Dr. Ratika Parkash is a cardiac Electrophysiologist at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. She is a graduate of Dalhousie Medical School and completed training in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Ottawa. She completed an electrophysiology fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where she concurrently completed a Masters of Science in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Parkash has two major areas of research: atrial fibrillation (AF) and cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). Currently, Dr. Parkash is involved in a number of clinical trial initiatives in atrial fibrillation and CIEDs. In C-SPIN, Dr. Parkash co-leads the knowledge translation initiative for stroke prevention in AF and hypertension, with Dr. Robby Nieuwlaat.