Erica S. Zado, PAC, FHRS
Erica Zado has been a physician assistant with over 30 years of experience working as a physician assistant in cardiology in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, the vast majority of that time in electrophysiology including the past 21 years for Penn Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
She is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, the first PA member to gain that designation. She has served on various HRS committees including Communications, Governance, Scientific Sessions Program committee and as Chair for the AP Council. In 2009, she won the Highest Scoring Abstract Award in the Category Allied Professional and is a yearly abstract presenter and faculty at the annual Scientific Sessions. She helps develop program content for an annual arrhythmia symposium held each year in Philadelphia and as a contributing member of the Cardiovascular Institute of Philadelphia. She is the AP section editor of the Heart Rhythm Journal and in this capacity writes a monthly column, EP News: Allied Professionals.
Ms. Zado's current position is multifaceted. Her clinical work involves the care of heart rhythm patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting; academic and quality assurance work comprised mainly of coordinating Penn's AF and VT ablation registries; along with various administrative duties. Her academic contributions include over 130 original publications in peer reviewed journals, several as first author.