1. Minnesota


  1. Cardiovascular Diseases


  1. Fellow - Cardiology/Electrophysiology Duke University
  2. Resident - Internal Medicine Duke University
  3. Internship - Internal Medicine Duke University
  4. MD University of Utah
  5. BA - Chemistry Brigham Young University


  1. American Board of Internal Medicine
  2. American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  3. American Board of Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Primary Appointment

  1. Cardiovascular Diseases

Academic rank

  1. Professor of Medicine

Professional Highlights

  • Developer and lead investigator, world-wide Catheter Ablation Versus Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation (CABANA) Trial. National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2009-2018
  • Morton M. Mower Lecturer, "Atrial Fibrillation Ablation – State of the Art," The 12th International Dead Sea Symposium, 2014
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, XV International Symposium on Progress in Clinical Pacing 2012 Scientific Committee, 2012
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society, 2012
  • President, Heart Rhythm Society 2009-2010
  • Distinguished Service Award, Brigham Young University, 2006
  • Honorary Professorship, Dalian, China, July 14-16, 2006


  • Ablation of atrial fibrillation, including ultrasound and cryoablation
  • Ablation of complex atrial arrhythmias, mechanisms of heart rhythm disturbances
  • 4/5D Image integration guided ablation of AF, VT
  • MR/Intracardiac ultrasound imaging of arrhythmia substrate
  • Ablation of advanced ventricular tachycardias
  • Development of new ablation methods and technology
  • Cell therapy for cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cellular ablation and conduction modification research


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