Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, FHRS
Dr. Prystowsky is a practicing Cardiologist with St. Vincent Medical Group, and Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. He is also a Consulting Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Prystowsky is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine training at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City, and his training in cardiology and clinical electrophysiology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. From 1979 to 1986, Dr. Prystowsky was a full-time faculty member at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory. In 1986, he returned to Duke University as Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center. He joined The Care Group in 1988. In addition to co-authoring two textbooks, Cardiac Arrhythmias: An Integrated Approach for the Clinician; and Clinical Electrophysiology Review, Dr. Prystowsky has also authored over 700 publications concerning cardiac arrhythmias. He was the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology for 15 years and is currently on the editorial board of 9 journals. Additionally, he is past chairman of the American Heart Association’s Committee on Electrocardiography and Electrophysiology, past president of the Heart Rhythm Society, and past chairman of the Test Writing Committee for Clinical Electrophysiology for the American Board of Internal Medicine. He was given the Distinguished Alumni Award from Pennsylvania State University in 2007. Dr. Prystowsky was the first-ever recipient, in 2013, of the Advocate for Patients Award bestowed by StopAfib.org. The award was renamed in his honor to the Eric N. Prystowsky, MD Advocate for Patients Award, which is given annually.