Mark is an inspirational clinical scientist, an amazing teacher, one of my most loyal friends. Everything that I have learned in electrophysiology started with him. Any tribute that I could offer would never be enough.
Outstanding mentor and EP enthusiast - deserves a named HRS scholarship in his honor.
Thank you for being a great teacher, mentor, and friend.
To a truly great teacher... your methods may be unorthodox, but the lasting impression they make will be passed on to generations of electrophysiologists!
Dr. Josephson has been a wonderful teacher. It is an honor to know him and to have been trained by him.
I'm honored to have been trained by Mark.
Congratulations to a stellar Electrophysiologist, a wonderful teacher, brilliant scientist and a good friend.
It was an honor and privilege to be trained by and work for Mark Josephson. His enthusiasm and love for teaching, research, and clinical electrophysiology are infectious and inspirational. His contributions to the field of EP have been monumental.
To my mentor, friend, and a man who has forever shaped my career. I changed my fellowship choice to Electrophysiology because of one lecture that I observed, where I was inspired by his knowledge, astute ability to make observations, and command of the field. Mark, you have inspired me with your passion, enthusiasm, talents, and desire to do the right thing. Your proud legacy has and will live on for many, many generations.
Mark has a marvelous mind, an eye to see clearly what is in front of him, but it is his honesty and integrity that make him a great mentor. Made in memory of Dr. Mark E. Rosenthal.
My year of training in Mark’s lab was one of the most influential experiences of my adult life. I remember it as a time of great excitement, for cardiac electrophysiology was still a fledgling field, with new insights emerging into the pathogenesis of complex arrhythmias at a breakneck pace. To be a part of it was a heady experience, for it seemed that as a fellow I was allowed entry into a very exclusive club. I’m indebted to Mark for the opportunity he gave me, the intellectually robust environment he created, and most of all for teaching me how to think like an electrophysiologist.
Mark is a pioneer in the field of electrophysiology, of course. He is my mentor, my teacher, who has continued to contribute to the knowledge I the field, and has been a teacher and friend to all of us who had the privilege to work with him. He is a genius with the ability to teach to all levels of understanding. I could not have had my career without him, and I think he is the most outstanding EP physician in the world.
For Cardiac Electrophysiologists- Mark is a legend. For me he was the greatest teacher and mentor and a person with an open door that was always there for good advise and help. Thank you Mark.
It was a great privilege to train under Mark's guidance, and I have grown even more appreciative of his mentorship over the years. I continue to learn from him and to be inspired by his exemplary leadership in teaching and clinical research.
Thank you Mark for your mentorship and inspiring my choice of a career in Cardiac EP where it is exciting to come to work every day.
More than an educator, more than a mentor, more than a researcher, innovator, colleague - Mark has been, and continues to be, an inspiration to his many "offspring" in electrophysiology. He continues to advocate for and encourage his former and current trainees as almost no one else has. His greatest give to electrophysiology is himself - investing in young trainees, junior faculty and colleagues an serving as a continuing example of how to keep asking questions, learning, innovating and caring.
Pioneer and master of our craft, champion of academic integrity, unwavering patient advocate and selfless teacher and mentor, Dr. Josephson is all of these. Both by his own hands and by imparting his knowledge to generations of EP trainees, Mark has changed and saved the lives of thousands. I am honored and privileged to be among the many who hear Mark's guiding voice in their head during a particularly challenging case. A big Mahalo and with much Aloha, - Kevin K.
I was one of the select few individuals that had the good fortune of working with Mark and learning from him. I wanted to learn more about a physiological approach to EP and had approached him in this regard- he then arranged for a yearlong fellowship. I deeply admired the way he thought about cardiac arrhythmias and I have tried to model my thought process after him. His insight and clarity of thought give him an electrifying presence in EP. Even though he is the “sheriff”, he is not scared to be politically incorrect. He would sometimes use profanity to convey his message and this quality along with his colorful personality often endeared him to the fellows. His direct, blunt, candid and yet wisdom-filled sincerity in his “Josephnisms” reminds me of the football coach Bill Parcells. I learned most of my Electrocardiography from him and have Mark to thank for this. I also learned to find EP “endlessly fascinating”. When the history of EP is written, Mark’s name will figure very prominently. The time I spent with him is something that I will cherish.
Thank you, Mark, for believing in me before I believed in myself, and for teaching me the responsibility that comes with caring for our patients -- I am proud, in whatever small way, to be part of your legacy.
Mark inspired, challenged, and mentored more than a generation of electrophysiologists. Teaching us far more than EP, his integrity and vision are inspiring, his enthusiasm infectious, and his passion for eduction and advancing our field unequaled. I will always treasure our relationship.
Morning conferences were core. They were memorable, humbling (euphemistically put), but also addictive. After one huge winter snowstorm, when Boston traffic was banned, those of us who could walk, got in. The phone in the fellows’ room rang at 6.55 am. It was Mark: “Who’s there?”. I said only 3. “Huh, those slackers. We’ll start.” 20 years later, those insights and principles remain etched in my mind, guide my practice and and further, provoke more questions to take the field further. Mark Josephson, mentor and friend, remains peerless.
Thank you Mark for your mentorship and infectious passion for electrophysiology. It is an honor to have been trained by you.
Mark, Your energy, brilliance, and love of learning have been a continuing source of inspiration to me in my career and in life. Your knowledge of electrophysiology and cardiology is staggering and as I said at our recent conference you are always the smartest guy in thre room. But it is your insatiable curiosity and insightful brilliance that sets you apart. Thank you for infecting me with that love of learning and curiosity about electrophysiology.
Mark is an inspiration to all those fortunate enough to have been trained by him. A wonderful person, caring physician, brilliant scientist, and outstanding teacher. I am forever grateful and honored to have you as my mentor. Thank you very much Mark.
I never had the privilege of training under Mark. Nevertheless, he has been my mentor – first through his text, which I read and re-read through each edition, and later through his Advanced ECG course, in which I have assisted for the last decade. There is little I can add to the many accolades describing the blinding speed and incisive power of Mark’s thought or his deep and keen analysis of cases and tracings. But – surpassing even his encyclopedic knowledge, towering intellect, and scintillating brilliance – Mark’s humanity has been my greatest teacher. Behind his trenchant wit and occasional frustration with fools, Mark’s thoughtfulness, sensitivity, and compassion shine like a beacon that illuminates my path and guides my moral compass. He has have taught me that an academic leader can also be a great human.
My career in electrophysiology, but more importantly my entire life has been shaped by the wisdom that Mark has made so freely available.
Mark is my most inspiring Mentor and warmhearted friend. Brilliant mind, quick and nimble, encyclopedic knowledge, and generous heart. Mark, I can’t thank you enough for the honor and privilege to be challenged by your questions, and to learn from your wisdom
Mark's impact on EP and the mentees that he has shaped is unable to be quantified.
Mark is an inspiration to every cardiac electrophysiologist. He has inspired me to maintain my passion for the field and help train the next generation of EPs.