Safwat Gassis, M.D., earns Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society distinction

Posted On On: May 4, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Safwat Gassis, M.D., FACC, Holy Spirit Cardiology–A Geisinger Affiliate, has earned the distinction of being named a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS).

Dr. Gassis

The FHRS designation distinguishes health care providers for their advanced training, certification, and specialization in the field of cardiac arrhythmia research and treatment, and serves as a credential for quality care.

Dr. Gassis earned his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed his residency and cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology training at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gassis is a board-certified cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist who offers the most advanced treatment options for heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation. He also serves as the medical director of the Holy Spirit Atrial Fibrillation Center. Dr. Gassis performed Pennsylvania’s first balloon cryoablation procedure to treat atrial fibrillation after its approval by the FDA and is actively involved in research aimed to improve treatment options for heart rhythm disorders.

“Fellows of the Heart Rhythm Society exemplify an extraordinary commitment to treating and ending the pain, suffering and death of our patients due to heart rhythm disorders,” said President of the Heart Rhythm Society, Anne M. Gillis, M.D., FHRS. “The Heart Rhythm Society is very pleased to bestow this honor on Dr. Safwat Gassis.”

Dr. Gassis cares for patients at Holy Spirit Cardiology in Camp Hill, Carlisle, and Harrisburg, as well at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit. To schedule an appointment, please call 717.724.6450.

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