Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA. Electrophysiology and Pacemakers.
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society
Fellow of the American Heart Association
Dr. Swerdlow is a cardiac electrophysiologist specializing in the care of patients with cardiac arrhythmias. In addition to consultative and long-term patient care, his clinical interests focus in two areas: (1) catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and other complex arrhythmias; and (2) implanted cardiac electronic devices including implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), cardiac pacemakers, cardiac resynchronization (bi-ventricular) devices, and implantable monitoring devices for heart failure.
● Education: Stanford University; Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology
● Residency: Los Angeles County-UCLA Harbor General Hospital
● Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center – Cardiovascular Diseases
● Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Prior to CVMG
Before moving to Los Angeles, Dr. Swerdlow served as Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Study Unit at Stanford University.
His previous work includes design and testing of algorithms used by ICDs to detect and differentiate arrhythmias, use of mathematical modeling to optimize electoral pulses delivered by ICDs, and development and validation of a safe and effective clinical method to determine the minimum shock strength that defibrillates the heart.
Awards & Recognitions
Presently, Dr. Swerdlow is an attending physician at Cedars-Sinai and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. He is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, American Heart Association, and American College of Cardiology. In addition, Dr. Swerdlow is nationally recognized for his research in clinical application of engineering principles to implantable cardiac electronic devices.
According to US News and World Report, he was voted by his peers as one of the top 4 electrophysiologists in California.
Other Professional Accomplishments
He has designed and tested algorythms used by ICDs to detect and differentiate arrhythmias, used mathematical modeling to optimize electrical pulses delivered by ICDs and developed and validated a safe and effective clinical method to determine the minimum shock strength that defibrillates the heart.
Teaching & Publishing
As of 2011, Dr. Swerdlow was the author of 117 peer-reviewed, original scientific papers, 140 peer-reviewed abstracts, 50 chapters and review papers, and 17 issued patents. He also serves on the editorial boards of 3 cardiac electrophysiology journals.
The Person Behind Your Doctor
Hobbies: For recreation, he does yoga, hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains, swims, builds models with his sons, and listens to alternative rock and vintage Grateful Dead.
Family: Dr. Swerdlow lives with his wife Linda and two sons, Mark and Michael