Walter K. Clair, M.D.

Faculty Appointments
Professor of Medicine
M.P.H., Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, MassachusettsM.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, MassachusettsA.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Office Address
MCE 5th Floor
Allos BM, Yakes EA, Fleming A, Cutrer WB, Pilla M, Clair W, Fowler M, Miller B. Framing Medicine as a Moral Practice: An Introductory Medical School Course. Acad Med. 2018 Sep; 93(9): 1310-4. PMID: 29847324, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002301, ISSN: 1938-808X.

Richardson T, Lugo R, Saavedra P, Crossley G, Clair W, Shen S, Estrada JC, Montgomery J, Shoemaker MB, Ellis C, Michaud GF, Lambright E, Kanagasundram AN. Cardiac sympathectomy for the management of ventricular arrhythmias refractory to catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm [print-electronic]. 2018 Jan; 15(1): 56-62. PMID: 28917558, PII: S1547-5271(17)31085-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.09.006, ISSN: 1556-3871.

Monahan K, Bradham W, Collins S, Baker M, Chidsey G, English CS, Gaffney FA, See R, Clair W, Munoz D. Direct cardiologist involvement in ED triage of cardiology patients [letter]. Am J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Feb; 34(2): 325-6. PMID: 26682676, PII: S0735-6757(15)01019-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.11.041, ISSN: 1532-8171.

Montgomery JA, Kanagasundram AN, Clair WK, Rottman JN, Crossley GH. Sudden Cardiac Death Despite a Functional Cardioverter-Defibrillator: The Case for Early and Aggressive Therapy for Ventricular Tachycardia in Selected Patients. J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol [print-electronic]. 2015 Oct 10/29/2015; PMID: 26511459, DOI: 10.1111/jce.12867, ISSN: 1540-8167.

Kolek MJ, Patel NJ, Clair WK, Whalen SP, Rottman JN, Kanagasundram A, Shen ST, Saavedra PJ, Estrada JC, Abraham RL, Ellis CR. Efficacy of a Bio-Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope to Prevent Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections in High-Risk Subjects. J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol [print-electronic]. 2015 Oct; 26(10): 1111-6. PMID: 26222980, PMCID: PMC4607656, DOI: 10.1111/jce.12768, ISSN: 1540-8167.

Clair WK, Montgomery JA, Ellis CR. Apparent Failure to Sense during Temporary Pacing with a Permanent Pulse Generator. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol [print-electronic]. 2015 Jun; 38(6): 772-4. PMID: 24766498, DOI: 10.1111/pace.12399, ISSN: 1540-8159.

Reagan BW, Huang RL, Clair WK. Palpitations: an annoyance that may require clairvoyance. Circulation. 2012 Feb 2/21/2012; 125(7): 958-65. PMID: 22354976, PII: 125/7/958, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.055772, ISSN: 1524-4539.

Deering TF, Clair WK, Delaughter MC, Fisher WG, Garlitski AC, Wilkoff BL, Gillis AM. A Heart Rhythm Society Electrophysiology Workforce study: current survey analysis of physician workforce trends. Heart Rhythm [print-electronic]. 2010 Sep; 7(9): 1346-55. PMID: 20659587, PII: S1547-5271(10)00736-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2010.07.026, ISSN: 1556-3871.

Monahan K, Clair W, Roden DM. A memorable experience. Europace [print-electronic]. 2007 Nov; 9(11): 1091-2. PMID: 17921515, PII: eum197, DOI: 10.1093/europace/eum197, ISSN: 1532-2092.

Hamer ME, Wilkinson WE, Clair WK, Page RL, McCarthy EA, Pritchett EL. Incidence of symptomatic atrial fibrillation in patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 1995 Apr; 25(5): 984-8. PMID: 7897142, PII: 073510979400512O, ISSN: 0735-1097.

Hamer ME, Clair WK, Wilkinson WE, Greenfield RA, Pritchett EL, Page RL. Evaluation of outpatients experiencing implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks associated with minimal symptoms. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1994 May; 17(5 Pt 1): 938-43. PMID: 7517528, ISSN: 0147-8389.

Page RL, Wilkinson WE, Clair WK, McCarthy EA, Pritchett EL. Asymptomatic arrhythmias in patients with symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. Circulation. 1994 Jan; 89(1): 224-7. PMID: 8281651, ISSN: 0009-7322.

Pritchett EL, Wilkinson WE, Clair WK, McCarthy EA. Comparison of mortality in patients treated with propafenone to those treated with a variety of antiarrhythmic drugs for supraventricular arrhythmias. Am. J. Cardiol. 1993 Jul 7/1/1993; 72(1): 108-10. PMID: 8517417, ISSN: 0002-9149.

Clair WK, Wilkinson WE, McCarthy EA, Page RL, Pritchett EL. Spontaneous occurrence of symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in untreated patients. Circulation. 1993 Apr; 87(4): 1114-22. PMID: 8462140, ISSN: 0009-7322.

Clair WK, Wilkinson WE, McCarthy EA, Pritchett EL. Treatment of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia with oral diltiazem. Clin. Pharmacol. Ther. 1992 May; 51(5): 562-5. PMID: 1587069, ISSN: 0009-9236.

Sane DC, Stump DC, Topol EJ, Sigmon KN, Clair WK, Kereiakes DJ, George BS, Stoddard MF, Bates ER, Stack RS. Racial differences in responses to thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator. Increased fibrin(ogen)olysis in blacks. The Thrombolysis and Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction Study Group. Circulation. 1991 Jan; 83(1): 170-5. PMID: 1898641, ISSN: 0009-7322.

Clair WK, Eleazer GP, Hazlett LJ, Morales BA, Sercy JM, Woodbury LV. Seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus in mental health patients. J S C Med Assoc. 1989 Mar; 85(3): 103-6. PMID: 2709815, ISSN: 0038-3139.

Clair WK, Chylack LT, Cook EF, Goldman L. Allopurinol use and the risk of cataract formation. Br J Ophthalmol. 1989 Mar; 73(3): 173-6. PMID: 2706206, PMCID: PMC1041685, ISSN: 0007-1161.