Warren M. Jackman, MD


George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus
Senior Scientific Advisor,
Heart Rhythm Institute 
OU College of Medicine
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Jackman retired from clinical practice at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in December 2007.   He holds the position of George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus.  He continues with the Heart Rhythm Institute in the capacity of Senior Scientific Advisor. 

He obtained his medical degree from the University of Florida and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University. He then served a Fellowship in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Jackman joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma in January 1982.

His first grant as a junior faculty member was the Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association Oklahoma Affiliate in 1983 which started his work in developing techniques for recording accessory pathway activation potentials in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. He and his coworkers have played a significant role in the development of RF ablation by using novel recording techniques to localize the substrate for ablation of typical accessory pathways, epicardial posteroseptal accessory pathways, Mahaim fibers, slow AV nodal pathways (multiple variants of AVNRT), Idiopathic LV Tachycardia (Purkinje potentials) and Post-MI VT (mid diastolic potentials).

In recognition of his research achievements Dr. Jackman was given the Provost's Research Award and the honorary title of George Lynn Cross Research Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1993. In 1982 he won first prize in the Young Investigator Award Competition of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology based on the research he had done in his Fellowship.

In 2000 he received the prestigious award of Pioneer in Pacing and Electrophysiology from the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, the youngest person so honored in the history of the society, for his work in the development of catheter ablation techniques. Jackman was recipient of the 2006 Mirowski Award. He has been cited in Best Doctors in America continuously since 1992.

Dr. Jackman has held active roles nationally in Heart Rhythm Society (formerly the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology). He became a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society in 2007.  He has been a prominent international educator. He was director of the course on Advanced Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias of the American College of Cardiology given at the Heart House in Bethesda, Maryland between 1993 and 1999.

He was Co-Director of an Advanced Course in Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias presented by HRI at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City since 1990. He was also a Co-Director of a course on Minimally Invasive Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation taught at OUHSC since 2005.

He has lectured widely both nationally and internationally and has been an Investigator and Co-Investigator in grants from the American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Oklahoma Health Research Program and the Whitaker Foundation as well as numerous grants from industrial sponsors for innovations in technology.

Education

  • Medical degree earned at the University of Florida
  • Internship and residency completed at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Fellowship in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology completed at Indiana University School of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Diseases)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiac Electrophysiology)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Electrophysiology)
Research interests
  • Catheter ablation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • AV Nodal Arrhythmia
  • Long QT Syndrome