Dr. Kowey is Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at Jefferson Medical College; Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Main Line Health System; and The William Wikoff Smith Chair in Cardiovascular Research at Lankenau Hospital and Medical Research Center. Previously, he was a Professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
He is an internationally recognized expert in heart rhythm disorders and his research and industry collaborations have led to the development of many pioneering antiarrhythmic drugs and antitachycardia devices. He has been the recipient of over 150 grants, has authored or co-authored over 400 papers and scientific reports, co-edited 3 textbooks on cardiac arrhythmia, and sits on the editorial boards of the Heart Rhythm Journaland the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. He has provided consultation to over 60 international pharmaceutical companies and participated in a large number of pivotal clinical trials.
Dr. Kowey is a Fellow of the Clinical Council of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. He was a founding member of the Philadelphia Arrhythmia Group and a charter member of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology. He spent nine years as a member of the Cardio-Renal Drug Advisory Committee, four years on the Cardiovascular Devices Committee of the Food and Drug Administration, and was on the Expert Advisory Panel of the U.S. Pharmacopeial convention.
Dr. Kowey is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Penn State University and was a Fellow in cardiovascular medicine and research at the Harvard University School of Public Health, the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and the West Roxbury VA Hospital. His latest venture is novel writing – his first mystery novel, Lethal Rhythm, was published in 2010. His second, Deadly Rhythm,was published in December 2012, and his third novel is in preparation.