Douglas L. Packer, M.D.


  1. Rochester, Minn
  • 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
  1. 1985
    Fellow - Cardiology/ElectrophysiologyDuke University
  2. 1983
    Resident - Internal MedicineDuke University
  3. 1981
    Internship - Internal MedicineDuke University
  4. 1980
    MDUniversity of Utah
  5. 1976
    BA - ChemistryBrigham Young University


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

Professional Highlights

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


Research Activities

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