Mervat Aboulmaaty, MD. Department of Cardiology, Ain Shams University, 
President of AFHRA 

Dr Mervat Aboulmaaty (MD, PhD, EHRA certified) is a professor of cardiology and a consultant of electrophysiology at Ain Shams University in Egypt and the current president of the Egyptian Cardiac Rhythm Association (ECRA).

The president of the Egyptian Board of Electrophysiology 

Dr Aboulmaaty has been working in the field of Electrophysiology since 1990. In addition, she received training in the USA at Wayne State University between 1990-1991. Since then, she has persuaded her way in this field by visiting many EP labs in the USA and Europe.

 Her life goal is to provide high quality treatment for cardiac patients and guide physicians in the field of electrophysiology.

 She dedicated her life and time to providing the electrophysiology services to many patients in her country Egypt as well as in different countries in Africa.
Moreover, she has provided enormous help to the foundation of the African Heart Rhythm Association (AFHRA). She also contributes to research development at her country and worldwide on a regular basis.


Félix Sogade, MD. 
Georgia Arrhythmia Consultants & Research Institute, Macon, Georgia, USA. 
President Elect of AFHRA 

Mohamed Jeilan, MD. Department of Cardiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. General Secretary of AFHRA 

Dr. Jeilan is the Director of Cardiology at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. He is a cardiologist with a broad expertise in Coronary, Pacemaker and Defibrillator therapy including Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy; and valve interventions including TAVI. He has a particular interest in STEMI care and is a founder of the AfricaSTEMI initiative. In addition he serves as a regional trainer in device therapy and resynchronization therapy.

Dr. Jeilan is a senior member of several learned societies: he is the current Chairman of the Panafrican Association of Structural and Coronary Intervention and Secretary General of AFHRA. He has been faculty at EuroPCR and sat on the British Cardiac Society senior council and was the national UK chair on the European Society of Cardiology ‘Cardiologists of Tomorrow’ (COT) working group.


Hany Samir Assaad, MD PhD 
Alexandria University,
Alexandria , EGYPT
Assistant Secretary of AFHRA 

Hany Samir is the Assistant Secretary General of AFHRA. He is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine Alexandria University, Director of Alhyatt CARE Program at Alhyatt Heart & Vascular Center, Alexandria, Egypt. After receiving his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt, he completed his residency and obtained his M.Sc. in collaboration with the University of Chicago, USA & then he pursued with his Ph.D., serving as a lecturer at the department. He completed his fellowship training in prestigious cardiac centers in France: Rangueil University Hospital, Pitie Salpetiriere & Dubos Paris Hospitals, got certified from the Toulouse III Paul Sabatier University, France, and later at Paris Descartes University, France, when he also fulfilled his PhD degree as a joint collaboration. He received his training & certification in Heart Failure management from Paris Descartes University, France, where he later became a lecturer at the French Diploma in Heart Failure & Cardio-metabolic therapeutic education. He completed his fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Paris VII University France, as well as receiving the certification from the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA). He contributed with multiple peer reviewed publications in the field of cardiovascular disease, notably Heart Failure & EP registries as well as pioneer work related to the field of digital health. 

Reuben Mutagaywa, MD. Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) 
Treasurer of AFHRA 

Graduated with Doctor  of  Medicine at the University of Dar es Salaam and Mmed, Msc Cardiology from  Muhimbili University of Health and Allied  Sciences (MUHAS). Completed Fellowship in Cardiac Pacing at UCT, South Africa.Enrolled  for a  PhD Program at Utrecht University. Currently a Senior Lecturer at MUHAS and a Specialist Cardiologist at Jakaya Kikwte Cardiac Institute and  Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute , Tanzania.

Has several publications in peer reviewed journals.

He is a member  for Tanzania Cardiac Society, Medical association of Tanzania, PASCAR, ESC and the deputy treasurer of AFHRA.

Sherif Habiba ,
Egyptian EP Fellowship,
Assistant treasurer of AFHRA 

Sherif Habiba is the assistant treasurer of AFHRA. 

David Bradley, MD. C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA 
Member of the executive committee of AFHRA 

Professor Bradley is the director of electrophysiology C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan in the USA. He collaborates with the University of Rwanda and received a Fulbright U. S. Scholar Grant to work in Rwanda from 2022-2023 to assist with cardiac training programs. He sits on the Training Board of the Heart Care and Research Foundation, Rwanda.

Ashley Chin, MD. 
University Cape Town (UCT), Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. 
Member of the executive committee of AFHRA 

Olujimi A Ajijola, MD. 
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California - USA 
Member of the executive committee of AFHRA 

Brian Vezi, MD. 
Gateway Private Hospital, Durban, South Africa. Member of the executive committee of AFHRA 

Marcus Ngantcha, MSc. Africa Heart Rhythm Association (AFHRA) Member of the executive committee of AFHRA 

Leadership by support - several years of experience in private and public research as a Statistician, I have successfully supported several projects in clinical and non-clinical statistics and manage a team focusing on bringing safe medicines and innovative interventions to patients. Member of AFHRA executive committee and co-chair of the research and grants working group.

Muzahir H Tayebjee, MD. West Yorkshire Arrhythmia Service, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds, United Kingdom. 
Member of the executive committee of AFHRA 

Joseph W Poku, MD. Georgia Arrhythmia Consultants, Macon, Georgia. 
Treasurer of AFHRA 

Amam Mbakwem, MD. University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Lagos, Nigeria. Member of the executive committee of AFHRA 

Cabral Tantchou, MD. Cardiac Centre Shisong, Shisong, Cameroon. Member of the executive committee of AFHRA 

Bundhoo Kaviraj, MD. 
Dr A.G. Jeetoo Hospital,
Department of Cardiology, Port Louis, Mauritius
Member of the executive committee of AFHRA 

Mohameed Salim, MD
Member of the executive committee of AFHRA  

Kamilu Karaye, MD. 
Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria. 
Member of the executive committee of AFHRA  

Kamilu Karaye is the Assistant Secretary General of AFHRA and the Chairman of the Research and Grants Working Group. He is a Professor of Medicine at Bayero University, and Consultant Cardiologist at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria. He is also affiliated to the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine of Umea University, and the Hatter Institute of Cardiovascular Research in Africa of University of Cape Town.  He is a Fellow of West African College of Physicians (FWACP), Nigerian Cardiac Society (FNCS), Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP, London), European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and American College of Cardiology (FACC). He is the Principal Investigator of the Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in Nigeria (PEACE) Registry. He also leads/collaborates in many other national and international studies. He has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals on varying aspects of Cardiology and has received several honors.

Aimé Bonny, MD. 
University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon. 
Ex President of AFHRA 

More than 30 years served in clinical research as leading investigator or co-investigator. Author of more than 300 publications. Teaching Cardiologist-Electrophysiologist, I work in French and Cameroonian hospitals. President of African Heart Rhythm Association (AFHRA) and chair of the AFHRA working group on sudden cardiac death. Co-Editor for Africa of the European Heart Journal and the Journal of American College of Cardiology-Clinical Electrophysiology (JACC-CEP).


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