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Peter Schwartz

Peter J Schwartz MD

Head, Center for Cardiac Arrhythmias of Genetic Origin, and Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy; Professor of Cardiology, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; Extraordinary Professor in Internal Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa; Chair of Sudden Death, Department of Family and Community Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Peter J. Schwartz is the Head of the Center for Cardiac Arrhythmias of Genetic Origin and Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory at the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano in Milan, Italy. He is Professor of Cardiology at the Department of Molecular Medicine of the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, and Extraordinary Professor in Internal Medicine at Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is a member of the Board of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa of the University of Capetown, South Africa, and Chair of Sudden Death, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Schwartz’s main area of research is the pathophysiology, risk stratification, therapeutic approaches, and genetic mechanisms of sudden cardiac death. He is particularly involved in the study of the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and life-threatening arrhythmias.