University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine

Bio for Daniel Lustgarten, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniel Lustgarten, M.D., Ph.D.

Daniel Lustgarten, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
Medicine, McClure Wing


Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY

Research Interests

Dr. Lustgarten has made significant basic contributions to the fields of cardiac ablation and device therapy. He is recognized for his work exploring the use of cryotherapy in the setting of cardiac ablation, and additionally is a recognized expert in the field of selective site pacing. He teaches established electrophysiologists and trainees of other programs in nationally attended courses on the biophysics of ablation, atrial fibrillation ablation, and on the performance of transeptal puncture. His current research interests include direct His bundle pacing and the creation of an ischemic canine model for understanding biventricular pacing in the treatment of congestive heart failure. Dr Lustgarten recently initiated a multicenter device trial exploring direct His bundle pacing as an alternative means to effect cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients presenting for biventricular pacing.

Academic Appointments

Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont


Habel N, Znojkiewicz P, Thompson N, Müller JG, Mason B, Calame J, Calame S, Sharma S, Mirchandani G, Janks D, Bates J, Noori N, Karnbach A, Lustgarten DL, Sobel BE, Spector P. The Temporal Variability of Dominant Frequency and Complex Fractionated Atrial Electrograms Constrains the Validity of Sequential Mapping in Human Atrial Fibrillation. Heart Rhythm 2010 May;7(5)594-5.

Lustgarten DL,
Calame S, Crespo EM, Calame J, Lobel R, Spector PS. Electrical resynchronization induced by direct His-bundle pacing. Heart Rhythm. January 2010 (Vol. 7, Issue 1, Pages 15-21)

Thompson N, Lustgarten DL, Mason B, Mueller E, Calame J, Bell S, Spector P. 
The Relationship between Tissue Temperature, Microbubble Formation and Steam Pops.  Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 2009; 32(7):833-841.

Lustgarten DL, Ruskin JN. Medical Application of Cryothermal Energy: A Historical Overview.  Book Chapter for CRYOABLATION FOR CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS.  2008. ISBN 978-0-9784732-0-4.

Lustgarten DL, Spector PS.  Ablation using irrigated radiofrequency: a hands-on guide.  Heart Rhythm 2008 Jun;5(6):899-902.

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