Warren M. Jackman
Warren M. Jackman, MD is George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Medicine and Scientific Advisor of the Heart Rhythm Institute (HRI) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Florida (1976) and Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University (1976 to1979). He then served a Fellowship in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at Indiana University School of Medicine from July 1979 through December of 1981. Dr. Jackman joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma in January 1982.
His first grant as a junior faculty member was the Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association Oklahoma Affiliate in 1983, which started his work in developing techniques for recording accessory pathway activation potentials in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. He and his coworkers played a significant role in the development of catheter ablation procedures by using these novel recording techniques to localize multiple types of accessory pathways (typical accessory pathways, epicardial posteroseptal pathways, epicardial anteroseptal pathways, and Mahaim fibers), slow AV nodal pathways (for ablation of multiple variants of AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia), Purkinje potentials for ablation of Idiopathic LV tachycardia and mid-diastolic potentials and isolated late potentials for ablation of Scar-Related Ventricular Tachycardia (including Post-MI VT). In recognition of his research achievements Dr. Jackman was given the Provost’s Research Award and the honorary title of George Lynn Cross Research Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1993. In 1982 he won first prize in the Young Investigator Award Competition of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology based on the research he had done in his Fellowship. In 2000 he received the prestigious award of Pioneer in Pacing and Electrophysiology from the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (now the Heart Rhythm Society), the youngest person so honored in the history of the society, for his work in the development of catheter ablation techniques. He was the recipient of the 2006 Mirowski Award. He has been cited in Best Doctors in America continuously since 1992.
Dr. Jackman has held active roles nationally in Heart Rhythm Society (formerly the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology). He has been a prominent international educator. He was the first director of the course on Advanced Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias of the American College of Cardiology given at the Heart House in Bethesda, Maryland between 1993 and 1999. He has been an instructor for the Advanced Course on Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias for the Heart Rhythm Society, since the Society took responsibility for the course from the American College of Cardiology. He was Co-Director of an Advanced Course In Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias presented by the Heart Rhythm Institute at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City from 1990 – 2007. He was also a Co-Director of a course on Minimally Invasive Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation taught at OUHSC from 2005 – 2007. He has lectured widely both nationally and internationally and has been an Investigator and Co-Investigator in grants from the American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Oklahoma Health Research Program and the Whitaker Foundation as well as numerous grants from industrial sponsors for innovations in technology.