Hugh Calkins

Professor of Medicine and Director of Electrophysiology

MD

Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, US

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Biography

Dr Hugh Calkins is Professor of Medicine and Director of Electrophysiology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore, US.  

He has clinical and research interests in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias with catheter ablation, the role of device therapy for treating ventricular arrhythmias, the evaluation and management of syncope and the study of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. He has certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease (1989), Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (1992) and Internal Medicine (1986).

Dr Calkins has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and is on the editorial board of several prestigious publications including The Journal of the American College of Cardiology; HeartRhythm and Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. He is a former member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Electrophysiology Boards Test Writing Committee. Dr Calkins is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society. He led a 44-member international task force whose 2012 Expert Consensus Statement gave recommendations for treatment and research of atrial fibrillation. Dr Calkins is also a past president of the Heart Rhythm Society and was elected to be a member of the Miler Coulsen Academy of Clinical Excellence in 2014.

Over two decades ago Dr Calkins founded the Johns Hopkins ARVC Program, which is the largest and most comprehensive clinical and ARVC research program in the world. He is currently leading several research studies in the field on the topics of the role of exercise in ARVC, assessing the risk of sudden death in patients and the relationship between specific genetic mutations and some clinical features of the disease.

Research areas

Atrial Fibrillation

Articles by Hugh Calkins, Professor of Medicine and Director of Electrophysiology

What Cannot Be Missed: Important Publications on Electrophysiology in 2021

Sanjiv M Narayan, Hugh Calkins, Andrew Grace, et al

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2022;11:e01.

The 2020 ESC Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Agnieszka Kotalczyk, Gregory YH Lip, Hugh Calkins, et al

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(2):65–7.

Risk Stratification in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

Ryan Wallace, Hugh Calkins,

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(1):26–32.

What Cannot Be Missed: Important Publications on Electrophysiology in 2020

Sanjiv M Narayan, Hugh Calkins, Andrew Grace, et al

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(1):5–6.

What Cannot Be Missed: Important Publications on Electrophysiology in 2019

Andrew Grace, Hugh Calkins, Ken Ellenbogen, et al

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2020;9(1):4.

Progress Continues in Our Quest to Cure All Types of Cardiac Arrhythmias with Catheter Ablation

Hugh Calkins,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2018;7(3):156.

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Hugh Calkins,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2017;6(1):14.

Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation - Techniques and Technology

George D Katritsis, Hugh Calkins,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review, 2012;1(1):29–33

Image Integration Guided Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias

Jun Dong, Hugh Calkins,

Citation: US Cardiology 2006;3(2):91–4

Image Integration Guided Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias

Jun Dong, Hugh Calkins,

Citation: European Cardiovascular Disease 2006;2(1):92–4

Image Integration Guided Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias

Jun Dong, Hugh Calkins,

Citation: US Cardiology 2006;3(1):76–80

Image Integration Guided Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias

Jun Dong, Hugh Calkins,

Citation: US Cardiology 2005;2(1):170-3

Cryoballoon Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Octogenarians

Tauseef Akhtar, Ronald Berger, Joseph E Marine, et al

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2020;9(2):104–8.