St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's
third-largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas,
including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Visit our main website at www.StDavids.com

St. David's Medical Center (512) 476-7111
St. David's North Austin (512) 901-1000
St. David's South Austin (512) 447-2211
St. David's Round Rock (512) 341-1000
St. David's Georgetown (512) 943-3000
St. David's Rehabilitation (512) 544-5100
Heart Hospital of Austin (512) 407-7000

Andrea Natale, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S.

Dr. Andrea Natale, MD

Andrea Natale M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S., F.E.S.C., Executive Medical Director, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center

Patients from around the world seek treatment from Dr. Natale. A world recognized leader in the field of electrophysiology, Dr. Natale is a dedicated clinician, academician and researcher.

Prior to the establishment of Texas Cardiovascular Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center, Dr. Natale was a member of the Cardiovascular Medicine Department at the Cleveland Clinic from 1999 to 2007, serving most recently as Section Head for the Department of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology and as Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Atrial Fibrillation. In 2006, Dr. Natale was named to the Food and Drug Administration's Task Force on Atrial Fibrillation.

A committed academician, Dr. Natale' s faculty positions at a variety of prestigious universities include Duke University and Stanford University. He has been an invited lecturer at more than 200 symposiums and conferences around the world, and is the author or co-author of hundreds of published articles on pacing and electrophysiology. In addition to serving on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals, he is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation.

Dr. Natale’s greatest reward is restoring his patients to a life free of cardiac arrhythmia. He pioneered a circumferential ultrasound vein-ablation system to correct atrial fibrillation and performed the procedure on the world’s first five patients. He also developed some of the current catheter-based cures for atrial fibrillation, and was the first electrophysiologist in the nation to perform percutaneous epicardial radiofrequency ablation, which is a treatment for people who fail conventional ablation. He also holds a patent for a device used to treat Atrial Fibrillation.

M.D. News - Dr. Andrea NataleA forefront researcher, Dr. Natale focuses on innovative advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. His goal is to benefit patient care through technologies such as robotic devices and specialized ablation catheters.

Education

  • M.D., Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, School of Medicine and Surgery, Firenze, Italy
  • Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, School of Cardiology, Rome, Italy
  • Fellowships in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology: University of Western Ontario, Department of Cardiology, London, Ontario, Canada, University of Wisconsin, Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)

Recognition

  • Cleveland Clinic Bakken Heart-Brain Institute Research Award
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator of the Year for 2004, 2005 and 2006
  • Cleveland Top Doc list,
  • Northern Ohio Live Best Doctors
  • Best Doctors in America, by peer election
  • Best Doctors, Austin Monthly magazine
  • Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute: The Bury + Partners Innovation Award 2009. Austin, Texas.

Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Texas Medical Association
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