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Kenneth Ellenbogen

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen MD

Kimmerling Professor of Cardiology and Director, Electrophysiology and Pacing, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, is Pauley Heart Center's Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing on the MCV Campus. He has held the Kimmerling Professorship in Cardiology since 2001.

Dr. Ellenbogen is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society. He is a member of the Council on Clinical Cardiology and the Council on Circulation of the American Heart Association. He has served as Chair 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 has received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Heart Rhythm Society and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the VCU School of Medicine.

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 serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, Circulation, the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm and as a Senior Editor of Heart Rhythm. 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.


Medical Degree: John Hopkins University

Residency: Johns Hopkins University

Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center – Cardiology



Dr. Ellenbogen reports the follow disclosures:

  • Biotronik: Consulting, Honoraria
  • Biosense Webster: Consulting, Honoraria, Research Grant
  • Boston Scientific: Consulting, Honoraria, Research Grant
  • Medtronic: Consulting, Honoraria, Research Grant
  • Abbott: Consulting, Research Grant, Speaker Honoraria