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Summit S. Chugh, MD
Immediate Past-President (1 year term)

Dr. Chugh is the Pauline and Harold Price Professor of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Associate Director, of the Smidt Heart Institute, Medical Director of the Heart Rhythm Center and Director, Division of Artificial Intelligence, Dept of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles. He is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist and his research efforts have focused on improving prediction and prevention of sudden cardiac arrest.


In the last two decades, he has founded and led a research cooperative of emergency medical services, hospitals and the medical examiner network in Oregon and California that studies a total population of 1.8 million residents. This effort resulted in a data repository of sudden cardiac arrest patients linked to a biobank that has been mined for mechanisms and predictors of this condition, now in its 21st year. His group has recently published a novel clinical risk prediction score as well as unique plasma and genomic biomarkers that are being explored as tools to enhance management and prevention of sudden cardiac death.


Dr Chugh is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and has received the Howard Morgan Award for distinguished achievements in cardiovascular research, the Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology and the Douglas P Zipes lectureship award from the Heart Rhythm Society. He is the immediate Past-President of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society. Dr. Chugh is funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and has published over 240 peer-reviewed scientific papers (citations >80,000, Dec 2022).

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