William H Sauer

William H Sauer

Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US

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Personal History

Dr William Henry Sauer is a Cardiologist and a Cardiac Electrophysiologist in Boston, Massachusetts.


Academic History

He earned his BA in Biology and BS in Bioengineering in 1995 and his M.D. in 1999 from the University of Pennsylvania.2

He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency (1999 - 2001), Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship (2001 - 2003) and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship (2003 - 2006) at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.2, 3


Career Overview

Dr Sauer is currently Chief of Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.1, 3

His research interests are focused on two main areas of electrophysiology: the evaluation of clinical strategies to diagnose, prevent and treat ventricular arrhythmia and the application of basic electrophysiologic principles in the electrophysiology laboratory to improve catheter-based management of arrhythmias.7

Dr Sauer is board certified in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Disease and licensed to treat patients in Massachusetts and Colorado.5

Over the past decade, he has co-authored 166 peer-reviewed articles. Dr Sauer is a Member of national societies such as the American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America, International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, International Society for Electrocardiology, American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society.2, 5, 6


Career Timeline

  • 2002 - 2006: Staff Physician, Alderfer & Travis Cardiology, P.C. and Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, PA
  • 2010 - 2012: Consultant, MedSolutions, Inc.
  • 2009 - 2015: Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Springs, CO
    • Director, University Outreach Arrhythmia Clinic
    • Staff Physician, University Outreach Arrhythmia Clinic
  • Previous: University of Colorado Hospital
    • Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories, Cardiac and Vascular Center, University of Colorado Hospital
    • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist
  • Previous: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
    • Associate Professor of Medicine
    • Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Present: Chief, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Present: Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Areas of Speciality

  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Atrial Fibrillation



  • 2001: Edward W. Holmes Resident Research Award
  • 2002, 2003: Astra-Zeneca Young Investigator Award
  • 2002: ACCF/Bristol-Myers Squibb Scholar Award
  • 2002: Stanley E. Bradley Fellow Research Award
  • 2004: Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award
  • 2005: Mary E. Groff Fellowship Award in Clinical Research Method
  • 2005: Cardiovascular Medicine Distinguished Fellow Teaching Award
  • 2006: St. Jude Medical Thomas Lewis Award
  • 2006: Heart Rhythm Society Fellows Clinical Research Award
  • 2007: University of Colorado Hospital President’s Award for World-Class Care
  • 2007: University of Colorado Denver, Department of Medicine Research Award
  • 2010: University of Colorado Division of Cardiology Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 2009 - 2016: 5280 Magazine Best Doctors in Denver (Cardiac Electrophysiology)
  • 2010 - 2016: Castle Connolly Top Doctor



  1. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/William-Sauer 
  2. https://www.doximity.com/cv/william-sauer-md-2 
  3. https://www.castleconnolly.com/top-doctors/william-h-sauer-cardiac-electrophysiology-98cc000456 
  4. https://physiciandirectory.brighamandwomens.org/details/13760/william-sauer-cardiovascular_medicine-boston 
  5. https://www.medifind.com/doctors/william-henry-sauer/19085908 
  6. https://som.ucdenver.edu/FIMS/Content/faculty/1783/SauerCV-March2017.pdf 
  7. https://www.hmpgloballearningnetwork.com/site/eplab/articles/10-Minute-Interview-William-H-Sauer-MD

Articles by William H Sauer

Cardiac Sarcoidosis: When and How to Treat Inflammation

Gerard T Giblin, Laura Murphy, Garrick C Stewart, et al


Citation: Cardiac Failure Review 2021;7:e17.