Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and University Hospital announced on Friday the hire of Dr. Emad Aziz, who will serve as a Professor of Medicine at NJMS and the Section Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology and the Director of the Arrhythmia Institute at University Hospital.
Aziz is triple certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, the American Osteopathic Board of Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Officials at NJMS and University Hospital noted the announcement of Aziz’s hire is especially timely, as Sept. 29 is officially designated as “World Heart Day.”
“We recruited Dr. Aziz to create a state-of-the-art program in electrophysiology, in order to provide first-rate cardiac care to our patients in Newark and throughout New Jersey,” said Dr. Marc Klapholz, professor and chair, Department of Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Chief of Medical Service at University Hospital. “We are excited about his vision and look forward to all we will accomplish together on behalf of our patients, trainees, students, and the community at large.”
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Dr. Aziz to the University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School families,” said Dr. Shereef Elnahal, CEO and President of University Hospital. “Heart disease is a significant health concern that disproportionately impacts our community. The new Arrhythmia Institute at University Hospital continues our commitment to providing world-class care that is tailored to the needs of our patients.”
“Being a physician is a privilege, and it is my utmost pledge to our University Hospital patients and NJMS students, to provide state-of-the-art patient-oriented therapies for heart rhythm abnormalities while maintaining a regional, national and international leadership role in advancing cardiac arrhythmia research, education and health care delivery standards,” Aziz said.
Prior to his hire, Aziz was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he also served as the Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology, the Director of Cardiovascular Research, and the Associate Director of Cardiovascular Fellowship at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital. He is also a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society.
His research interests include atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, syncope, advanced cardiac device implantation for advanced heart failure, stroke management, laser lead management and advanced therapies in central sleep apnea.