Patrick Boyle, PhD, PEng, FHRS | Heart Rhythm Society

Patrick Boyle, PhD, PEng, FHRS

Early Career Trustee
2024 - 2025

Dr. Boyle (PhD, PEng, FHRS) is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, with appointments in the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and the Center for Cardiovascular Biology. Dr. Boyle earned his BSc (Computer Engineering, ‘05) and PhD (Biomedical Engineering, ‘11) degrees in his western Canadian hometown at the University of Calgary. He then spent seven years in Baltimore working with Dr. Natalia Trayanova at Johns Hopkins University, starting as an NSERC-funded postdoctoral fellow and eventually earning the rank of Assistant Research Professor. In 2018, he relocated to the Pacific Northwest to start his own independent research program at UW.

Dr. Boyle leads the Cardiac Systems Simulation (CardSS) Lab. His team uses computational models of the human heart to cultivate knowledge about arrhythmia mechanisms and devise new treatments for these conditions. They develop approaches to identify patients with risk of complications (cardiac arrest, stroke, arrhythmia) via simulations in models reconstructed from MRI. The same modeling techniques can be used to lower translational barriers in regenerative medicine or test sophisticated new biomedical devices like light-based defibrillators. They also use explainable machine learning and artificial intelligence technology to facilitate accurate estimation of cardiovascular risk.

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