Fred Kusumoto, MD
- Fred Kusumoto, M.D., is an electrophysiologist and the Director of the Heart Rhythm Services Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
- His clinical practice focuses on heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, bradycardia, and ventricular arrhythmias and the treatments for these disorders including ablation, pacemakers, and defibrillators.
- Dr. Kusumoto's research interests include evaluation of quality of life and healthcare outcomes with electrophysiology procedures, particularly in the elderly and use of implantable cardiac devices.
- Dr. Kusumoto is actively involved in the teaching of residents and fellows and has received several awards for teaching excellence including the Excellence in Training in the Discipline of Cardiovascular Diseases two years in a row at Mayo Clinic.
- Dr. Kusumoto has served as the Chair for the 2018 AHA/ACC/HRS Bradycardia Guidelines, 2017 AHA/ACC/HRS Ventricular Arrhythmias Guideline Evidence Review Committee, 2017 HRS Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Lead Management and Extraction Consensus Statement, and the 2014 HRS/ACC/AHA ICD Therapy in Patients who are not included or well represented in the Clinical Trials Consensus Statement.
- In addition to his clinical and research practices he has written five books on cardiac pathophysiology and cardiac devices and has authored over 100 peer reviewed journal articles including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association, and is the president of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology as well as the 2nd vice-president of the Heart Rhythm Society.