Sanjiv Narayan, MD, PhD
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Dr. Narayan, a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, and a translational scientist in arrhythmia medicine, and the co-founder and co-director of the Stanford Arrhythmia Center, whose mission is to develop world-leading therapy based on patient-centered research for heart rhythm disorders. As director of electrophysiology research, Dr. Narayan has built a “bedside-to-bench-to-bedside” program focused on developing bioengineering and machine learning approaches to develop mechanistic therapy for atrial and ventricular fibrillation. The foundations of this work are detailed patient studies, computational analyses, bioengineering approaches and physiological studies. This work led to novel computational mapping and the discovery of rotational drivers (rotors) for human cardiac fibrillation, as now confirmed by optical mapping in human hearts and several independent clinical techniques.