FORA.tv Speaker - Douglas Zipes
Douglas P. Zipes is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a past president of both the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society. Dr. Zipes specializes in the research and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and was a member of the team that developed the first cardioverter, a device that administers electric shock to restore the heart’s normal rhythm. He also pioneered an alcohol ablation catheterization technique, which cures some arrhythmias, and is a specialist on Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome, Marfan Syndrome, and sudden death in athletes.
Dr. Zipes has received many awards in recognition of his work, including the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. He was founding editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and the new journal of the Heart Rhythm Society. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his postgraduate training at Duke University Medical Center.
10.04.07 | 01:06:55 min
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