Welcome to the Robotic Ablation Fellows Education Program

Welcome to the

Robotic Ablation

Fellows Education Program

The Robotic Ablation Fellows Education Program allows you, a forward-thinking electrophysiology fellow, to augment your clinical and career development through mastery of robotic skill sets. The program is designed to enhance your existing curriculum with a streamlined and parallel path to mastery of robotic magnetic navigation. It is intended to provide incremental value to your fellowship by providing the following:

Early & Safe Hands-on Participation in Procedures

A robotic magnetic catheter is intrinsically forgiving of errors and safe for patients due to a catheter design free from internal pull wires or shaft rigidity. This unmatched safety profile allows for physicians with limited ablation experience to actively participate in all aspects of cardiac ablation procedures. Robotics navigates a catheter from the distal tip – improving catheter reach, precision and stability – facilitating otherwise difficult or impossible procedures.

Enhanced Appreciation of Heart Anatomy and ECG Analysis

Robotics provides you with the ability to independently control catheter navigation, as well as all 3D mapping, diagnostic, imaging, and treatment information. By enabling independent creation of cardiac maps, and by displaying maps and ECG data on a large computer screen directly in front of you, robotics is an ideal mechanism by which you can quickly deepen working knowledge of cardiac 3D anatomy and ECG analysis.

Exposure to Advanced Robotic Technology

You will be exposed to robotic technology early in your career. With over 100,000 patients treated with Stereotaxis technology, and at a time when various surgical specialties are being transformed by robotics, it is difficult to imagine a future in which such technology will not be utilized more in electrophysiology. Your involvement will contribute to the evolution of the field and allow for contribution to novel research and technology development.

Improved Career Opportunities

Mastery of both traditional manual catheter and robotic magnetic catheter navigation skills differentiates and enhances your resume and competitive attraction to hospitals. Stereotaxis will leverage its global network of nearly 200 robotic EP programs, providing guidance and support to pair you with the increasing number of programs seeking physicians with robotic ablation experience and expertise.

Program Design

The Robotic Ablation Fellows Education Program is designed to facilitate deep understanding of the magnetic environment and mastery of robotic magnetic navigation. Fellows satisfactorily completing all program requirements will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of the program and detailed documentation of their experience with robotic cardiac ablation. The core program design includes hands-on didactic training, navigation simulator training, and live case training. The program may be enhanced with additional optional components such as hands-on heart anatomy sessions, animal procedures, interactions with other fellows participating in the program, and participation in meetings of the Society for Cardiac Robotic Navigation.

The Robotic Ablation Fellows Education Program allows you, a forward-thinking electrophysiology fellow, to augment your clinical and career development through mastery of robotic skill sets. The program is designed to enhance your existing curriculum with a streamlined and parallel path to mastery of robotic magnetic navigation. It is intended to provide incremental value to your fellowship by providing the following:

Early & Safe Hands-on Participation in Procedures

A robotic magnetic catheter is intrinsically forgiving of errors and safe for patients due to a catheter design free from internal pull wires or shaft rigidity. This unmatched safety profile allows for physicians with limited ablation experience to actively participate in all aspects of cardiac ablation procedures. Robotics navigates a catheter from the distal tip – improving catheter reach, precision and stability – facilitating otherwise difficult or impossible procedures.

Enhanced Appreciation of Heart Anatomy and ECG Analysis

Robotics provides you with the ability to independently control catheter navigation, as well as all 3D mapping, diagnostic, imaging, and treatment information. By enabling independent creation of cardiac maps, and by displaying maps and ECG data on a large computer screen directly in front of you, robotics is an ideal mechanism by which you can quickly deepen working knowledge of cardiac 3D anatomy and ECG analysis.

Exposure to Advanced Robotic Technology

You will be exposed to robotic technology early in your career. With over 100,000 patients treated with Stereotaxis technology, and at a time when various surgical specialties are being transformed by robotics, it is difficult to imagine a future in which such technology will not be utilized more in electrophysiology. Your involvement will contribute to the evolution of the field and allow for contribution to novel research and technology development.

Improved Career Opportunities

Mastery of both traditional manual catheter and robotic magnetic catheter navigation skills differentiates and enhances your resume and competitive attraction to hospitals. Stereotaxis will leverage its global network of nearly 200 robotic EP programs, providing guidance and support to pair you with the increasing number of programs seeking physicians with robotic ablation experience and expertise.

Program Design

The Robotic Ablation Fellows Education Program is designed to facilitate deep understanding of the magnetic environment and mastery of robotic magnetic navigation. Fellows satisfactorily completing all program requirements will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of the program and detailed documentation of their experience with robotic cardiac ablation. The core program design includes hands-on didactic training, navigation simulator training, and live case training. The program may be enhanced with additional optional components such as hands-on heart anatomy sessions, animal procedures, interactions with other fellows participating in the program, and participation in meetings of the Society for Cardiac Robotic Navigation.

Current Fellows

Erik Salum, MD, PhD

Class of 2020

EP Fellowship: Sunnybrook, Univ of Toronto

Medical School: University of Tartu, Estonia

Hometown: Tartu, Estonia

Ali Yousif, MD

Class of 2020

EP Fellowship: OU Health Sciences Center

Medical School: Univ of Texas, Galveston

Hometown: Dallas, Texas, US

Steven Hamilton, MD

Class of 2019

EP Fellowship: OU Health Sciences Center

Medical School: UT Southwestern

Hometown: Alamogordo, NM, US

Sharath Kumar, MD

Class of 2019

EP Fellowship: Sunnybrook, Univ of Toronto

Medical School: Madras Medical College

Hometown: Mangalore, India

Daniel A. Sohinki, MD

Class of 2019

EP Fellowship: OU Health Sciences Center

Medical School: University of Iowa

Hometown: Reston, Virginia, US

Keith Suarez, MD

Class of 2019

EP Fellowship: Scott & White MC

Medical School: Univ del Norte, Columbia

Hometown: Texas, US

Erik Salum, MD, PhD

Class of 2020

EP Fellowship: Sunnybrook, Univ of Toronto

Medical School: University of Tartu, Estonia

Hometown: Tartu, Estonia

Ali Yousif, MD

Class of 2020

EP Fellowship: OU Health Sciences Center

Medical School: Univ of Texas, Galveston

Hometown: Dallas, Texas, US

Steven Hamilton, MD

Class of 2019

EP Fellowship: OU Health Sciences Center

Medical School: UT Southwestern

Hometown: Alamogordo, NM, US

Sharath Kumar, MD

Class of 2019

EP Fellowship: Sunnybrook, Univ of Toronto

Medical School: Madras Medical College

Hometown: Mangalore, India

Daniel A. Sohinki, MD

Class of 2019

EP Fellowship: OU Health Sciences Center

Medical School: University of Iowa

Hometown: Reston, Virginia, US

Keith Suarez, MD

Class of 2019

EP Fellowship: Scott & White MC

Medical School: Univ del Norte, Columbia

Hometown: Texas, US

Erik Salum, MD, PhD

Class of 2020

EP Fellowship: Sunnybrook, Univ of Toronto

Medical School: University of Tartu, Estonia

Hometown: Tartu, Estonia

Ali Yousif, MD

Class of 2020

EP Fellowship: OU Health Sciences Center

Medical School: Univ of Texas, Galveston

Hometown: Dallas, Texas, US

Steven Hamilton, MD

Class of 2019

EP Fellowship: OU Health Sciences Center

Medical School: UT Southwestern

Hometown: Alamogordo, NM, US

Sharath Kumar, MD

Class of 2019

EP Fellowship: Sunnybrook, Univ of Toronto

Medical School: Madras Medical College

Hometown: Mangalore, India

Daniel A. Sohinki, MD

Class of 2019

EP Fellowship: OU Health Sciences Center

Medical School: University of Iowa

Hometown: Reston, Virginia, US

Keith Suarez, MD

Class of 2019

EP Fellowship: Scott & White MC

Medical School: Univ del Norte, Columbia

Hometown: Texas, US

Erik Salum, MD, PhD
Class of 2020

Sunnybrook Hospital
University of Toronto

Ali Yousif, MD
Class of 2020

OU Medical Center
University of Oklahoma

Steven Hamilton, MD
Class of 2019

OU Medical Center
University of Oklahoma

Sharath Kumar, MD
Class of 2019

Sunnybrook Hospital
University of Toronto

Daniel A. Sohinki, MD
Class of 2019

OU Medical Center
University of Oklahoma

Keith Suarez, MD
Class of 2019

Scott & White MC

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