University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine

Bio for Peter Spector, M.D.
Peter Spector, M.D.

Peter Spector, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
Medicine-Cardiology, McClure Wing, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401


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

Research Interests

Dr. Spector's lab focuses on atrial fibrillation.  The work is largely along two parallel lines of investigation:  wave dynamics in multi-wavelet re-entry, and mapping and ablation of AF.  This work has resulted in 9 U.S. patent applications and the formation of an educational and R&D software company called "VisibleEP."

Academic Appointments

Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


Representative Publications from a total of 37

Carrick RT, Benson BE, Bates JH, Spector PS (2016). Prospective, tissue-specific optimization of ablation for multiwavelet reentry. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 9, E003555. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.116.003939.

Carrick RT, Bates OR, Benson BE, Habel N, Bates JH, Spector PS (2015). Prospectively quantifying the propensity for atrial fibrillation: a mechanistic formulation. PLOS ONE PLoS ONE, 10(3). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118746.

Benson BE, Carrick R, Habel N, Bates O, Bates JH, Bielau P, Spector PS (2014). Mapping multi-wavelet reentry without isochrones: an electrogram-guided approach to define substrate distribution. Europace, 16(Suppl 4), Iv102-Iv109. doi:10.1093/europace/euu254  .

Thompson NC, Stinnett-Donnelly J, Habel N, Benson B, Bates JH, Sobel BE, Spector PS (2014). Improved spatial resolution and electrogram wave direction independence with the use of an orthogonal electrode configuration. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing J Clin Monit Comput, 28(2), 157-163. doi:10.1007/s10877-013-9508-8.

Carrick RT, Benson B, Habel N, Bates ORJ, Bates JHT, Spector PS (2013). Ablation of multiwavelet re-entry guided by circuit-density and distribution: maximizing the probability of circuit annihilation. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 6(6), 1229-35. doi:10.1161/circep.113.000759.

Spector PS, Correa de Sa DD, Tischler ES, Thompson NC, Habel N, Stinnett-Donnelly J, Benson BE, Bielau P, Bates JHT (2012). Ablation of multi-wavelet re-entry: general principles and in silico analyses. Europace, 14(Suppl 5), V106-11. doi:10.1093/europace/eus278

Spector PS, Habel N, Sobel BE, Bates JH (2011). Emergence of complex behavior: An interactive model of cardiac excitation provides a powerful tool for understanding electric propagation. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 4(4), 586-91

Correa de Sa D, Thompson N, Stinnett-Donnelly J, Znojkiewicz P, Habel N, Müller JG, Bates J, Buzas JS, Spector PS (2011). Electrogram fractionation: The relationship between spatiotemporal variation of tissue excitation and electrode spatial resolution. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 4(6), 909-16. doi:10.1161/circep.111.965145.  

Sanguinetti MC, Curran ME, Zou A, Shen J, Spector PS, Atkinson DL, Keating MT (1996). Coassembly of KVLQT1 and minK (IsK) proteins to form cardiac IKS potassium channel. Nature, 384(6604), 80-83. doi:10.1038/384080a0.  

Spector P (2016). Understanding clinical cardiac electrophysiology: A conceptually guided approach (1st ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-90549-4 .