Kelly J. Airey, MD, FACC, FHRS

Assistant Professor of Medicine: 2009 – Present
Creighton University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Pre-Med: University of Western Ontario London, Ontario
Attended:  1983-1986  Graduated:  1986 Degree:   BSc.

Medical: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Attended: 1986-1990  Graduated:  1990 Degree:   MD

Internship/Residency; St. Michael’s Hospital; Toronto, Ontario
Attended:   1990-1991  Graduated:  1991; Type:   Rotating Internship

University of Nebraska Medical Center; Omaha, Nebraska
Attended:   2001-2002  Graduated:  2002; Type:   Internal Medicine Internship

University of Nebraska Medical Center; Omaha, Nebraska; 

Attended:   2002-2004  Graduated:  2004: Type:   Internal Medicine

Fellowship; University of Nebraska Medical Center
Attended:   2004-2007  Graduated:  2007; Type:   Cardiovascular Disease

University of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah 
Attended:   2007-2009  Graduated:  2009; Type:   Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska
2009 – Present

Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
2009 – Present, Active Staff

Alegent Health - Bergan Mercy Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska
2009 – Present, Courtesy Staff

Alegent Health - Lakeside Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska 
2009 – Present, Courtesy Staff

Myrtue Memorial Hospital, Harlan, Iowa
2009 – Present, Consulting Staff


Creighton Medical Associates

Creighton University Medical Center

Creighton University

Creighton University, School of Medicine

Creighton University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Creighton University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology


American College of Cardiology
Member, 2004 – Present
Fellow, 2010 – Present

Heart Rhythm Society
Fellow, 2011 - Present
Member, 2006 – Present

American Heart Association
Member, 2006 – Present

Midwest Biomedical Research Forum Judge- 2010


Peer Reviewed

  • Airey KJ, Etheridge SP, Tawil R, Tristani-Firouzi M. Resucitated Sudden Cardiac Death in Andersen-Tawil Syndrome. Heart Rhythm. 2009;6(12):1814-1817.
  • Schmidt M, Daccarett M, Segerson N, Airey KJ, et al. Atrial Flutter Ablation in Inducible Patients during Pulmonary Vein Atrum Isolation: A Randomized Comparison. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008;31(12):1592-1297. 
  • McGann CJ, Kholmovski EG, Oakes RS, Blauer JJ, Daccarett M, Segerson N, Airey KJ, et al. New Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Based Method for Defining the Extent of Left Atrial Wall Injury After the Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008;52(15):1263-1271.
  • Porter TR, Airey KJ, Quader M..  Mitral Valve Endocarditis Presenting as Complete Heart Block  Texas Heart J. 2006;1(33):100-101.
  • Airey KJ, Koller E. Acute Hepatitis Associated with Levaquin in a Patient with Renal Failure taking Amiodarone. CMAJ  2003;169(8):755.

Published Abstracts

  • Airey K, Jiji R, Wasmund S, Hamdan M.  Postoperative Bigeminy: What is the Mechanism? J Electrocardiol 2010 Dec 10 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Reddy M, Thambidorai S, Kaushik M, Pasupuleti S, Alla M, Airey K, Kadri N. Complications of Implanting Cardioverter-Defibrillator on the Same Day of Electrophysiology Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010;55(10 Supp 1):A14.E135
  • Winfelder J, Carman R, Akoum NW, Olsen M, Airey KJ, et al. Prophylactic Treatment with Oral Furosemide Prevents Symptomatic Dyspenea and Acute Pleural Effusions Post Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation Ablation. Heart Rhythm. 2009;6(5)(suppl):S140-141.
  • Airey KJ, Bradley DJ, Etheridge SP, et al. Ventricular Arrhythmia Management in Patients with Andersen-Tawil Syndrome. Heart Rhythm. 2009;6(5)(suppl):S331.
  • Airey KJ, Haskin J, Chapman P, Freedman RA. Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia Induced by Inappropriate Ventricular Pacing In ICDs Programmed to Long AV Delay. Heart Rhythm. 2009;6(5)(suppl):S261.
  • Winfelder J, Carman R, Akoum NW, Olsen M, Airey KJ, et al. Outpatient Initiation of Sotalol Monitored by an Autotrigger Transtelephonic Monitoring System. Heart Rhythm. 2009;6(5)(suppl):S391.
  • Airey KJ, Daccarett M, Akoum N, et al.  Safety and Complications of 7F and 8F Active Fixation Right Ventricular Leads at a Single Academic Center. Heart Rhythm. 2008;5(5)(suppl):S390.
  • Daccarett M, Wasmund S, Segerson NM, Akoum N, Airey KJ, et al. A Novel Large Animal Model of Ventricular Ectopy Induced Cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm. 2008;5(5)(suppl):S311.
  • Daccarett M, Segerson NM, Hill B, Airey KJ, et al. Relation of Daytime Bradyarrhythmias with High Risk Features of Sleep Apnea. Heart Rhythm. 2008;5(5)(suppl):S297.


Creighton University
Management Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation.  Family Practice Lecture, 4/1/2011.
Management Strategies for Atrial Fibrillations. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, 11/25/2009.
Local – Omaha, NE
Ablative Procedures for Atrial Fibrillations. Creighton University Annual Cardiovascular Symposium, Gallup Riverfront Campus, Omaha, NE, 12/04/2009.
Atrial Fibrillation, Harlan, IA, 10/10/2010.

Poster Presentation:  Incidence of Device Therapy and Device Related Complications in Patients with Andersen-Tawil Syndrome Implanted with ICDs;  April 4, 2011; ACC.11, New Orleans, LA.
Invited Lecture:   Cardiac Manifestations of Andersen-Tawil Syndrome:
A Longitudinal Follow Up; August 5, 2009; Audience CINCH  Clinical Investigators Neurologic Channelopathies; via University of Rochester

Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials
ATTAIN:  Medtronic Attain Success Clinical Trial and Attain Success Lead Placement Sub-study. 04/2010 – Present, Principal Investigator

Incidence and Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients with Anderson-Tawill Syndrome. 01/2010 – Present, Principal Investigator