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Dr. Tiano recently named St. Vincent’s EP lab director

FStianoDr. Joseph John Tiano of Fairfield has been appointed medical director of the cardiac electrophysiology (EP) laboratory at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Tiano is an electrophysiologist specializing in non-surgical electrophysiology procedures to correct cardiac arrhythmias or irregular heart rhythms. In his new role as director, he will be responsible for ensuring that the highest standards are met regarding patient safety and outcomes in the electrophysiology laboratory.

On active staff at St. Vincent’s since 2010, Tiano brings to his new position expertise in performing the latest minimally invasive electrophysiology procedures such as trans-catheter ablation to correct a common arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation (A-fib). Since joining St. Vincent’s, he has played a key role in the development of a comprehensive arrhythmia service at St. Vincent’s focusing on an innovative new treatment called “hybrid ablation” to correct A-fib. This treatment combines both surgical and non-surgical techniques to correct complex cases of A-fib.

Tiano has recently joined the practice of Cardiology Physicians of Fairfield County, with offices in Fairfield, Trumbull, Norwalk and Stamford. He was also recently appointed an assistant professor of cardiology at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, and serves on a national advisory committee for Ascension Health, the parent organization for St. Vincent’s.

After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in biology and government from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, Tiano earned his medical degree with honors from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 2003, where he won the Cardiology Award. He performed his internal medicine internship and residency at New York Presbyterian/New York Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Tiano went on to complete fellowships in both cardiovascular medicine and electrophysiology both at Boston Medical Center, where he was awarded the Cardiovascular Fellowship Teaching Award.

He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and electrophysiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Tiano has conducted both clinical and basic research in numerous cardiology topics and has been published in medical journals.

He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society.

Tiano is married with a son.

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