Melvin M. Scheinman

Melvin M. Scheinman

USA

 

 

 

 

Dr. Melvin Scheinman received his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins and medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received his post graduate training in Cardiology at UCSF and established the Cardiac Electrophysiology section at UCSF in 1979. He was the first to apply catheter ablation in humans and was instrumental in in defining mechanisms of arrhythmias as well as ablative procedures for complex arrhythmias.

He currently holds the Shorenstein chair in Cardiology and is director of the Comprehensive Genetic Arrhythmia section at UCSF. He has received a number of pioneer and out standing teaching awards from the ACC,Heart Rhythm society as well as UCSF. In 2014 he was awarded the outstanding scientist award (clinical domain) from the American College of Cardiology.