Kenneth Bilchick, MD, MS


UVA DoctorProfessor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia
Director of Electrophysiology Research, University of Virginia
Member Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Research, University of Virginia
Medical Director, EP Device Clinic, University of Virginia
Medical Director, Heart Rhythm QST, University of Virginia
Member, External Funding & Research Administration Working Group, University of Virginia
Member, Cardiovascular Imaging Center
Chair (Incoming), Heart Rhythm Society Research Committee
Chair, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Research Committee
Member, ACC/NCDR Research and Publications Committee
Ad Hoc Reviewer for NIH Study Sections
Member, Executive Committee for the PCORI-funded Left versus Left Randomized Clinical Trial


Recent work has highlighted applications of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for patients with heart rhythm disorders and heart failure, including studies with collaborators across the United States. With his expertise as a statistician, he is investigating machine learning applications to CMR and electrocardiographic data in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices. His research employs advanced cardiac imaging, image integration with 3D invasive electroanatomic mapping, and electrocardiographic waveform analysis/signal processing to improve electrophysiology procedures such as cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), left bundle branch pacing, and catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. He is also engaged in clinical studies of flow cytometry by time of flight (CyTOF) and anti-inflammatory therapies for heart failure, and studies of therapeutic approaches and AI in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; other areas of interest are longitudinal data analysis in heart failure and analysis of administrative datasets/registries to identify predictors of clinical benefit with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.