Joseph G Akar, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Cardiology at the Yale University School of Medicine and director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Following his Bachelor's degree in Biology at the Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Akar obtained his MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He subsequently completed internship and residency at the Yale-New Haven Hospital followed by a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. During his fellowship, Dr. Akar completed a PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics focusing on the study of electrical and structural remodeling in atrial fibrillation. He subsequently completed a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Akar was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago. He remained on faculty there for 5 years and then joined Yale as Director of the Complex Ablation Program in Electrophysiology. Dr. Akar's expertise is in clinical electrophysiology, and his research focuses on atrial fibrillation.