SCRN(A) Board Members :

Dr. Crystal

Dr. Eugene Crystal MD, FRCP(C)

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Director, Arrhythmia Services, Schulich Heart Centre

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

President, SCRN(A)

Dr. Kazemian

Dr. Pedram Kazemian, MD, MSc, MPH, FRCPC, FACC, FACP

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Medical Director of Clinical Research

Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ, USA

Board Member, SCRN(A)

Dr. Weiss

Dr. Peter Weiss, MD MSc

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Medical Director, Intermountain Heart Institute

Heart Rhythm Specialists, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Board Member, SCRN(A)

Dr. Weiss performed first clinical Thermocool RMT case in the USA. He has Experience of over 730 robotic navigation procedures performed beginning in 2008.

Dr. Weiss has profound interest in the development, evaluation, and appropriate utilization of new technologies in Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Dr. Singh

Dr. Gurjit Singh, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory

Heart and Vascular Institute

Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

Board Member, SCRN(A)

Dr. Singh is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist who deals with various rhythm disorders of the heart. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital after graduating from medical school in India. He subsequently pursued training in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at Henry Ford Hospital and joined as a staff physician in cardiac electrophysiology.

His research interest include advancing ablation techniques in treatment of ventricular arrhythmia and has special interest in robotic magnetic navigation. He also leads the lead extraction program at Henry Ford Hospital. He has received various awards during his training career including Outstanding Research Achievement and Presentation award from Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Tavallaei

Dr. Mohammad Ali Tavallaei, PhD MSc BSc

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sunnybrook Research Institute

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Board Member, SCRN(A)

Dr. Tavallaei obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Urmia University and University of Tabriz correspondingly. He obtained his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2015. His PhD research focused on robotic-assisted catheterization and was carried out at the Robarts Research Institute at Western University. During his PhD studies he was a trainee of the NSERC Computer-Assisted Medical Intervention program.

After his PhD studies, he completed the Medical Innovation Fellowship Program at Western University and University of Minnesota. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Sunnybrook Research Institute where he is continuing his research on minimally invasive therapy and diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Shmatukha

Dr. Andriy Shmatukha, PhD MSc

Research Engineer/Physicist

Sunnybrook Research Institute

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Coordinator, SCRN(A)

Dr. Shmatukha obtained his MSc degree in Theoretical Physics from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and his PhD degree in Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging from the University of Utrecht. His PhD research focused on MRI Thermal Mapping.

Dr. Shmatukha contributed to development and clinical evaluation of several clinical products before moving into his current academic position. His research interests are mainly focused on the development of various software and hardware meanings for image guided interventions and thermal therapies.