Although the team of electrophysiologists at UNC were recently assembled, we continue a long tradition of excellence in the care of patients with cardiac arrhythmia at UNC.
Dr. Eugene Chung serves as the Director of Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhymia Devices. He graduated from Harvard College in 1994 with an AB in Biology and from the University of Edinburgh in 1995 with an MSc in Social Policy (Policy Studies). He earned his MD at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 2001. From 2001-2008, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Cardiovascular Medicine and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. He joined the faculty at UNC in 2008. His clinical research interests are the optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy, evaluation of arrhythmias in athletes, and sudden cardiac death prevention in the young.
Dr. Anil Gehi serves as the Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Center. He completed his B.S. and M.Eng. in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1996 and graduated in Medicine from the University of California San Francisco in 2000. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine also at the University of California San Francisco and did his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He completed his training in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Emory University Medical Center (2006-2008) and joined the faculty at UNC in 2008. Dr. Gehi's current research interests are geared towards understanding outcomes of management decisions for atrial fibrillation with a view towards improving the individualization of treatment. In addition, Dr. Gehi maintains an interest in risk stratification for sudden death and improved patient selection strategies for defibrillator implantation.
Dr. Paul Mounsey serves as the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology. He completed a PhD in Physiology at the University of London (UK) in 1983 and graduated in Medicine from Oxford University (UK) in 1987. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the Oxford University Hospitals, and did his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Northern Regional Cardiovascular Center, University of Newcastle upon Tyne(UK). He completed his training in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Virginia (1993-1994), and joined the faculty at UVA in 1996. At UVA, Dr. Mounsey had been involved in the creation of a program in atrial fibrillation ablation. Dr. Mounsey was hired as the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at UNC in 2007. Since arriving at UNC, the electrophysiology program has grown dramatically. Dr. Mounsey’s current clinical research interests are dominated by new developments and innovative strategies for radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation. He also maintains an interest in the molecular physiology of cardiac electrical excitability.