Elaine Wan, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS

Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Cardiology (in Medicine) 

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Elaine Wan, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS

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Elaine Wan, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, is the Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Medicine in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons and attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She is trained in Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiology and is an invasive cardiac electrophysiologist. She performs implantation of cardiac devices including pacemaker and defibrillators, as well as ablation of arrhythmias.

Dr. Wan is a physician-scientist and focuses on development of novel treatments for heart failure and vascular dysfunction. She is a translational researcher also interested in development of innovative imaging modalities to improve ablation delivery. Dr. Wan is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
She received her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia.

Dr. Wan is interested in the vascular and electrophysiological changes that occur in heart failure and in atrial fibrillation. She conducts clinical research with heart failure patients and also uses murine models of heart failure and atrial fibrillation to elucidate ion channel abnormalities in the vasculature and the heart.  Dr. Wan is developing innovative therapies and strategies to treat heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

 

Dr. Wan is the recipient of the 2016 American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award in Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (Chicago, IL), 2016 Cardiostim Best Young EP Presentation Award (Nice, France), 2013 Irving Institute Clinical Trials Office Pilot Grant to study vascular dysfunction in patients with heart failure. She was the 2010 President of the American Heart Association Fellows Society of Greater New York. She was also the recipient of the 2008 American Heart Association Women in Clinical Excellence Award.

Education & Training

Undergraduate:1997-2001, Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Medical School: 2001-2005, Doctor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: 2005-2006, Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center-NY Presbyterian Hospital

Residency: 2006-2008, Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center-NY Presbyterian Hospital

Post-Graduate: 2008-2013, Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Columbia University Medical Center-NY Presbyterian Hospital

Board Certifications

ABIM Internal Medicine

ABIM Cardiovascular Disease

ABIM Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

National Board of Echocardiography

Clinical Interests

 

Clinical cardiac electrophysiology including catheter ablation procedures and cardiac implantable devices.

Electrophysiological and vascular changes due to heart failure

Management of atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias

Cardiovascular disease and arrhythmias in women

Research Interests

 

Role of vascular ion channels in heart failure.

Endothelial dysfunction due to electrophysiological changes in heart failure.

Biophysics of ablation and novel imaging modalities to improve clinical delivery of ablation lesions

Cardiovascular disease and arrhythmias in women.

Mentor(s)

 

Dr. Steven Marx

Professor of Medicine

Cardiovascular Fellowship Director

Columbia University Medical Center - NY Presbyterian

 

Dr. Hasan Garan

Professor of Medicine

Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Division of Cardiology,

Columbia University Medical Center - NY Presbyterian

Area of Expertise

 

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Electrophysiology-Arrhythmias

Heart Disease and Women

Holter Monitor

Atrial fibrillation

Implant Cardiac Defibrillator

Tachycardia

Diagnostic Electrophysiology Study

Arrhythmia Management

Cardiac Resynchronization

Cardioversion