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Kyoko Soejima

Dr. Soejima is a Professor and Chair of Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Kyorin University, Tokyo. She specializes in the management of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death prevention, including catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias and device therapy.
Dr. Soejima earned her medical degree from Keio University School of Medicine.

Naokata Sumitomo

Hiroshi Tada

Dr. Tada is Professor & Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Fukui. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Arrhythmia, Circulation Journal, and Journal of Cardiology Cases. He has served on several JHRS committees. His research interests are focused on catheter ablation, implantable cardiac devices, and cardiac imaging.

Naohiko Takahashi

Dr. Takahashi is presently Chair in Department of Cardiology and Clinical Examination at the Oita University. He is Associate Editor of Circulation Journal, Journal of Cardiology, and International Heart Journal. His research focuses on mechanisms of atrial fibrillation, particularly inflammatory atrial fibrosis. He also researches risk stratification of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation, including Brugada syndrome and early repolarization syndrome.

Eiichi Watanabe

Dr. Watanabe is Professor of Cardiology at Fujita Health University School of Medicine. He has served on several JHRS committees. His research interests are focused on catheter ablation, implantable cardiac device follow up and biosignal monitoring through wearable devices.

Teiichi Yamane

Dr. Yamane is a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine at the Jikei University School of Medicine. After completing the medical school at the Hamamatsu Medical University, his internship was at the Tokyo Welfare Hospital. He finished his EP fellowship in Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital (1995-1997) and in Hôpital Haut-Lévêque in Bordeaux (1999-2001). He has been a Director of Electrophysiology at the Jikei University Hospital as well as the professor of Cardiology. His main clinical and research interests are catheter ablation for tachyarrhythmias including atrial fibrillation. At JHRS he has served in multiple committee roles including the Chair of the Catheter Ablation Committee and the Vice Chair of the Health Insurance Committee.

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