Board of Advisors

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Dr. Andrea Natale

M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S., F.E.S.C.

Dr. Andrea Natale, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S., F.E.S.C., is a dedicated clinician, academician and researcher as well as a world-recognized leader in the field of electrophysiology. A committed academic, Dr. Natale holds faculty positions at a variety of prestigious universities, including Duke University and Stanford University. Dr. Natale has also been behind many technologies and advances in atrial fibrillation correction. He pioneered a circumferential ultrasound vein-ablation system and performed the procedure on the world’s first five patients. He also developed some of the current catheter-based cures for atrial fibrillation and was the first electrophysiologist in the nation to perform percutaneous epicardial radiofrequency ablation, which is a treatment for people who fail conventional ablation. Dr. Natale also holds a patent for a device used to treat Atrial Fibrillation. His goal is to benefit patient care through technologies such as robotic devices and specialized ablation catheters. Among the numerous awards he’s been bestowed, Dr. Natale was also chosen by his peers as one of the best doctors in the nation.

Dr. Robert C. Canby

M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Robert C. Canby, M.D., F.A.C.C.’s diverse career has spanned from teaching to patient care to advising medical device manufacturers in developing improved pacemakers and defibrillators, to guiding physicians on providing cardiology care. Dr Canby’s background is in electrical engineering and his work as an electrophysiologist at Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia focuses on the “electrical engineering” of the heart. Dr. Canby has dedicated much of his career to educating future physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals, the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Medicine, and at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Dr. Canby has also devoted his energies to furthering medical research and is investigator for cutting edge electrophysiology research. He currently serves as President of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Foundation.

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Dr. Robert C. Canby

M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Robert C. Canby, M.D., F.A.C.C.’s diverse career has spanned from teaching to patient care to advising medical device manufacturers in developing improved pacemakers and defibrillators, to guiding physicians on providing cardiology care. Dr Canby’s background is in electrical engineering and his work as an electrophysiologist at Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia focuses on the “electrical engineering” of the heart. Dr. Canby has dedicated much of his career to educating future physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals, the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Medicine, and at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Dr. Canby has also devoted his energies to furthering medical research and is investigator for cutting edge electrophysiology research. He currently serves as President of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Foundation.

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Dr. Rodney P. Horton,

M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Rodney P. Horton, M.D., F.A.C.C., is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center and is one of the leading physicians in the field. Dr. Horton is the world’s highest implanter of rial Appendage (pouch) in the top chamber of the heart and prevent the release of blood clots into the circulatory system. The Watchman device is designed to bethe Watchman device, a filter-like device designed to exclude or block off the Left At permanently implanted in the LAA to prevent stroke without the need for long-term anticoagulation blood thinners. Dr. Horton is dedicated, first and foremost, to top flight patient care and improving the lives of AFib sufferers through innovative treatment.

Dr. Thomas Blevins

MD, ECNU, FACE, FNLA

Dr. Thomas Blevins attended the University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate, majoring in Plan II. He attended medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his Internal medicine and Endocrinology training there as well. He has been in Austin since 1986 and was with the Austin Diagnostic Clinic until 2001 when he founded Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology, a practice devoted to bringing the latest in Diabetes advances, Thyroid care and Osteoporosis diagnostics and treatment to Austin and Central Texas.

He is also active in clinical research concerning Diabetes, Obesity and Thyroid disease and is a National Level Speaker and Educator for a number of topics in the areas of Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Lipid Management and Thyroid Disease.

He enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the Hill Country with wife, Donna, in his spare time. He has a particular interest in Endocrinology-related education and research.

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CardioVisual - Thomas Blevins

Dr. Thomas Blevins

MD, ECNU, FACE, FNLA

Dr. Thomas Blevins attended the University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate, majoring in Plan II. He attended medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his Internal medicine and Endocrinology training there as well. He has been in Austin since 1986 and was with the Austin Diagnostic Clinic until 2001 when he founded Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology, a practice devoted to bringing the latest in Diabetes advances, Thyroid care and Osteoporosis diagnostics and treatment to Austin and Central Texas.

He is also active in clinical research concerning Diabetes, Obesity and Thyroid disease and is a National Level Speaker and Educator for a number of topics in the areas of Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Lipid Management and Thyroid Disease.

He enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the Hill Country with wife, Donna, in his spare time. He has a particular interest in Endocrinology-related education and research.