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Mark Schoenfeld, MD

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Biography

Mark H. Schoenfeld, MD, FACC ,FAHA, FHRS has been a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine for nearly 2 decades as well as a Fellow of Saybrook College, Yale University, and Professor in the Dept of Cardiovascular Medicine at Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University. After graduating from Yale College and Harvard Medical School he was a medical resident, cardiac fellow and one of the earliest fellows in cardiac electrophysiology and pacing at the Massachusetts General Hospital before returning to Yale. He established the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Laboratories at both the Hospital of St Raphael (New Haven) and St Mary's Hospital (Waterbury). He has been involved in numerous clinical trials, having been one of the original investigators of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and multiple elaborations of this technology thereafter including transvenous devices and cardiac resynchronization therapy and his involvement with catheter ablation for the management of cardiac arrhythmias extends back more than 3 decades. He served as President of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the international organization dedicated to improving the care of patients with cardiac arrhythmias by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards, and has served as the Governor of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Beyond caring for thousands of patients, being involved in clinical research and in teaching, he has helped to develop ACC/AHA/HRS medical guidelines to guide practitioners on the management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias. He has been active in health care policy and regulatory affairs as relates to cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, working with the FDA on drug/device approval and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by serving on the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) of the American Medical Association which advises CMS on reimbursement.

Education & Training

  • Clinical/Research Fellow
    Massachusetts General Hospital (1986)
  • Clinical/Research Fellow
    Massachusetts General Hospital (1986)
  • Clinical/Research Fellow
    Massachusetts General Hospital (1986)
  • Medical Internship/Residency
    Massachusetts General Hospital (1982)
  • MD
    Harvard University (1979)
  • BS
    Yale College, Biology, Psychobiology (1975)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowshipHeart Rhythm Society2005
President's Leadership Award, Hospital of Saint RaphaelHospital of Saint Raphael2002
FellowshipAmerican Heart Association2001
FellowshipAmerican College of Physicians1988
FellowshipAmerican College of Chest Physicians1987
FellowshipAmerican College of Cardiology1987
Summa cum laudeYale College1975
Departmental Honors in BiologyYale College1975
Phi Beta kappaYale College1974

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC)Advisor to American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society on CMS reimbursement proposals for cardiac arrhythmia procedures being evaluated by AMA RUC committee2012 - Present
American Heart JournalReviewer2011 - Present
United Health Care, Cardiovascular Advisory Committee, Heart Rhythm Society representative, United Health Care, Cardiovascular Advisory Committeeadvisor to a large health care insurance provider, regarding issues in cardiovascular and cardiac arrhythmia management, representative for Heart Rhythm Society2010 - Present
Circulation, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiologyreviewer, an official journal of the American Heart Association2008 - Present
American College of Cardiology, Connecticut ChapterGovernor and President of the CT Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, Also serving on the Board of Governors of this international society and its Steering Committee2005 - 2008
Heart Rhythmofficial journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, and remain member of the Editorial Board of its prior official journal PACE which continues as a separate journal2003 - 2009
Heart RhythmReviewer2003 - Present
CardiostimFaculty member for a # of sessions for this international meeting dedicated to management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias2002 - Present
Heart Rhythm SocietyPresident of the Heart Rhythm Society, the international organization dedicated to fostering education, patient care, and research for patients with cardiac arrhythmias2002 - 2003
Journal of Cardiovascular ElectrophysiologyEditorial Board, official journal of Heart Rhythm Society2002 - 2009
EuropaceReviewer2001 - Present
Heart Rhythm Society/North American Society of Pacing and ElectrophysiologyI have been either member of Annual Scientific Sessions Committee, abstract grader, faculty, author, Abstract Chair, Program Chair over the years since 19991999 - Present
journal of Cardiovascular ElectrophysiologyReviewer1998 - Present
Journal of Interventional Cardiac ElectrophysiologyReviewer1996 - Present
PACEEditorial Board, official journal of Heart Rhythm Society1994 - Present
Circulationreviewer, official journal of the American Heart Association1994 - Present
PACEReviewer1992 - Present
Catheterization and Cardiovascular DiagnosisReviewer1990 - Present
Journal of the American College of Cardiologymember of Editorial Board (as well as previous and subsequent journal reviewer) for the official journal of the American College of Cardiology1989 - 1995
HypertensionReviewer1987 - Present
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeuticsreviewer1986 - Present
Journal of the American College of CardiologyReviewer1986 - Present
American Journal of CardiologyReviewer for an official journal of American College of Cardiology1985 - Present
American College of CardiologyI have been a member of Program Committee for annual sessions, abstract grader, faculty and/or author for close to 4 decades1983 - Present
American Heart AssociationI have been a member of Program Committee for annual sessions, abstract grader, faculty and/or author for close to 4 decades1982 - Present

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