Bruce D. Lindsay, MD, is Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Cleveland Clinic. He served as President of the Heart Rhythm Society from 2007 to 2008, and chaired the Heart Rhythm Society's Annual Scientific Program in Boston in 2006, which was attended by more than 13,000 international physicians, scientists and allied health professionals. Dr. Lindsay served a term on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Cardiology, formerly chaired the College's Board of Governors, and is a member of the National Cardiovascular Database Management Board. He currently chairs the ABIM test-writing committee for Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Specialty/Clinical interests: Abnormal heart rhythms, Long QT Syndrome, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, sudden cardiac death, ventricular tachycardia, biventricular pacemaker, catheter ablation, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker implant, pulmonary vein isolation ablation
Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Lindsay performs ablations and device implantation procedures to treat patients with a variety of arrhythmias. He performs more than 200 ablations per year.
Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx
Education and Training: Dr. Lindsay is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan. He served in the National Health Service Corps from 1980 to 1983. He completed a cardiology fellowship at Washington University where he undertook additional training in the treatment of patients with heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Lindsay joined the faculty at Washington University in 1985 and became Professor of Medicine and Director of Electrophysiology. He accepted the position of Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at Cleveland Clinic in 2008.
Publications and Speaking: Dr. Lindsay’s clinical research and publications have focused on identifying patients with an increased risk of cardiac arrest, improving technology for implantable defibrillators, malfunctions of implantable cardiac devices, and advances in the use of ablation to correct abnormal heart rhythms. He is a contributing author to the Heart Rhythm Society state-of-the-art consensus document for ablation of atrial fibrillation. Through his commitment to education, Dr. Lindsay has served on the faculty at meetings throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and China.
About Dr. Lindsay: “What really drives me is my passion for helping people and knowing that, at the end of the day, I’ve helped make their lives better.”
Leisure activities: In his free time, Dr. Lindsay enjoys exercising, running, swimming, spend time with his family, and walking his dog.