Kenneth A Ellenbogen, MD
Disclosures: Consulting Fee-Medtronic, Inc.

Dr. Ellenbogen is Pauley Heart Center's Chair of the Division of Cardiology, and the Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing on the MCV Campus.  He currently holds the Kimmerling Professor of Medicine.


A native of New York, Dr. Ellenbogen's formal education began at Princeton University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Biology. He earned his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University, where he also did his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Societies. He received his Cardiology fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center. A member of the MCV Campus faculty since 1986, Dr. Ellenbogen achieved the rank of full Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) in 1997, and was Vice-Chairman of the Division of Cardiology from 2003 – 2009. He also serves as Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at VCU's MCV Campus.

Dr. Ellenbogen is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society.  He was a member of the Council on Clinical Cardiology and the Council on Circulation of the American Heart Association. He has served as Chairman of the American Heart Association's Committee on Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias, Education Committee of the Heart Rhythm Society, and served on the Board of Trustees for the Heart Rhythm Society. He received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Heart Rhythm Society in May 2015. 

He has published more than 350 original scientific reports and over 200 book chapters, editorials and review articles. Dr. Ellenbogen is the editor or co-editor of five textbooks of cardiac electrophysiology and pacing. He has presented over 300 abstracts at major scientific meetings. Dr. Ellenbogen has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, Circulation, the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, and Heart Rhythm.  He currently serves as Editor in Chief for the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Dr. Ellenbogen served as the Chair of the Heart Rhythm Society Board Review Course. Dr. Ellenbogen has been an invited lecturer and speaker all over the world and has given over 300 talks at major national meetings, including lectures at Harvard Medical School, University of California at Los Angeles, Yale University School of Medicine, University of Michigan, University of Virginia, Cleveland Clinic and George Washington University. Dr. Ellenbogen was a member of the writing committee for the AHA/ACC/HRS Guidelines Committee for Atrial fibrillation, implantation of cardiac rhythm devices, mode selection for pacemakers, programming of defibrillators and guidelines for left atrial appendage occlusion devices.