Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Edward Berbari

  • Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Chancellors Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Medicine
Edward Berbari

(317) 274-3728
SL 220B
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  • University of Iowa, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D., 1980
  • University of Miami, Biomedical Engineering, M.S., 1973
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Electrical Engineering, B.S., 1971

Professional Experience

  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Medicine, 6/1980 - 7/1994

Selected Publications

  • Svendsen M, Prinzen FW, Das MK, Berwick Z, Rybka M, Tune JD, Combs W, Berbari EJ, Kassab GS. Bi-ventricular pacing improves pump function only with adequate myocardial perfusion in canine hearts with pseudo-left bundle branch block. Exper. Biol. Med. 237:644-651, 2012. , 9/2015
  • Berbari EJ and Vasquez C. Cardiac late potential signals and sources. J. Electrocardiol. 43:530-534, 2010., 9/2015
  • Kassab GS, Svendsen M, Combs W, Choy SC, Berbari EJ, and Navia JA. A Transatrial Percardial Access: Lead Placement as Proof of Concept. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 298(1): H287-93, 2010, 9/2015
  • Bu G. Berbari EJ. A single moving dipole model of ventricular depolarization. Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation. 42:237-42, 2006., 9/2015
  • Lutchen, KR and Berbari EJ. Rationale, goals, and approach for education of biosytems and biosignals in undergraduate BME degree programs. Annals of BME, 34:248-252, 2006. , 9/2015
  • Berbari EJ, Bock E, Chazaro AC, Sun X, Sornmo L. High Resolution Analysis of Ambulatory Electrocardiograms to Detect Possible Mechanisms of Premature Ventricular Beats. IEEE Trans. Biomed. Engr, 52:593-598, 2004., 9/2015
  • Sih HJ. Zipes DP. Berbari EJ. Adams DE. Olgin JE. Differences in organization between acute and chronic atrial fibrillation in dogs. J.Amer. College of Cardiology. 36(3):924-31, 2000. , 9/2015
  • Sih HJ, Zipes DP, Berbari EJ, Olgin JE. A high temporal resolution algorithm for quantifying organization during atrial fibrillation, IEEE Trans. Biomed. Engr., 46:440-450, 1999, 9/2015

Awards, Honors, and Certifications

  • Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2/2015
  • Elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2/1995
  • Elected Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), 12/1992
  • Research Award, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 2/1991
  • Registered Professional Engineer,Florida (#23320, inactive) and Oklahoma (#14139), 7/1975


High resolution electrocardiography; signal detection; cardiac activation mapping; noninvasive risk assessment for sudden cardiac death


Medical devices; instrumentation; real time data accuisition; electromagnetic compatibility; cardiac electrophysiology