Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

L. Lee Eckhardt, MD

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
L. Lee Eckhardt, MD


Lee Eckhardt, MD, MS is a clinical and research electrophysiologist and treats a wide variety of arrhythmia conditions particularly conditions that cause ventricular arrhythmia or sudden death. She is an expert in inherited arrhythmia conditions and directs both clinical and basic science arrhythmia research projects related to these interests with an overarching goal of prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD).  She also co-directs the Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic and the Cardiac Arrest Prevention Program. Learn more about her research program on the Department of Medicine website.

Dr. Eckhardt runs the cardiac athlete screening program for University of Wisconsin-Madison athletes and serves as primary cardiologist for any athlete who requires heart care.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

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


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
    • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
    • Brugada Syndrome
    • Cardiac Arrest Prevention Program
    • Cardioversion
    • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT)
    • Family History of Sudden Death
    • Genetic Heart Conditions
    • Heart Pacemaker
    • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
    • Inherited Arrhythmias
    • Long QT Syndrome
    • Supraventricular Tachycardia Ablation
    • Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation

    Research and publications

    Dr. Eckhardt’s research interests are related to the cellular mechanisms of inherited arrhythmia syndromes and cellular electrophysiology. Learn more about the work being done in her lab that could lead to could lead to more effective and personalized treatment of inherited and acquired arrhythmia syndromes at http://www.medicine.wisc.edu/cmarp/eckhardtlab