Julia H. Indik, MD, PhD

Personal Information
Professor of Medicine
Flinn Foundation and American Heart Association Endowed Chair in Electrophysiology
Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Graduate, UA Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program 2003
(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.

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