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Authors > Ary L. Goldberger, MD

Ary L. Goldberger, MD, is Professor of Medicine of Harvard Medical School and Director of the Margret and H.A. Rey Institute for Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology and Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is the Program Director of the Research Resource for Complex Physiologic Signals, and a founding core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Dr. Goldberger is the author of Clinical Electrocardiography: A Simplified Approach, 8th Edition.

Dr. Goldberger completed his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine, an internship/residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, and a fellowship in cardiology at the University of California at San Diego Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Goldberger has a long-standing interest in electrocardiography and non-invasive electrophysiology. He and his colleagues at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have created ECG Wave-Maven, an open-access program for medical students and clinicians. They helped pioneer the application of fractals to physiology and medicine over the past two decades and published the first papers describing the fractal nature of normal cardiac electrophysiology and on fractal mechanisms in a variety of other physiological systems, as well as in the analysis of coding vs. non-coding DNA nucleotide sequences. Dr. Goldberger is also developing miniaturized, wireless systems that remotely monitor the changes in electrocardiography (ECG) that accompany sleep apnea.

Committed as well to medical education, Dr. Goldberger is course director of a number of top-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses on ECG analysis for frontline clinicians. His research is on the cutting edge and interdisciplinary areas of complex and nonlinear systems. He is also an Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging.  In 2008, Dr. Goldberger was featured in the acclaimed PBS NOVA show on fractals, entitled Hunting the Hidden Dimension.