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Isaac R. Whitman, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Isaac Whitman
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About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Patient education
  • Arrhythmia evaluation and electrophysiology studies
  • Cardioversions
  • Catheter ablation for the treatment of arrhythmias
  • Pacemaker, defibrillator (ICD) and biventricular device implantation
  • Cardiac device extraction
  • Epidemiologic research of cardiac and arrhythmic diseases
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Electrophysiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2017
  • Research Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2015
  • Clinical Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2014
  • Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • Intership, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2010
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
  • BA, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, 2004


  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Honors & Awards

  • Andrew I. Shafer Leadership in Medicine Award, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • Clinical Fellow Educator Award, University of California, San Francisco Department of Medicine, 2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 2014
  • “Golden Stethoscope” Award, University of California, San Francisco Division of Cardiology, 2014


  • Kim DH, Daskalakis C, Whellan DJ, Whitman IR, Hohmann S, Medvedev S, Kraft WK. Safety of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor in Adults Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Am J Cardiol. 2009 May 15;103(10):1391-5.
  • Whitman IR, Murphy M, Gilson MM, Campfield A, Haddad M, Moxey E, Whitman GJ. Compliance with Surgical Care Improvement Project Blood Glucose – A Marker for Euglycemia, but Does It Put our Patients at Risk? Popul Health Manag.2012 Oct;15(5):309-14.
  • Whitman IR, Feldman HI, Deo R. Chronic Kidney Disease and Sudden Cardiac Death: Epidemiology, Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches.  J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Dec;23(12):1929-39.
  • Whitman IR, Patel VV, Soliman EZ, Bluemke DA, Praestgaard A, Jain A, Herrington D, Lima JA, Kawut SM. Surface Electrocardiogram and Right Ventricular Structure and Function: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis - Right Ventricle Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Feb 25;63(7):672-81.
  • Whitman IR, Boyle AJ. Extreme Brachial Loop. Images in Medicine. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Mar;7(3):334-5.
  • Whitman IR, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Imburgia K, Macguire C, Bettencourt L, Sinha T, Parsnick T, Tison GH, Olgin J, Marcus GM. Perceptions, Information Sources, and Behavior Regarding Alcohol and Heart Health. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Aug 15;116(4):642-6.
  • Whitman IR, Badhwar N. Wenckebach – 2nd Degree Heart Block and the Company It Keeps. Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jan 11:1-4.
  • Dixit S, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Imburgia K, Maguire C, Whitman IR, Glantz SA, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Secondhand Smoke and Atrial Fibrillation: Data from the Health eHeart Study. Heart Rhythm 2016 Jan;13(1):3-9.
  • Whitman IR, Agarwal A, Nah G, Vittinghoff E, Dukes JW, Dewland TA, Marcus GM. Alcohol Abuse and Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jan 3;69(1):13-24.
  • Roberts JD, Yang J, Gladstone RA, Longoria J, Whitman IR, Dewland TA, Miller C, Robles A, Poon A, Seiler B, LaFramboise WA, Olgin JE, Kwok PY, Marcus GM. Atrial Fibrillation Associated Genetic Variants and Left Atrial Histology: Evaluation for Molecular Sub-Phenotypes. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016 Aug 30.
  • Whitman IR, Gladstone RA, Badhwar N, Hsia HH, Lee BK, Josephson SA, Meisel KM, Dillon WP, Hess CP, Gerstenfeld EG, Marcus, GM.  Brain Emboli after Left Ventricular Ablation. Circulation. 2017;135:867-877.
  • Agarwal V, Vittinghoff  E, Whitman IR,  Dewland TA,  Dukes JW, Marcus GM. Relation Between Ventricular Premature Complexes and Incident Heart Failure. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Apr 15;119(8):1238-1242.
  • Moore PK, Raffel KE, Whitman IR. Macroscopic T-wave alternans: a red flag for code blue. Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 1;177(10):1520-1522.
  • Grandis DJ, Nah G, Whitman IR, Vittinghoff E, Dewland TA, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Wilson’s Disease and Cardiac Myopathy. Am J Cardiol, 2017 Dec 1;120(11):2056-2060.
  • Lloyd S, Morin O, Whitman IR, Raleigh D, Fogh S, Menzel P. Multiple myeloma and a mischievous pacemaker: A teaching case involving irradiation of a cardiovascular implantable electronic device. Practical Radiation Oncology, 2017.