Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD

Section Head of Electrophysiology
Director of Arrhythmia Services
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD - Section Head of Electrophysiology,  Director of Arrhythmia Services, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) - Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Montefiore Weiler Hospital
    1825 Eastchester Road
    Bronx, NY 10461-2301

    Montefiore Medical Center
    111 East 210th Street
    Bronx, NY 10467-2401


    3131 Grand Concourse
    Bronx, NY 10468

    Montefiore at 1250 Waters Place
    1250 Waters Place
    Bronx, NY 10461-2720

    Montefiore Greene Medical Arts Pavilion
    3400 Bainbridge Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10467-2404

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • (718) 904-2779

Biography

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS, is Section Head of Electrophysiology and Director of Arrhythmia Services at Montefiore as well as Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Di Biase attended University of Bari in Bari, Italy, graduating from its medical school in 2000 and Cardiology residency program in 2004. In 2006, he completed a second-level master’s degree in Electrophysiology and Pacing at the University of Insubria, in Varese, Italy.

In 2007, Dr. Di Biase received a grant from the Italian National Society of Cardiology to pursue a research fellowship at the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Di Biase completed the PhD program in cardiovascular physiopathology at the University of Foggia, Italy, in 2010.

Dr. Di Biase's research focuses on cardiology and electrophysiology, with an emphasis on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias performed either manually or with robotic catheter navigation. His research focuses on heart failure, particularly in cases treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy devices.

Dr. Di Biase is the author of more than 450 publications in indexed journals, roughly 500 abstracts, and 16 electrophysiology book chapters. He has presented as an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences and serves as Associate Editor for Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (PACE) as well as the Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology (JICE). He is the Editorial Team Lead for the American College of Cardiology in the field of Electrophysiology. He co-authored the 2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation, which is globally referenced for best-practices in cardiac ablation.

Dr. Di Biase is the highest published Electrophysiology faculty member and is also one of the world’s most published physicians on the topic of cardiac electrophysiology and atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Di Biase is a member of the Italian Federation of Cardiology and Electrophysiology (FIC- AIAC), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the American Heart Association (AHA). He is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) and the American College of Cardiology (FACC), and is an honorary member of the Korean Society of Cardiology.

Research Focus

Dr. Di Biase's research focuses on cardiology and electrophysiology with specific emphasis on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias performed either manually or with robotic catheter navigation. Additionally, his research focuses on heart failure, particularly cases treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy devices.

Clinical Focus

Improving patient care is the heart of Dr. Di Biase's mission. He believes this is possible through dedicated clinical practice associated to cutting-edge clinical research.

Education & Training

  • Medical School

    Universita Di Bari, Facolta Di Medicina

  • Residency

    University of Bari

Published Research

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Response by Di Biase et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Ablation Versus Amiodarone for Treatment of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Congestive Heart Failure and an Implanted Device: Results From the AATAC Multicenter Randomized Trial".

Di Biase L, Mohanty P, Mohanty S, Santangeli P, Trivedi C, Lakkireddy D, Reddy M, Jais P, Themistoclakis S, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Pelargonio G, Narducci ML, Schweikert R, Neuzil P, Sanchez J, Horton R, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Hao S, Rossillo A, Forleo G, Tondo C, Burkhardt JD, Haissaguerre M, Natale A

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD Sep 2016

Periprocedural stroke and bleeding complications in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation with different anticoagulation management: results from the Role of Coumadin in Preventing Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation (COMPARE) randomized trial.

Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Santangeli P, Mohanty P, Sanchez JE, Horton R, Gallinghouse GJ, Themistoclakis S, Rossillo A, Lakkireddy D, Reddy M, Hao S, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Zagrodzky J, Rong B, Mohanty S, Elayi CS, Forleo G, Pelargonio G, Narducci ML, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Fassini G, Tondo C, Schweikert RA, Natale A

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD Jun 2014

Left atrial appendage: an underrecognized trigger site of atrial fibrillation.

Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Mohanty P, Sanchez J, Mohanty S, Horton R, Gallinghouse GJ, Bailey SM, Zagrodzky JD, Santangeli P, Hao S, Hongo R, Beheiry S, Themistoclakis S, Bonso A, Rossillo A, Corrado A, Raviele A, Al-Ahmad A, Wang P, Cummings JE, Schweikert RA, Pelargonio G, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Santarelli P, Lewis WR, Natale A

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD Jul 2010

Periprocedural stroke and management of major bleeding complications in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: the impact of periprocedural therapeutic international normalized ratio.

Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Mohanty P, Sanchez J, Horton R, Gallinghouse GJ, Lakkireddy D, Verma A, Khaykin Y, Hongo R, Hao S, Beheiry S, Pelargonio G, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Santarelli P, Santangeli P, Wang P, Al-Ahmad A, Patel D, Themistoclakis S, Bonso A, Rossillo A, Corrado A, Raviele A, Cummings JE, Schweikert RA, Lewis WR, Natale A

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD Jun 2010

Pulmonary vein total occlusion following catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: clinical implications after long-term follow-up.

Di Biase L, Fahmy TS, Wazni OM, Bai R, Patel D, Lakkireddy D, Cummings JE, Schweikert RA, Burkhardt JD, Elayi CS, Kanj M, Popova L, Prasad S, Martin DO, Prieto L, Saliba W, Tchou P, Arruda M, Natale A

Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD Dec 2006

Highlights

  • Italian Society of Cardiology Award

  • Grant for a fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic

  • ACC 08 (57th Annual Scientific Session) Best Poster Award Competition

  • ESC 2008 State of the Art Featured Research Award