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Aaron B. Hesselson, MD

Director of Electrophysiologic Services
Aaron B. Hesselson, MD
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  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Heart Rhythm Program
This provider offers TeleCare
  • 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 Statement

    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


    New Jersey Medical School, Newark


    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston


    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

  • 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
  • Locations

    Cardiovascular Medicine

    Gill Heart & Vascular Institute
    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital - Pavilion G
    Gill Heart & Vascular Institute
    800 Rose St.
    First Floor
    Lexington, KY 40536
    Fax 859-257-8699

    Rockcastle Regional Hospital Medical Arts Building
    Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center - Medical Arts Building
    140A Newcomb Ave.
    Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

    This clinic is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Heart Rhythm Program

    Heart Rhythm Program–Frankfort

    Frankfort Medical Pavilion
    Frankfort Medical Pavilion
    279 King's Daughters Drive
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    Fax 859-218-7548

    This clinic takes place on the first Thursday of every month.

    Adult Heart Rhythm Program–Somerset

    Adult Heart Rhythm Program–Somerset

    UK Specialty Clinic at Medpark West
    25 Med Park Square
    Suite 2
    Somerset, KY 42503
    Fax 859-218-7548

    This clinic is held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

    Insurance Information

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