He is a practicing clinician treating abnormal heart rhythms by placing wires inside the heart. His research focuses on the chaotic abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation. He studies fibrillation in a computational model, as well as in swine and humans. Dr. Spector and his team have designed a new type of electrode array and mapping system that allows doctors to determine how to treat patients on a case by case basis. He is the founder and President of VisibleEP (computer modeling software for electrophysiologic research and education) and CoreMap (a clinical cardiac mapping company).
Professor: Medicine, Electrical and BioMedical Engineering
Carrick, R. T., Benson, B., Habel, N., Bates, O. R., Bates, J. H., & Spector,
P. S. (2013). Ablation of multiwavelet re-entry guided by circuit-density and
distribution: maximizing the probability of circuit annihilation.
Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 6(6), 1229-1235.
Thompson, N. C., Stinnett-Donnelly, J., Habel, N., Benson, B., Bates, J. H.,
Sobel, B. E., & Spector, P. S. (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
Benson, B. E., Carrick, R., Habel, N., Bates, O., Bates, J. H., Bielau, P., &
Spector, P. S. (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
Carrick, R. T., Bates, O. R., Benson, B. E., Habel, N., Bates, J. H., &
Spector, P. S. (2015). Prospectively quantifying the propensity for atrial
fibrillation: a mechanistic formulation. PLOS ONE PLoS ONE, 10(3).
Carrick, R. T., Benson, B. E., Bates, J. H., & Spector, P. S. (2016).
Prospective, tissue-specific optimization of ablation for multiwavelet
reentry. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 9, E003555. doi:
Areas of Expertise and/or Research
Cardiac Electrophysiology, Electrodes, Electrical recordings, Computational modeling
- BA Hampshire College
- MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Internship/Residency UVM
- Fellowship Cardiology Univ Utah
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