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Thomas Callahan, IV, MD, is Staff Physician and Director of Inpatient Services in the Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is also the Associate Program Director for Cleveland Clinic’s cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships.
Specialty interests: Abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation, sudden cardiac death, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, biventricular pacemaker, catheter ablation, implantable cardiac defibrillator, lead extraction, radiofrequency ablation
Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Callahan has performed more than 700 catheter ablation procedures throughout his career.
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. Callahan received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College, OH. He received his master's degree from the University of Michigan, and he earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 2003 and completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Medicine Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing. Prior to coming to Cleveland Clinic, he was a resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was Chief Resident in internal medicine.
Publications and Speaking: Dr. Callahan has authored and co-authored many articles published in leading medical journals.
About Dr. Callahan: “I enjoy my field because we have the ability to make many patients feel dramatically better. I am also excited by the constant advancement in the field.”
Leisure Activities: Dr. Callahan is a private pilot. He also enjoys skiing and spending time with his family.
Abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation, sudden cardiac death, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, biventricular pacemaker, catheter ablation, implantable cardiac defibrillator, lead extraction, radiofrequency ablation
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