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Dr. David S. Hirsh

Dr. David S. Hirsh, MD

I completed my training in internal medicine, cardiology, and finally clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the New York University School of Medicine. Since 2012, in my capacity as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, I have directed the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology services at Grady. In addition to my clinical duties which include implantation of cardiac devices and cardiac ablations, I have participated in numerous clinical research projects, served on various clinical adjudication committees, and was the site investigator for the VIVID study in conjunction with the Duke Clinical Research Center.


  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine


  • NYU School of Medicine


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Internship: NYU School of Medicine
  • Residency: NYU School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology: Teacher of the Year 2014-15


Shah AD, Morris MA, Hirsh DS, Warnock M, Huang Y, Mollerus M, Merchant FM, Patel AM, Delurgio DB, Patel AU, Hoskins MH, El Chami MF, Leon AR, Langberg JJ, Lloyd MS. Magnetic resonance imaging safety in non-conditional pacemaker and defibrillator recipients: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Heart Rhythm. 2018 Feb 17. pii: S1547-5271(18)30129-2.

Shah AD, Patel AU, Knezevic A, Hoskins MH, Hirsh DS, Merchant FM, El Chami MF, Delurgio DB, Patel AM, Leon AR, Langberg JJ, Lloyd MS. Clinical Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Conditional and Non-Conditional Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. Feb 22. 2017.

Manogue M, Hirsh DS, Lloyd M. The Clinical Electrophysiology of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury. Heart Rhythm. Feb 12. 2017.

Mousimanni Y, Belakasser A, Hirsh D.. A broken pacemaker lead in a 69 year-old woman. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. May 1, 2017.

Good ED, Cakulev I, Orlov MV, Hirsh D, Simeles J, Mohr K, Moll P, Bloom H.. Long-Term Evaluation of Biotronik Linox and Linoxsmart Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Leads. JCE. 2016

Phadke V, Hirsh DS, Goswani N. Patient report and review of rapidly growing mycobacterial infection after cardiac device implantation. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2016 Mar;22(3):389-95.

Shah AD, Langberg JJ, Hirsh DS. Sudden and fatal failure of a St. Jude Medical defibrillator lead. PACE. 2016.

Shah AD, Hirsh DS, Langberg JJ. User reported abrasion related lead failure is more common with Durata compared to other ICD leads: analysis of FDA lead failure reports. Heart Rhythm 2015.

Hirsh DS, Bloom HL. Clinical use of antibacterial mesh envelopes in cardiovascular electronic device implantations. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research 2015 Jan;(8): 71-8.

Hirsh D, Bernstein NE, Holmes DS, Chinitz LA, Rao S, Aizer A. Clinical Comparison of ICD Detection Algorithms that Include Rapid VT Zones. PACE. 2012 Oct 35 (10); 1222-31.

Hirsh DS, Vittorio TJ, Barbarash SL, Hudaihed A, Tseng C, Arwady A, Goldsmith RA, Jorde UP. Association of heart rate recovery and maximum oxygen consumption in patients with chronic congestive heart failure. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2006 Aug;25(8): 942-45.

Billeh R, Hirsh DS, Ramanathan K, Jeger R, Blair G, Jorgensen B, Jorde UP. Randomized, double blind comparison of acute beta-1 blockade with 50 mg metoprolol versus 25 mg carvedilol in normal volunteers undergoing cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Congestive Heart Failure 2006 September/October;12(5): 254-57.

Lorin JD, Hirsh DS, Attubato MJ, Sedlis SP. A Dual Wire Approach to Severe Ostial Bifurcating Renal Artery Stenosis. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention 2006 Jun;67(6): 956-60.

Jorde UP, Colombo PC, Ahuja K, Hudauhed A, Onat D, Diaz T, Hirsh DS, Fisher E, Tseng C, Vittorio TJ. Exercise-induced increases in oxidized low-density lipoprotein are associated with adverse outcomes in chronic heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2007 Nov;13(9): 759-64.

Jorde UP, Vittorio TJ, Kasper ME, Arezzi E, Colombo PC, Goldsmith RL, Ahuja K, Tseng CH, Haas F, Hirsh DS. Chronotropic incompetence, -blockers, and functional capacity in advanced congestive heart failure. Time to pace? European Journal of Heart Failure. 2008 Jan; 10(1): 91-101.

Vittorio TJ, Zolty R, Kasper ME, Khandwalla RM, Hirsh DS, Tseng CH, Jorde UP, Ahuja K. Differential Effects of Carvedilol and Metoprolol Succinate on Plasma Norepinephrine Release and Peak Exercise Heart Rate in Subjects with Chronic Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2008 March; 13(1): 51-7.

Kronzon I, Sugeng L, Perk G, Hirsh D, Weinert L, Angel Garcia Fernandez M, Lang RM. Real-Time 3-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Post-Operative Mitral Annuloplasty Ring and Prosthetic Valve Dehiscence. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2009 Apr; 53(17):1543-7.