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William Sauer , MD

Associate Professor, Medicine-Cardiology
Sauer
Clinic Phone: 720-848-6510

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS)

Location: Aurora - University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)

Clinical Interest for Patients: My clinical expertise encompasses all aspects of arrhythmia treatment and include the use of anti-arrhythmic medication, catheter ablation, and implantable devices for cardiac rhythm management. I am especially interested in challenging cases with difficult to treat arrhythmias that may be refractory to anti-arrhythmic drugs and prior ablation attempts. Specific conditions treated and procedures performed include: •Atrial Fibrillation (AF or A fib) •Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) •Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW) •Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) •Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) •Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) •Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation and Management •Pacemaker and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Implantation and Management •Syncope (Fainting) •Palpitations (Rapid or Irregular Heart Beat)
Conditions & Treatments:
  • Brain and Nervous System - Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Brain and Nervous System - Neurovascular Conditions
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Genetic Conditions and Testing
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Aneurysms
  • Heart and Circulation - Angina
  • Heart and Circulation - Angioplasty
  • Heart and Circulation - Arrhythmia
  • Heart and Circulation - Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart and Circulation - Circulatory Disorders
  • Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Coronary Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Attack
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases - Prevention
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - High Blood Pressure
  • Heart and Circulation - Interventional Cardiology
  • Heart and Circulation - Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
  • Radiology
  • Radiology - CT Scans
  • Radiology - Interventional
  • Radiology - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Radiology - Thoracic Imaging
  • Radiology - X-Rays
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery - Cardiothoracic - Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery - Heart Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - Open Heart Surgery
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Chronic Fatigue
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Urgent Care
  • Wellness and Lifestyle
  • Wellness and Lifestyle - Exercise and Physical Fitness
General Information
Gender: Male
Language: English
Care Philosophy: I believe that a high level of patient education regarding the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies available is critical to alleviating the anxiety caused by cardiac arrhythmias. Part of this process involves direct communication with patients and their family. With this clear communication in mind, I believe that I can work with patients effectively to successfully treat any arrhythmia.
Personal Interests: I enjoy going on family adventures with my wife and 2 children, hiking, bicycling, and skiing.
Volunteer Activities: I participate in community programs promoting education and training for cardiac resuscitation and sudden death prevention.
Education and Training
Medical Schools
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1999)

Undergraduate Schools
BA, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) (1995)
BS, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) (1995)

Residency Program
University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, Internal Medicine (2001)

Fellowships
University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (2004)
University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (2005)

Specialty Information
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2002)
Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certification (2006)
Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Board Certification (2007)
Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS), International Certificate (2011)

Conditions & Treatments:
  • Brain and Nervous System - Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Brain and Nervous System - Neurovascular Conditions
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Genetic Conditions and Testing
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Aneurysms
  • Heart and Circulation - Angina
  • Heart and Circulation - Angioplasty
  • Heart and Circulation - Arrhythmia
  • Heart and Circulation - Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart and Circulation - Circulatory Disorders
  • Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Coronary Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Attack
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases - Prevention
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - High Blood Pressure
  • Heart and Circulation - Interventional Cardiology
  • Heart and Circulation - Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
  • Radiology
  • Radiology - CT Scans
  • Radiology - Interventional
  • Radiology - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Radiology - Thoracic Imaging
  • Radiology - X-Rays
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery - Cardiothoracic - Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery - Heart Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - Open Heart Surgery
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Chronic Fatigue
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Urgent Care
  • Wellness and Lifestyle
  • Wellness and Lifestyle - Exercise and Physical Fitness

Practice Locations
Hospital Affiliation
University of Colorado Hospital
Denver Health Medical Center
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Clinical Location
University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045
(720) 848-0000 
Website

Job Titles
Academic - Associate Professor
Clinical - Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Department, Section / Division
Medicine, Medicine-Cardiology

Recognition & Awards
Heart Rhythm Society, Clinical Research Award (2006)

University of Colorado Hospital, President's Award for World-Class Care (2007)

University of Colorado, Department of Medicine Research Award (2007)

American College of Cardiology, Elected to Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (2008)

5280 Magazine, Best Doctors of Denver (2009)

Heart Rhythm Society, Elected to Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (2009)

Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado, Outstanding Faculty Award (2010)

5280 Magazine, Best Doctors of Denver (2010)
2010; 2011; 2012; 2013

US News and World Report, Top Doctors (2010)
2010; 2011; 2012; 2013

Professional Memberships
Heart Rhythm Society - Fellow
American College of Cardiology - Fellow
American Heart Association - Member
American Medical Association - Member
Heart Failure Society of America - Member
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association - Medical Director
Research & Grants
Website
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Sauer WH"[Author]

Research Interests
My research interests encompass two areas within cardiac electrophysiology. I am interested in clinical strategies to diagnose, prevent, and treat ventricular arrhythmias. These projects include methods to improve implanted defibrillator and catheter-based ablation technology, the role of arrhythmia ablation for prevention of defibrillator therapy and sudden death, and the identification/characterization of certain high-risk populations such as those with cardiac sarcoidosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease. I am also interested in the application of basic biological, engineering, and electrical principles used in the electrophysiology laboratory to improve catheter-based management of arrhythmias. These projects include case reports of high educational value describing interesting electrophysiological phenomena observed in the electrophysiology laboratory, the evaluation of pacing maneuvers for arrhythmia differentiation, and the study of biophysical or physiologic effects of cardiac ablation.
Teaching
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship (2008)
School of Medicine
Medicine

Information for Referring Providers
Clinical Interests for Referring Providers: My clinical expertise encompasses all aspects of arrhythmia treatment and include the use of anti-arrhythmic medication, catheter ablation, and implantable devices for cardiac rhythm management. I am especially interested in challenging cases with difficult to treat arrhythmias that may be refractory to anti-arrhythmic drugs and prior ablation attempts. We have all equipment necessary for arrhythmia management, including 3D electroanatomical mapping, radiofrequency and cryoablation technology, intracardiac ultrasound, cardiac MRI, and laser lead extraction sheaths. If you would like to speak with me regarding a patient, please contact me through the clinic at 720-848-6510 or the hospital operator at 720-848-0000 after hours. Urgent hospital transfers can be arranged through the hospital transfer center at 720-848-2828.

Research Interest for Referring Providers: My research interests encompass two areas within cardiac electrophysiology. I am interested in clinical strategies to diagnose, prevent, and treat ventricular arrhythmias. These projects include methods to improve implanted defibrillator and catheter-based ablation technology, the role of arrhythmia ablation for prevention of defibrillator therapy and sudden death, and the identification/characterization of certain high-risk populations such as those with cardiac sarcoidosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease. I am also interested in the application of basic biological, engineering, and electrical principles used in the electrophysiology laboratory to improve catheter-based management of arrhythmias. These projects include case reports of high educational value describing interesting electrophysiological phenomena observed in the electrophysiology laboratory, the evaluation of pacing maneuvers for arrhythmia differentiation, and the study of biophysical or physiologic effects of cardiac ablation.

Hospital Affiliation
University of Colorado Hospital
Denver Health Medical Center
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Clinical Location: Aurora - University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)

Clinic Phone: 720-848-6510

Fax Phones: 720-848-0475, 303-957-2668
CV: SauerCV-March2014.pdf
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