Electrophysiology Clinic

UNMC's Electrophysiology Clinic is staffed by board certified electrophysiologists and dedicated nurse practitioners specializing in abnormal heart rhythms and implantable heart devices. They perform pacemaker and defibrillator follow-ups, consultations, patient evaluations and device interrogations.

Our electrophysiologists are:

Daniel R. Anderson, MD, PhD
Arthur R. Easley, Jr, MD
Faris Khan, MD, MBBS
Jason Payne, MD
Niyada Naksuk, MD
William Schleifer, MD
Shane Tsai, MD
John R. Windle, MD

To make an appointment with one of our electrophysiologists, please call (402) 559-8888 or 1-800-97-HEART (4-3278).

Implantable Heart Devices


Pacemakers are battery-powered implantable devices that function to electrically stimulate the heart to contract and thus to pump blood throughout the body. Pacemakers consist of a pager-sized housing device which contains a battery and the electronic circuitry that runs the pacemaker, and one or two long thin wires that travel through a vein in the chest to the heart. Pacemakers are usually implanted in patients in whom the heart's own "spark plug" or electrical system is no longer functioning normally.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a device that monitors heart rhythms, and delivers shocks if dangerous rhythms are detected.

Many ICDs record the heart's electrical patterns whenever an abnormal heart beat occurs. Doctors can review this record during regular check-ups to help plan future treatment options.