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Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD

out of 5
689 Ratings
97 Comments

Specialty

Cardiology

Locations

Williamsburg
1162 Professional Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Ambulatory Care Center
417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

VCU Medical Center Gateway Building
1200 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Stony Point 9000
9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235

Department

Internal Medicine

Education

Undergraduate

Princeton University

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Residency

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Fellowship

Duke University School of Medicine

Biography

Dr. Ellenbogen is Pauley Heart Center's Chairman of the Division of Cardiology, and the Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing on the MCV Campus. A native of New York and member of the MCV Campus faculty since 1986, Dr. Ellenbogen achieved the rank of full Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) in 1997, and was Vice-Chairman of the Division of Cardiology from 2003 to 2009. He also serves as Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at VCU's MCV Campus. He has held the Hermes A. Kontos, MD Professorship in Cardiology since 2001.

 

Research

Dr. Ellenbogen's academic, clinical and research efforts include an interest in newer, more effective ways to perform ablation and to develop methods for ablation of atrial fibrillation. He is involved in the development of new types of pacemakers and exploring the role of pacemakers in treating congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Ellenbogen has a highly successful record of attracting both public and private funding and has served as principal investigator on over 100 funded grants and contracts. Additionally, Dr. Ellenbogen has served as the Director of Data and Safety Monitoring Boards for a number of national and international clinical trials.

 

Publications and Speaking

Dr. Ellenbogen has published more than 250 original scientific reports and over 140 book chapters, editorials and review articles. He is the editor or co-editor of five textbooks of cardiac electrophysiology and pacing and has presented over 290 abstracts at major scientific meeting. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, Circulation, the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm and is a Senior Editor of Heart Rhythm, PACE and Circulation: Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology. He is also Chairman of the Heart Rhythm Society Board Review Course. Dr. Ellenbogen has been an invited lecturer and speaker all over the world and has given over 300 talks at major national meetings, including lectures at Harvard Medical School, the University of California at Los Angeles, Yale University School of Medicine, University of Michigan, and George Washington University. Dr. Ellenbogen was a member of the writing committee for the AHA/ACC/HRS Guidelines Committee for atrial fibrillation, implantation of cardiac rhythm devices, mode selection for pacemakers, programming of defibrillators and guidelines for left atrial appendage occlusion devices. 

 

Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society

  • Member, Council on Clinical Cardiology and the Council on Circulation of the American Heart Association

  • Previous: Chairman of the American Heart Association's Committee on Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias; Education Committee of the Heart Rhythm Society; President of the Richmond American Heart Association, Board of Trustees for the Heart Rhythm Society; Director of the Cardiology Advisory Board for the VA Medical System; delegate to the American College of Cardiology, and steering committee member for two important NIH trials, AFFIRM and MOST.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in clinical cardiology, Dr. Ellenbogen was named the MCV Campus Clinician of the Year for 2001 and honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Heart Rhythm Society in May 2015.


 

Clinical Interests

Cardiac Arrhythmias
Electrophysiology
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Radiofrequency Ablation
Pacemakers and Syncope
Atrial Fibrillation

Locations

Williamsburg

1162 Professional Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

VCU Medical Center Gateway Building

1200 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Stony Point 9000

9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235

Ratings & Reviews

689 Ratings
97 Comments

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This physician has the best bedside manner I have ever experienced. Second to none. I am amazed each time I see him. He is exceedingly knowledgeable and cares.
October 2020
good experience
October 2020
I was very impressed with my first visit with Dr. Ellenbogen I would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends, or anyone.
October 2020
Outstanding doctor.
October 2020
I am very impressed with Dr. Ellenbogen. I have total confidence in him!
October 2020
I can't imagine a more caring doctor. He spent as much time as I needed to understand my situation and my options.
October 2020
I feel Dr. Ellenbogen is among the best physicians in his field of medicine.
October 2020
Wonderful doctor!!!
September 2020
Excellent
September 2020
Exceptional care & compassion!
September 2020
Dr. Ellenbogen is a force of nature and an excellent care provider - the best.
August 2020
Good experience
August 2020
Dr. Ellenbogen is very attuned to my concerns and feelings about my condition.
August 2020
Great visit
August 2020
I trust him Dr. Ellenbogen with my life!!
July 2020
Great!!
July 2020
I drive from Northern Virginia for my hears condition care from Dr. Ellenbogen. I couldn't ask for a more competent and patient friendly care provider. There's none better in my opinion.
July 2020
Listens and talks to you as if you were one of his family. Make you very comfortable talking to him.
July 2020
This was my first visit w/Dr. E. and I have great confidence in him: spent more than enough time, explained things before I knew I had the the question. I would give him an excellent A+++ rating!
June 2020
Ken Ellenbogen is the consummate professional. He is a doctor's doctor! Can't recommend him as high as I would like
June 2020
Dr. Ellenbogen has always been exceptional. Would recommend anyone to see him.
June 2020
Excellent; gave me hope that etiology of health problems would be resolved.
May 2020
Dr. Ellenbogen always listens, cares & is super knowledgeable about appropriate treatment for me.
April 2020
Dr. Ellenbogen is wonderful!
April 2020
excellent experience every time!!
April 2020
Phenomenal care by a phenomenal doctor - incredibly intelligent, compassionate & professional.
March 2020
excellent
March 2020
Doctor Ellenbogen conducted two separate ablations on my heart which allowed me to live comfortably for twelve years. He is one of the smartest and caring doctors I have ever known.
January 2020
[...] It was a very good experience.
January 2020
Dr. Ellenbogen was thorough and took time to help me understand my current condition, my options and risks of my current state. Even though I was a new patient seeking a second opinion, he was well versed in my past medical history and past procedures. He was professionally respectful of the Dr.s who treated me in the past, but at the same time provided me comfort and confidence that he could offer me medical options that were in my best health interest. it was well worth the trip to Richmond to see him and I look forward to being under his care going forward.
January 2020
The "BEST" ever.
January 2020
I already have recommended D. Ellenbogen to my friends who have cardiac issues.
January 2020
I feel privileged to have Dr. Ellenbogen as my cardiologist. He is exceptional!
December 2019
Simply outstanding!
December 2019
Good experience.
November 2019
outstanding
November 2019
The best care provider in the world!!!
November 2019
Excellent!
November 2019
Dr. Ellenborgen is the best!
October 2019
Doctor is very well informed & knows how to handle my medical problem.
September 2019
Explain to me my procedure made me feel very good about the hspt. staff.
August 2019
HE IS THE BEST
August 2019
I appreciated the thoughtful & thorough assessment Dr. Ellenbogen provided me. His care & expertise gave me comfort & trust I was in good hands.
August 2019
He is one of the best doctor in town. Thanks.
August 2019
Please don't let Dr. Ellenbogen retire.
July 2019
Dr. Ellenbogen is very calm and very caring, and spent a lot of time with me. He is very careful. This was my annual cardiology exam, he has been my cardiologist and electro physiologist for 16 years!
July 2019
Physician's assistant and the Dr. were very attentive.
June 2019
He is the best!
June 2019
He is an excellent provider and allows for my input. I trust him completely. His answers are sometimes brief and succinct with an occasional flare of appropriate humor.
June 2019
Ellenbogen is the best.
May 2019
I was told everything I needed to know
April 2019
simply feel Dr. Ellenbogen is the best
April 2019
Ellenbogen is one of the best!
April 2019
Dr. Ellenbogen is a true pro and I'm so lucky to have him.
April 2019
During my visit, it was less than 10 minutes of waiting, the nurses quickly and efficiently completed my my vitals signs and EKG and the doctor entered the exam room in less than 5 minutes. My visit was thorough and completed in 15 minutes. At this office that has been my experience each time.
April 2019
He is a sweetheart, an amazing specialist, and literally gave me my life back.
March 2019
Excellent.
February 2019
Love Dr. Ellenbogen! Always a great visit! So thoughtful and thorough!
February 2019
Dr. Ellenbogen, [...] and the entire staff have always been excellent.
February 2019
I have great confidence in my dr. and feel very comfortable with him.
February 2019
It was a good experience to have Dr. Ellenbogen caring for me.
February 2019
Dr. Ellenbogen is the best.
January 2019
Dr. Ellenbogen and his staff are excellent in all respects.
January 2019
Dr. Ellenbogen's extensive knowledge in cardiology inspires great confidence. He treats me as an intelligent participant in my healthcare which I appreciate.
January 2019
Dr. Ellenbogen is a consummate professional. I feel comfort in his knowledge, recommendations and recommended course of treatment.
January 2019
Dr E. great professional, knowledgeable, caring and direct.
December 2018
[...] Provider was thorough and efficient
December 2018
Super confident in his judgement and recommendations.
November 2018
Compared to my previous cardiologist outside the VCU Health System, Dr. Ellenbogen was EXTRAORDINARY in every aspect. Also, his nursing staff was GREAT.
October 2018
I have total confidence in Dr. Ellenbogen.
September 2018
[...] Very impressed w/amount of time Dr. Ellenbogen spent w/my wife and me.
August 2018
Dr. Ellenbogen took his time to explain all aspects of my condition and responded clearly to all my questions. Would that all doctors were like him!
August 2018
Dr. Ellenbogen took me in early and was not in a rush, he spent the time to explain things to me.
August 2018
When he sees concerns, he moves on them quickly.
August 2018
Dr. Ellenbogen is the best doctor I ever had.
July 2018
Dr. Ellenbogen has always been so kind to me over the years, compassionate, informative and taken great care of me.
July 2018
all experiences were very well addressed in a prompt time.
July 2018
The best!
June 2018
Excellent dr.
June 2018
The best!
June 2018
very good
June 2018
Dr. Ellenbogen is and has always been excellent. I consider it a privilege to be able to see him.
May 2018
Dr. Ellenbogen is a true professional.
May 2018
Such a wonderful dr. - does not have a "big head" unlike most cardiologists, especially one of his stature. Very patient, and makes one feel confident of his skills.
May 2018
I think bedside manner is of the most importance. Dr. Ellenbogen is obviously quite skilled in this regard and takes it seriously. His nurse was as well.
May 2018
Dr. Ellenbogen has taken care of me for the last 19 years. He is outstanding.
April 2018
I have a great deal of faith in Dr. Ellenbogen and I have referred him to several people!
April 2018
Clear, precise conveyor of information.
April 2018
Dr. Ellenbogen is one of the finest doctors I have ever interacted with.
April 2018
Best doctor in the world!
April 2018
Dr. Kenneth A. Ellenbogen MD: he is an outstanding doctor. [...]
April 2018
Dr. Ellenbogen always makes me feel like he just saw me last week... very skilled and I have recommended he to other with AFIB related problems
March 2018
Excellent.
February 2018
Very Impressed
February 2018
Dr. Ellenbagen & his staff made me feel great & very confident that he can help my AFIB! Very impressed.
January 2018
Dr. Ellenbogen is the best!!
January 2018
Dr. Ellenbogen is excellent/very compassionate very down to earth.
January 2018