Joseph G. Akar MD, PhD

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

Clinical Interests

Radiofrequency ablation of complex arrhythmias with including persistent and long-standing atrial fibrillation, atrial fibrillation and flutter in the setting of structural heart disease (surgically corrected congenital disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, heart failure, prosthetic valves), and epicardial ventricular tachycardia; cardiac resynchronization therapy (biventricular devices).

Board Certifications

Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certified
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Board Certified

Patient Care Locations


Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
cardiac rhythm disorder Product Surveillance Registry (Medtronic)
Cardiac Arrest The Longitudinal Surveillance Study of 4-SITE Lead/Header System
Pacemaker and Heart Arrhythmias SIELLO Clinical Study

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