Scientific Advisors

Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Dr. Naccarelli received his BS in Biology from St. Joseph’s University and his MD from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He was an Internal Medicine Resident at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Bowman Gray School of Medicine (Wake Forest University). He was a Fellow in Cardiology and Chief Resident in Medicine at the Penn State University College of Medicine followed by a UPSHS postdoctoral Fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Prior to his current position at Hershey, he was Director of Clinical Electrophysiology and Vice-Chairman of Cardiology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In 1995 he moved to Hershey and currently is the Bernard Trabin Chair in Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Cardiology, and Associate Clinical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Naccarelli is past-president of NASPE (Heart Rhythm Society) and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society. He served on the ABIM Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Diseases from 1999–2005 and was the Chair of the ABIM Cardiovascular Diseases SEP Committee from 2006–2016. He was a charter member of CMS’ Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) advisory panel. He is an elected member of the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC) and member and Past President of the Association of the Professors of Cardiology (APC).

Dr. Naccarelli is internationally recognized for his clinical, teaching and research contributions. He has been listed in the best Doctors of America (Cardiovascular Diseases–Electrophysiology) since 1992 and America’s Top Doctors (Castle Connolly) since 2001. Dr. Naccarelli has trained more than 30 fellows in cardiac electrophysiology and over 150 fellows in cardiology over his 35 years of clinical practice.

Dr. Naccarelli’s research interests are in atrial fibrillation, novel anticoagulants for the prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation, arrhythmia trials, implantable devices for treating arrhythmias and congestive heart failure, antiarrhythmic drug development and autonomic aspects of arrhythmogenesis. He has published over 600 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, reviews and abstracts and is the author/co-author of 4 arrhythmia related books.

He is a recipient of the 1993 Paul Dudley White Award from the American Heart Association, the 2013 Heart Rhythm Society Distinguished Service Award and the 2016 Distinguished Teacher Award, the 2001 Nycomed Amersham Award for Excellence Honoring Leadership, Achievement, and Commitment to the Profession from the American College of Cardiovascular Administrators, and the 2012 Clarence E. Shaffrey, S.J. Award from St. Joseph’s University in recognition of his service and outstanding achievement in the medical profession. He is currently on the editorial board of 10 scientific journals in addition to being Associate Editor of the Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology and a past Associate Editor of Circulation.