Position: Head of Arrhythmia Service
Location: Madrid, ES
Jose L. Merino, MD, PhD, FEHRA is director of the Arrhythmia and Robotic Electrophysiology Unit at La Paz University Hospital (Madrid) and professor of Cardiology at the Autonoma University of Madrid.
He got his PhD degree (doctoral thesis) and became a Cardiologist in 1993. He underwent further training in Cardiac Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology (1993-1995) at Gregorio Marañon (Madrid, Spain), the Boston Children’s (USA), and London St George’s (UK) hospitals.
He is Secretary (2018-2020) and upcoming President Elect (2020-2022) of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the European Society of Cardiology, past Chairperson (2003-2018) of the Certification, Training Fellows and Education Committees of EHRA and past President of the Working Group on Arrhythmia of the Spanish Society of Cardiology (2003-2006). He is or has been member of the Scientific Committee of the last EHRA congresses (2007, 2009, 2011, 2018, 2019, 2020).
His main research interest is on treatment of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, with more than 400 contributions as congress abstracts and more than 150 articles published in indexed journals. His main contributions in this field have been on ablation of complex arrhythmias (structural VT, atypical flutter and atrial fibrillation) and development of new antiarrhythmic and anticoagulant drugs, electroanatomical mapping (Ensite, Carto and Colombus) and remote navigation systems (CGCI-Magnetecs, Amigo-Catheter Robotics).