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Paul J. Wang, MD

Paul J. Wang, MD

Courtesy Faculty
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship:Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1989) MA
Medical Education:College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University (1983) NY
Internship:New York Presbyterian Medical Center (1984) NY
Board Certification: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1992)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1986)
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1989)
Residency:New York Presbyterian Medical Center (1986) NY
MD, Columbia University, Medicine (1983)
BA, Harvard University, Biochemical Sciences (1979)


(650) 723-9363

Dr. Wang is the Director of the Stanford Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and Professor of Medicine and of Bioengineering (by courtesy)(since 2003). Dr. Wang is an expert in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular arrhythmias, supraventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. He has practiced cardiac electrophysiology as an arrhythmia expert for over 26 years. He was a co-inventor of catheter cryoablation, which has been used to treat over 250,000 patients with atrial fibrillation, and has pioneered new techniques in the management of heart rhythm problems. He has co-authored numerous textbooks and book chapters on catheter ablation, implantable defibrillators, sudden cardiac death, cardiac resynchronization/ biventricular pacing therapy, and innovations in arrhythmia therapy. He is past Chair of the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology ECG and Arrhythmias Committee, a member of the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, and the American Heart Association National Science and Clinical Education Committee. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the leading professional society in his field, the Heart Rhythm Society. He has helped write the examination used for certification of heart rhythm specialists in the U.S. He founded the annual Stanford Biodesign New Arrhythmia Technologies Retreat, focusing on new technological advances in arrhythmia management and diagnosis. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Circulation:Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, one of the leading scientific journals in the field.