Joseph G. Akar, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Academic Director of Electrophysiology; Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory; Director, Complex Ablation Program

Clinical Interests

  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Geriatric
Referrals: From physicians only

Patient Care Organizations

Cardiovascular Medicine: Cardiomyopathy Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Program | Electrophysiology & Cardiac Arrhythmia Program: Complex Ablation Program

Heart & Vascular Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease AB of Internal Medicine (2003)

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology AB of Internal Medicine (2005)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Retracting the Esophagus During AF Ablation (EsoSure)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System aMAZE Study: LAA Ligation Adjunctive to PVI for Persistent or Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation (aMAZE)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Apixaban Evaluation of Interrupted Or Uninterrupted Anticoagulation for Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (AEIOU)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Sensible Medical Innovations Lung fLuid Status Monitor Allows rEducing Readmission Rate of Heart Failure Patients (SMILE™)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Understanding Outcomes With the EMBLEM™ S-ICD in Primary Prevention Patients With Low Ejection Fraction (UNTOUCHED)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of the OPTIMIZER® System in Subjects With Moderate-to-Severe Heart Failure: FIX-HF-5C

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Joseph G. Akar, MD, PhD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Cardiology11 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT 06405
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Yale Cardiac Electrophysiology Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Fl 2

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale CardiologyYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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