Dr. Trayanova holds the Murray B. Sachs Professorship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She is also a Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Johns Hopkins University. She directs the Alliance for Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Treatment Innovation (ADVANCE), a research center aimed at bringing directly into the clinic innovative engineering and artificial intelligence (AI) approaches to cardiovascular health. Trayanova is the Director of Research in Health and Medicine in the AI-X Foundry, a university-wide initiative to bring AI into all aspects of research and scholarship at Johns Hopkins. Trayanova also directs the Computational Cardiology Laboratory. Using a personalized simulation and machine learning approaches, her lab has developed new methodologies for predicting risk of cardiac arrest and improving the accuracy and outcome of atrial and ventricular catheter ablation therapies. Through our first-of-their-kind personalized virtual hearts and artificial intelligence technologies, her team is working at advancing personalized medicine for patients with cardiovascular disease, to influence clinical decision-making and the delivery of patient care. She is currently conducting an FDA-approved clinical trial in simulation-driven treatment for cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Trayanova has published over 430 scientific papers, many of them in journals of high impact. She has also given over 300 invited talks, keynotes, and plenary lectures.
For her pioneering work in computational cardiology, in 2013, Trayanova received the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. In 2019, Trayanova was inducted in the Women of Technology International Hall of Fame. She has been awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award (2019); followed by the Zipes Distinguished Lectureship Award (2022) from the Heart Rhythm Society. In 2023, she was awarded the Gordon Moe lectureship by the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society. In recognition for her innovations, Trayanova was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. She is a Fellow of all American and European cardiology societies: American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Heart Rhythm Society, European Society of Cardiology, and European Heart Rhythm Association. She is also a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Society, and International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. Her work has been featured by a large number of news outlets, including a TEDx talk.