J. Phillip Saul
J. Philip Saul, M.D. Executive vice president of WVU Children’s Hospital and executive director for children’s health, West Virginia United Health System. Professor of medicine in the WVU Department of Pediatrics.
Saul is credited with performing the first radiofrequency catheter ablation for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in a child (1990), and the first catheter cryoablation procedure in a child in the U.S. (2003). He has continued to pioneer new techniques for the minimally invasive treatment of arrhythmias in children and adults with congenital heart disease. In recent years, his interests have included preventive cardiology to address the epidemic of childhood obesity, sudden unexpected death in the young and the role of genetics in the new era of “personalized medicine.”
He has published more than 270 articles, chapters and books, and holds eight patents. Saul has lectured extensively throughout the world, directed and organized numerous conferences, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, honors and grants.