Position: Professor of Medicine
Location: Pennsylvania, US
Dr. Epstein is Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, at the University of Pennsylvania, and Chief of the Cardiology Section at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1977. After completing an internship and residency in internal medicine at Washington University/Barnes Hospital, he went to the University of Alabama, where he completed his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and remained there until 2009 when he was recruited to Philadelphia. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Dr. Epstein is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association, and of the Heart Rhythm Society. He has served the American Heart Association as chairman of its committees on Sudden Cardiac Death and on Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias and served on and chaired the ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline Committee for the implantation of cardiac pacemakers and antiarrhythmic devices. In 2012 he was elected to the Association of University Cardiologists. He has multiple teaching awards. His research interests lie in the management of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and has been involved in numerous clinical trials, having chaired the recruitment committees for the NIH/NHLBI-sponsored Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST), the Antiarrhythmics versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) Study, and the Atrial Fibrillation Follow-up Investigation of Rhythm Management (AFFIRM) Study. He has authored over 400 papers, abstracts, book chapters, and reviews and edited three books. He serves on multiple editorial boards.