Joseph G. Akar MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Academic Director of Electrophysiology; Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory
Departments & Organizations
Yale Medical Group: Heart & Vascular Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Internal Medicine: Cardiology: Clinical Cardiology (Outpatient); Cardiology/Electrophysiology and Cardiac Arrhythmia Service: Complex Ablation Program; CORE: Faculty; ; Cardiology/Cardiomyopathy Inherited Cardiovascular Disease
mechanisms of atrial fibrillation; ablation of atrial fibrillation; molecular imaging of structural remodeling; pericardial fat and arrhythmogenesis; effect of remote device monitoring on patient outcomes; atrial fibrillation burden and clinical outcomes more...
- M.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1995
- Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2004
- Al-Chekakie MO, Welles CC, Metoyer R, Ibrahim A, Shapira AR, Cytron J, Santucci P, Wilber DJ, Akar JG. Pericardial Fat is Independently Associated with Human Atrial Fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2010; 56:784-788. Focus Issue on Heart Rhythm Disorders.
- Akar JG, Jeske W, Wilber DW. Acute onset human atrial fibrillation is associated with local cardiac platelet activation and endothelial dysfunction. J Am Coll Cardiol 2008; 51:1790-1793.
- Akar JG, Al-Chekakie MO, Fugate T, Moran L, Froloshki B, Varma N, Santucci P, Wilber DJ, Matsumura ME. Endothelial Dysfunction in Heart Failure Identifies Responders to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Heart Rhythm 2008; 5:1229-1235 (Featured Article).