National Yang Ming University School of Medicine and Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Shih-Ann Chen, MD, is Professor of Medicine at National Yang Ming School of Medicine in Taipei, Taiwan. He is also Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Taipei Veterans General
Hospital, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Dr. Chen is past chairman of the Taiwan Cardiac Society Committee of Pacing and Electrophysiology. He is also active in numerous other professional organizations including Fellow of American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, and Heart Rhythm. Currently on the editorial board of more than 10 international leading journals, including Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, and Heart Rhythm.
Dr Chen has published more than 50 articles in the most high-ranking journals such as Circulation (SCI impact factor 11.632) and Journal of the American College of Cardiology (SCI impact factor 9.200). He is author or co-author of over 300 original articles, review, and editorials articles, and more than 20 book chapters. His most outstanding academic achievement is investigation of the pathophysiology of focal atrial tachycardia, thoracic veins as atrial fibrillation initiator, and ablation technique for atrial fibrillation. He is one of the two pioneers in the world working on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Further, he is the first person in the world to edit the textbook of “Thoracic Vein Arrhythmia”, which provides the novel concept of atrial fibrillation in the modern era of interventional electrophysiology.