Cardiac Specialist Joins URMC Electrophysiology Team
Christine Tompkins, M.D., was recruited from Johns Hopkins University
Friday, June 25, 2010
The University of Rochester Medical Center welcomes electrophysiologist Christine Tompkins, M.D., to its Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiology as a senior instructor. She will begin accepting patients in August.
“Dr. Tompkins is an experienced cardiologist who brings with her extensive expertise to treat patients with heart rhythm disorders,” said David T. Huang, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory. “We are pleased to welcome her to our team of specialists.”
Tompkins’ talent as a clinician and researcher will further strengthen the main priorities of the Medical Center’s 2007-2012 Strategic Plan and its cardiovascular vision, according to Charles J. Lowenstein, M.D., chief of the URMC Division of Cardiology and director of the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute.
Her clinical expertise consists of all aspects of cardiac electrophysiology, including medical and catheter treatment of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, as well as cardiac device therapy (pacemakers and defibrillators) for bradycardia and tachycardia.
Tompkins completed her undergraduate work at Western New England College and received both a master’s in physiology and her doctor of medicine degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her post-graduate training, including medical residency, general cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowships, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Most recently she served as chief fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.