John Mandrola, MD, practices cardiac electrophysiology at Baptist Health in Louisville, KY. Electrophysiology is a specialty within cardiology that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart rhythm disorders.
Mandrola writes a regular column at theHeart.org|Medscape Cardiology, maintains a general health and fitness blog, Dr. John M, and is active on social media, especially Twitter, where he can be found at DrJohnM. His work has also appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association-Internal Medicine, Atlantic.com, and the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Mandrola is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith College and the University of Connecticut Medical School. He received his internal medicine, cardiology, and electrophysiology training at Indiana University. He was awarded the outstanding fellow award in his final year of training. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Mandrola has presented original research and been an invited speaker at major medical meetings. His topics include atrial fibrillation, sports cardiology, end-of-life care, social media for doctors, and medical decision-making.
Mandrola’s views are strongly shaped by his spouse, Staci Mandrola, MD, who is a practicing hospice and palliative care doctor. He has written often about the care of patients with serious disease and has been an outspoken advocate for patient-centered compassionate care.
Mandrola has been a lifelong endurance athlete. He has competed as a triathlete, marathoner, masters swimmer, and is currently a category 2 bike racer specializing in the sport of cyclocross. He lives in Louisville with his wife, son, daughter, granddaughter, and elderly Brittany spaniel.