John DiMarco, M.D., Ph.D., Professor

Dr. DiMarco is the Julian Ruffin Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and is Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. DiMarco has been Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at the University of Virginia since his arrival in 1981.  Additionally, he was Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Division from 1988 to 2004, and served as Acting Director of the Division in 2004. He has been active in leadership roles for national organizations including the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Heart Rhythm Society, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and has served on numerous editorial boards for professional journals.

Dr. DiMarco received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 1973 and his M.D in 1975 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He did his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (1975-1977) and a research fellowship in clinical pharmacology and critical care medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland (1977-1978). He then returned to Massachusetts General Hospital for a clinical and research fellowship in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology (1978-1981).