Omer Berenfeld

Omer Berenfeldstaff

Omer Berenfeld received the Ph.D. degree in medical physics from Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1995. He completed his postdoctoral training in cardiac electrophysiology at the Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA, where he joined the faculty in 2005 and later moved to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, in 2008, where he is currently an Associate Professor of internal medicine and biomedical engineering with the Center for Arrhythmia Research. His main interests are in the basic and clinical research of cardiac impulse propagation and arrhythmias. His research employs optical, electrical, and computational approaches to investigate cardiac arrhythmias from bench to bedside. In particular, his studies on ventricular and atrial fibrillation have led to groundbreaking understanding of mechanisms of excitation patterns that paved the way for better detection and treatment of those devastating arrhythmias.