Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD, is a cardiologist in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center.
- Centers & Specialties
- Clinical Interests
- Cardiac electrophysiology
- Atrial fibrillation
- Genetics of cardiovascular disease
- Brugada syndrome
- Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
- Medical Education
- PhD, Stanford University
- MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
- Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
- Cigna (PAL #'s)
- Fallon Community HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- Medicare - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
- OSW - Connecticut
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - New York
- OSW - Rhode Island
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
- Railroad Medicare
- Railroad Medicare - ACD
- Senior Whole Health
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
- Patient Age Group
Dr. Ellinor is a cardiac electrophysiologist at MGH. His clinical focus is on cardiac arrhythmias and in particular atrial fibrillation and heritable arrhythmias including long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.
Dr. Ellinor attended medical school and graduate school at Stanford University followed by medical internship and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He then came to MGH for his fellowship training in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He joined the faculty in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service in 2003. Dr. Ellinor is currently an Associate Physician at MGH and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.
- Research Summary
- The goal of Dr. Ellinor's laboratory work is to use genetics to elucidate the molecular basis underlying abnormalities of the heart rhythm and heart function. Much of his recent work has focused atrial fibrillation which is the most common arrhythmia. To identify novel pathways for atrial fibrillation he has used a broad range of techniques including population genetics, electrophysiology, and animal models of arrhythmias.
Dr. Ellinor has published over 80 peer reviewed manuscripts.
Massachusetts General Hospital is working together with experts from across the globe to investigate the genetic causes of atrial fibrillation, as part of a $6m Network funded by the Leducq Foundation.
Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care present insights and opinions on methods for treating refractory heart failure, genetically determined arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation in an integrated, multispecialty program.
The Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular, and Stroke Care integrates services to accelerate advances in stroke-related atrial fibrillation research and patient care.
Dr. Patrick Ellinor, cardiologist at the Mass General Heart Center, says you should discuss your condition with your doctor
Dr. Patrick Ellinor, cardiologist at the Mass General Heart Center, says you should discuss your condition with your doctor, since many people who could benefit from specific treatments are not aware of them.
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