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Florida’s Atrial Fibrillation Experts & Leaders in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management

Dr. Robert S. Fishel, MD

Dr. Robert S. Fishel, MD

“Board Certified Clinical Cardiology and Clinical Electrophysiology”

Professional Status

President and founder of Florida Electrophysiology Associates
Founder and Director of the Electrophysiology department at JFK Hospital, Atlantis from 1997 – Present


Undergraduate – Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, New York
Medical School – New York University School of Medicine
Internship – Straight Medicine Type, Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center
Residency in Internal Medicine – University of Michigan Medical Center
Fellowship in Cardiology – Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine
Fellowship in Electrophysiology – Emory University Medical Center, Department of Cardiology, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

1989 – Internal Medicine
1996, 2006 – Cardiovascular Disease
1997, 2006 – Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology


  • First Prize, Scientific Program Award, Best Poster, Basic Science Section, The American College of Physicians Regional Meeting
  • First Prize, Scientific Program Award, Best Poster, Basic Science Section, The American College of Physicians Regional Meeting Fellow American College of Cardiology
  • Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association, Scientific Conference on Functional and Structural Mechanisms of Vascular Control
  • American Federation for Clinical Research Henry Christian Award, AFCR Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 5/92.
  • The Emory University Upjohn Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, 3/93

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Biomedical Sciences
  • University of Miami / Florida Atlantic University School of Medicine Cardiac Physiology Course Instructor Section

Hospital Appointments

  • Active Staff, JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL, (2/99 – Present)
  • Active Staff Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach, FL (7/98-present)
  • Active Staff Bethesda Medical Center, Boynton Beach, FL (5/99-present)
  • Active Staff Lawnwood Medical Center, Ft. Pierce, FL
  • Active Staff North West Medical Center, Margate, FL
  • Active Staff Westside Medical Center, Plantation, FL
  • Active Staff Martin Memorial, Hobe Sound, FL

Publications / Book Chapters

Over 33+ Publications and Abstracts
Over 74+ Book Chapters


41 + Current and Recent Clinical Trials

United States Patents


Procedures Performed

Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography • Transthoracic Echocardiography • Transesophageal Echocardiography • Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Device Insertion • Exercise Stress Testing • Holter Monitoring • Right Heart Catheterization and Swan-Ganz Insertion • Temporary Pacemaker Insertion • Permanent Single and Dual Chamber Pacemaker Insertion • Ventricular Programmed Stimulation • A-V Nodal Ablation • A-V Nodal Modification, including Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia Ablation • Accessory Pathway and other Reciprocating Tachycardia Ablation(s) • Atrial Flutter/Tachycardia Ablation • Transvenous and Sub-Cutaneous Patch Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Insertions • Trans-Septal puncture of the Fossa-Ovale • Bi-ventricular Pacing for both ICDs and Pacers, Focal Atrial fibrillation Ablations, Coronary Sinus venography, Pulmonary Vein Venography, Epicardial venous and myocardial mapping, Pacemaker/Defibrillator electrosurgical lead extractions, Electro-anatomical Mapping, Intra-cardiac ultrasonography, Veno-atrial isolation procedures for atrial fibrillation, Electroanatomical ablations of atrial fibrillation • Cryo-Ablation • WATCHMAN FLX Left Atrial Appendage (LAAC) Device

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Patient Testimonial

I have seen many great doctors over the decades. But if I had to single out one as being the very best, it’s Dr. Robert Fishel. I originally went to him for a second opinion for an evaluation to have a Pacemaker implanted, as I was told my heartbeat was too slow. I’ve always been asymptomatic, or so I thought until Dr. Fishel took the time to explain things to me. He is easy to talk to and has an excellent bedside manner. He is personable; he cares and always makes me feel like I am the only patient he has to attend to. He shows genuine interest, and I have never felt rushed when seen by him.
The office staff are just as impressive. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. You can genuinely tell everyone there is passionate about their responsibilities. I wouldn’t change this Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology practice for anything, highly recommended! Furthermore, his operating room team was sensational.
Dr. Fishel is the best doctor I have seen in 20 years. I am delighted that I selected Dr. Fishel to conduct my surgery. He had me spend the night in the hospital just to make sure that the device was working and that there were no problems from the surgery. My fatigue and lightheadedness have improved. It has been six weeks since my surgery, and my wife tells me I fall asleep less when watching TV, and I am back to doing all the things I love, like riding my bike and taking long walks. Thank you, Dr. Fishel!


-Mitch Ginsburg

Dr. Robert S. Fishel, MD

Practice limited to Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

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