August 28, 2019 — Cardiac electrophysiologist Joshua Balog, MD, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital. Dr. Balog’s primary clinical interest is heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, syncope, and supraventricular and ventricular tachycardia. He has expertise in cardiac resynchronization therapy, radiofrequency catheter ablation and hybrid ablation procedures, pacemaker and ICD placement, and left atrial appendage closure procedures. He joins Englewood Health Physician Network – Heart and Vascular Associates of Northern Jersey and will be seeing patients at their Clifton, Fair Lawn, Pompton Plains, and Ramsey offices.
“Taking care of patients is a privilege,” says Dr. Balog. “In my practice, I tailor treatments for each patient, using my expertise and state-of-the-art techniques to arrive at the best outcomes. At Englewood Health, I will be able to offer patients with acute or chronic rhythm disorders a full range of specialized electrophysiology testing and procedures.”
He adds, “In treating patients with complex heart disease, I collaborate with primary care doctors and specialists across the network, through enhanced communication and shared electronic medical records. Being part of the Englewood Health Physician Network allows me to contribute to an outstanding team of specialists advancing patient care in northern New Jersey.”
“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Balog to our team of renowned specialists and providers. His expertise in heart rhythm disorders will help meet an important need in our community,” said Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, president of the Englewood Health Physician Network. “As our network continues to grow, we remain focused on ensuring that our patients have access to leading care right here, in their own backyard.”
Dr. Balog is board certified in cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and internal medicine, with additional certification in nuclear cardiology. He received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He did an internal medicine residency at the Boston University School of Medicine and a cardiovascular medicine fellowship at North Shore-LIJ Health System, followed by a clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in Philadelphia.
A fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, Dr. Balog has published his research in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Pacing and Electrophysiology, and HeartRhythm. He joins Englewood Health from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he was a clinical assistant professor of medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Balog is conversant in Spanish.