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MELISSA R. ROBINSON, MD, FHRS, FACC, MD, FHRS, FACC
Clinical Associate Professor

University of Washington Medical Center
 
1959 NE Pacific Street
Campus Box 356422
Seattle, WA 98195-6422

 
 
 
 
 
 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  •  Electrophysiology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2010
  •  Cardiology Fellowship, University of California, Davis, 2008
  •  Internal Medicine Residency, University of California, Davis, 2004
  •  MD, University of California, San Francisco, 2001
  •  BA, Political Economy of Industrialized Societies, University of California, Berkeley, 1997

 

 

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  •  American Board of Internal Medicine, Certification in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2010
  •  American Board of Internal Medicine, Certification in Cardiovascular Disease, 2008
  •  American Board of Internal Medicine, Certification in Internal Medicine, 2004

 

 

AREAS OF CLINICAL EXPERTISE

  • Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation and Management
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation and Management
  • Arrhythmias in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Arrhythmias in Pregnancy
  • Electrophysiology
  • Rhythm Device Implantation and Management
  • Syncope
 

 

SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • University of Pennsylvania Fellow Teaching Award, 2010
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, 2006
 

 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS 

 

 Selected Publications

 
 
Leong-Sit, P, Robinson MR, Zado E, Callans D, Garcia F, Lin D, Dixit S, Bala R, Riley M, Hutchinson M, Cooper J, Gerstenfeld E, Marchlinski F. Inducibility of Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter Following Pulmonary Vein Ablation. E-published ahead of print, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 2013.
 
 
Frankel DS, Mountantonakis SE, Zado ES, Anter E, Bala R, Cooper JM, Deo R, Dixit S, Epstein AE, Garcia FC, Gerstenfeld EP, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Patel VV, Riley MP, Robinson MR, Tzou WS, Verdino RJ, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE. Noninvasive programmed ventricular stimulation early after ventricular tachycardia ablation to predict risk of late recurrence. J Am Coll Cardiology. 2012 24;59(17):1529-35 .
 
 
Gunst M, Matsushima K, Sperry J, Ghaemmaghami V, Robinson MR, O’Keeffe T, Friese R, Frankel H. Focused bedside echocardiography in the surgical intensive care unit: comparison of 3 methods to estimate cardiac index. J Intensive Care Med. 2011;26(4):255-260.
 
Dixit, S, Lavi, N, Robinson MR, Riley MP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Lin D. “Noncontact Electroanatomic Mapping to Characterize Typical Atrial Flutter: Participation of Right Atrial Posterior Wall in the Reentrant Circuit.” Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 2010;22(4):422-430.
 
 
Frankel D, Mountantonakis S, Robinson M, Zado E, Marchlinski F. “Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation Remains a Treatment of Last Resort in Structural Heart Disease: Argument of Earlier Intervention.” Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 2011;22(10):1123-28.