Dr. El Refaey’s research focuses on cardiovascular physiology and molecular mechanisms underlying heart rhythm regulation. My research pursues new strategies to target arrhythmogenesis, specifically new roles and mechanisms underlying ion channel-membrane protein regulation in heart rhythm that will ultimately lead to new diagnostics and novel therapies for human arrhythmias. My team utilizes a combination of approaches, including molecular, biochemical, imaging and surgical to study mechanisms of arrhythmias.


PhD: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Postdoctoral Research fellow: The Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at The Ohio State University

Research Interests

  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Ion channels
  • Electrophysiology

Current Funding

  • NIH R00

PubMed Research lab