Natalia Trayanova, the Murray B. Sachs Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) for her contributions to the field of cardiology. This appointment is a recognition of excellence throughout the cardiology community.
A pioneer in the use of 3D replicas of the heart and its electrical function that are personalized to individual patients with certain heart conditions, Trayanova co-directs the Alliance for Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Treatment Innovation (ADVANCE), a research institute aimed at applying predictive data-driven approaches, computational modeling, and innovations in cardiac imaging to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. She also leads the Computational Cardiology Laboratory. Her research aims to more precisely predict who is at risk for sudden death or stroke from ventricular or atrial fibrillation, two types of irregular heartbeats, as well as determine what the optimal treatment is for these disorders.