Avi Fischer is Divisional Vice President, Medical Affairs and Medical Director for Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) within Abbott Cardiac Arrhythmias and Heart Failure. Prior to this position, as Vice President of Global Education, Avi led a global team responsible for customer and employee education and training across all products and therapies for St. Jude Medical. Avi joined St. Jude Medical in June 2012, serving as Vice President, Medical Affairs and Medical Director for the St. Jude Medical Implantable Electronic Systems Division. Dr. Fischer received an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and an M.D. from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center and then completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University. He joined the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2006 as Director of Pacemaker and Defibrillator therapy. Avi is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society and has participated in numerous ACC and HRS societal committees on cardiac implantable electronic devices and quality initiatives. He has been a member of the invited faculty at international scientific congresses and has trained and proctored physicians around the world on lead management and lead extraction. Dr. Fischer has authored numerous original publications, invited reviews and book chapters.