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Martin P. Emert, MD

Martin Emert portrait
Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Ambulatory Cardiac Arrhythmia Device Services , Ambulatory Cardiac Arrhythmia Device Services

mpemert@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Dr. Emert is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Medicine Department at the University of Kansas Health System.
He is the Director of Ambulatory Cardiac Arrhythmia Device Services there as well.
He specializes in the management of patients with heart rhythm disorders, catheter-based ablation procedures, and cardiac device management including device implantation and explantation.
Dr. Emert believes, that in this time of advancing technology, it is even more important that healthcare providers keep the Patient as the number one priority.
He is a teacher, researcher, and extensively published author.
He also maintains a busy clinical practice in addition to performing complex electrophysiology procedures.
He graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC). After Medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland, he did an NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, then a Cardiology, followed by an Electrophysiology Fellowship at Barnes Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
He has participated in many national research studies, has been on various cardiac device company advisory boards and has published in numerous major peer reviewed journals throughout his career.
He is a teacher and faculty-mentor for medical students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and for the doctors in the general cardiology and electrophysiology Fellowship Training Programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
He has directed and been an invited speaker at numerous local, national and international educational conferences.
He is a Fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and the International Heart Rhythm Society.
His areas of interest include heart palpitations, arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, Cryo-Ablation and radiofrequency ablation, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), ventricular tachycardia (VT), and sudden cardiac death screening, prevention and treatment, cardiac pacemakers, implantable defibrillators (ICDs) and biventricular cardiac resynchronization therapy devices.

Education and Training
  • BA, Biology, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City
  • MD, Medicine , University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Internship, Internal Medicine , Case Western Reserve, University of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Case Western Reserve, Univerity of Cleveland , Cleveland, Ohio
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Research, Washington University School of Medicine , St. Louis, Missouri
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Research, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Clinical Fellowship, Cardiovascular Medicine, Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Clinical Fellowship, Clinical Electrophysiology and Pacing, Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine , St. Louis, Missouri
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • ABIM - Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • ABIM - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology , American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • University of Kansas Health System, Ambulatory Cardiac Arrhythmia Device Services , Director, 2019 - Present
  • Heart Rhythm Society , Fellow, 2013 - Present
  • American College of Cardiology , Fellow, 2000 - Present

Research

Overview

Dr. Emert has served as principal and co-investigator on numerous research trials including many investigator-initiated trials. He has authored and co-authored hundreds of publications, including a chapter on who is at risk of sudden cardiac death.
He is interested in clinical trials and studies related to sudden cardiac death screening and prevention, new technology and applications in implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), cardiac pacemakers and biventricular cardiac resynchronization therapy devices for congestive heart failure. He is also interested in trials and studies involving new technology and techniques in ablation of arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and SVTs.

Current Research and Grants
  • BlueSync, Medtronic, PI
  • Preempt HF, Boston Scientific , Co-I
  • Smart MSP, Boston Scientific, Co-I
Publications