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James V. Freeman

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine); Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories, Yale Medicine; Director, Yale Atrial Fibrillation Program, Yale Medicine

Contact Information

James V. Freeman, MD, MPH, MS

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Cardiovascular Medicine

    789 Howard Avenue, PO Box 208017

    New Haven, CT 06520-8017

    United States



I am a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist with a focus on the ablation of complex arrhythmias (supraventricular tachycardias, atrial fibrillation and flutter, and ventricular tachycardia), and left atrial appendage occlusion. I am Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories for Yale New Haven Health and the Director of the Yale Atrial Fibrillation Program. I am also interested in implantable cardiac devices for cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure, including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices. I have a Masters of Public Health degree with a concentration in biostatistics and epidemiology from Johns Hopkins and a Masters of Science degree in health services research from Stanford. I have published extensively on topics of comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and clinical outcomes with cardiac arrhythmias. I have research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the American College of Cardiology to study the safety and effectiveness of therapies for the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia, sudden cardiac death, stroke and heart failure.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Stanford University Hospital and Clinics (2013)
  • MS
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Health Services Research (2011)
  • American Heart Association Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Fellow
    Kaiser Permanence of Northern California (2011)
  • Fellowship
    Stanford University Hospital and Clinics (2010)
  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Hospitalist
    Stanford University Hospital and Clinics (2007)
  • Residency
    Stanford University Hospital and Clinics (2006)
  • MD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003)
  • MPH
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • BA
    Dartmouth College, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/English

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