George F. Van Hare, M.D.  vanhare@wustl.edu

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The Louis Larrick Ward Professor of Pediatrics
Cardiology

phone: (314) 454-6095

Research Interests

Dr. Van Hare has a longstanding involvement in multicenter clinical research in pediatric heart rhythm disorders, having led numerous national and international studies. He is also interested in the biology of pediatric forms of supraventricular tachycardia such as, atrioventricular node reentry, and in mapping strategies and new ablation technology for the cure of atrial and ventricular tachycardia in patients who have previously undergone repair of congenital heart disease.

Education

  • MD, University of Connecticut, 1980
  • BS, Magna cum laude, Bates College1980

Training

  • Resident in Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University1980 - 1983
  • Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University1983 - 1984
  • Fellow, General Academic Pediatrics, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital1984 - 1986
  • Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, University of California1986 - 1989
  • Fellow, Adult Electrophysiology, University of California1988 - 1988
  • Visiting Fellow, Pediatric Electrophysiology, Baylor College of Medicine1989 - 1989
  • Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, Harvard University2008 - 2008

Licensure and Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, #229416, 1981
  • American Board of Pediatrics, #34706, 1986 - Pres
  • Certificate #128890 Fluoroscopy Supervisor, Radiologic Health Branch exp 2/29/2012, 1986 - 2012
  • MO, DEA, 1986 - 2019
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology Subsection recertification (participating in Maintenance of Certification), 1988 - Pres
  • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) Pacing (MD), 2005 - 2015
  • MO, BNDD, 2008 - 2020
  • Medicare UPIN #E71269, 2008 - Pres
  • National Provider Identification #1790707735, 2008 - Pres
  • MO, Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, 2008 - 2019
  • IL, Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, 2010 - 2020
  • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) Physician Electrophysiology (Pediatric-Founder), 2013 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, 2015 - Pres

Honors

  • Charles A. Dana Scholar, Bates College1973
  • Phi Beta Kappa1980
  • Postdoctoral Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Pediatrics, UCSF1988
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)1991
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)1999
  • Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS)2006

Selected Publications view all (154)


Publication Co-Authors

1.
Implantable Loop Recorder Monitoring for Refining Management of Children With Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(6). doi:10.1161/JAHA.116.003632  PMID:27231019 
2.
Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 4: Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. Circulation. 2015;132(22):e281-91. doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000240  PMID:26621645 
3.
Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 4: Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.09.036  PMID:26542660 
4.
Task Force 4: Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training in Electrophysiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;66(6):706-11. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.03.005  PMID:25777633 
5.
Task Force 4: Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training in Electrophysiology. SPCTPD/ACC/AAP/AHA. Circulation. 2015;132(6):e75-80. doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000195  PMID:25769637 
6.
Reply to the Editor--Concern regarding adult congenital heart disease arrhythmia guidelines. Heart Rhythm. 2015;12(5):e33-4. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.01.018  PMID:25595925 
7.
Letter to the Editor--Detection of long QT syndrome in the community. Heart Rhythm. 2015. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.04.020  PMID:25896012 
8.
2015 SPCTPD/ACC/AAP/AHA Training Guidelines for Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Programs (Revision of the 2005 Training Guidelines for Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Programs). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.03.004  PMID:25777637 
9.
SPEAR Trial: Smartphone Pediatric ElectrocARdiogram Trial. PLoS One. 2015;10(8):e0136256. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136256  PMID:26295569 
10.
Routine ECG screening in infancy and early childhood should not be performed. Heart Rhythm. 2014;11(12):2322-7. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.09.046  PMID:25239431 
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