Peter Ott, MD

  • Associate Professor, (Clinical Scholar Track)

Peter Ott, MD, is associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. He joined the UA faculty in 1999. A native of Germany, he received his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg and completed his medical residency training at the University of Arizona. He served one additional year as chief medical resident and then moved to Denver, Colo., where he completed fellowship training in cardiology at the University of Colorado. Dr. Ott returned to Germany for two years, working in cardiology/electrophysiology at a large tertiary referral center for cardiology in the southwest of Germany. He transferred to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City for additional training in cardiac electrophysiology before returning to the UA. He is the holder of The Peter Ott, MD, Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at the UA Sarver Heart Center. Dr. Ott is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and cardiac electrophysiology. His clinical expertise is the management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, including catheter ablation therapy and device therapy (implantable defibrillator and pacemaker).

Research Interests: 

Dr. Ott’s research interests are the electrophysiologic effects of heart failure, treatment of atrial fibrillation and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias with catheter ablation.

Degrees
  • MD: University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1987
  • Undergrad: Gymnasium Karlsruhe, Germany, 1979
Honors and Awards
  • The Peter Ott, MD, Endowed Chair for Excellence in Electrophysiology (2008 – present)
  • Best Doctors in America (2006 - present)
  • UA Cardiology Fellowship Teaching Award (2018)
  • Charles H. Hall Teaching Award (2006-07)
  • UA Cardiology Fellowship Teaching Award (2001)
  • Chief Resident (Internal Medicine), University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (1991-92)
Residency
  • Internal Medicine: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (1989-91)
Internship
  • Internal Medicine: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (1988-89)
Fellowship
  • Electrophysiology: University of Utah, Section of Cardiology, Salt Lake City (July 1998-June 1999)
  • Visiting Advanced Cardiology Fellow – Electrophysiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (July 1995-February 1996)
  • General Cardiology: University of Colorado, Section of Cardiology, Denver (July 1992-June 1995)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • ABIM: Cardiovascular Disease
  • ABIM: Cardiac Electrophysiology

Select Publications

2017

Kalb, B., J. H. Indik, P. Ott, and D. R. Martin, "MRI of patients with implanted cardiac devices.", J Magn Reson Imaging, 2017 Aug 04. PMID: 28776823