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Matthew Needleman, MD, Cardiology, Bethesda, MD, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

MatthewNeedlemanMDFACC, FHRS

Cardiology Bethesda, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Physician

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Summary

  • I am a board certified cardiac electrophysiologist specializing in adult, pediatric, and adult congenital electrophysiology. I have a clinical interest in atrial fibrillation and flutter, Wolff Parkinson White syndrome, ventricular tachycardia, and cardiac implantable electronic device implantation and management.

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityFellowship, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2010 - 2012
  • National Capital Consortium
    National Capital ConsortiumFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 2007 - 2010
  • National Capital Consortium
    National Capital ConsortiumChief Residency, Internal Medicine, 2006 - 2007
  • National Capital Consortium
    National Capital ConsortiumResidency, Internal Medicine, 2003 - 2006
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of MedicineClass of 2003
  • Bowdoin College
    Bowdoin CollegeA.B., Major: Biochemistry, Minor: Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, 1996 - 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2013 - 2023
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2004 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • International Board of Heart Rhythm ExaminersCertified Electrophysiology Specialist- Pediatric Cardiology (CEPS-PC)

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha 2018
  • "Master Clinician" Designation WRNMMC, 2015
  • Greater Washington DC Area "Heart Heroes" award 2014
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • High Prevalence of Catecholamine-Facilitated Focal Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy  
    Philips B, Madhavan S, James C, Tichnell C, Murray B, Needleman M, Bhonsale A, Nazarian S, Laurita K, Calkins H, Tandri H, Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 1/1/2013
  • Inhibition of tachytherapy during ventricular tachycardia in a patient with a functioning dual-chamber ICD: What is the mechanism?  
    Needleman, M, Berger, RD, and Cheng, A, Heart Rhythm, 1/1/2012
  • A proposal for new clinical concepts in the management of atrial fibrillation  
    Camm AJ, Al-Khatib SM, Calkins H, Halperin JL, Kirchhof P, Lip GY, Nattel S, Ruskin J, Banerjee A, Blendea D, Guasch E, Needleman M, Savelieva I, Viles-Gonzalez J, Wil..., Am Heart J, 1/1/2012
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Books/Book Chapters

Lectures

  • CRT Optimization Strategies in Heart Failure 
    National Harbor, Washington, DC - 1/26/2015
  • Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure in 2015 
    WRNMMC, Bethesda, MD - 1/7/2015
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in Active Duty Service Members 
    USUHS, Bethesda, MD - 1/4/2015
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Press Mentions

  • FDA Panel Rejects Vernakalant Bid for AFib Cardioversion Indication
    FDA Panel Rejects Vernakalant Bid for AFib Cardioversion IndicationDecember 13th, 2019

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