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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Lee Eckhardt is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist who is board certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM), cardiovascular diseases (ABIM) and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Eckhardt practices clinical cardiac electrophysiology and is co-director of the Inherited Arrhythmias Clinic.


Cardiovascular Medicine

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Cardiovascular Medicine
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Residency Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Medical School George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C., 1999


UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award 2013

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Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Eckhardt’s research interests are related to the cellular mechanisms of inherited arrhythmia syndromes and cellular electrophysiology.

PubMed Articles
Eckhardt LL Makielski JC . Complexity of AF genetic susceptibility begets complexity of interpretation. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Feb;14(2):292-293
[PubMed ID: 27825974]
Vaidyanathan R Markandeya YS Kamp TJ Makielski JC January CT Eckhardt LL . IK1-enhanced human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes: an improved cardiomyocyte model to investigate inherited arrhythmia syndromes. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Jun 1;310(11):H1611-21
[PubMed ID: 27059077]
Eckhardt LL . Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in Brugada syndrome: True-true but related? Heart Rhythm. 2016 Mar;13(3):683-5
[PubMed ID: 26632641]
Van Wagoner DR Piccini JP Albert CM Anderson ME Benjamin EJ Brundel B Califf RM Calkins H Chen PS Chiamvimonvat N Darbar D Eckhardt LL Ellinor PT Exner DV Fogel RI Gillis AM Healey J Hohnloser SH Kamel H Lathrop DA Lip GY Mehra R Narayan SM Olgin J Packer D Peters NS Roden DM Ross HM Sheldon R Wehrens XH . Progress toward the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation: A summary of the Heart Rhythm Society Research Forum on the Treatment and Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation, Washington, DC, December 9-10, 2013. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jan;12(1):e5-e29
[PubMed ID: 25460864]
Jones DK Liu F Vaidyanathan R Eckhardt LL Trudeau MC Robertson GA . hERG 1b is critical for human cardiac repolarization. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Dec 16;111(50):18073-7
[PubMed ID: 25453103]
Kalscheur MM Vaidyanathan R Orland KM Abozeid S Fabry N Maginot KR January CT Makielski JC Eckhardt LL . KCNJ2 mutation causes an adrenergic-dependent rectification abnormality with calcium sensitivity and ventricular arrhythmia. Heart Rhythm. 2014 May;11(5):885-94
[PubMed ID: 24561538]
Vaidyanathan R Vega AL Song C Zhou Q Tan BH Berger S Makielski JC Eckhardt LL . The interaction of caveolin 3 protein with the potassium inward rectifier channel Kir2.1: physiology and pathology related to long qt syndrome 9 (LQT9). J Biol Chem. 2013 Jun 14;288(24):17472-80
[PubMed ID: 23640888]
Eckhardt LL Leal M Hollis Z Tanega J Alberte C . Cryoablation for AVNRT: importance of ablation endpoint criteria. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2012 Jul;23(7):729-34
[PubMed ID: 22509957]
Eckhardt LL Teelin TC January CT . Is ranolazine an antiarrhythmic drug? Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 May;294(5):H1989-91
[PubMed ID: 18375723]
Eckhardt LL Farley AL Rodriguez E Ruwaldt K Hammill D Tester DJ Ackerman MJ Makielski JC . KCNJ2 mutations in arrhythmia patients referred for LQT testing: a mutation T305A with novel effect on rectification properties. Heart Rhythm. 2007 Mar;4(3):323-9
[PubMed ID: 17341397]
Rajamani S Anderson CL Valdivia CR Eckhardt LL Foell JD Robertson GA Kamp TJ Makielski JC Anson BD January CT . Specific serine proteases selectively damage KCNH2 (hERG1) potassium channels and I(Kr). Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 Mar;290(3):H1278-88
[PubMed ID: 16227340]
Eckhardt LL Rajamani S January CT . Protein trafficking abnormalities: a new mechanism in drug-induced long QT syndrome. Br J Pharmacol. 2005 May;145(1):3-4
[PubMed ID: 15711590]