Chris Perzanowski, MD

PerzanowskiI am from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and had the good fortune to travel frequently.  My parents, who were Polish and Colombian emigres, encouraged me to travel and engage other cultures. As such,  I enjoyed the wonderful experience of living overseas on a few occasions. My zeal for travel was only eclipsed by my desire to become a physician. Like many of us, I knew I wanted to become a physician ever since I could remember. I attended medical school at the Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia. During this time I had the opportunity to do cardiology rotations at Emory University in Atlanta. As it turned out, this is where I first came in contact with the field of electrophysiology. Even though the seemingly enigmatic concepts where overwhelming at first, I felt drawn to this rapidly developing specialty. After graduation I completed my internal medicine residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia; subsequently attended Loma Linda University’s cardiology program. During this period I knew that I wanted to “be an EP.” The highlight of my medical training was my time at Duke where I did my EP fellowship. My experience at Duke shaped my practice and  I developed a passion for catheter ablation.  My main interests are in mapping and ablation techniques for atrial fibrillation. I have always held DUCCS in high regard for its accomplishments as well as its loyalty to Duke Cardiology. This year I have the role of educational committee chairman and am very eager to work with my colleagues in promoting DUCCS. Tampa, FL is home now, and when not at work, I am happy to be at home with my wife Crystal and our baby girl, Ava.