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Timm-Michael  Dickfeld

Timm-Michael Dickfeld M.D., Ph.D.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Additional Title(s): Chief, Electrophysiology, Baltimore VA Medical Center
Location: Baltimore VA Medical Center, Room 4-129B
Phone: (410) 605-7238
Fax: (410) 328-2062

Personal History:

Dr. Dickfeld serves as assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition, he is the chief of the electrophysiology section at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore.

The focus of Dr. Dickfeld’s clinical practice is cardiac electrophysiology, including radiofrequency ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia; implantable cardioverter- defibrillator and pacemaker implantation; and medical management of cardiac arrhythmias. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certifications in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease.

After receiving both his MD and PhD from the J.W. Goethe Medical School in Germany, Dr. Dickfeld was a resident in cardiovascular diseases at the Technical University of Munich, German Heart Institute. Following this, he came to Duke University Hospital, where he completed his residency in internal medicine. Most recently, Dr. Dickfeld completed both a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases and electrophysiology at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Dickfeld’s research focus is in the field of cardiac arrhythmias. He has published more than 100 articles, book chapters and abstracts. His research has appeared in prestigious journals such as Cell, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm. Dr. Dickfeld has a strong research interest in novel ablation approaches and imaging-guidance for complex clinical arrhythmias like ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation. For his work he received several national awards such as the Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award of the American Heart Association. He currently serves as a reviewer for several medical journals such as Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm and Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and is an active member in a variety of professional societies.


Selected Publications:

Dickfeld T, Calkins H, Zviman M, Kato R, Meininger G, Lickfett L, Berger R, Halperin H, Solomon S. Anatomical Stereotactic Catheter Ablation on Three-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Images in Real-Time. Circulation 2003; 108: 2407-13.

Dickfeld T, Calkins H, Zviman M, Meininger G, Lickfett L, Roguin A, Lardo AC, Berger R, Halperin H, Solomon SB. Stereotactic magnetic resonance guidance for anatomically targeted ablations of the fossa ovalis and the left atrium. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2004;11:105-115.

Dickfeld T, Calkins H, Bradley D, Solomon SB. Stereotactic catheter navigation using magnetic resonance image integration in the human heart. Heart Rhythm. 2005;2:413-415.

Dong J, Calkins H, Solomon SB, Lai S, Dalal D, Lardo A, Brem E, Preiss A, Berger RD, Halperin H, Dickfeld T. Integrated electroanatomic mapping with three-dimensional computed tomographic images for real-time guided ablations. Circulation. 2006;113:186-194.

Dickfeld T, Kato R, Zviman M, Lai S, Meininger G, Lardo AC, Roguin A, Blumke D, Berger R, Calkins H, Halperin H. Characterization of radiofrequency ablation lesions with gadolinium-enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006;47:370-378.