06/17/2009

Doctor comes home to West Virginia

Robert Hull joins WVU Heart Institute

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Robert W. Hull, M.D., is the newest member of the West Virginia University Heart Institute. A cardiac electrophysiologist, he comes to WVU to help bolster a comprehensive array of arrhythmia treatment services for patients in the region.

“I see this appointment at WVU as a new challenge, an opportunity to build an even more dynamic program,” Hull said. “Currently, we are able to deal with heart rhythm problems through implantations of pacemakers and defibrillators or through cardiac ablation. We will now be able to tackle more complex ablations for patients.”

Hull’s family left West Virginia from their home in Pickens in the early 1960s but were never too far away. “My family were some of the original settlers of Pickens in the 1890s,” Dr. Hull said. “So while we moved in the early ‘60s, we came home almost every weekend to our original family farm, which we still own. I knew once my youngest daughter graduated from high school that my wife and I would relocate back to the state.”

Hull completed his undergraduate education at Davidson College (N.C.) and received his medical degree at Atlanta’s Emory University.

Robert W. Hull, M.D.

Following a residency in internal medicine at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Colorado, he went on to do a fellowship in cardiology and electrophysiology at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he was named outstanding fellow in 1989 and 1990. Hull continued to work at Walter Reed into the early ‘90s, serving as director of electrophysiology and assistant director of its pacemaker clinic.

Hull moved to Greenville, S.C., and held a variety of positions at Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was the founding member of Arrhythmia Consultants, P.A., in Greenville, which provided all of the electrophysiology services for a five-county region.

“Cardiology is such a dynamic specialty,” said Hull. “But I love dealing with arrhythmias because every case is different. Put the two together and you are on the frontier of cardiac care.”

Hull has been a member of the American College of Physicians and the Heart Rhythm Society. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

In his spare time, Hull likes to hunt, fish and ride horses. He also raises buffalo, which he is hoping to “relocate” from their current home in South Carolina. He and his wife, Mary Jo, are the parents of four children.

For information on the WVU Heart Institute see www.wvuheart.com.


 

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
Md: 06-15-2009

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