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Aaron B. Hesselson, MD

Director of Electrophysiologic Services
| 4.78 out of 5
94 ratings | 14 comments
Dr. Aaron Hesselson
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  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Heart Rhythm Program
  • 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

  • Ratings & Reviews

    | 4.78 out of 5
    94 ratings |14 comments

    The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    January, 2020
    Excellent care with Gill Heart Institute and VAD team!!!!

    December, 2019
    excellent care all around

    December, 2019
    dr Hesselson is the best and your other doctors and nurses are the best.

    December, 2019
    Everything was great!

    November, 2019
    Dr. Hesselson gave me attention and the surgery I needed for my afib, when the cardiovascular at Baptist Health suggested I just live with it'. Such a difference.

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  • 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

    Heart Rhythm Program

    Frankfort Medical Pavilion
    Frankfort Medical Pavilion
    279 King's Daughters Drive
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    Fax 859-257-8699
    Thursday: 8:00 am-3:00 pm This clinic takes place on the first Thursday of every month.
    Mountain View Family Practice
    272 London Mountain View Drive
    London, KY 40741
    Fax 859-257-8699
    Thursday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm This clinic takes place on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

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