Win-Kuang Shen, M.D., professor of medicine at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, has been named the chair of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Dr. Shen graduated from New York Medical College in 1983 and completed postgraduate training in internal medicine, cardiology, and electrophysiology at Mayo Clinic and Duke University. He has a strong interest in medical education. Dr. Shen previously served as associate program director and clinical research director for the Mayo Clinic internal medicine program, and he has received multiple teaching awards from medical students, residents, and fellows.
Dr. Shen is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certification in cardiology and electrophysiology. He has served on the American Heart Association's Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences and Council on Clinical Cardiology, the scientific program committee for the Heart Rhythm Society and the American Heart Association, and guideline-writing committees jointly held by national and international societies.
Dr. Shen has authored and coauthored more than 160 original scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, including:
He has written more than 30 book chapters and coedited 2 books. His research interests include atrial fibrillation, mechanisms of syncope, and cellular electrophysiology.
Dr. Shen has been very active in international cardiology efforts. He has been regularly involved in international scientific programs providing educational opportunities for colleagues from many countries.
In addition to his research and educational endeavors, Dr. Shen continues to maintain an active clinical practice in cardiac electrophysiology involving ablation therapy for complex arrhythmias and device implantation.