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Joseph Akar, MD, Cardiology, New Haven, CT, Greenwich Hospital

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Cardiology New Haven, CT

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

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  • Office

    333 Cedar Street
    Division Of Cardiology Yale University School Of Med.
    New Haven, CT 06520
    Phone(203) 785-4114
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Education & Training

  • University of Virginia Medical Center
    University of Virginia Medical CenterFellowship, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Virginia
    University of VirginiaPh.D., Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics, 2004
  • University of Virginia Medical Center
    University of Virginia Medical CenterFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1998 - 2003
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Yale-New Haven HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1995 - 1998
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineClass of 1995
  • Pennsylvania State University State College
    Pennsylvania State University State CollegeB.S., 1988 - 1991

Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2009 - 2023
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2004 - 2011
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1999 - 2006
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013-2014
  • PI for Young Investigator Award Finalist Heart Rhythm Society, 2007
  • Finalist, Virginia Affiliate Research Competition American College of Cardiology, 2002
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Randomized trial of atrial arrhythmia monitoring to guide anticoagulation in patients with implanted defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization devices  
    Martin DT, Bersohn MM, Waldo AL, Wathen MS, Choucair WK, Lip GY, Ip J, Holcomb R, Akar JG, Halperin JL, Eur Heart J, 1/1/2015
  • Atrial fibrillation and thrombogenesis: Innocent bystander or guilty accomplice  
    Akar JG and Marieb MA, JACC CEP, 1/1/2015
  • Heart Rhythm Society Expert Consensus Statement on remote interrogation and monitoring for cardiovascular implantable electronic devices  
    Slotwiner D, Varma N, Akar JG, Annas G, Beardsall M, Fogel RI, Galizio NO, Glotzer TV, Leahy RA, Love CJ, McLean RC, Mittal S, Morichelli L, Patton KK, Raitt MH, Pietr..., Heart Rhythm, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

Lectures

  • How Often and Who Needs Remote Follow-Up? 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2016
  • Maximizing Value and optimizing Outcomes for Patients With Devices: Today’s Available Solutions 
    Boston, MA - 1/1/2015
  • Inter-atrial Shunt Devices for Decongestion 
    Boston, MA - 1/1/2015
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Press Mentions

  • Yale New Haven Doctor Repairs Irregular Heartbeats with Almost No Radiation
    Yale New Haven Doctor Repairs Irregular Heartbeats with Almost No RadiationJune 18th, 2017
  • Yale New Haven Doctors Use Device to Trap Blood Clots, Prevent Stroke
    Yale New Haven Doctors Use Device to Trap Blood Clots, Prevent StrokeJanuary 13th, 2018
  • Promising New AFib Study at Yale New Haven Hospital
    Promising New AFib Study at Yale New Haven HospitalApril 25th, 2017
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