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Kenneth Civello MD, MPH Curriculum Vitae


  • 2006-2007 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. Chief Fellow Electrophysiology
  • 2005-2006 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. Fellow Electrophysiology
  • 2002-2005 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. Fellow Cardiology
  • 1999-2002 Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN. Resident Internal Medicine
  • 1995-1999 Louisiana State University Medical School. New Orleans, LA. Medical Degree
  • 1995-1999 Louisiana State University Graduate School. New Orleans, LA Master of Public Heath Degree
  • 1990-1994 Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA. Bachelor of Science

Honors/ Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • American College of Cardiology Young Investigator of the Year Finalist 2007


  1. Using Information Technology to Improve Public Health. Master of Public Health Thesis. 1998
  2. Casey BE, Civello KC, Jr., Martin LF, O’Leary JP. Medical Malpractice Risks Associated with Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg. 1999 Oct; 9(5): 420-5. Presented at the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons. 1998.
  3. Dugaw JE, Civello K, Chuinard C, Jones GN. Will Patients Use A Computer to Give a Medical History? J Fam Pract. 2000 Oct; 49(10): 921-3. Presented at the Towards an Electronic Patient Record Conference. May 12, 1998.
  4. H. Yamada, Z. Popovic, D. Martin, K. Civello, D. Wallick. The Effects of Altering Time Delays of Coupled Pacing During Acute Atrial Fibrillation. Heart Rhythm Journal. 2006 Jun; 3(6):722-7.
  5. Reverse Left Atrial Remodeling and Improved Systolic Function after Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation. NASPE Abstract 2004.
  6. Benefits of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Extend to Patients with Mechanical Dyssynchrony due to Right Ventricular Pacing. NASPE Abstract 2004
  7. Effect of High Voltage Stimulation on Left Ventricular Torsional Deformation in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Y. Notomi, et al. American College of Cardiology American College of Cardiology Abstract 2004.
  8. Effect of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy on the Left Ventricular Torsional Deformation in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Y. Notomi, et al. American College of Cardiology Abstract 2004.
  9. Usefulness of Plasma BNP to Determine Responders and Non-Responders of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. NASPE Presentation 2005
  10. Evidence of Inflammatory and Hemodynamic Remodeling After Biventricular Device Implantation for Heart Failure. Sergio Thal, et al. NASPE Presentation 2005
  11. Axillary Vein Puncture Access Causes a Unique Lead Failure Mechanism. Michael McWilliams, et al. NASPE Poster 2005
  12. Survival After Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Evidence For Inflammation As A Predictor Of Mortality In Patients With Heart Failure After Bi-Ventricular Device Implantation. Sergio Thal, et al. NASPE Presentation 2005
  13. A Wider QRS Duration after CRT Device Implantation Independently Predicts Mortality in Patients with Heart Failure. Mark Iler MD, et al. AHA 2006.
  14. Reasons for Failure of Percutaneous Epicardial Catheter Ablation after Unsuccessful Endocardial Approach. Robert Schweikert MD, et al. AHA 2006.
  15. Left Superior Vena Cava Isolation In Patients Undergoing Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation: Impact On Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence. Claude Elayi MD, et al. AHA 2006.
  16. Atrial Fibrillation Termination Mode Comparing Three Common Ablation Strategies for Permanent Atrial Fibrillation: Results from a Randomized Study. Claude Elayi MD, et al. AHA 2006.
  17. Validation of an Institutionally Accepted Standardization of the Coronary Sinus Tributaries and Left Ventricular Myocardial Segments. HRS 2006 Featured Abstract
  18. Atrial Arrhythmias Post Atricure Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Findings During Catheter Ablation. Oussama Wazni, MD et al. HRS 2006.
  19. Lack of echocardiographic evidence of dyssynchrony predicts poor relative survival following cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Bryan Baranowski, MD, et al. HRS 2006
  20. Hospitalization Due to Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Mohammed N. Khan, MD, et al. HRS 2006.
  21. Compared Clinical Outcomes After Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients With and Without a History of Atrial Fibrillation. Thomas D. Callahan, IV, MD, et al. HRS 2006.
  22. Positron Emission Tomography Scan Abnormalities Do Not Predict Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Abstract American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2006
  23. Remote Magnetic Navigation System: Initial Experience in Pulmonary Vein Isolation. AHA Poster 2006
  24. Acute Biventricular Pacing in Post-operative Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction. ACC Presentation 2007
  25. Mortality of Heart Failure Patients after Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Choice of Device and Identification of Predictors. Rong Bai, MD, et al. European Society of Cardiology 2007.
  26. Long Term Risk of Mortality and Cardiac Transplant following Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients with Left Ventricular Reverse Remodeling. HRS 2007
  27. Appropriate Shocks after Placement of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in Orthotopic Heart Transplant Survivors. Vivian Tsai, MD, et al. HRS 2007
  28. Safety, Efficacy and Follow up of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in Septuagenarians. A Corrado, MD, et al. HRS 2007.
  29. Long-Term Neurologic Outcomes in Acute Thromboembolic Events Associated with Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Shane M Bailey, MD, et al. HRS 2007.
  30. Cardiac scar and response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in ischemic cardiomyopathy. Lucie Riedlbauchova, MD, et al. HRS 2007
  31. Is atrial fibrillation termination mode during ablation for permanent AF a predictor of long term maintenance of sinus rhythm? Claude S. Elayi, MD, et al. HRS 2007
  32. Luigi Di Biase et al. Remote Magnetic Navigation: Human Experience in Pulmonary Vein Ablation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007 50: 868-874.

Book Chapters

  1. Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine Textbook. 2004. Mitral Valve Disease Chapter.
  2. Handbook of Cardiac Electrophysiology 2007. Indications for Permanent Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.
  3. Handbook of Cardiac Electrophysiology 2007. Implantation of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.


  • State of Ohio
  • State Of Louisiana

Hospital and Group Appointments

  • Our Lady of the Lake. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Louisiana Cardiology Associates


  • Certification in Internal Medicine 2002
  • Certification in Cardiovascular Medicine 2005

Clinical Trial Experience

  1. ACTIVATE: ACAT inhibition on the progression of coronary atherosclerosis, Adjudication committee. 2004-2005
  2. CAPTIVATE: Efficacy and Safety of the ACAT Inhibitor CS-505 (Pactimibe) for Reducing the Progression of Carotid Artery Disease, Adjudication committee. 2005-2006
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