphasis on cardiac arrhythmia mechanisms and on novel anti-arrhythmia therapeutic methodologies. Her translational research has laid the foundation for novel technological developments, enabling the construction of clinical-imaging-based models of human hearts that realistically represent the functioning of the diseased organ. Using a personalized simulation approach, Dr. Trayanova has developed new methods for predicting risk of cardiac arrest and improving the accuracy of atrial and ventricular catheter ablation therapies. Through her first-of-their-kind personalized virtual hearts, she is pioneering advances in personalized medicine for patients with cardiovascular disease, which promise to influence clinical decision-making and the delivery of patient care.