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Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD

  • Director, Arrhythmia/Step Down Unit


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Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD, is a cardiologist in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center.




Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

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
  • Centene/Celticare
  • 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
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • 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
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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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.

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Research & Publications

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.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Dr. Ellinor has published over 80 peer reviewed manuscripts. 

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News & Events



Electrophysiology Lab/Arrhythmia Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-4959
Fax: 617-726-3852

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