I am from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and had the good fortune to travel frequently. My parents, who were Polish and Colombian emigres, encouraged me to travel and engage other cultures. As such, I enjoyed the wonderful experience of living overseas on a few occasions. My zeal for travel was only eclipsed by my desire to become a physician. Like many of us, I knew I wanted to become a physician ever since I could remember. I attended medical school at the Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia. During this time I had the opportunity to do cardiology rotations at Emory University in Atlanta. As it turned out, this is where I first came in contact with the field of electrophysiology. Even though the seemingly enigmatic concepts where overwhelming at first, I felt drawn to this rapidly developing specialty. After graduation I completed my internal medicine residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia; subsequently attended Loma Linda University’s cardiology program. During this period I knew that I wanted to “be an EP.” The highlight of my medical training was my time at Duke where I did my EP fellowship. My experience at Duke shaped my practice and I developed a passion for catheter ablation. My main interests are in mapping and ablation techniques for atrial fibrillation. I have always held DUCCS in high regard for its accomplishments as well as its loyalty to Duke Cardiology. This year I have the role of educational committee chairman and am very eager to work with my colleagues in promoting DUCCS. Tampa, FL is home now, and when not at work, I am happy to be at home with my wife Crystal and our baby girl, Ava.