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Robert J. Myerburg, M.D.

General Information

Robert J. Myerburg, M.D.

Languages

  • English

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Med-Cardiovascular Disease

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology-Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Roles

  • American Heart Association Chair in Cardiovascular Research
  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Physiology

Clinical Interests

Coronary artery disease, sudden cardiac death, arrhythmias, electrophysiology, ACLS, cardiovascular consultation, cardiology education, heart disease in adolescents, young adults & athletes

Research Interests

SCD, arrhythmias, defibrillators in athletes

Awards

American Heart Association Inaugural Cor Vitae Award

Education

1970 Research Fellow
Columbia University
1968 Fellowship
Emory University
1966 Residency
Tulane University
1961 M.D.
University of Maryland
1958 Undergraduate
John Hopkins University

Publications

Biography

Areas of Specialization

  • Cardiac arrest risk and sudden cardiac death
  • Heart rhythm disturbances and clinical electrophysiology 
  • Genetic arrhythmia syndromes

Robert J. Myerburg, M.D., professor of medicine and physiology, has been a distinguished member of the University of Miami MillerSchool of Medicine's faculty for more than 35 years. Dr. Myerburg served as director of the Division of Cardiology for 31 years, and he holds the American Heart Association Chair in Cardiovascular Research. Dr. Myerburg earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland where he also completed his internship. He was a resident in internal medicine at Tulane University and a cardiology fellow at Emory University/Grady Memorial. Dr. Myerburg was a research fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Myerburg has served as principal investigator on multiple NIH grants on the mechanisms and clinical profiles of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. He is the principle investigator for the University of Miami site of a multi-PI international consortium on sudden cardiac death funded by the Leducq Foundation, and heads the Cardiovascular Genetics Center of the Division of Cardiology initiated by funding from the Miami Heart Research Institute.  Dr. Myerburg lectures on sudden cardiac death and arrhythmias, and has a special interest in heart disease in adolescents and athletes.

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