Aaron B. Hesselson, MD

  • Director of Electrophysiologic Services

Procedures Performed

  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Arrhythmia monitoring
  • EKG
  • Comprehensive, multidisciplinary arrhythmia therapies including Radiofrequency and Cryoablations
  • Implant and management of traditional and novel cardiac devices, including leadless pacemakers, HIS bundle devices, subcutaneous ICDs

About

Dr. Aaron Hesselson has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of cardiac electrophysiology. He earned his biomedical engineering degree from Rutgers University in 1987 after which he entered into clinical research. Following medical school, a Harvard medical residency was completed at Boston Beth Israel Hospital and cardiology/electrophysiology fellowships at Duke University medical center. He now brings his experience in complex cardiac ablation and device management of congestive heart failure to UK as Director of Electrophysiologic Services.

Personal Statment

When I was in college, even before I had any inkling that I wanted to go into medicine, I ended up in an intensive care unit with a fractured sternum and a bruised heart. My experience there very much formulated how I approach any patient.

I think it would behoove doctors to think about themselves from that aspect: The patient doesn’t know what’s going on. They don’t know the technology. They don’t know the technical terms. They don’t know what the endpoint is.

Hopefully I can anticipate their needs and their questions, and make them that much more comfortable and reassured. I talk to my patients. I try to spend a lot of my time communicating. I think that’s very important.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Training & Education

Degree

New Jersey Medical School, Newark

Residency

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Fellowship

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac EP

Insurance Information

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