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Steve’s Lists: Doctors by Specialties

How to Find the Right Doctor: Steve’s Directory of Doctors & Medical Centers

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Article: Physician Credentials and What They Mean

Are you looking for a cardiologist who treats A-Fib patients? Or do you want to change doctors? We make it easier for you with our A-Fib.com Directory of Doctors and Medical Centers.

What Makes our Directory Unique?

Unlike some other directories on the web, we accept no fee, benefit or value of any kind for listing a specific doctor or medical center.

We list only those cardiologists and electrophysiologists who treat Atrial Fibrillation patients. We include doctor’s names and contact information. Our Directory is organized in three parts:

How to Select the Right Doctor for You

Be sure to refer to our article: Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib. It covers what you need to know to research and select the best doctor for you and your treatment goals.

What do FHRS, FACC and CEPS mean after a doctor’s name? Read our article: Physician Credentials: Acronyms and What They Mean for Atrial Fibrillation Patients.

NOTE: This evolving list is offered as a service and convenience to A-Fib patients and is not an endorsement of any doctor or medical facility.
NOTICE: Unlike some other directories on the web, we offer no preferential listings to be in our Directory. We accept no fee, benefit or value of any kind for listing a specific doctor or medical center. A-Fib.com is not affiliated with any practice, medical center or physician.

After Ten Years, Repeat Ablation by Dr. Kerwin at Cedars-Sinai (CryoBalloon)

Pete & Beth Nyquist his A-Fib story on A-Fib.com

Pete & Beth Nyquist

A longtime A-Fib.com reader, Pete Nyquist, recently wrote us with an update about his A-Fib:

“My first ablation 2006: Thanks to your A-Fib.com website, I found Dr. Walter Kerwin and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He did my Cryo Focal ablation in 2006, and it lasted almost 10 years without a problem.

My second ablation 2015: Recently, (September) I came out from Nashville, TN, to have Dr. Kerwin perform another procedure on me. This time it was the Cryo-Balloon. It took six hours, but Dr. Kerwin feels it was a great success. I was released on September 11, 2015 and since then feel great.

I highly recommend anyone considering having a Cryo-Balloon ablation done, to fly to Los Angeles and have Dr. Kerwin do it at Cedars-Sinai. Don’t just settle for anyone who can do an ablation. (see: All EPs Doing Abaltions Are Not Equal). Dr. Kerwin pioneered the Cryo Balloon and has devoted his entire life to curing A-Fib.

Thanks again for your A-Fib.com website and for leading me to Dr. Kerwin. I welcome emails from A-Fib.com readers.

Regards. Pete Nyquist, Nashville, TN, Ptnyquist(at)sbcglobal.net”

For more patient A-Fib stories, visit our page: Personal A-Fib Stories of Hope for over 80 first-person reports by patients, many of whom are now free from the burden of atrial fibrillation.

Who’s Performing Maze and Mini-Maze Operations?

If you aren’t a candidate for a catheter ablation, another option is the Maze/Mini-Maze surgeries. We’ve compiled a list of Medical Centers and doctors performing the Maze surgeries and organized it by US state.

Go to US Centers and Surgeons Performing Maze and Mini-Maze Operations.

We include doctor’s names and contact information. Be sure to refer to Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib. It covers what you need to know to research and select the best doctor for you and your treatment goals.

NOTICE: Unlike some other directories on the web, we offer no preferential listings to be in our Directory. We accept no fee, benefit or value of any kind for listing a specific doctor or medical center. A-Fib.com is not affiliated with any practice, medical center or physician.

 

Steve’s List of EPs Installing the Watchman Device

If you are at high risk for stroke but can’t take anticoagulants, your doctor may suggest closing off the Left Atrial Appendage using an occluder such as the Watchman Device. Use of the Watchman is a relatively new treatment option (recently approved by the FDA for use in the US).

For Steve’s List of doctors who participated in the trial, go to US EPs Installing the Watchman Device – by US State.

We include doctor’s names and contact information. Be sure to refer to Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib. It covers what you need to know to research and select the best doctor for you and your treatment goals.

NOTICE: Unlike some other directories on the web, we offer no preferential listings to be in our Directory. We accept no fee, benefit or value of any kind for listing a specific doctor or medical center. A-Fib.com is not affiliated with any practice, medical center or physician.

List of Doctors Specializing in Persistent/Long-standing Persistent A-Fib (US and International)

Surgeons performing Maze & Mini-maze

Surgeons performing Maze & Mini-maze

If you have Persistent A-Fib and Long-standing Persistent A-Fib you know these types of A-Fib are often difficult to cure. If you are highly symptomatic, you may need a highly skilled, experienced specialist.

Steve’s List is a starting point for you. Go to: Doctors Specializing in Persistent/Long-standing Persistent A-Fib (US and International).

We include doctor’s names and contact information. Be sure to refer to Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib. It covers what you need to know to research and select the best doctor for you and your treatment goals.

NOTICE: Unlike some other directories on the web, we offer no preferential listings to be in our Directory. We accept no fee, benefit or value of any kind for listing a specific doctor or medical center. A-Fib.com is not affiliated with any practice, medical center or physician.

 

Looking for an EP Who Performs CryoBalloon Ablations?

Steves List{ EPs performing ablations

EPs performing ablations

FDA-approved in December 2010, the CryoBalloon Catheter is a major advancement in the treatment of A-Fib. To find the right EP for you, we’ve organized a list to help when considering CryoBalloon catheter ablation as a treatment option. Check our US Doctors and Centers Using CryoBalloon Ablation with A-Fib Patients. The list of Electrophysiologists is organized by U.S. state then by city.

We include doctor’s names and contact information. Be sure to refer to Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib. It covers what you need to know to research and select the best doctor for you and your treatment goals.

NOTICE: Unlike some other directories on the web, we offer no preferential listings to be in our Directory. We accept no fee, benefit or value of any kind for listing a specific doctor or medical center. A-Fib.com is not affiliated with any practice, medical center or physician.

 

US Centers Performing the Hybrid Surgery/Ablation – a List from A-Fib.com

Steves List logo 200 pix at 96 resUS Centers performing the Hybrid Surgery/Ablation Procedure

There are very few centers offering the Hybrid Surgery/Ablation approach because it’s relatively new, and because it’s extremely rare to have the tremendous expertise necessary in both catheter ablation and surgical A-Fib ablation at the same institution.

Note: Similar multidisciplinary ablation techniques are called ‘hybrid ablation technique’, ‘convergence process’, ‘Convergent Maze Procedure’ and ‘Convergent Ablation”’.

HOW TO FIND CONTACT INFO

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Medical Center City/State/PhoneNotes
Allegheny General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Institute Pittsburgh, PA 877-97HEARTInformational link
Arrhythmia Center of Florida/FDM PLC/Interventional Cardiac ConsultantsHudson, FL (727) 819-2338Informational Link
Aurora St. Luke’s Heart and Vascular InstituteMilwaukee, WI (888) 649-6892Informational link
Bridgeport Hospital’s Connecticut Cardiac Arrhythmia CenterBridgeport, CT (203) 384-3000Informational link
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center/Cavanaugh Heart CenterPhoenix, AZ
(602) 839-7393
Informational link
Danbury Hospital/Western Connecticut Health NetworkDanbury, CT
(203) 739-7000
Informational link
Doylestown Cardiology Assoc.Doylestown, PA
(267) 253-8938
Informational link
East Jefferson General HospitalMetaire, LA 70006 (504) 503-5000Informational Link
Ellis Medicine/Medical Center of Clifton ParkSchenectady, NY (518) 831-8840Informational link
Florida Institute for Atrial FibrillationPalm Beach Gardens, FL (561) 630-8570 Informational Link
Georgia Regents University/Medical College of GeorgiaAugusta, GA
(706) 721-2426
Informational link
Mount Sinai Medical Center/Columbia Un. Division of CardiologyMiami Beach, FL (305) 405-0455Informational Link
Pinellas Arrhythmia AssociatesClearwater, FL (727) 587-6999Informational Link
Sarasota Memorial HospitalSarasota, FL
(941) 917-8791
Informational Link
Stanford Cardiac Surgery/Salinas Valley Medical CenterSalinas, CA
(831) 759-3289
Informational Link
Stanford Hospital & ClinicsPalo Alto, CA (650) 723-5771Informational link
St. Joseph’s Hospital/Advanced Center for Atrial Fibrillation/Bay Heart GroupTampa, FL (813) 877-2342 (AFIB)Informational Link
Tampa Cardiac SpecialistsTampa, FL (813) 229-9292Informational link
TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular CenterNashville, TN (800) 242-5662Informational link
UNC Health Care System, Cardiac Surgery & Electrophysiology ServicesChapel Hill, NC (866) 862-4327Informational link
The University of Chicago Medical CenterChicago, IL (888) 824-0200Informational link
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN (615) 322-5000Informational link
Washington University & Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Heart & Vascular Center St. Louis, MO (866) 534-8403Informational link
Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists, The Heart Rhythm CenterRichmond, VA (804) 521-5800Informational link
HCA, Cardiothoracic Surgical AssociatesRichmond, VA 804-282-8777, 804-297-0822Informational link

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HOW TO FIND CONTACT INFO: Use the “Search our site” box (upper right on this page) to get to the right Directory page. Then, open your browser’s ‘Find on Page’ feature (‘CTRL+F’) to locate the name on the page.

NOTICE: We offer no preferential listings. We accept no fee, benefit or value of any kind for listing a specific doctor or medical center. A-Fib.com is not affiliated with any practice, medical center or physician.

Disclaimer: this directory is provided for your convenience only.  We make no endorsement of a specific physician or medical facility. Choosing a physician is an important decision and should be based upon your own investigation of each physician’s training, education and experience. This directory offers you the opportunity to locate and contact a healthcare professional directly.

A-Fib.com—your independent source of unbiased information about Atrial Fibrillation, research and treatment options.

Last updated: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Doctors Treating A-Fib: US Medical Centers and Practices

Directory of Doctors Treating A-Fib: Medical Centers and Practices

Our Directory lists US & international physicians and medical centers treating Atrial Fibrillation patients. This evolving list is offered as a service and convenience to A-Fib patients. (Unlike other directories, we accept no fee to be included.) The directory is divided into three categories.

US Doctors and Medical Centers (by state/city)
International: Doctors and Medical Centers (by country or region)
NOTICE: we offer no preferential listings. We accept no fee, benefit or value of any kind for listing a specific doctor or medical center. A-Fib.com is not affiliated with any practice, medical center or physician. Contact Us with any errors or corrections.

Legend to Acronyms

You may see one or more of these acronyms following a doctor’s name. See Physician Credentials: Acronyms and What They Mean for Atrial Fibrillation Patients for an explanation of these and other acronyms.

FACC    Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
FHRS    Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society
FAHA   
Fellow of the American Heart Association
CEPS    Certified Electrophysiology Specialist

CCDS   Certified Cardiac Device Specialist
DO       Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
MBBS/MBChB/BMBS  Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
CASTLE CONNOLLY TOP DOCTOR EPs selected after peer nomination, extensive research, screening and review

Disclaimer: this directory is provided for informational purposes only. We make no endorsement of a specific physician or medical facility. Choosing a physician is an important decision and should be based upon your own investigation of each physician’s training, education and experience. These listings offer you the opportunity to locate and contact a healthcare professional directly.
A-Fib.com is your independent source of unbiased information about Atrial Fibrillation and its resources and treatments.

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US Doctors performing Maze and Mini-Maze Surgeries – a List by A-Fib.com

Steves List logo 200 pix at 96 resUS Centers and Surgeons Performing Maze and Mini-Maze Operations

If you aren’t a candidate for a catheter ablation, another option is the Maze/Mini-Maze surgery. We’ve compiled a list of Medical Centers and doctors performing the Maze surgeries organized by US state (when applicable).

Alabama · Arizona · Arkansas · California · Connecticut · Florida · Georgia · Illinois · Indiana · Louisiana · Maryland · Massachusetts · Michigan · Minnesota · Missouri · New Jersey · New York · North Carolina · Ohio · Oklahoma · Oregon · Pennsylvania · South Carolina · Tennessee · Texas · Utah · Virginia · Wisconsin

HOW TO FIND THE CONTACT INFO.

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ALABAMA

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Cardiovascular Disease

ARIZONA

Cavanaugh Heart Center

ARKANSAS

Samuel T. Rayburn MD PA

CALIFORNIA

USC Healthcare Consultation Center II 

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian 

University of California San Francisco, East Bay Surgery 

University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Pacific Coast Cardiac & Vascular Surgeons

Sequoia Heart Surgeons

Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons 

Sutter Medical Group Cardiology 

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center 

Stanford School of Medicine

CONNECTICUT

Yale Cardiac Surgery

FLORIDA

Shands Hospital at the Un. of Florida 

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville 

Atrial Fibrillation Institute/St. Vincent’s Heart and Vascular Center 

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa/Advanced Center for Atrial Fibrillation

Sarasota Memorial Hospital (Dr. Paul Vesco)

GEORGIA

Emory University Heart Center 

Piedmont Heart Institute

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ILLINOIS

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Division of Cardiac Surgery 

University of Chicago Medical Center, Department of Surgery 

Illinois Cardiac Surgery Associates, SC 

OSF St. Francis Medical Center Illinois Cardiac Surgery Associates 

INDIANA

Community Heart and Vascular Hospital

Clarian Health Group/Methodist Hospital 

LOUISIANA

New Orleans Heart

MARYLAND

Capital Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery 

Johns Hopkins Un. 

University of Maryland Cardiac Surgery

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts General Hospital

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

North Shore Medical Center

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MICHIGAN

Borgess Heart Center, Kalamazoo

Great Lakes Cardiothoracic/Northern Michigan Hospital

MINNESOTA

Mayo Clinic Rochester 

MISSOURI

Wheeler Heart/Vascular Center 

Washington Univ. School of Medicine 

St. John’s Cardiovascular Specialists

 

NEW JERSEY

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

NEW YORK

Montefiore Medical Center CAR,  Division of Cardiology-Montefiore-Einstein

Maimonides Medical Center, Atrial Fibrillation Center

New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital

Lenox Hill Interventional Cardiac & Vascular Svcs

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville Cardiovascular Surgery 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center

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OHIO

Deaconess Hospital Atrial Fibrillation Center, Cincinattti

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

The Ohio State Un. Medical Center, Columbus

St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima

OKLAHOMA

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

OREGON

Swanson Gatley Cardiothoracic Surgeons/St. Vincent’s Medical Center

PENNSYLVANIA

Allegheny General Hospital, The Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville Hospital System,  University Medical Group Cardiothorasic Surgery

TENNESSEE

Methodist University Hospital 

Vanderbilt Heart Center for Atrial Fibrillation

TEXAS

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

Texas Heart Institute/Cardiovascular Care Providers, Inc. 

University of Texas Houston/Memorial Hermann Hospital 

Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates of North Texas 

UTAH

Intermountain Medical Group

VIRGINIA

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Fairfax Hospital

WISCONSIN

Aspirus Heart & Vascular Institute, A-Fib Clinic

Froedtert & Medical College Clinics

Midwestern Heart Surgery Institute, St. Luke’s Medical Center


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Steve’s Lists of A-Fib Doctors by Specialty

NOTICE: We offer no preferential listings. We accept no fee, benefit or value of any kind for listing a specific doctor or medical center. A-Fib.com is not affiliated with any practice, medical center or physician.

HOW TO FIND CONTACT INFO: Use the “Search our site” box (upper right on this page) to get to the right Directory page. Then, open your browser’s ‘Find on Page’ feature (‘CTRL+F’) to locate the name on the page.

Disclaimer: this directory is provided for your convenience only. We make no endorsement of a specific physician or medical facility. Choosing a physician is an important decision and should be based upon your own investigation of each physician’s training, education and experience. This directory offers you the opportunity to locate and contact a healthcare professional directly.

A-Fib.com—your independent source of unbiased information about Atrial Fibrillation, research and treatment options.

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Steve’s Lists of A-Fib Doctors by Specialty

Steve’s Lists of A-Fib Doctors by Specialty 

Steve has prepared these lists of doctors treating atrial fibrillation patients by specialty to help you find doctors with a particular expertise.

  1. US EPs with FHRS-designation performing A-Fib ablations: Listed by State/City
  2. US EPs Using Cryoballoon Ablation
  3. US EPs Installing the Watchman Device
  4. US Surgeons performing Maze and Mini-Maze operations
  5. US Centers performing the Hybrid Surgery/Ablation procedure
  6. EPs Specializing in Persistent/Long-Standing Persistent A-Fib (US and International)
  7. EPs using Contact Force sensing catheters

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Notice: Unlike other directories, A-Fib.com offers no preferential listings or placement. No doctor or facility pays, provides services, etc. to be listed. We accept no fee, benefit or value of any kind for listing a specific doctor or medical center. A-Fib.com is not affiliated with any practice, medical center or physician.

If you know the name of the doctor or practice, use the “Search our site” box (upper right on this page) to get to the right Directory page. Then, open your browser’s ‘Find on Page’ feature (‘CTRL+F’) to locate the name on the page.

Disclaimer: this directory is provided for informational purposes only. We make no endorsement of a specific physician or medical facility. Choosing a physician is an important decision and should be based upon your own investigation of each physician’s training, education and experience. These listings offer you the opportunity to locate and contact a healthcare professional directly

A-Fib.com is your independent source of unbiased information about Atrial Fibrillation, resources and treatments.

Last updated: Saturday, March 17, 2018

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