About Dr. Nicholas Tullo.
A board-certified Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Dr. Tullo cares for patients with arrhythmias and with implantable cardiac rhythm devices. He is also highly experienced in Fainting and Autonomic Dysfunction.
Nicholas G. Tullo, MD, FACC, FHRS
As a Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Dr. Tullo specializes in the treatment of arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders). He also is a regional expert in fainting or “syncope” and created the New Jersey Center for Fainting for patients with this condition.
Dr. Tullo is originally from the Bronx and attended the Bronx High School of Science. He graduated from Fordham University in 1978 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the State University of New York - Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY in 1982 and completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. He completed a cardiology fellowship at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT, and trained in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx and at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ.
Dr. Tullo practiced Electrophysiology at Newark Beth Israel and at the General Hospital Center at Passaic from 1988 to 1991, when he was selected to start a new Electrophysiology program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. He acted as Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia and Pacemaker Service at St. Joseph's from 1991 to 2003. During that time, he was also an associate professor of medicine at Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education in South Orange, NJ. He also served as councilman for the NJ Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. In 2003, Dr. Tullo moved to Tennessee to join the Chattanooga Heart Institute. After three years of living in the South, Dr. Tullo and his family realized where their roots were, and he moved back to New Jersey in July, 2006 to join Consultants in Cardiology.
He practices cardiac electrophysiology, the subspecialty dealing with heart rhythm problems. He also runs the pacemaker and implantable defibrillator program. In addition, he is a regional expert in fainting and has lectured across the country and has been interviewed on television and radio regarding this common condition. Dr. Tullo also has extensive experience with autonomic dysfunction such as orthostatic hypotension and the Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and serves as a medical advisor to the Dysautonomia Information Network (DINET.org) and STARS-US.org, an international advocacy group for patients with these conditions. Dr. Tullo has been involved in many multicenter research studies, and his work have been published in numerous professional journals. He regularly gives lectures to physicians, nurses, and technicians at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingson, NJ, has received the "Excellence In Caring" award from St. Barnabas, and has even been voted "TOP DOC" by his peers and featured in New Jersey Monthly Magazine. He has done independent research with implantable cardiac monitors (ICM), studying the optimal technique for inserting these very commonly used devices, and has presented his research findings at the Heart Rhythm Society's Annual Scientific Sessions. He has been on the faculty at HRS, and spoke on the yield of diagnostic testing in patients with syncope.
In May of 2014 Dr. Tullo was selected by the faculty, resident physicians, and medical students at St. Barnabas Medical Center to receive the prestigious Harvey E. Nussbaum Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. On February 24, 2014, Dr. Tullo was the first electrophysiologist in the Northeastern U.S. to implant the new miniaturized, insertable cardiac monitor, the Medtronic Reveal LINQ at St. Barnabas Medical Center.
Dr. Tullo is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Rutgers University School of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He is the creator of several educational websites including Heart Rhythm Central, New Jersey Center for Fainting, and ECG Academy. His hobbies include audio/video production and computer graphics/animation. He also played lead guitar in a rock band called "Crash Cart."
Dr. Tullo – In The News
Interview on AF Treatment
STARS.ORG / Arrhythmia Alliance / AF Association
Dr. Tullo presents an overview of treatment strategies for patients with Atrial Fibrillation. He reviews "Rate Control" versus "Rhythm Control" and discusses medical (anti-arrhythmic) therapy, pacemakers, and catheter ablation in AF patients.
Interview on Syncope
STARS.ORG / Arrhythmia Alliance / AF Association
Dr. Tullo was interviewed by Trudie Lobban, CEO of STARS.ORG and the Arrhythmia Alliance/AF Association, an international patient advocacy group. The interview was regarding syncope, or fainting. Dr. Tullo presents an overview of fainting and talks about common and uncommon causes of this common symptom, including vasovagal syncope, arrhythmias, lifestyle strategies for patients with fainting, and even unusual causes for syncope such as arrhythmias that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Death.