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Lon Castle, MD, is a Staff Electrophysiologist with Cleveland Clinic. He is Head of the Cardiac Device Lab at Lakewood Hospital and Fairview General Hospital. He also serves as a medical consultant to the National Football League. Dr. Castle is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and is a Diplomate of the Board of Medical Examiners. His specialty interests focus on implanting devices that correct heart rhythm malfunctions and electrophysiologic studies and ablations of cardiac arrythmias.
A Pennsylvania native, Dr. Castle attended Temple University as an undergraduate in the School of Pharmacy, continuing on to receive his medical degree. He completed his clinical internship and residency at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., before joining the United States Air Force. During his military service, Dr. Castle served as Chief of Medicine at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. Upon leaving military service, Dr. Castle received a fellowship in cardiology from Cleveland Clinic, where he became Head of the Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology. Dr. Castle was originally appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 1973. After a four-year absence, he was re-appointed to the Cleveland Clinic in 1998.
Dr. Castle currently serves as an abstract reviewer for the professional journals Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. He has been widely published in such journals as American Heart Journal, Journal of Electrophysiology and Clinical Progress in Pacing and Electrophysiology. In addition to his current role as medical consultant to the National Football League, Dr. Castle has been a past medical consultant for the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Ballet, and he served as Associate Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns.
Dr. Castle is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He is a member of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, the American Medical Association Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technology Assessment Board, the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Association and the Northeast Ohio Pacemaker Society.
cardiac arrhythmias, device implantation, electrophysiologic studies and ablation of arrhythmias
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