Nicholas G. Tullo, MD, FACC
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. In 2012 he was voted TOP DOC in New Jersey Magazine's review of the top doctors in NJ.
Dr. Tullo earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the State University of New York - Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, and completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at Cornell University's North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. He served his cardiology fellowship at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT, and trained in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, 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. His expertise has enhanced and expanded our specialty services, and his calm, thoughtful, professional manner has been well received by our patients. He now oversees our pacemaker and implantable defibrillator program, and he is our expert in heart rhythm problems and fainting. In addition to being a fainting specialist, 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 fainting.
Dr. Tullo has been involved in many multicenter research studies, and his articles have been published in numerous professional journals. He regularly gives lectures to physicians, nurses, and technicians at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingson, NJ. He has received the "Excellence In Caring" award from St. Barnabas. In 2012 he was voted "TOP DOC" in New Jersey, with this honor written up in New Jersey Monthly Magazine. In 2013 he completed a physician-initiated clinical research project involving implantable cardiac monitors (ICM), studying the optimal implant depth in a series of patients undergoing ICM insertion. He presented his research findings in May of 2014 at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Session in San Francisco, CA. He was also on the faculty at HRS, and spoke on the yield of diagnostic testing in patients with syncope. He is currently heading a task force to create a clinical pathway for patients with syncope at St. Barnabas Medical Center. In May of 2014 he 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 honored to help start a new chapter in cardiac monitoring.
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. His hobbies include audio/video production and computer graphics/animation. He also played lead guitar in a rock band called "Crash Cart."