Jeremy Ruskin, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Dr. Ruskin is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In 1978, Dr. Ruskin founded the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Training Program at MGH. This was the first subspecialty service dedicated to the care of patients with cardiac arrhythmias and the first subspecialty training program in cardiac electrophysiology in New England and one of the first in the United States. Dr. Ruskin has been responsible for the training and mentorship of more than 115 clinical and research fellows in the subspecialty of cardiac arrhythmias, many of whom are in leadership positions at academic centers throughout the world. His research focuses on atrial fibrillation, sudden cardiac death, and new approaches to the prevention of cardiac fibrosis. Dr. Ruskin is the recipient of the 1997 Michel Mirowski Award for Excellence in Clinical Cardiology and Electrophysiology, the 2002 Heart Rhythm Society Pioneer in Pacing and Electrophysiology Award and the 2015 KCHRS Pioneer in Electrophysiology Award. He was named the inaugural incumbent of the Omran Alomran Endowed Chair in Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2016.