Ary L. Goldberger, M.D., is the Director of the Rey Laboratory and Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He is the Program Director of the Research Resource for Complex Physiologic Signalsfunded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. He is also a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Dr. Goldberger has a long-standing interest in electrocardiography and non-invasive electrophysiology and is the author of two standard textbooks on ECG analysis. Goldberger and his colleagues at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have also created ECG Wave-Maven an open-access program for medical students and clinicians. They helped pioneer the application of fractals to physiology and medicine over the past two decades and published the first papers describing the fractal nature of normal cardiac electrophysiology and on fractal mechanisms in a variety of other physiological systems, as well as in the analysis of coding vs. non-coding DNA nucleotide sequences. Dr. Goldberger's work on fractal physiology and nonlinear dynamics in medicine is featured in the widely-acclaimed book by James Gleick, entitled Chaos: Making a New Science, Viking, 1987.
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