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Estes Joins UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

February 10, 2020

Mark A. Estes, MD, FACC, FHRS, joined the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) in 2018 as a professor of medicine in the UPMC Cardiac Electrophysiology Program. Before joining UPMC, Dr. Estes was the decades-long director of the New England Cardiac Center in Boston. Dr. Estes is a world-renowned cardiac electrophysiologist, a master clinician, and a great mentor to a generation of cardiac arrhythmia specialists who trained under him, many of whom now hold key leadership positions at prestigious academic institutions.

Mark A. Estes, MD

Dr. Estes received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1977 before moving to Boston where he completed his internal medicine residency at the then New England Deaconess Hospital, now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Estes then completed his training in cardiovascular diseases at Tufts-New England Medical Center, followed by a year of training focused on the then-nascent field of cardiac electrophysiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1983, Dr. Estes was recruited to Tufts-New England Medical Center (now the Tufts Medical Center) to establish an arrhythmia management service. Within a short time, Dr. Estes established the New England Arrhythmia Center (NEAC). Under his leadership, the NEAC achieved a leading stature in the Boston area and nationwide recognition for its impeccable quality of care.

Dr. Estes is a recognized leader in cardiology on the world-stage with numerous achievements, honors, and awards collected during his impressive career. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in high-impact medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Of note, Dr. Estes also has co-authored 60 guideline and consensus statement manuscripts, an achievement that highlights his considerable influence in shaping the clinical practice of cardiac electrophysiology over the past three decades. 

This influence has been further advanced though Dr. Estes’s deep involvement with the work and task force committees of the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). His involvement at the national level has earned him many awards and positions, including president of HRS from 2008-2009, chair of the Council of Clinical Cardiology of the AHA, and the special distinction of having won both the American Heart Association Distinguished Achievement Award and Distinguished Leadership Award.

In his new role within the UPMC HVI, Dr. Estes will continue to provide excellent clinical expertise in the care of patients, mentorship to trainees and junior faculty, and research that will guide the evolution of cardiac electrophysiology clinical practice.

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