One of a kind. Gentle, supportive, innovative. Provided opportunities galore to give talks, learn, meet people of like mind, wonderful judge of character. He didn't train me but he was always there, and no issue or question or thought did not get its full due. A 'mensch.'
Dr. Mel Scheinman has truly had a profound impact on my career. He is truly one of the greats in cardiac electrophysiology, and his humility, kindness and knowledge will forever pave the way in this field.
A little known fact about the Master of masters...Mel is actually his middle name. His real first name is Mahaim.
Mel is truly a gifted clinician, teacher and mentor who continues to inspire the net generation of electrophysiologists.
Mel is an extraordinary man. I feel very fortunate and honored for having him as my mentor and a dear friend. Mel is well known for his clinical acumen, for being an outstanding teacher and for his many contributions to EP. He is brilliant and knowledgeable, and at the same time generous, humble, curious, and involved and caring for his friends. Personally, he changed my life in many ways and I am deeply grateful to him. In short –Mel is a constant example one aspires to follow, a true Mentor!.
Thank you for introducing me to an exciting, fascinating and ever evolving career and instilling a life long interest in learning. Thank you for being a patient and a superb teacher. Thank you for being a role model for clinical practice. Thank you for always being accessible.
I had the good fortune to spend a year as junior faculty at UCSF in EP around 1988. I learned more in that year than I could have in 5 years anywhere else. Mel is the perfect quadruple threat. Great teacher, highly skilled clinician, accomplished academic in research and publishing and a simply wonderful person. He is still my mentor and he deserves every honor and more. I will always be grateful for the time I spent with him at UCSF.
Mel's teaching and curiosity and compassion remain an inspiration to me nearly 30 years after training with him. I think of him as the perfect embodiment of an academic physician. Wise and patient and always curious.
In honor of Dr. Mel Scheinmann - a mentor for many generations of electrophysiologists, exemplifying great humanism, outstanding clinical acumen, insightful research processes and an unremitting commitment to education
I was fortunate enough to spend my first fellowship with Mel. His dedication and knowledge truly impacted my life and taught me who I am. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to work with such an incredibly gifted doctor, mentor and friend.
Dr. Scheinman provided me the educational/professional opportunity of a lifetime. His intellect, his devotion to the science, his commitment to educating, and his humanity are all without peer.
Dr. Scheinman is the consummate leader, and I am humbled to be starting my EP training under his watchful eye. We fellows often joke that when learning from Dr. Scheinman, we are experiencing perhaps the widest knowledge differential possible: from Dr. Scheinman, perhaps the man who knows most about EP on the planet, to us, greenhorn know-nothing EP fellows! Yet, there is not a faculty member on the roster with whom I feel more comfortable being a greenhorn who is often wrong.
Despite all his accomplishments, the most humble man I have ever met. No words can express my gratitude for your mentorship and friendship. Thank you for continuing to inspire the next generation of electrophysiologists!
Thank you, Mel. Your kind and generous support and knowledge are more appreciated than you can imagine.
In 1986 when I entered the PhD program in nursing at UCSF, Mel graciously opened the EP Lab to me to investigate the best ECG leads to diagnose wide QRS tachycardia. While I collected data on subjects undergoing EPS for over a year, I learned so much from Mel. He was a patient and excellent teacher and his curiosity about mechanisms of arrhythmia were infectious. Over my subsequent academic career, Mel has remained a wonderful friend, mentor and collaborator. He is most deserving of recognition
Mel is an inspiration to all those fortunate enough to have been trained by him. He is a wonderful humble kind person, a gifted and caring physician, a brilliant scientist, an outstanding teacher, a great mentor and a good friend. He is truly one of the giants in cardiac electrophysiology and he deserves a named Heart Rhythm Society scholarship in his honor. It is an honor to know him and to have been trained by him. I will always be grateful for the time I spent with him at UCSF.