Eric N. Prystowsky

Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Cardiac Rhythm Management

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1969, and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in 1973. He completed his internal medicine training at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City, and his training in cardiology and clinical electrophysiology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

From 1979 to 1986, Dr. Prystowsky was a full-time faculty member at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory. In 1986, he returned to Duke University as Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Center. Currently, Dr. Prystowsky is Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, and a Consulting Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

In addition to recently coauthoring 2 textbooks, Cardiac Arrhythmias: An Integrated Approach for the Clinician and Clinical Electrophysiology Review with Dr. George Klein, Dr. Prystowsky has also authored over 550 scientific manuscripts and abstracts concerning cardiac arrhythmias. He is past Chairman of the American Heart Association's Committee on Electrocardiography and Electrophysiology and was a member of the Executive Committee for the Council on Clinical Cardiology. Dr. Prystowsky is the immediate past president of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE) and is currently on NASPE's Board of Trustees. He is also on the editorial boards of 16 journals, including Circulation.