Naccarelli receives Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Gerald V. Naccarelli, Bernard Trabin Chair in Cardiology, professor of medicine, and chief, Division of Cardiology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center recently received the Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contributions to the Heart Rhythm Society. The award is presented only “as appropriate” rather than annually.

Naccarelli has been involved with the society since 1982 and has served on more than 20 committees, including the society’s board of trustees. He served as the chair of the annual Scientific Sessions in 1997 and president of the board of trustees from 1999-2000. Naccarelli directed the first four electrophysiology board review courses and has co-authored numerous policy statements for the society.

Naccarelli was born in Philadelphia and received his baccalaureate degree from St. Joseph's University and his doctorate in medicine from Penn State College of Medicine. After completing advanced training in cardiac electrophysiology at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology, he was appointed director of clinical electrophysiology and later vice chairman of cardiology in Dr. James Willerson’s department at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

In 1995, he returned to Penn State Hershey as the Bernard Trabin Chair and chief of cardiology.

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Last Updated May 30, 2013