Electrophysiology

Wilber Su, MD

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Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Director of Electrophysiology Fellowship, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona
(602) 521-3090
wilber.su@bannerhealth.com

Dr. Wilber Su is the Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Director of the Electrophysiology Fellowship at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.  He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Su is board certified in cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and internal medicine. 

His research interests include atrial fibrillation, ablation physiology, Cryoballoon ablation, and novel device therapies including pacemakers and defibrillators as well as heart failure treatments.  His clinical interests include atrial fibrillation and cryo ablation.

Following medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, Dr. Su completed his Internal Medicine residency followed by a Cardiovascular Medicine – Clinical Investigator Research Fellowship and a Cardiovascular Medicine and Electrophysiology Fellowship, all at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Mathew Hutchinson, MD

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Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Program at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program at University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson
(520) 626-8615
mathewhutchinson@shc.arizona.edu

Dr. Mathew Hutchinson, board certified in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology, serves as the director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program. He specializes in the treatment of complex heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. 

Dr. Hutchinson comes to the University of Arizona Health Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania where he was an associate professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. He completed his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine and his medical residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston. His cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships were completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hutchinson cares for patients with complex arrhythmia disorders, as well as adult congenital heart disease and arrhythmias.  His clinical research activities are centered on developing new techniques to improve procedural outcomes in patients with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. He is internationally renowned for his work in the use of imaging to characterize arrhythmia substrate in patients with structural heart disease. He has authored or co-authored nearly 100 research publications and serves as a reviewer or editorial board member on numerous publications, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, American Journal of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm, and the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

“Dr. Hutchinson’s international reputation as a clinician and scientist strengthens and expands our arrhythmia practice, which already provides outstanding patient care, including remarkable outcomes for some very complex procedures,” said Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and chief of cardiology.

Healthy Dose Blogpost by Dr. Hutchinson: Reducing Atrial Fibrillation’s Fear Factor

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Peter Ott, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
The Peter Ott, MD Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at the UA Sarver Heart Center
(520) 626-8615
ottp@email.arizona.edu

Peter Ott, MD, is associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. A native of Germany, he received his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg and completed his medical residency training at the University of Arizona. He served one additional year as chief medical resident and then moved to Denver, Colo., where he completed fellowship training in cardiology at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Ott returned to Germany for two years, working in cardiology/electrophysiology at a large tertiary referral center for cardiology in the southwest of Germany. He transferred to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City for additional training in cardiac electrophysiology before returning to the University of Arizona and his present position. He is the holder of The Peter Ott, MD Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at the UA Sarver Heart Center.

Dr. Ott is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and cardiac electrophysiology. His clinical expertise is the management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, including catheter ablation therapy and device therapy (implantable defibrillator and pacemaker).

Dr. Ott’s research interests are the electrophysiologic effects of heart failure, treatment of atrial fibrillation and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias with catheter ablation.

Community Lecture Video: Peter Ott, MD: Atrial Fibrillation & other Arrhytmias - new ways to diagnose & new therapies

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Frank I. Marcus, MD

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Professor Emeritus of Medicine
(520) 626-6262
fmarcus@shc.arizona.edu

Frank I. Marcus, MD, is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, in Tucson, Arizona. His area of expertise is Clinical Cardiology, Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Clinical Electrophysiology. He graduated from Columbia University College and received a Masters Degree in Physiology from Tufts University. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine cum laude in 1953. He did his internship and residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston from 1953-1954 and 1956-1958. He was a research fellow in cardiology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital from 1957-1958 and then completed his cardiology training at Georgetown University Hospital in 1959. After a year as Chief Medical Resident at Georgetown University Hospital he was appointed Chief of Cardiology at the Georgetown University Medical Service, D.C. General Hospital. He held this position from 1960-1968. During this time he was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. In January 1969, he became Professor and Chief of the Section of Cardiology at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine. In 1982 he was appointed Distinguished Professor of Medicine and held this Endowed Chair until 1999. He is certified in the American Board of Internal Medicine and in the Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Marcus was founder and first president of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Cardiology in 1987-1988 and was President of Association of the University Cardiologists from 1990-1991. Among his honors are the Laureate Award of the American College of Physicians in 1987, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Boston University School of Medicine in 2003; Master Clinician Award of the American Heart Association, Council on Clinical Cardiology in 2005; Outstanding Achievement Award of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society in 2011; and the Pioneer in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology Award of the Heart Rhythm Society in 2011. He has been or is a member of the Editorial/Scientific Board of 14 Cardiovascular Journals and is a consultant and reviewer for 26 journals. 

His initial research interests were directed to understanding the pharmacology of cardiac drugs including digoxin, amiodarone, and propafenone. Later he turned his attention to this investigation of cardiac arrhythmias. He introduced radiofrequency energy for cardiac ablation procedures.

From 2001 to 2008 Dr. Marcus was the principal investigator of an NIH-sponsored study “The Multi-Disciplinary Study of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia.” He is a principal investigator of an NIH-sponsored study, "Genetics, Mechanisms and Phenotypes of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathies," that runs until 2018.

He is the author of 160 abstracts, 298 articles in peer reviewed journals and has written 60 book chapters. He is coeditor with Dr. Gaetano Thiene of a book on Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy published in 2007.

He and his family established the Samuel and Edith Visiting Professorship in Cardiology at the University Health Science Center. 

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Julia H. Indik, MD, PhD

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Professor of Medicine
Flinn Foundation and American Heart Association Endowed Chair in Electrophysiology
Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Graduate, UA Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program 2002
(520) 626-1416
jindik@shc.arizona.edu

Julia H. Indik, MD, PhD, is a professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate work at Princeton University and then continued at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she received her doctorate in physics.  She moved to Tucson 1986 to work at Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona as a postdoctoral research associate.

However, she decided to change career directions and enrolled in the College of Medicine where she earned her MD in 1996 and continued in the Department of Medicine to complete internship and residency training.  She received her cardiology fellowship training at the University of Arizona and followed with a year of electrophysiology fellowship training which she completed in June of 2003. She is the holder of the Flinn Foundation and American Heart Association Endowed Chair in Electrophysiology and is the Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program.

Her current research involves the study of waveform characteristics of ventricular fibrillation and its relationship to heart failure and myocardial infarction in the context of resuscitation research with Dr. Karl Kern. She is also involved in image analysis of right ventricular wall motion with respect to arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, with Dr. Frank Marcus. Dr. Indik is also the ECG section editor for the American Journal of Medicine. She is involved in various activities of the American College of Cardiology and is the chair of the Training Material Development Committee that is responsible for the national fellows in service examination. She is also actively involved with the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society in committees that include the development of professional education activities and clinical consensus statements and guidelines.

Read about how Dr. Indik's Childhood Longing for Space Adventure Led to a Career in Cardiology

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