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Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD, is a cardiologist in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center.
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Dr. Ellinor was raised in Cincinnati and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Biology. He attended Stanford University for medical and graduate school. After completing doctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Tsien, he moved to Boston for medical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then completed cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ellinor joined the staff of MGH in 2001, served as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Step-Down Unit for thirteen years, and recently became the Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service. He is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Member at the Broad Institute.
Dr. Ellinor’s research work has focused on identifying the molecular basis of atrial fibrillation. His research laboratories are located in the Cardiovascular Research Center at MGH and at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Dr. Ellinor currently helps to lead the AFGen Consortium, an international group of investigators studying the genetics of atrial fibrillation. Over the past 15 years, he has been continuously funded by the NIH, he has received an Established Investigator Award from the AHA, and he is a principal investigator on a Transatlantic Research Network sponsored by the Fondation Leducq. Dr. Ellinor is a member of the American Heart Association, the Heart Rhythm Society and the American Society of Clinical Investigation.
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Dr. Ellinor has published over 180 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, since many people who could benefit from specific treatments are not aware of them.
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