James Kneller, MD, PhD, FHRS, CCDS

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Dr. James Kneller is a clinical electrophysiologist at the Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona in Phoenix, AZ. He earned his medical degree and doctor’s degree in pharmacology from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and holds a master’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in mathematics from Walla Walla University, College Place, WA.

Dr. Kneller completed a cardiovascular disease fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowships at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Kneller has a board certification in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease, and internal medicine. He is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) and a certified cardiac device specialist (CCDS). Dr. Kneller holds appointments as a clinical assistant professor at the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Richland, WA, adjunct clinical associate professor at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, WA, and associate faculty physician at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. Kneller performed doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Stanley Nattel at the Montreal Heart Institute in Montreal, Canada. He has published numerous articles on various topics in electrophysiology, with seminal publications including the first complete mathematical model of atrial fibrillation (AF) and the elucidation of AF-terminating mechanisms by class I antiarrhythmic drugs.

Dr. Kneller performs peer review for academic journals including Cardiovascular Research and Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. He also serves on the editorial board of EP Lab Digest, to which he is a frequent contributor.

Last modified on: 04-11-2022