Dr. Jeremy Ruskin is Founder and Director Emeritus of the Telemachus & Irene Demoulas Family Foundation Center for Cardiac Arrhythmias at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital Boston and his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Mass General. He received his training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the USPHS Hospital in Staten Island, New York under the mentorship of Dr. Anthony Damato.
In 1978, Dr. Ruskin founded the first cardiac arrhythmia service and clinical electrophysiology laboratory in New England and one of the first such services in the United States. As founder and director of the Mass General Fellowship Program in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, he has been responsible for the training of more than 120 fellows in cardiac electrophysiology, many of whom are leaders in the field. His research focuses on new technologies for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, mechanisms and prevention of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death, risk stratification for sudden death, and cardiac safety issues in new drug and device development. He is an author of more than 450 scientific publications. Dr. Ruskin is the recipient of the 1997 Michel Mirowski Award for Excellence in Clinical Cardiology and Electrophysiology and the 2002 Heart Rhythm Society Pioneer in Pacing and Electrophysiology Award. He holds the Omran Alomran Endowed Chair in Cardiology at Mass General. In 2017, the Jeremy Ruskin, MD and Dan Starks Endowed Chair in Cardiology was established at Mass General in recognition of Dr. Ruskin’s pioneering contributions to Mass General and the field of clinical cardiac electrophysiology. In 2018, Dr. Ruskin received the William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award at Harvard Medical School.