Emad Farid Aziz
Dr. Emad Farid Aziz had been working at St. Lukes since 2004 as an Intern, Resident and Fellow and now as an EP fellow. During his Residency program he assisted Dr. Eyal Herzog in creating many of their novel pathways for the management of cardiac patients. In 2006 he started the ACAP program Advanced cardiac Admission Program, which included 6 state of the art novel pathways for the management of Chest pain, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, hyperglycemia in the CCU, Syncope and hypertension, including developing a hospital wide database, with patient follow-ups. We were able to change the culture in SL to comply with all published guidelines and close the existing gap in practice. These databases served as a cornerstone for research, resulting in more than 82-presented abstracts and 25 published manuscripts. In conjunction with the ACAP databases, he also started an ACAP Volunteer group comprised of multiple internal medicine residents, pre-medical and medical students from (Columbia University, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro College, and Hunter college) as well as FMG’s who are seeking residencies in the United States about 60 members. All were instrumental in implementing, managing and data collection. Recently, they have published TWO new pathways; ESCAPE Pathway for Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention and MOCHA Pathway for the Management of Survivors of Out of the Hospital Cardiac Arrest both were contributory in increase awareness of sudden cardiac death, referral for ICD implantation and favorable outcome for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Electrophysiology has been a passion of mine for the longest time, dating back from my early years in medicine in Egypt during my interventional cardiology years. Of course I feel that my training at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital has giving me enough versatility, experience and capability in clinical as well as in research aspects yielding a very competent electrophysiologist.
Atrial fibrillation ablation, syncope research and management developed the SELF and ESCAPE pathways for management of syncope and the role of ILR in management, ventricular tachycardia ablation in particular ventricular premature complex research and there detrimental effect on ejection fraction, and advanced heart failure device therapies. One of the new and exciting electrophysiology procedures that I had the privilege to train and perform in is lead extraction using the Spectranetics Laser Sheath; my intention is to establish a state of the art lead extraction program.