Being diagnosed with a heart rhythm problem can be scary; my job is to educate and support patients and families, so they know they aren’t alone.
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Dr. Karyn Austin is a pediatric electrophysiologist, a specialist in treating cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) in children, young adults and adults with congenital heart disease. Her expertise includes catheter ablation (a procedure that treats irregular heartbeats) and the placement and management of cardiac devices, such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. She also specializes in the care of patients with inherited arrhythmia conditions, such as long QT syndrome.
Austin's research focuses on the genetics of inherited arrhythmias and how to use that information to personalize treatment plans for patients and their families.
Austin earned her medical degree and a doctorate in genetics at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics, a fellowship in pediatric cardiology and a fellowship in pediatric electrophysiology and inherited arrhythmias at Boston Children's Hospital, where she also served as chief fellow in cardiology. She is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society and American Heart Association.
Tufts University, MD, 2015
Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatrics, 2018
Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cardiology, 2021
Boston Children's Hospital, Electrophysiology, 2022