Dr. Robert Lemery joined the Arizona Heart Rhythm Center in September 2018. Before joining the Arizona Heart Rhythm Center, Dr. Lemery completed fellowship training in cardiovascular diseases and in cardiac electrophysiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and in Maastricht, Netherlands and in London, England. Dr. Lemery is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He is a world-recognized leader in the field of electrophysiology, specially trained in performing complex ablation procedures and device implantation. Dr. Lemery is also a medical historian. He has a double Masters in the History of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University and from McGill University, with a particular interest in the history of cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, and in global health.
Dr. Lemery is a dedicated clinician, academician, and researcher. Dr. Lemery has held faculty positions at a variety of prestigious universities including the University of Montreal, Brown University in Rhode Island and the University of Ottawa. He started the ablation program at Brown University in Rhode Island and more recently was a cardiac electrophysiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in ON, Canada. He has been an invited lecturer at numerous symposiums and conferences around the world. He has been involved in teaching and training of cardiac electrophysiologists in China, Thailand, Vietnam, and India.
Dr. Lemery has published extensively on pacing and interventional electrophysiology. He continues to serve on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and the Journal Heart Rhythm. He has served as a Journal Reviewer for most of the cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology journals. Dr. Lemery recently co-authored the third edition of the book Fast Facts: Cardiac Arrhythmias. In 2015, he conducted a prospective clinical trial comparing caffeine with placebo in patients undergoing invasive electrophysiology procedures. Dr. Lemery has also been involved in clinical research on autonomics and cardiac arrhythmias. He recently conducted a clinical NIH registered study on High-Frequency Stimulation of autonomic cardiac ganglia and MIBG imaging.