Our Team

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Jonathan Salik, MD, MS-HPEd

Founder, Editor-in-Chief (@jonathan_salik)

Dr. Jonathan Salik is a board-certified non-invasive cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He currently serves as the Assistant Inpatient Education Director within the MGH Cardiology Division, and he is also the Associate Program Director for Elective Training within the MGH Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Salik earned his BA at Amherst College in musicology and received his MD at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident.

Dr. Salik has cultivated expertise within the field of cardiovascular medical education, particularly within technology-enhanced learning, and he received a Master of Science in Health Professions Education (MS-HPEd) at the Boston University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Salik completed the MGH Simulation Fellowship in collaboration with the Gilbert Program of Medical Simulation at Harvard Medical School, and he was named a Harvard Macy Scholar by the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions. Dr. Salik currently serves as the director of the Harvard Medical School Continuing Education Channel, a novel collaboration between Harvard Medical School and Google/YouTube Health, and he is a member of multiple educational committees within the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Salik’s goal is to make EKG interpretation simple, organized, practical, and fun. Questions about one of the modules? Feel free to email him anytime at jonathan@excaliper.com.

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Philip Podrid, MD

Contributing Editor (@PPodrid)

Dr. Philip Podrid obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees at New York University (NYU). After completing his internship and residency at NYU/Bellevue, he completed cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) under the tutelage of Dr. Bernard Lown. Following graduation in 1978, Dr. Podrid joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School/BWH as an Instructor in Medicine and a member of the Lown Cardiovascular Group, where he focused primarily on arrhythmias and electrophysiology. In 1987, he was recruited to Boston University (BU) Medical School, where he started the Cardiology Division’s first electrophysiology program and was appointed a dual Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. In 1996, he became the editor and developer of the cardiovascular section for UpToDate. In 2002, he moved to the West Roxbury VA Hospital, where he served as the Director of Ambulatory Care for the BU and BWH cardiology fellowship programs. Since retirement from clinical practice in 2014, Dr. Podrid has maintained his academic appointments at both Harvard and BU and continues to teach EKG interpretation to fellows, housestaff, and students at a number of academic hospitals in and around Boston.

During his career, Dr. Podrid has published hundreds of original research and review articles in leading cardiology and medical journals, contributed numerous chapters to cardiology textbooks, edited several books on cardiac arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation, and published 7 EKG workbooks. In addition, he has contributed EKG cases to Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), and Medscape.

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