Stereotaxis has announced the first graduating class from its Robotic Electrophysiology Fellows Programme.
A press release from the company explains that the programme is designed to enhance the traditional electrophysiology fellowship by facilitating mastery of robotic magnetic navigation, fostering a global community of the future leaders in the field, and providing fellows with a differentiated and specialised skillset as they advance their medical careers.
David Fischel, Stereotaxis chairman and CEO, said in the press release: “We congratulate the pioneering Robotic EP Fellows Class of 2019. We are excited to celebrate your accomplishments. We recognise and appreciate your leadership in making this novel program a success. Stereotaxis looks forward to continuing to partner with you as you build your careers and improve the lives of patients suffering from arrhythmias.”
The programme was established in 2018, and is currently active at 18 leading medical centres globally, with 34 enrolled electrophysiology fellows. It is an optional addition to a traditional electrophysiology fellowship, and the company says that it allows forward-thinking electrophysiology fellows to augment their clinical and career development through mastery of robotic skill sets. The programme includes hands-on didactic training, navigation simulator training, and live case training. It can also be enhanced with additional components such as hands-on heart anatomy sessions, interactions with other fellows enrolled in the programme, and participation in meetings of the Society for Cardiac Robotic Navigation.
Stereotaxis develops robotic technologies for the treatment of arrhythmias and to be used in the performance of endovascular procedures.