Orhan Kilinc, MD

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Specialties
Pediatric Electrophysiology, Pediatric Cardiology
Primary Office
Address 1150 North 35th Avenue
Suite 490
Hollywood, FL 33021
Alternate Location
Address 1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive
Pediatric Heart Station
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-3437

About Me

I am a pediatric electrophysiologist at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. I care for pediatric patients with heart rhythm problems such as supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), heart block (surgical or congenital), ventricular tachycardia and genetic arrhythmia syndromes (this includes long QT Syndrome, Brudaga Syndrome, and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, etc.) and other cardiac concerns.

I was inspired to pursue a career in pediatric electrophysiology by an unlikely source – Jimmy, who was Dr. Willem Einthoven's dog. Dr. Einthoven was a Dutch physiologist and Jimmy was a big part of his experiments. Jimmy's heartbeats were the first to be recorded. It is fascinating to me that we still use the same principles to record the ECG as the first machines used to record the ECG. The mechanics of the heart and the technology we use to explore and understand it have fascinated me endlessly since I first began learning about it in medical school.

I love the field of electrophysiology because we can improve most of our patients' quality of life significantly in a very short time period. This makes patients happy and satisfied, and as a physician, having this type of positive impact is one of the biggest rewards you can get.

I also love that electrophysiology heavily involves computer technology and electronics. As technology improves, it in turn leads to improvements and advancements in patient care. This results in us being able to treat and manage conditions better and more efficiently.

When working with patients, I want them to be fully informed about their condition. I want them to understand what is happening and what we can do to manage it. I also want them to feel comfortable and confident in the management plan, which we would create together.

At the end of the day, my job is to do everything in my power to help my patients feel better and get back to living their lives.

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Education

Education
  • Ege University School Of Medicine, 2010
Internships
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2013, Pediatrics
Residencies
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2015, Pediatrics
Fellowships
  • Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, 2018, Pediatric Cardiology
  • University Of Michigan Hlth System, 2019, Electrophysiology
Languages
  • Turkish

Achievements

Publications

Please view Dr. Orhan Kilinc’s publications on PubMed.

Awards

  • 2015 - Donald E. Hill, MD Memorial, Excellence in Research Award. Arkansas Children’s Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society

Research

My research interests include signal and fractal analysis of data sets (obtained through long-term electrocardiogram recordings, or Holter monitors), which could be used to help risk stratify genetic arrhythmia patients.

Presentations

Abstract Presentations:

  • Kilinc OU, Zhao X, Jenkins M, Rollins A. Imaging of the atrioventricular nodal tissue in porcine hearts using optical coherence tomography. (Oral presentation at American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting, September 2017)
  • Kilinc OU, Jenkins M, Rollins A, Snyder CS. Visualization of the cryoablation lesions with optical coherence tomography. (Poster presentation at Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, May 2017, Chicago, IL)
  • Kilinc OU, Gossett J, Swearingen C, Ratnasamy C. Do Implantation Guidelines Predict Appropriate Defibrillator Therapy in Children? (Poster Presentation at Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, May 2013, Denver, CO)
  • Tuzcu V, Kilinc OU. Implantation of an ICD without Fluoroscopy in a Pregnant Patient (Oral presentation at Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, May 2011, San Francisco, CA)
  • Tuzcu V, Kilinc OU, Ugur A, Zhang L. Discrimination of Long QT Syndrome Subtypes Using Fractal Analysis of the Repolarization Phase (Poster Presentation at Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, May 2009, Boston, MA)

    Teaching Presentations:
  • 2018 - “Tricuspid Valve Disorders” Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Fellow’s Education Curriculum
  • 2017 - “History of Pacemaker Development and Pacemaker Modes” Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Fellow’s Education Curriculum
  • 2017 - “Pulmonary Hypertension” Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology Education Curriculum
  • 2017 - “Surgical Palliation in Single Ventricle Physiology” Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Curriculum
  • 2017 - “Coarctation of Aorta” Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Fellow’s Education Curriculum
  • 2017 - “Aortic Arch and Vascular Anomalies” Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Fellow’s Education Curriculum
  • 2016 - “Myocarditis” Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Fellow’s Education Curriculum
  • 2016 - “Echocardiographic Assessment of Coronary Arteries” Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Curriculum
  • 2016 - “Ebstein Malformation” Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Fellow’s Education Curriculum
  • 2015 - “Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia” Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Fellow’s Education Curriculum

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