Definition: Syncope - Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society

What defines a specialty?
Specific body of knowledge
– Record of scholarship and investigations
– Consensus on what is true
Expertise in particular procedures
Three elements to sub-specialty
• Individual hospitals
• Individual insurance co’s
• Upcoming HRS EP Lab document
• ABP some day
• ACC/AHA document (JACC 2005)
• PACES/HRS document (HRJ 2013)
• ACGME someday
International Board of Heart Rhythm
Examiners (IBHRE) Physician
Electrophysiology Exam
First “Third-tier” pediatric cardiology certification in USA
A collaboration between Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and
Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society
First exam given Fall, 2011
IBHRE Exams 2012
Structure of Exam
Pediatric module added to General EP IBHRE Exam
– Common module = 125 questions
– Extended adult module = 50 questions
– Pediatric / Congenital EP module = 50 questions
Test-takers select one module (175 questions)
EP-MD Committee
Christine Chiu-Man, MSC, FH RS, CEPS, CCDS
Ronald J. Kanter, MD, FHRS
Bharat K. Kantharia, MD, FH RS
Elizabeth Stephenson, MD, CCDS
Yoshinori Kobayashi, MD
John Triedman, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Jian-Ming Li, MD, PhD
George F. Van Hare, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Roger A. Marinchak, MD, CCDS
Ronald J. Kanter, MD, FHRS
David Martin, MD, FRCP, FH RS, CCDS
June Huh, MD
Brian Olshansky, MD, FH RS, CCDS
Edward V. Platia, MD, FH RS, CCDS
Marc Roelke, MD, CCDS
Ralph J. Verdino, MD, CCDS
Raymond Yee, MD, CCDS
2013: New committee member: Maully Shah
2013: New IBHRE Board member: GVH
Importance of IBHRE Exam – EP (Peds)
Addresses Strategic Plan Initiative
We have a permanent seat at the table (IBHRE, HRS)
– Defines us as a distinct sub-specialty of Pediatric Cardiology
– Defines us as distinct from adult EP
– Exam topic list and EP training curriculum can interact
– Opportunity for protection of credentialing eligibility
Congratulations to 15 new board certified
pediatric electrophysiologists (total now 30)
Mark Alexander
Boston, MA
Frank Cecchin
Boston, MA
Susan Etheridge
Salt Lake City, UT
Frank Fish
Nashville, TN
Anthony McCanta
Aurora, CO
Matthew Needleman
Silver Spring, MD
James Perry
San Diego, CA
Thomas Pilcher
Salt Lake City, UT
Elizabeth Saarel
Salt Lake City, UT
Harinder Singh
Troy, MI
Ronn Tanel
San Francisco, CA
Vincent Thomas
Las Vegas, NV
Svjetlana Tisma-Dupanovic
Leawood, KS
Sudhir Vashist
Clarksville, MD
Edward Walsh
Boston, MA
2012 Certificants
Andrew Blaufox
New Hyde Park, NY
Bryan Cannon
Rochester MN
James Christiansen
Marquette, MI
Matthew Dzurik
Fort Worth, TX
Ceclia Gonzalez
Brussels, Belgium
Garbine Goya
Corpus Christi, TX
Edward Hulse
Kansas City, MO
Ramesh Iyer
Philadelphia, PA
Martin LaPage
Ann Arbor, MI
Ravi Mandapati
Los Angeles, CA
Mubadda Salim
Towson, MD
Neil Seller
Cape Town, South Africa
Maully Shah
Philadelphia, PA
Joel Temple
Wilmington, DE
Jun Yoshimoto
Shizuoka City, Japan
“Passage of the IBHRE examination
with the pediatric/congenital module
can be viewed as a valid measure of
the specific knowledge underlying
pediatric and congenital EP.
Consequently, this committee
strongly recommends that all
graduating fellows, as well as all
active clinicians in the field, take this
FHRS for Pediatric Cardiologists
Next Physician EP Exam…
Exam Date:
– Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Registration Opens
– Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Final Registration Deadline
– Thursday, September 5, 2013

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