Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds

College of Medicine - Tucson
March 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

Hugh Calkins, MD
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service

The Past Present and Future of Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation"

Hugh Calkins, MD, is the Nicholas J. Fortuin MD Professor of Cardiology and professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also is the director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory, the Arrhythmia Service, and the Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Calkins graduated Magna Cum Laude in chemistry from Williams College. He then attended Harvard Medical School before training in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his cardiology fellowship training at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Calkins trained in electrophysiology at Johns Hopkins and at the University of Michigan.

His first faculty position was at the University of Michigan. He returned to Johns Hopkins as director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory and Arrhythmia Service in 2002.

Dr. Calkins has published more than 550 manuscripts and more than 60 book chapters. He is recognized nationally and internationally for the pioneering role he has played in the development of radiofrequency catheter ablation for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias as well as for his research on arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia.

Dr. Calkins received 1st prize in the NASPE Young Investigator Competition in 1988, was recipient of the Helen B. Taussig Award of the Maryland American Heart Association Affiliate in 1999, and was awarded the Van Ruyven Medal of the Heart Lung Foundation Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2012. Dr. Calkins has been recognized for his clinical excellence by Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Physicians, and Baltimore Magazine.

Dr. Calkins serves on the editorial board of Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm, the Journal of Interventional Electrophysiology, and the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. He served as President of the Heart Rhythm Society from 2014-2015.

Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker Series

Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker Series

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dr. Calkins has disclosed he has no conflicts.

All other faculty, CME Planning Committee members and CME office reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:
Describe recent progress in the research, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease
Integrate advances in heart disease diagnosis and treatment into the day-to-day practices of research and clinical care;
Provide medical professionals with updates on cardiologic topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence and patient care.

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Event Location: 

Sarver Heart Center, Room 4137