Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, FHRS

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True leader who measures his own success by the accomplishments of those he has mentored.

David S. Frankel, MD, FHRS

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Eric has been one of the most influential people in my life. A great teacher, mentor and friend.

Timothy K. Knilans, MD, FHRS

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It was the greatest privilege to study electrophysiology with Dr. Eric Prystowsky. Not only was the time spent with Eric the best learning experience in my whole career as a physician and electrophysiologist - it was actually the absolute richest year in learing about medicine, professionalism, competitiveness, and life in general.
Eric influence just started in 2005 when I was priviledged to be his fellow - it continued and is continuing throughout the years with mentorship in all areas of my profession and life path!
I am always going to be grateful to Eric for all he has done to make me who I am today!
I could have not had a better mentor!
Thank you Eric!

Alexandru I. Costea, MD, FHRS

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I am among scores of trainees who credit Eric Prystowsky for where we are today. He is a great electrophysiologist, scientist, teacher and mentor; most important, Eric is a great friend.

Richard L. Page, MD, FHRS

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The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William A. Ward. For me and for so many others in the field today Eric was and still is "the great teacher". I owe him so much and thank him even more.

Amos Katz, MD

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Thank you for all of your generosity.

Jason Foreman, DO, MPH

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Eric - thanks for taking the time to teach me electrophysiology so that I could teach others.

Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD, FHRS

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Eric is a wonderful teacher and mentor. He is passionate about fellows education. Even now he works harder than any of his fellows. He leads by example. I still remember that he used to be there promptly by 7 AM for the fellows conferences. I am proud to have trained under him.

Devender N. Akula, MD

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I continue to benefit from Dr Prystowsky's mentorship. From issues in the lab, or dealing with clinical dilemmas on wards, I can still hear Dr P's words of wisdom that often guide me through tough scenarios. Dr P- Thank you for all you have done for me and the rest of your fellows!!!

Roshan Vatthyam, MD, MPH

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Eric Prystowsky has had a tremendously positive influence on me both professionally and personally. I consider myself privleged to have studied with such a great physician and teacher.

Keith M. Golden

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Teachers open up young minds, showing them the wonders of the intellect, and the miracle of being able to think for themselves. A teacher exercises the mental muscles of students, stretching and strengthening, so they can make challenging decisions, find their way in the world, and become independent. The best teachers care enough to gently push and prod students to do their best and fulfill their potential. You are truly in every sense, one of those. Thank you for all you have done.

Devi G. Nair, MD, FHRS

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Dr. Prystowsky has been more than a mentor, he has been a true friend. His inspiration and dedication to the field of electrophysiology is un rivaled. Thank you "Dr. P".

Joseph A. Manfredi, MD, FHRS

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For the best teacher past and present. Always there to help out!

Jodie L. Hurwitz, MD, FHRS

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An inspiring and generous teacher from the other side of the world risked inviting me to descry physiology in EP as his fellow. From this critical framework he went on to impart precious tools for success and teaching in the field of EP. I am privileged to be part of Eric's 'EP family' which propagates his legacies of teaching and care for the benefit of generations.

John N. Hill, MBBS, MD, FHRS

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He is a master educator.

Scott W. Ferreira, MD

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To one of the greats in the field, thanks for always taking the time to teach your trade.

Kent E. Morris, MD

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Eric is a great teacher. There is no question that being a fellow of Eric's is a rare privilege that gives you a great foundation in the science of cardiac electrophysiology. Eric showed me the beauty and art of patient care, from clinical assessment, ECG diagnosis and step by step differential diagnosis of cardiac rhythm in the lab. Eric is truly a Mench, He keep in touch with many of his former fellows many years after they left his lab with advice and encouragement. He showed me the great joy in teaching others, the value of encouragement and long term mentoring not only to the fellow but to the teacher as well. Eric once said that his most cherished legacy is his fellows growth and mentoring. I believe that this outstanding legacy of clinical teaching is here to stay and growing with every Eric fellow-fellow for many years to come.

Nahum A. Freedberg, MD

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Some medical leaders teach because it is part of their job. Not Eric. He teaches because it is who he is. Of all his accomplishments, I think he sees his teaching and the passing on of his knowledge as his responsibility and his legacy. As his friend, I know that the HRS Distinguished Teacher Award he received in 2002 is one of his proudest achievements. Our lives have been enriched and we are better physicians and electrophysiologists because of Eric.

Richard I. Fogel, MD, FHRS

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The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires (William Arthur Ward)." Thanks, Eric, for providing the tools and the inspiration that helped launch my EP career, one that remains gratifying and productive to this day.

Lawrence J. Jacobs, MD

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I would like to thank you for your patience and perseverance during my time as a Fellow in the Electrophysiology laboratory at Indiana Univeristy. You are one of the second generation of electrophysiologists and in my opinion you are the preeminent member of that group. You always had a balanced approach to the application of the science of electrophysiology to the individual patient. That is what I remember the most. Your understanding of physiology and knowledge of the literature are unsurpassed. You are truly one of the "Giants" of clinical electrophysiology. I could not have had a better teacher. I am honored and priviledged to have been one of your Fellows.

Michael L. Markel, MD

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I am very fortunate to have worked with Dr. Prystowsky during my clinical training. Eric is not a clinician but is also a great scientist. Eric is a great role model. He and his wife Bonnie have continued to support the fellows' career long after they have graduated from the program. I hope Eric and Bonnie are happy and healthy for years to come.

Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, FHRS

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A truly generous man whose passion is education.  He is creating a legacy to ensure excellence in education for future generations of EP.

Kathy Wiedemer, Director of Development 

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From the I.U. Friday noon cardiology conferences to the hours in the EP lab, Dr. Prystowsky wowed us with his ability to instantly analyze complex tracings and cite just the right references. However, the most valuable long-term asset he infused into us emanated from his unbridled enthusiasm for teaching and his deep pride in the long list of fellows that he was able to influence. Even though the practice of electrophysiology has evolved substantially since my training days with Eric, the principles he taught me by his example continue to be central to my daily practice and teaching of fellows. My personal mission is to try to be as great a mentor to my fellows as Dr. Prystowsky was to me.

William Miles

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In Honor of my academic father, cherished colleague and good friend.

Ronald J. Kanter, MD, FHRS, CEPS

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"Failure is not an option"

Gemma Pelargonio, MD

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I am proud to call Eric a mentor and colleague. Thanks, Eric, for providing educational, academic, and professional opportunities that I could not have realized anywhere else.

Leonard A. Steinberg, MD

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I have known Dr/ Prystowsky through his teachings.Before i become his fellow,i thought he is in ranks of celebrity then i became his fellow,then i learned why.He is naturally born as a teacher,he is well versed in field of electrophysiology,voracious reader and above all he loves to teach his fellow in order to become a good electrophysiology and above all transfer his knowledge to next generation electrophysiology. In brief he is an distinguished teacher and superb mentor. With regards ALI AKBARY FHRS

Ali Akbary, MD, FHRS

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I want to thank Dr. Eric Prystowsky for being my mentor and starting me on a long journey of learning and loving the art of electrophysiology. He has supported me during the critical periods of my discovery and has always provided support and feedback so I could continue to learn and excel.

Patricia M. Vaughn, ACNP, MSN, FHRS, CEPS

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I am from The Netherlands and Eric Prystowsky was my mentor in clinical EP in 1982. Eric, you are a great teacher and above all a good friend. Your thougths on arrhythmia mechanisms and clinical decision making were usually audible. You paved the way of my career in the field of cardiac arrhythmias and involvement in transatlantic arrhythmia research.

Richard N. W. Hauer, MD, PhD

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There is little that can be added, to what has already been said. However, Dr. Prystowsky has been an invaluable mentor, role-model, friend in need, purveyor of timely aphorisms ("measure twice, cut once"), with an invaluable teaching methodology that produces tangible results. I am privileged to be part of Dr. Prystowsky’s academic family and hopefully legacy. Thank you for the opportunity and continued direction.

M. Kamran Aslam, BA, MD

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