My clinical interests are in the area of clinical electrophysiology or management of arrhythmias. I direct the clinical electrophysiology program at UMMS. This entails recruitment and mentoring of junior faculty members, supervision of the Electrophysiology staff and supervision of our clinical research activities. We currently have 5 faculty members, 3 fellows, 8 nurses, 2 research nurses and 4 other support staff. In our program, I perform all aspects of clinical electrophysiology including ablations ( and simple), pacemaker implants, ICD implants and bi-ventricular implants. I am particularly interested in the treatment of complex atrial arrhythmias and ventricular arrhythmias. We operate as a consult service in the hospital and have 3 outpatient clinics per week. I also perform procedures and consults at Mercy Hospital.
My clinical research interests involve the mechanisms of defibrillation, development of new defibrillators, new indications for pacemakers, the role of pacing in sleep apnea, new anti-arrhythmic drugs and the management of ventricular arrhythmias with ablation. I am involved in many clinical trials including multi-center trials, trials in conjunction with industry and single-center initiated trials. My basic science interests include the regulation of intracellular calcium and its role in arrhythmias
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