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Mark Niebauer, MD is a staff cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Niebauer has a special interest in cardiac defibrillation, cardioversion and catheter cryoablation. He currently sees patients with ventricular and supraventricular tachycardia, including atrial fibrillation and flutter as well as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
Dr. Niebauer earned a BS in Chemistry from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., and a Master's in Biology followed by a PhD in Physiology from Purdue University. His PhD research was on cardiac defibrillation. After receiving his PhD, he was a research fellow with the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health at the University of Nebraska before entering medical school at Creighton University, Omaha.
Dr. Niebauer received his medical degree in 1988 and went on to serve his residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan followed by fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and cardiac electrophysiology at that institution. He originally joined the Cleveland Clinic staff in 1995 and left the Clinic in 2002 for the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he was Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and an Associate Professor of Medicine from 2002-2008. He returned to the Cleveland Clinic in 2008.
A fellow of the American College of Cardiology since 1997, Dr. Niebauer is also a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, a member of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society and the American Heart Association Clinical Cardiology Scientific Council. In addition, he serves as a data safety board member for Ablation Frontiers, Inc.
Dr. Niebauer is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He has authored over one hundred papers and abstracts in leading scientific journals and speaks at national and international conferences related to cardiac electrophysiology and defibrillation.
Abnormal Heart Rhythms, Long QT Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia, Biventricular Pacemaker, Catheter Ablation, Lead Extraction, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Pacemaker Implant, Pulmonary Vein Isolation Ablation
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