Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, FHRS

President

Dr. Albert is a Professor of Cardiology and the founding Chair of the Department of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is also the Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Distinguished Chair in Cardiology within the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Additionally, Dr. Albert is a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School and an Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Albert received her MD from Harvard Medical School and MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Cardiac Electrophysiology training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Albert is currently the Principal Investigator on two NIH-sponsored R01s, and her research focuses on epidemiology, risk stratification, and prevention of sudden cardiac death and atrial fibrillation in large prospective cohort designs and in multi-center clinical studies; most notably, seminal contributions regarding the contribution of diet, lifestyle, and genetics to the burden of heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Albert serves on the editorial boards of Heart Rhythm& Circulation and is the President of the Heart Rhythm Society.