Bradley P. Knight, MD

Brad Knight Profile picBradley P. Knight, MD, an attending cardiac electrophysiologist, is the director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, and the director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the medical director for the Center of Heart Rhythm Disorders at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. He is the Chester C. and Deborah M. Cooley Distinguished Professor of Cardiology and director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Knight earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in the School of Public Health, and his medical degree at the Ohio State University. After completing his training in medicine, cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Michigan, he joined the Michigan faculty in 1997. He moved to the University of Chicago in 2002 where he was the director of cardiac electrophysiology for seven years.

Considered an expert in the management of patients with heart rhythm disorders, Dr. Knight’s clinical interests remain broad and include management of all types of heart rhythm disorders, catheter ablation, and implantation of cardiac rhythm management devices. His research interests include atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation for complex arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, intracardiac imaging techniques, diagnostic pacing maneuvers, the use of defibrillators in patients with syncope and a cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac arrest, and pacing to improve heart failure. He has been an investigator for several multicenter clinical trials, including those related to the totally subcutaneous implantable defibrillator, cryoballoon system for ablation of atrial fibrillation, and left atrial appendage occlusion. He is on the editorial board of several major medical journals and has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, case reports, and editorials. He is currently the Editor of EPLab Digest.

Dr. Knight is an active member of the Heart Rhythm Society, American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association, and is listed by Chicago Magazine as one of Chicago’s Top Doctors.