Westby G. Fisher, MDDepartment of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology


  • Undergraduate: BS, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
  • Medical School: MD, Medicine, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, National Naval Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Cardiology, National Naval Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of California at San Francisco

Research Interests

Catheter Ablation Techniques of Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Mapping, Pacemaker and Defibrillator Technologies, Device-based Therapies for Congestive Heart Failure and Chronic Disease Management, Computers in Cardiology, Therapeutic Catheter Development

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • NASPE (N American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology) Young Investigator Awardee
  • International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology Young Investigator Awardee

Professional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities

  • American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association

Scholarly Work

Publications in Peer-Review Journals:

  1. Fisher WG and Swartz JF. Three-dimensional Electrogram Mapping Improves Ablation of Left-sided Accessory Pathways, PACE 1992; 15(12); 2344-2356.
  2. Fisher WG, Bacon ME, Swartz JF. Use of an Orthogonal Electrode Array to Identify the Successful Ablation Site in Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Tachycardia, PACE 1997 20(9 Pt 1): 2188-2192.
  3. Fisher WG, Pelini MA, Bacon ME. Adjunctive Intracardiac Echocardiography to Guide Slow Pathway Ablation in Human Atrioventricular Nadal Reentrant Tachycardia: Anatomic Insights, Circulation 1997; 96: 3021-3029.
  4. Abraham WT, Fisher WG, Smith AL, et al. Cardiac Resynchronization in Chronic Heart Failure, New Engl J Med 2002; 346(24): 1845-1853.
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