Laurence Epstein, MD

Laurence Epstein, MD

Cardiology Boston, MA

Professor, Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Office Address

  • 75 Francis St
    Brigham And Womens Hospital Cardiovascular Division
    Boston, MA 02115
    Phone: (857) 307-1945

Laurence Epstein, MD

Cardiology Boston, MA

Professor, Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Cardiology: Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Clinical Interests: Catheter Ablation; Implantable Defibrillators; Electrocardiography; Device Removal; Artificial Pacemaker; Ventricular Tachycardia; Treatment Outcome; Risk Factors

Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania Health SystemUniversity of Pennsylvania Health System
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of MedicineUniversity of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1994 - 2015
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1989
  • American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease, 1991
  • American Board of Internal MedicineClinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 1992

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2009
  • Boston MagazineCastle Connolly, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008
  • Partners in Excellence Team AwardPartners HealthCare, 2011, 2013

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Durata May Not be Riata but Only Time Will Tell  Maytin M, Epstein LM, Pacing Clin Electrophysiol, 8/16/2013
  • Electrocardiographic left ventricular scar burden predicts clinical outcomes following infarct-related ventricular tachycardia ablation  Kojodjojo P, Tokuda M, Bohnen M, Michaud GF, Koplan BA, Epstein LM, Albert CM, John RM, Stevenson WG, Tedrow UB, Heart Rhythm, 8/1/2013
  • Multicenter experience with transvenous lead extraction in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)  Maytin M, Henrikson CA, Schaerf RH, Epstein LM, John RM, Pacing Clin Electrophysiol., 6/20/2013

Books/Book Chapters

  • Manual of Intensive Care Medicine Chapter: Supraventricular Tachycardia. Page 242 - 252
    Sapp JL, Epstein LM
    Editors: Irwin, Rippe.Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens, Philadelphia, PA
    Edition 5th,2010
  • Cardiac Surgery in the Adult Chapter: Interventional therapy for Atrial and Ventricular Arrhythmias Page 1357 - 1374
    Eckart RE, Epstein LM
    Editors: Cohn, Edmunds.McGraw-Hill Professional, New York, NY
    Edition 2nd,2008
  • Irwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine Chapter: Supraventricular Tachycardia. Page 464 - 479
    Eckart RE, Sapp JL, Epstein LM
    Editors: Irwin, Rippe.Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Edition 6th,2008


  • "Devices-Moderated Poster Session" Moderator Laurence Mark Epstein, MD, 30th Annual Scientific Session of the Heart Rhythm Society, 1/1/2009
  • High Density Extracellular Mapping of the AV Node in a Superfused Rabbit Model Laurence Mark Epstein, MD, AHA Scientific Session, 1/1/1991
  • Percutaneous Catheter Modification of the Atrioventricular Node: A Potential Cure for Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia. Laurence Mark Epstein, MD, NASPE Scientific Session, Washington, DC, 1/1/1989


  • "Outpatient Management of Atrial Fibrillation." Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - 1/1/2014
  • "ICD Shocks, A Necessary Evil? Strategies for Shock Prevention" San Juan, PR - 1/1/2013
  • "Lead Management 2013" Invited Speaker San Juan, PR - 1/1/2013


  • "Riata Lead Case Study-Patient Management Webinar with the Experts" Invited Panelist Laurence Mark Epstein, MD
  • "Riata Leads Issue Webinar" Invited Panelist Laurence Mark Epstein, MD, Heart Rhythm Society
  • Should Every Broken Lead Be Extracted? Maytin M, Epstein LM, Contemporary Debates and Controversies in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Part I, pages 663-673

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group HMO/Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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