The University of Arizona

Dr. Peter Ott Joins UA Sarver Heart Center

November 23, 1999

Dr. Peter Ott, has joined the Sarver Heart Center of the University of Arizona College of Medicine as assistant professor in the department of medicine, section of cardiology.

Ott also serves as director of the cardiac electrophysiology laboratory at University Medical Center.

Prior to his appointment, Ott completed a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Ott is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. His clinical expertise includes managing cardiac arrhythmias with catheter ablation therapy, implantable defibrillators and pacemakers, and medication. His research interests include the electrophysiologic effects of heart failure, treatment of atrial fibrillation and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias with catheter ablation.

A native of Germany, Ott received his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg in 1987. He completed his residency in medicine at the UA, where he served an additional year as chief medical resident. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Colorado in Denver, where he also received a year of electrophysiology training. Ott served as a cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Herz-Zentrum Bad Krozingen, a large tertiary referral center for cardiology in southwest Germany, for two years before returning to the University of Utah for his fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology.

His professional memberships include the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. He has published several articles about catheter ablation therapy and arrhythmias in professional journals.