Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Dr. Prystowsky is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine training at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City, and his training in cardi9ology and clinical electrophysiology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

From 1979 to 1986, Dr. Prystowsky was a full-time faculty member at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory. In 1986, he returned to Duke University as Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service. He has been Consulting Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center since 1988.

In addition to co-authoring two textbooks, Cardiac Arrhythmias: An Integrated Approach for the Clinician; and Clinical Electorphysiology Review, Dr. Prystowsky has also authored over 780 publications concerning cardiac arrhythmias. He was the Editor-in Chief of The Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology for 15 years and currently serves on 8 editorial boards.

Additionally, he is past chairman of the American HEart Association's Committee on Electrocardiography and Electrophysiology, past president of the Heart Rhythm Society, and past chairman of the Test Writing Committee for Clinical Electrophysiology for the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Pennsylvania State University (2007), the Distinguished Physician Award from St. Vincent Hospital (2014), the HRS Distinguished Teacher Award (2002), President's Award (2009), and Pioneer in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology Award (2018).

Dr. Prystowsky has been married to his wife Bonnie for 52 years, and has two sons, David and Daniel, and four grandchildren, Dylan, Laila, Amber and Noah.