Andrew E Epstein is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association (AHA). For the latter he has served as Chairman of its committees on sudden cardiac death and electrocardiography and arrhythmias. In 2004, he was named chair of the ACC/AHA/NASPE Guideline Committee for the implantation of cardiac pacemakers and antiarrhythmic devices. He has authored several hundred papers, abstracts, book chapters, and reviews and has edited two books. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm, PACE, American Journal of Cardiology, and Current Controlled Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine. After completing his internship and residency in internal medicine at Washington University, he went to the University of Alabama, where he completed his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and joined the faculty in 1982. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1977, and Amherst College in 1973.