Ambassador Program Chair


Andrew Hordes, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS
Staff Cardiologist
UNC Health Appalachian
Boone, NC, USA

As the only electrophysiologist in the UNC Health Appalachian, Dr. Hordes supervises the cardiac device clinic and actively implants CIED's and troubleshoots devices on a daily basis. He is also a dedicated educator having delivered numerous lectures to medical students, residents, and fellows while serving as a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University Medical School. As such, he twice received Brown's highest teaching award, and has served as an invited lecturer at Medtronic, Intermedics, St. Jude, Guidant, and Biotronik. Dr. Hordes became an IBHRE Ambassador in 2020 and was elected as Ambassador Program Chair in 2022.


IBHRE Ambassadors serve an essential role in advancing the IBHRE mission by encouraging heart rhythm professionals to achieve the certification, mentoring prospective examinees, and representing IBHRE’s interest with designated external organizations.

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IBHRE Ambassadors represent the organization through:

  • A positive understanding of the organization’s mission, vision, and strategy
  • Articulating the value of professional competency
  • Engaging with the heart rhythm management community to bring awareness to IBHRE certification

Ambassadors Advocate for IBHRE by:

  • Serving as mentors
  • Serving as IBHRE’s official spokespeople and liaisons to the Pacing and EP communities within their region by connecting them to IBHRE resources
  • Being informed about the organization's current priorities
  • Getting to know the population of heart rhythm professionals
  • Communicating with IBHRE staff about events in their area
  • Promoting IBHRE at professional development and networking events


Apply to Be an IBHRE Ambassador

To be considered as an IBHRE Ambassador, one must be current with their certification, be willing to serve at least one year in the position, and agree to the IBHRE Roles and Responsibilities. Applicants will be notified within 45 days of the application.

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IBHRE Ambassadors

Name City State Country
Andrew R. Hordes, MD, FHRS, CCDS, Chair Boone North Carolina USA
Shaumik Adhya, MBBS, MD, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS-A London England UK
Subhashish Agarwal, MD, CCDS Springfield Illinois USA
Mohamed Akram K A, BS, CCDS Chennai Tamil Nadu India
Eliza Adil, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS Oxford MI USA
Robert-Marian Alexandru, BENG, CEPS Voluntari Ilfov Romania
Enrico C. Asidao, FHRS, CEPS Chicago Illinois USA
Mohammed Sadiq Azam, MBBS, MD, CCDS Hyderabad Telangana India
Ricardo A.D. Bernardo, RCPT, CEPS Carnaxide Oeiras Portugal
Mike A. Black, CVT, NREMTP, CEPS Murray Utah USA
Anna S. Borisov, AA, AAS, AS, CEPS Seattle Washington USA
Jennifer Busch, BSN, FHRS, CEPS Sandy Utah USA
Alex Cambridge, BS, CCDS London England UK
Giada Capitani, MS, MSBME, CCDS Melbourne Victoria Australia
Nagendran Chellapandi, CCDS Chennai Tamil Nadu India
Wai Kah Choo, MD, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS-A Benowa QLD Australia
Laura Cleave, BAPPSC, CCDS London England UK
Darren Paul Coombes, BS, MA, CCDS Port Talbot Wales UK
Sue Davish, MSN, CDRMS Hamilton Ohio USA
Braden Dinham, BAPPSC, CEPS, CCDS Southport Queensland Australia
Xiao Dong, CCDS   Beijing China
April Felton, RCES, RCIS, CEPS, CCDS Glendale Arizona USA
Sarah Fritzsche, FHRS, CCDS, CDRMS Greenville South Carolina USA
Joe Giron, RCES, RCIS, RN, CEPS Chino Hills California USA
Amy Grier, BSN, RN, CCDS Queen Anne Maryland USA
Gabriella Haftel, BSN, RN, CCDS Glenwood Springs Colorado USA
Urszula Hangiel, BS, MPH, CEPS Warsaw Mazovia Poland
William F. Heddle, BS, MB, MBBS, MD, FHRS, CCDS Ashford Adelaide Australia
Ahmed Abdellatif Hussein, MB, CCDS, CEPS Liverpool England UK
Sherif Abdelmoneem Ibrahim, BSBME, CEPS Jeddah   Saudi Arabia
Aparna Jaswal, MD, DNB, FACC, FHRS, FESC, CCDS New Delhi Delhi India
Adam Jensen, CCDS Mascot NSW Australia
Rajat Jhanjee, MD, MSEE, FHRS, CCDS Douglasville Georgia USA
Barbra L. Jones, LPN, CCDS Mechanicsville Virginia USA
Bharat K. Kantharia, MD, FHRS Houston Texas USA
Mohammadrafie Khorgami, MD, CCDS Tehran   Iran
Chetan Kwatra, CCDS     Singapore
Robert J. Krasowksi, MD, CCDS Asheboro North Carolina USA
James Lambert, MBBS, CCDS North Coogee Perth Australia
Carla-Rene Le Roux, CCDS   Cape Town South Africa
Chun Yu Leung, MBChB, CEPS-A     Hong Kong
Shufen Liang, BS, CEPS, CCDS     Singapore
Elaine Shen Lin Lim, BSc, MSc, FCMI, CMgr, CEPS London   United Kingdom
Scott Logsdon, EMT, LPN, CCDS Omaha Nebraska USA
Sootkeng Ma, MD, CCDS, CEPS Los Angeles California USA
Gareth Mackin, BS, CCDS Corby North Northamptonshire UK
MarkAnthony Magnello, AAC, RCIS, CEPS Richmond Virginia USA
Pattarapong Makarawate, MD, MS, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS-A Khonkaen   Thailand
Anastasios Manaris, MD, FHRS, CCDS Dix Hills New York USA
Lyndsey Marsden, CEPS Liverpool   UK
Charlotte Mehegan, CCDS Bury St. Edmonds UK
Connal Monro, MHS, CEPS Lewes England UK
Katie Murray, CCDS, CEPS Margate   UK
Sotirios Nedios, MD, PhD, FHRS, CEPS-A, CCDS Leipzig   Germany
Laurie Newmark, RN, CCDS Reno Nevada USA
Binh Nguyen, AD, CCDS Hanoi   Vietnam
Eric Olsen, BSE, MBA, MSE, CEPS, CDRMS Houston Texas USA
Kristina Otto, BS, CCDS Minneapolis Minnesota USA
Emily Pascual, BSN, MSN, ANP, FNP, CDRMS Aurora Colorado USA
Mital M. Patel, MD, CCDS Richmond Virginia USA
Tristan Pendergrass, HRS, CCDS, CEPS, CDRMS Greenville South Carolina USA
Saravanan Ramachandran, CVT, RCES, RCIS, CEPS Muscat Oman India
Sabarivasan Ramaswamy, CCDS, CEPS Hyderabad Telangana India
Kevin Ruben, BS, CEPS Mounds View Minnesota USA
Stuart Schecter, MD, CCDS Manhasset New York USA
Kylee Schesser, BS, CCDS Stockton California USA
Anitha Gnana Sekar, BS, MSc, CEPS, CCDS Cambridge England UK
Mary A. Smith, MS, RCES, RCIS, CCDS Tulsa Oklahoma USA
Chenni S. Sriram, MBBS, MD, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS-P Troy Michigan USA
Jaya Pradhap Velu, BS, CEPS Cambridge England UK
Hai Minh Vu, CCDS Hanoi   Vietnam
Robert Lee Williams, BS, CCDS Newport Gwent UK

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