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Will Xiong, MD, Ph. D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Will W. Xiong, M.D., Ph.D. joined Health First as a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist. Dr. Xiong earned a Medical Degree from Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China, where he held the highest GPA of all medical students in his graduating class and was retained until as a faculty cardiologist. He then earned full scholarships for his Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Pharmacology (Cardiac Electrophysiology) from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. During his education, he received many prestigious distinctions and awards, including the Killam Scholar Award in Canada and top 1% ranked American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship grant award. Dr. Xiong is Board-Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Xiong has published numerous scientific research papers as well as book chapters on a wide range of topics from basic to clinical cardiac electrophysiology. His publications appeared in well-known peer-reviewed journals including New England Journals of Medicine, Circulation and Circulation Research, etc. He also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for a number of clinical cardiac electrophysiology journals including Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. He has presented his research in the American Heart Association's Annual Scientific Session and many medical institutions including Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University.

His professional interests include management of cardiac arrhythmias as well as conventional and complex ablations including supraventricular, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. His other areas of expertise include cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator including Bi-ventricular AICD implantations. He is proud to work with his outstanding cardiac EP and cardiology colleagues.


University of Virginia School of Medicine (Roanoke-Salem)


Johns Hopkins University


Johns Hopkins Hospital
Division of Cardiology

General Cardiology
University of Arkansas

Advanced Clinical Cardiac EP Fellowship
University of Minnesota