Charles D. Swerdlow, MD


Charles D. Swerdlow, MD is a cardiac electrophysiologist with the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is also Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Dr. Swerdlow is an expert in diagnosing and treating patients with known or suspected cardiac arrhythmias. He is a recognized expert at interventional electrophysiological techniques such as catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation. He has done extensive research regarding implantable cardiac electronic devices, including implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), pacemakers, and cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Dr. Swerdlow has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Journal, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, and Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. Dr. Swerdlow has also received federal and American Heart Association research grants.

Dr. Swerdlow is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Swerdlow received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from the joint Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program in Health Sciences and Technology. He fulfilled his internship and residency in medicine at Los Angeles County-UCLA Harbor General Hospital and cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowships at Stanford University, where he later served as Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Study Unit. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

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