Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Cardiology

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photo Norman C. Wang, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program


Phone: 412-647-2762

Office: UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
200 Lothrop Street, B-535
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-2762
Fax: 412-647-7979
Education and Training
B.S., Northwestern University, 1994
M.D., Northwestern University, 1998
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 2013
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 interest focuses on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, with an emphasis on the interaction between heart rhythm disorders and heart failure. He has a M.S. in epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
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, 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 and is a volunteer physician for Project Pacer International.
Educational Interest
Dr. Wang is the director of the clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship training program.

The overall goal of the clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship training program is to train future leaders in a supportive environment. The focus of the program is not only to produce outstanding clinicians, but also to develop additional complementary career components (e.g. scientists, educators, administrators) per the individual interests of the trainees.
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Selected Publications:
Wang NC, Passman R, Goldberger JJ. Minimizing ventricular pacing in sinus-node disease. New England Journal of Medicine. 2007; 357: 2733-4.
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, Piccini JP, Konstam MA, Maggioni AP, Traver B, Swedberg K, Udelson JE, Zannad F, Cook T, O'Connor CM, Miller AB, Grinfeld L, Gheorghiade M, for the EVEREST Investigators. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in patients hospitalized for heart failure with chronically reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. American Journal of Therapeutics. 2010; 17(4): e78-e87.
Wang NC, Chicos A, Banthia S, Bergner DW, Lahiri MK, Ng J, Subacius H, Kadish AH, Goldberger JJ. Persistent sympathoexcitation long after submaximal exercise in subjects with and without coronary artery disease. American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2011; 301: H912-20.
Wang NC. Dual atrioventricular nodal nonreentrant tachycardia: a systematic review. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2011; 34: 1671-81.
Wang NC, Razak EA, Jain SK, Saba S. Isoproterenol facilitation of slow pathway ablation in dual atrioventricular nodal nonreentrant tachycardia. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2012; 35: e31-34.
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.
Li J, Saba S, Wang NC. Ventricular tachycardia ablation versus antiarrhythmic-drug escalation. New England Journal of Medicine. 2016; 375(15): 1498-9.
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, Adelstein EC, Jain SK, Mendenhall GS, Shalaby AA, Voigt AH, Saba S. Predictors and implications of early left ventricular ejection fraction improvement in new-onset idiopathic nonischemic cardiomyopathy with narrow QRS complex: a NEOLITH substudy. Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology. 2017.