University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Troy Rhodes, MD, PhD, FHRS, CCDS

Visiting Professor


MADISON, WI 53792-0001


  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA – MD
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University – PhD
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN – Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH – Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Professional Activities

Dr. Rhodes is a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the Department of Medicine. He is the director of the Lead Management/Extraction Program. He is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS), and serves on the IBHRE’s Pacing Test Writing Committee. He is involved in patient safety and clinical documentation improvement.

Clinical Specialties

As a clinical electrophysiologist, Dr. Rhodes specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. His clinical interests include implantation and management of cardiac devices (pacemakers and defibrillators), lead extraction, electrophysiologic testing, ablation of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias and the evaluation and management of syncope. 

Research Interests

Dr. Rhodes' research focuses on improving the effectiveness and safety of catheter ablation for arrhythmias and new lead and device development.