Cardiac Electrophysiology /Heart Rhythm Center

Conditions We TreatSurgery

  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradycardia (Bradyarrhythmia)
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Pacemakers / Defibrillators
  • Supraventricular Arrhythmia
  • Treatment against Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Ventricular Fibrillation


Cardiac Electrophysiology / Heart Rhythm Center Doctors

NYU Langone Medical Center
Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab

560 First Ave TH576
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-263-5555

NYU Heart Rhythm Center
403 East 34th Street, RIV-4th Floor 
New York, NY 10016 
Phone: 212-263-7149

Larry A. Chinitz, MD, FACC, FACP
Benjamin and Coyle Family Professor of Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Director; Cardiac Electrophysiology and The NYU Heart Rhythm Center
Associate Director for Clinical Affairs, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology,
New York University School of Medicine

Anthony Aizer, MD
Associate Director, The NYU Heart Rhythm Center

TeamNeil E. Bernstein, MD
Associate Director, The NYU Heart Rhythm Center

Douglas Holmes, MD
Associate Director, The NYU Heart Rhythm Center

Scott Bernstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Steven Fowler, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mark Mascarenhas, MD
Instructor of Medicine

Jane Smyth-Melsky, RN, IBHRE Certified Cardiac Device Specialist
Clinical Research Coordinator

Cardiac Electrophysiology / Heart Rhythm Center at NYU Langone Medical Center

Where research, technology, and clinical expertise come together for better patient care. 

Each year in the United States, more than 340,000 people learn that they have atrial fibrillation -- the most common disorder of the heart's electrical system. They join legions of other Americans with similar types of arrhythmia. Left untreated, some types arrhythmia can cause fainting, shortness of breath, and even death. 

At the Leon H. Charney NYU Heart Rhythm Center at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, physicians, nurses, and other staff work closely to offer each patient a program tailored to his or her needs. Mr. Charney, a prominent New York City attorney, is a valued benefactor of the center. We greatly appreciate his generosity and support. 

The NYU Heart Rhythm Center is one of the few centers that treats atrial fibrillation with "catheter-based" procedures -- those that utilize long flexible wires to enter the heart in an attempt to stop the arrhythmia at its source. In many cases, this emerging technology literally cures this troublesome arrhythmia. We also provide the latest implantable devices for those patients who need them. In an effort to advance the care of our patients beyond that which is currently available, our physicians also conduct clinical and laboratory research to evaluate new treatments for arrhythmia and to better understand these disorders. 

And because we treat patients at several locations -- Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center, and the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System -- we see a greater diversity of conditions, adding to our experience and expertise. 

This Web site informs patients and their families about arrhythmia and what services we provide to treat them. On this page you can also learn about the different members of our care team, and research we are conducting both in the clinic and the laboratory.