Dr. Richard Page, George R. and Elaine Love Professor and chair of the department of medicine in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, has been elected as a member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP). AAP is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious professional organizations of physicians. It is devoted to the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.
A cardiac electrophysiologist specializing in arrhythmias, Dr. Page is a nationally respected expert on atrial fibrillation and other cardiac disorders. His report of the high frequency of “silent” atrial fibrillation has informed clinical practice standards for anticoagulation. Additionally, his research on sudden cardiac arrest and the successful use of automated external defibrillator (AED) devices aboard aircraft has influenced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards and public health policy.
Other active members of AAP at the University of Wisconsin-Madison include professors William Busse, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Marc Drezner, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Michael Fiore, General Internal Medicine; James Gern, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics; Anna Huttenlocher, Pediatrics; Shannon Kenney, Infectious Disease and Oncology; Bruce Klein, Pediatrics and Medical Microbiology and Immunology; and Deane Mosher, Hematology/Oncology and Biomolecular Chemistry.
For more about the department: www.medicine.wisc.edu.