Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD, MHS, FHRS, CCDS | Heart Rhythm Society

Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD, MHS, FHRS, CCDS

First Vice President
2024 - 2025

Dr. Al-Khatib is a tenured Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, a board-certified clinical electrophysiologist and an experienced clinical researcher in cardiac arrhythmias. Her clinical expertise is in sudden cardiac death prevention, ventricular arrhythmias, implantable cardiac devices, and atrial fibrillation. Her research expertise lies in the design and conduct of clinical trials, outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analyses, electronic clinical decision support, and use of big data. She has close to 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Al-Khatib is a Senior Associate Editor for Circulation and is on the Editorial Board for Heart Rhythm, the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal, Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, JACC EP, and the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Dr. Al-Khatib is the current HRS 2nd VP and previously served on the Heart Rhythm Society Board of Trustees from 2011 to 2016 and from 2020 to 2021 and 2022 to 2023 as the Secretary and Treasurer. She has also served on the Heart Rhythm Society Program Committee, Digital Health Committee, Health Policy Committee, and the Finance Committee. Dr. Al-Khatib chaired the 2017 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society on the Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias and the prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death. She was the Executive Producer for the inaugural HRS’ HRX 2022 meeting and is a co-Executive Producer for HRX 2023.

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