Dr. Daniel Kramer studied Philosophy at Brown University prior to earning his MD from Harvard Medical School and MPH from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. He completed internal medicine training at Massachusetts General Hospital and fellowships in cardiovascular disease at clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, as well as the Medical Device Fellowship Program with the FDA. He is a member of the cardiac electrophysiology service at BIDMC.
Dr. Kramer’s research focuses on ethics, policy, and clinical outcomes related to the use of cardiac devices. He has studied practices and attitudes surrounding pacemaker and ICD deactivation, and served on the Heart Rhythm Society Task Force that authored current consensus guidelines on device management at the end of life. Dr. Kramer’s health policy work, in affiliation with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law (PORTAL), has focused on systems for medical device regulation and surveillance.
Publications available at:
Circulation, May 27, 2008
JAMA, January 3, 2007
Journal of cardiac failure, October 1, 2006
The American journal of cardiology, April 24, 2006
MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine, May 23, 2005