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.
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 RankAssociate 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
- Cardiac electrophysiology
- Arrhythmia monitoring
- 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
The entire staff is extremely professional and friendly.
They were helpful about getting me in to see the doctor prior to upcoming hip surgery--I had not met Dr. Hesselson previously, but his assistant was familiar with my ablation procedure and follow up. She was excellent and seemed to have given the doctor information about my case. They didn't do any tests.
Dr. Hesselson answered all my queations and concerns not only about my physical health but also recognized my mental health status. He spent as much time as I needed and never made me feel like he was in a hurry. He made me feel like I was the only patient he had to see that afternoon. He was also very flexible with the appt time I was at the clinic to see Dr. Bhalla and he worked around that appointment time since I had a 5 hour drive home. He talked to me on my level so that i understood what he was saying instead of talking over my head or making me feel like I couldn't ask questions like most doctors do.
This office always so respect to me. Love my drs.
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