Afib Corner Team of Expert Reviewers

The following surgeons and other experts were invited to contribute their expertise to Afib Corner because of their knowledge and reputation in the cardiology field. All of our reviewers are not monetarily compensated and have been integral in helping us develop this website. Please read more about each of our experts below.


Dr. Andrea Tordini

Dr. Tordini is a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist specializing in the management of abnormal heart rhythms. Her areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation ablation and management, evaluation and management of syncope and symptoms related to slow heart rhythms, pacemaker and cardiac defibrillator implantation, as well as management of heart failure through cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Dr. Tordini earned her Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship from the University of South Florida, where she was awarded a second fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease.  Dr. Tordini focuses on cardiac rhythm management providing optimal, personalized care for her patients in order to relieve symptoms related to heart rhythm abnormalities, and improve quality and longevity of life.

Dr. Tordini was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, running and spending time outdoors, including rock climbing, kayaking and scuba diving.

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Dr. Rajesh Banker

Dr. Rajesh Banker is a double board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist in Southern California. In private practice since 2010, Dr. Banker specializes in the treatment of common and complex heart arrythmias, most often Atrial Fibrillation or Afib. Dr. Banker offers a wide range of solutions both noninvasive and minimally invasive for the prevention of stroke due to arrhythmia. He also specializes in the latest minimally invasive curative treatments for Afib including RF catheter ablation and cryo-ablation using advanced non-radiation guidance techniques.

He trains physicians around the country in both  ablations and new techniques and commonly hosts physicians to guide them in the latest technology.

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Dr. Brett Gidney, MD

Dr. Brett Gidney is a cardiac electrophysiologist who practices throughout the central coast of California from Thousand Oaks up to Santa Maria. He is board certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology focusing on complex cardiac arrhythmia management. Dr. Gidney spends the majority of his time in the hospital setting performing procedures, such as cardiac ablation, to treat abnormal heart rhythms. He is particularly interested in very low or no radiation exposure facilitated by 3D mapping and ultrasound technologies. Dr. Gidney also enjoys proctoring and teaching other practicing electrophysiologists cutting edge techniques. In pursuit of this, he has travelled to teach in Japan, Lithuania, and throughout the US.

Outside of work, Dr. Gidney loves spending time at home with his wife and two children. He enjoys beekeeping, snow skiing, hiking, and beach walks with his dog.


John Costello D.O.

Dr. Costello is a triple board-certified cardiologist in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.  Dr. Costello is board-certified in Electrophysiology.  Dr. Costello joined The Heart House in 2020. His focus is treating a multitude of heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation, SVT, ventricular tachycardia and PVCs. His expertise includes minimally invasive catheter ablation for arrhythmia as well as device implantation for cardiac rhythm management and treatment of heart failure.

He is licensed to practice in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania and retains privileges at several Southern New Jersey hospitals.

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Steven D. DaTorre, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. DaTorre is triple board certified in cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm management) and internal medicine. He has practiced with The Heart House since 1998. He is a multi-year award winner of “Best Doctors” by South Jersey Magazine.

Dr. DaTorre has significant experience in clinical trials having been an investigator in almost three dozen such studies. He is also a widely-published author in medical journals and has presented extensively at medical meetings throughout his career.

He is licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Missouri.

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Steven A. Levi, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Levi is double board certified in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He joined The Heart House in 2002. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine Robert Wood Johnson, CUMC and the Director of Electrophysiology at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. He specializes in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders including Atrial Fibrillation or Afib using cardiac catheter ablation.

Dr. Levi is participating or has participated in over two dozen clinical trials.

He is licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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George Mark, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Mark is a double board-certified cardiologist in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Dr. Mark is an electrophysiologist with a specializes in heart rhythm disorders, known as cardiac arrhythmias. His expertise lies in the minimally invasive treatment of arrhythmia using either implantable devices or using advanced cardiac catheter ablation.  He joined The Heart House in 2007.

Dr. Mark has lectured on various cardiovascular and heart rhythm topics and is a published author. He is an investigator for several ongoing clinical trials and has participated in almost a dozen completed studies.

He is licensed to practice in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania and retains privileges at several Southern New Jersey hospitals.

Learn more about Dr. George Mark

Page last updated: May 26, 2022

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