News and Events

September 9, 2023
The Mark E. Josephson 30th Annual State-of-the-Art Arrhythmia Symposium

CLICK HERE: Brochure and Registration

This annual symposium was created to provide the busy clinician, associated professional, and electrophysiologist with “state-of-the-art” information on arrhythmia diagnosis and management. It is presented in a format that permits each group the opportunity to focus on some of their specific issues and concerns as well as to review topics of common interest.

Current information on invasive and non-invasive electrocardiographic and electrophysiologic tools used in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders will be presented. Attendees will develop an understanding of the best practice approaches to diagnosing and treating patients with atrial fibrillation, other atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, and risk factors for sudden death.

The symposium is coupled with the Leonard N. Horowitz, MD Memorial Lecture. This annual lecture serves as an ongoing tribute to a colleague and friend who dedicated his much too brief time with us advancing the field of arrhythmia management.

October 13-14, 2023
18th Annual International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias: Pathophysiology & Therapy

VT 2023 in Philadelphia, PA

VT Symposium Website

The symposium will once again assemble a group of world-renowned faculty, who will share their expertise and experiences about optimal management strategies for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias in various disease states; through illustrative lectures, live case demonstrations, expert panel discussions, point-counterpoint debates, and interactive Q&A sessions. The 18th International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias: Pathophysiology & Therapy is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Health System and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY. 

Five Penn EP Faculty Invited to Lecture at the 11th Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions

October 17-20, 2018 - Taipei, Taiwan

Drs. Marchlinski, Epstein, Nazarian, Santangeli, and Tschabrunn from Penn EP were invited to provide expert lectures during the 11th Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions Program in Taipei, Taiwan which included 3,341 participants from 58 countries. Collectively, the group provided 17 lectures and moderated 3 sessions encompassing all areas of cardiac arrhythmia clinical care and research. 

2018 Annual International Ventricular Tachycardia Symposium Attracts Hundreds of Attendees 

October 12-13, 2018 - Sheraton New York Times, New York, NY


The 13th Annual International VT Symposium, Co-Hosted by Mount Sinai and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Course Directors Frank Marchlinski and David Callans) once again was a major success attracting hundreds of attendees from across the globe. The course assembled a group of world-renowned faculty, who shared their expertise and experiences about optimal management strategies for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias in various disease states; through illustrative lectures, live case demonstrations, expert panel discussions, point-counterpoint debates, and interactive Q&A sessions. Next year, the 2019 14th International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias: Pathophysiology & Therapy will take place on October 11-12, 2019 at the Hyatt Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. The symposium will include lectures from several Penn EP Faculty and will feature live case transmissions from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Live Case Transmitted from HUP during the Monaco-USA Arrhythmia Course 

March 15, 2018

Drs. David Frankel and Pasquale Santangeli performed a complex ventricular tachycardia ablation case using the Stereotaxis Robotic Ablation System and transmitted the case live during the Monaco-USA Arrhythmia Course. Dr. Frank Marchlinski moderated an interactive case discussion with conference attendees in the Principality of Monaco and Dr. David Callans of Penn EP also lectured during the conference. The annual Monaco USA Arrhythmia Course is organized in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania and brings together a group of world-renowned faculty to educate trainees in advanced arrhythmia mechanisms and therapies and has been attended from fellows in over 40 countries. 

Penn Cardiac Electrophysiology Translational Center of Excellence Established

January 01, 2018

This major new initiative will harness our faculty’s nationally renowned electrophysiology expertise and provide new resources and pathways to tackle the cardiac arrhythmias that remain the leading cause of sudden cardiac death across the nation. Crucially, the team will also focus on rapidly moving translational discoveries into clinical care to improve outcome of our patients with ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation. This program builds on a twenty-year track record of clinical innovation and growth in the care of patients with cardiac arrhythmias at Penn, which brings both leadership expertise and a deep bench of clinical research achievements. 

​The EP TCE is led by Francis Marchlinski, the Richard T. and Angela Clark President’s Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology for Penn Medicine, with Associate Directors David Callans, Cory Tschabrunn, Jeffrey Arkles, Fermin Garcia, Pasquale Santangeli and Gregory Supple. The University of Pennsylvania Health System and Perlman School of Medicine are providing a three-year investment to support the development and initial efforts to achieve the EP-TCE’s missions.

Penn Ventricular Tachycardia Center Established

January 01, 2018

The Penn Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Center was established January 2018 and will create a new model of multi-disciplinary care for the growing population of patients referred to Penn for the management of ventricular arrhythmias. The center will also focus on continuing to grow global educational efforts related to VT ablation and treatment. Drs. Fermin Garcia, Pasquale Santangeli, and Gregory Supple co-direct the Penn VT Center.  

Live Cases Transmitted from HUP during the 12th International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias 

October 13, 2017

The 12th International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias is co-directed by Penn faculty Frank Marchlinski and David Callans along with collaborators from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. This year, 3 simultaneous complex arrhythmia cases were performed by Penn EP faculty members Fermin Garcia, Jeffrey Arkles, Gregory Supple, David Lin, Pasquale Santangeli, and Ramanan Kumareswaran. The cases were successfully transmitted live to the conference center and demonstrated Penn’s treatment approach and expertise in the management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias. 

Penn Annual Arrhythmia Symposium Major Success

September 09, 2017

The Penn 25th Annual State of the Art Arrhythmia Symposium led by Frank Marchlinski attracted a record number of attendees this year from across the northeast region. The program encompassed lectures, case presentations, and panel discussions on the diagnosis and treatment of the entire spectrum of cardiac rhythm disorders from distinguished guest speakers and Penn’s expert EP faculty. This conference allows us to update the medical community on important new advancements in the field so other patients can benefit from our work well beyond the Penn community. The conference will be held next on September 8, 2018 at the Hilton Philadelphia in Penn’s Landing. 

Faculty Announcements


Mathew Hyman, MD, PhD to Join Penn EP Faculty July 2018

March 01, 2018

Dr. Hyman completed medical school at the University of Michigan followed by internship and residency in Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He remained at Penn for his Cardiology and Electrophysiology fellowship training and also served as Chief Electrophysiology Fellow. He has distinguished himself as a promising new physician-scientist and his work has been published in several high-impact journals. He will join the EP faculty at Penn July 2018. 

David Lin, MD Appointed Director of Remote Monitoring

September 01, 2017

Advances in wearable technology, mobile telecommunication and electronic health records are transforming medicine.  The field of electrophysiology has conducted remote monitoring in clinical practice for many years, and these approaches are now rapidly expanding to include heart failure management, preventive cardiology, sports cardiology, tele-genetic counseling and other areas. This rapid evolution requires dedicated leadership to ensure that the Penn cardiovascular programs in electrocardiography and remote monitoring are available for state of the art patient care and research initiatives. Dr. Lin has established an outstanding regional and national reputation in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and has had a long-standing interest in cardiac rhythm management devices and the technological advances that enable remote diagnosis and monitoring of arrhythmias. Dr. Lin completed his M.D. at New York Medical College in 1995 followed by internal medicine residency, cardiovascular fellowship and chief cardiovascular fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY (1995-2001).  He then completed two years of subspecialty training in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2001-2003) and stayed on as faculty, rising to Associate Professor of Medicine in 2014.  

Cory M. Tschabrunn, PhD, CEPS Joins Penn EP Faculty as Instructor of Medicine and Director of Translational EP Laboratory

August 01, 2017

Dr. Tschabrunn has a longstanding record of research accomplishment in the biology and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.  His primary research interest is on the development of clinically relevant translational research models of cardiac disease to further elucidate arrhythmogenic pathophysiology and mechanisms underlying complex arrhythmias. In addition, these models serve as the basis for investigations to evaluate new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for the treatment of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. He completed his PhD in Health Sciences at the City University of London and has collaborated for years with Dr. Francis Marchlinski at Penn and Dr. Mark Josephson at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, and book-chapters and is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions Committee. Dr. Tschabrunn will establish and direct the Electrophysiology Translational Research Lab at Penn.

Ramanan Kumareswaran, MD Joins Penn EP Faculty as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

July 03, 2017

Dr. Kumareswaran completed medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School followed by internship and residency in Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  He then completed a fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Toronto and was elected chief cardiology resident at both St. Michael’s Hospital and the University Health Network, University of Toronto. Dr. Kumareswaran completed his fellowship in Electrophysiology at St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto and came to Penn to complete advanced fellowship training in Electrophysiology.