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photo Norman C. Wang, MD, MS

Cardiology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Email: wangnc@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-2762

Contact
Office: UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street, South Tower, 3rd Floor, Room 352.9
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-647-2762
Fax: 412-647-7979
E-mail: wangnc@upmc.edu
Education and Training
Education
B.S., Northwestern University, 1994
M.D., Northwestern University, 1998
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 2013
Training
Internal Medicine Internship, Brown University (Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals), 1999
Internal Medicine Residency, Northwestern University (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), 2002
Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship, Northwestern University (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), 2006
Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, Northwestern University (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), 2007
Research Interest
Dr. Wang’s research focuses on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease. Areas of recent interest include:
1. left bundle branch block-associated idiopathic nonischemic cardiomyopathy and cardiac resynchronization therapy
2. oral anticoagulation for left atrial thrombi resolution in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation or flutter
3. dual atrioventricular nodal nonreentrant tachycardia
Clinical Interest
Dr. Wang is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. His clinical duties are primarily at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and UPMC Passavant Hospital. As a cardiac electrophysiologist, he is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of heart rhythm disorders. His procedural expertise includes cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (i.e. pacemakers, permanent His bundle pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy) and catheter ablation of arrhythmias, including complex catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.

Dr. Wang has an interest in global health care. He has participated in medical missions in 2016 in Bolivia with Project Pacer International and in 2019 in Cambodia and Vietnam with Jeremiah’s Hope.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Wang NC, Maggioni AP, Konstam MA, Zannad F, Krasa HB, Burnett Jr JC, Grinfeld L, Swedberg K, Udelson JE, Cook T, Traver B, Zimmer C, Orlandi C, Gheorghiade M, for the EVEREST Investigators. Clinical Implications of QRS duration in patients hospitalized with worsening heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. JAMA. 2008; 29(22): 2656-66.
Wang NC. Dual atrioventricular nodal nonreentrant tachycardia: a systematic review. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2011; 34: 1671-81.
Wang NC, Singh M, Adelstein EC, Jain SK, Mendenhall GS, Shalaby AA, Voigt AH, Saba S. New-onset left bundle branch block-associated idiopathic nonischemic cardiomyopathy and left ventricular ejection fraction response to guideline-directed therapies. The NEOLITH study. Heart Rhythm. 2016; 13(4): 933-42.
Rodriguez Y, Althouse AD, Adelstein EC, Jain SK, Mendenhall GS, Saba S, Shalaby AA, Voigt AH, Wang NC. Characteristics and outcomes of concurrently diagnosed new rapid atrial fibrillation or flutter and new reduced ejection fraction. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2016; 39(12): 1394-1403.
Wang NC, Li JZ, Adelstein EC, Althouse AD, Sharbaugh MS, Jain SK, Mendenhall GS, Shalaby AA, Voigt AH, Saba S. New-onset left bundle branch block-associated idiopathic nonischemic cardiomyopathy and time from diagnosis to cardiac resynchronization therapy: The NEOLITH II study. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2018; 41(2): 143-54.
Wang NC, Adelstein EC, Singh M, Voigt AH, Saba S. Left bundle branch block-associated cardiomyopathies and early cardiac resynchronization: Conceptualizing a tailored approach. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2018; 71(17): 1943-4.
Wang NC, Sather MD, Hussain A, Althouse AD, Adelstein EC, Jain SK, Katz WE, Shalaby AA, Voigt AH, Saba S. Oral anticoagulation and left atrial thrombi resolution in non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation or flutter: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2018; 41(7): 767-74.
Wang NC. Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation with heart failure. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2018; 379(5): 490-1.
Wang NC, Lahiri MK, Thosani AJ, Shen S, Goldberger JJ. Reflections on the early invasive clinical cardiac electrophysiology era through fifty manuscripts: 1967-1992. Journal of Arrhythmia. 2019; 35(1): 7-17.
Li JZ, Bhonsale A, Estes III NAM, Jain SK, Kancharla K, Mezu-Chukwu U, Saba S, Shalaby AA, Voigt AH, Wang NC. Trends and implications of DF-4 implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead adoption in The United States of America. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 2019; 12(3): e007134.