What do you like most about the field of electrophysiology?
I like the fact that you can apply basic cellular electrophysiology concepts to reach a better understanding of patient’s clinical conditions.
What factors influenced your decision to follow the leadership path?
I have a strong interest in Academic Medicine, joining the Heart Rhythm Society communications committee has been a great opportunity to learn more about the population’s needs and ways to educate the general public and physicians.
What are you looking forward to the most during your tenure?
I look forward to continue to interact and learn from all the members of the committee, and to help build new educational strategies and campaigns related to heart rhythm disorders.
Do you have any words of wisdom, philosophy, or quote that has impacted your decisions or another aspect of your life?
It is very important to identify something that you like doing in life, and pursue it with passion.
What was the last book you read?
I like short stories, and I keep finding something new every time I re read “The Immortal” from Jorge Luis Borges.
Why did you decide to enter the field of electrophysiology?
During my postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins, I spent time studying ion channels physiology under the mentorship of Dr. Eduardo Marbán. I then realized I wanted to become a clinical electrophysiologist to integrate my clinical and basic science knowledge to better help my patients.
When and why did you decide to join the Heart Rhythm Society? Do you remember how you heard about the Society?
I heard about the Society during my research fellowship at Hopkins, but it wasn’t until my clinical cardiac electrophysiology training that I decided to join the Heart Rhythm Society.
What Society project (task force or committee related) have you most enjoyed working on? Why?
It has been a great experience in working in the “Arrest the Risk” campaign, learning more about the public and physicians perception about the risk factors of sudden cardiac death and help developing a new educational campaign.
Are there any Heart Rhythm Annual Scientific Sessions memories you would like to share?
It was great to present my research at the 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, and engage in interesting discussions with experts in the field.
What is one of your favorite cities and why?
I have great memories from Buenos Aires, a city where I still have friends and family.
Do you have any hobbies?
I have been sailing since I was 6 years old in Argentina. Since then, I have been racing from small dinghies to big boats. I have a Laser which I used to race in the Chesapeake Bay, and currently enjoy racing my Star boat in Marina del Rey.
More about Eugenio Cingolani, MD
Dr. Cingolani is Director of the Cardiogenetics-Familial Arrhythmia Clinic at Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Section of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Cingolani earned his medical degree from the University of La Plata - School of Medicine in Argentina. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at CEMIC University Hospital in Buenos Aires, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Cingolani followed his residency with a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular cardiology and cellular electrophysiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also completed an internal medicine residency. He went on to complete a fellowship in cardiovascular disease and subspecialty training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Cedars-Sinai.