Dr. Joseph Tiano appointed director of St. Vincent’s cardiac lab

Dr. Joseph John Tiano has been appointed medical director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) Laboratory at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. Tiano is an electrophysiologist specializing in non-surgical electrophysiology procedures to correct cardiac arrhythmias or irregular heart rhythms. In his new role as director, he will be responsible for ensuring that the highest standards are met regarding patient safety and outcomes in the electrophysiology laboratory.

On active staff at St. Vincent’s since 2010, Tiano brings to his new position expertise in performing the latest minimally invasive electrophysiology procedures such as trans-catheter ablation to correct a common arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation (A- fib). Since joining St. Vincent’s, he has played a key role in the development of a comprehensive arrhythmia service at St. Vincent’s focusing on an innovative new treatment called “hybrid ablation” to correct A- fib. This treatment combines both surgical and non-surgical techniques to correct complex cases of A-fib.

Tiano has recently joined the practice of Cardiology Physicians of Fairfield County, LLC, with offices in Fairfield, Trumbull, Norwalk and Stamford.

He was also recently appointed an assistant professor of cardiology at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, and serves on a national advisory committee for Ascension Health, the parent organization for St. Vincent’s.

He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society.

Tiano is married with a son and resides in Fairfield.

Amanda Cuda