Deborah J Lockwood, BM, BCh, MA, FACC, FAHA, CCDS
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Bio – Deborah Lockwood

Deborah Lockwood attended medical school at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. She then completed her training in the United Kingdom achieving dual certification of specialist training in general internal medicine and cardiology in 2000. Her UK training included a 2 year British Heart Foundation Research Fellowship at St Georges Hospital in London under Professor John Camm, specialist registrar training in Cardiology based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and an EP fellowship at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Dr Lockwood then came to the United States to participate in a 2 year EP fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital under Dr Jeremy Ruskin. Here her interest in complex catheter ablation resulted in her decision to remain in the United States and she has been on the faculty at the OU Heart Rhythm Institute, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center working in a team lead by Drs. Sonny Jackman  and Dwight Reynolds. She has gained experience in a wide range of complex electrophysiology procedures and has established herself as an expert to whom cardiologists and electrophysiologists both from Oklahoma and from other states refer patients whose arrhythmia problems cannot easily be solved locally. She achieved promotion to Associate Professor in 2009 and received a Green Card on the basis of an EB-1 conversion (awarded to outstanding professors). She is currently a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and of the American College of Cardiology and is a Certified Device specialist. She has been an elected member of the Faculty Senate of the OU Health Sciences and has been on the Faculty Advisory Council to the State Regents for Higher Education, including a period as elected Chairperson of both of these groups. Dr Lockwood has lectured at many venues around the United States on various topics within the field of cardiac arrhythmias and has authored or co-authored multiple chapters and articles, including a chapter on AV nodal reentrant tachycardia in the bestselling text book “Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside. Eds. Zipes and Jalife”. She is an abstract reviewer for the Heart Rhythm Society and has represented the Heart Rhythm Society as a reviewer for the European Society of Cardiology (ESC): Focused update for the joint European consensus document on AF/PCI. She is a reviewer for The American Journal of Cardiology and for the Heart Rhythm Journal and the Journal of Atrial fibrillation and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiology and Diagnostics Research and the Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cardiac Surgery. She has also been invited as an expert reviewer for the CDC, US and for the Medical Research Council, UK.