Eric Black-Maier, MD

Start Year
2017

Education and Training

College/University
University of Oregon

Medical School
Duke University

Residency
Duke University

Career and Research Goals

My top priorities are taking great care of patients and developing into a well rounded cardiologist. I plan on pursuing advanced training in cardiac electrophysiology.

My research interests include catheter ablation and pharmacological therapy for atrial fibrillation, and cardiovascular implantable electronic device therapy and management.

Honors, awards and distinctions

Howard Hughes Institute Medical Research Fellow (2012-3)


Fellow Perspective

Tell us briefly about your background before fellowship?
I grew up and attended college in Oregon. I moved to Durham to attend medical school in 2010 and developed an interest in cardiology during first and second year physiology coursework. I remained interested in cardiology as an internal medicine resident at Duke and my research interests shifted toward clinical electrophysiology.
  
What are your career plans in cardiology?
I plan to pursue advanced training in cardiac electrophysiology. 

Why did you choose Duke for your fellowship training?
Duke is a program with a unique blend of clinical strengths across all domains of cardiology and exposure to quality research training. Faculty engagement and respect for fellow autonomy is outstanding.

What advice might you offer residents looking at fellowship programs?
Applying to cardiology fellowship is much different from internal medicine residency. The quality of didactics and training is important, but mentorship becomes critical. Consider your specific goals within cardiology and both the clinical and research mentorship that will be available to you.

From your experience in fellowship, what have you learned about training at Duke?
The faculty has designed a fellowship program that is truly “high yield,” and we spend most of our time in the hospital actively developing the requisite skills and knowledge to become outstanding cardiologists. The CCU experience can be intense, but allows for a lot of flexibility by eliminating call from the remainder of the fellowship. Faculty are constantly seeking ways to improve the fellowship based on feedback and treat us as peers. 

How is your life in the Triangle area outside of work? 
After finishing my internal medicine training in Durham, it was a real challenge to consider moving. Quality of life as a medical trainee in the Triangle is unparalleled for a number of reasons. The cost of living is quite low, which provides disposable income. There is an excellent and constantly expanding culinary scene. My wife and I enjoy biking on the various greenways in the Triangle and taking weekend trips with our Labrador retriever to explore the Blue Ridge parkway and various breweries around Asheville. 

Publications

Black-Maier, Eric, Robert K. Lewis, Adam S. Barnett, Sean D. Pokorney, Albert Y. Sun, Jason I. Koontz, James P. Daubert, and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator troubleshooting in patients with left ventricular assist devices: a case series and systematic review.” Heart Rhythm, April 15, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.04.019.

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32304733
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Black-Maier, Eric, Robert K. Lewis, Michael Rehorn, Rahul Loungani, Daniel J. Friedman, Camille Frazier-Mills, Kevin P. Jackson, et al. “Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead revision following left ventricular assist device implantation.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, April 10, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14487.

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32275340
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Loungani, Rahul S., Michael R. Rehorn, Kyle R. Geurink, Amanda C. Coniglio, Eric Black-Maier, Sean D. Pokorney, and Michel G. Khouri. “Outcomes following cardioversion for patients with cardiac amyloidosis and atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.” Am Heart J 222 (April 2020): 26–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2020.01.002.

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32004797
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Chew, Derek S., Eric Black-Maier, Zak Loring, Peter A. Noseworthy, Douglas L. Packer, Derek V. Exner, Daniel B. Mark, and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Diagnosis-to-Ablation Time and Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation Following Catheter Ablation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies.” Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology 13, no. 4 (April 2020): e008128. https://doi.org/10.1161/circep.119.008128.

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32191539
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Rehorn, Michael R., Jason Koontz, Adam S. Barnett, Eric Black-Maier, Jonathan P. Piccini, Zak Loring, Jacob Schroder, and Albert Y. Sun. “Noninvasive Electrocardiographic Mapping of Ventricular Tachycardia in a Patient with a Left Ventricular Assist Device.” Heartrhythm Case Reports, April 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrcr.2020.03.015.

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Black-Maier, Eric, Jonathan P. Piccini, Muath Bishawi, Sean D. Pokorney, Benjamin Bryner, Jacob N. Schroder, Vance G. Fowler, et al. “Lead Extraction for Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infection in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices.” Jacc: Clinical Electrophysiology, April 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2020.02.006.

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Pokorney, Sean D., Eric Black-Maier, Anne S. Hellkamp, Daniel J. Friedman, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Christopher B. Granger, Laine Thomas, Eric D. Peterson, and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Oral Anticoagulation and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and End-Stage Renal Disease.” J Am Coll Cardiol 75, no. 11 (March 24, 2020): 1299–1308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.01.019.

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32192656
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Zeitler, Emily P., Daniel J. Friedman, Zak Loring, Kristen B. Campbell, Sarah A. Goldstein, Zachary K. Wegermann, Jane Schutz, et al. “Complications involving the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: Lessons learned from MAUDE.” Heart Rhythm 17, no. 3 (March 2020): 447–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.09.024.

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31561032
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Black-Maier, Eric, Benjamin A. Steinberg, Kevin M. Trulock, Frances Wang, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Wanda O’Neal, Sana Al-Khatib, et al. “Effectiveness of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation according to heart failure etiology.” J Arrhythm 36, no. 1 (February 2020): 84–92. https://doi.org/10.1002/joa3.12291.

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32071625
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Black-Maier, Eric, Jonathan P. Piccini, and Christopher B. Granger. “Left atrial appendage closure: A therapy uniquely suited for specific populations of patients with atrial fibrillation.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 30, no. 12 (December 2019): 2968–76. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14182.

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31520437
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