August 7, 2014
St.Vincent Health System
Richard Fogel, MD, FHRS, cardiologist and electrophysiologist at St.Vincent
Heart Center and chief executive officer of St.Vincent Medical Group, has been
named the 2014-2015 president of the Heart Rhythm Society.
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is the international leader in science,
education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients, and
the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders. Founded in 1979,
HRS represents more than 5,300 specialists in cardiac pacing and
electrophysiology. Electrophysiology is a specialty of cardiology. HRS’ members
perform electrophysiology studies and curative catheter ablations to diagnose,
treat and prevent cardiac arrhythmias. Electrophysiologists also implant
pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization
devices in patients who are indicated for these life-saving devices.
Prior to becoming president of the Heart Rhythm Society, from 2008-2011 he
served as the Chair of the Health Policy Committee and member of the HRS Board
of Trustees. In 2010, he was elected second vice president of the Society. In
2013 he served as the Program Chair of the 34th Annual Scientific
Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society in Denver hosting more than 10,000 U.S.
and international cardiac arrhythmia professionals.
Dr. Fogel joined Northside Cardiology in 1994, one of the founding members
of The Care Group – a private cardiology and primary care practice in
Indianapolis – as a clinical electrophysiologist. He was elected to The Care
Group Board of Managers in 1998. Dr. Fogel was instrumental in the development
and opening of St.Vincent Heart Center and was elected as its inaugural
chairman of the board in 2002. In 2005, he was elected board vice chair and
chair of the Finance Committee. Dr. Fogel was appointed managing partner and
CEO of The Care Group in 2008 and he held this position until The Care Group
was acquired by St.Vincent Health in July 2010.
Dr. Fogel earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Brown University in
Providence, Rhode Island. He completed his internal medicine residency and
cardiology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Fogel completed
two electrophysiology fellowships – the first at Boston University Medical
Center and subsequently at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.
Dr. Fogel continues with a busy clinical practice in cardiac
electrophysiology. His special interests include radiofrequency catheter
ablation, pacemaker and ICD implantation.
St.Vincent Heart Center focuses on rigorous, specialized treatment of
cardiovascular disease in a comfortable and caring environment at two
locations: 106th & North Meridian Street and on the campus of St.Vincent
Indianapolis Hospital on West 86th Street.
Services at St.Vincent Heart Center include: 24/7 Heart Emergency
Unit/Accredited Chest Pain Center; $49 HeartScan; Arctic Sun therapeutic
hypothermia equipment; bypass, heart valve and other open heart surgery;
cardiac catheterization; heart transplants; Indiana Heart Attack Network
(IHAN); interventional cardiology; minimally invasive and robot-assisted heart
surgery; pacemaker installation and replacement; port access surgery; radiology
services; Sleep Center of Indiana; targeted diagnostic services; The Vascular
Institute; and Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic.
About St.Vincent Heart Center
St.Vincent Heart Center (SVHC) is one
heart-specialty program offered at two locations: 106th Street and
North Meridian, and on the campus of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital at 86th
Street. The physician teams at both campuses are comprised of the
cardiologists, electrophysiologists, interventional radiologists and surgeons
of St.Vincent Medical Group (formerly The Care Group and CorVasc). SVHC
specializes in interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, cardiac
catheterization, cardiac surgery, vascular medicine, thoracic procedures,
transplants, Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) and diagnostic testing for
cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular issues. The program is home to the
ACS/PCI/Indiana Heart Attack Network (IHAN)/Stent Center of Excellence; A-Fib
Center of Excellence; Pediatric Cardiology Center of Excellence; Valve Center
of Excellence; and Vascular Center of Excellence. Other programs and services
include: the $49 HeartScan of Indiana; 24/7 Heart Emergency Unit; Women’s
Cardiac Risk Clinic; and The Sleep Center of Indiana. St.Vincent Heart Center
has been named by HealthGrades as number one in Indiana for seven years in a
row (2006 – 2012) for cardiology and coronary interventional procedures and in
the top five percent of all hospitals in the U.S. for overall cardiac services,
cardiology and coronary interventional procedures for seven years in a row
(2006 – 2012). It is also a Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals,
and an Accredited Chest Pain Center.
About St.Vincent Medical Group
St.Vincent Medical Group is a multi-specialty
group of primary care and specialty health providers. The medical group is
physician led and operated, and includes an array of integration options for
providers such as clinical affiliations, joint ventures and employment.
St.Vincent Medical Group creates a model of healthcare delivery that yields
enhanced quality, efficiency, access and cost reductions. The Medical Group is
part of St.Vincent Health, one of the state’s largest healthcare employers with
22 health facilities serving 57 counties in Central and Southern Indiana.
St.Vincent Health is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest
not-for-profit and Catholic health care system.