Dr Adam E Saltman is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Physiology at the University of Massachusetts. He also has an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr Saltman’s special interest is the surgical treatment of arrhythmias and the pathophysiology underlying atrial fibrillation, particularly new onset post-operative atrial fibrillation. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and reviews and has presented numerous papers at national and international meetings. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Heart Association (AHA). He also holds memberships in the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Biomedical Engineering Society and the North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology. Dr Saltman attended Harvard University, receiving his AB degree in 1983. He subsequently received his MD and PhD degrees from Columbia University in 1990 and completed his general and cardiothoracic surgical training at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA.