Joachim G. Mueller, MD was born and raised in Germany where he earned his medical degree at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, Germany. He completed his residency/fellowship in Internal Medicine/Cardiology at the Department of Medicine/Cardiology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Gazes Cardiac Research Institute, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), in Charleston, South Carolina.
After moving to the US with his family, Dr. Mueller completed a second residency in Internal Medicine at Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC) and the University of Vermont. In June 2011, he completed a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at FAHC. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty board certification in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.
“Inviting Dr. Mueller to join Central Vermont Cardiology underscores our commitment to the community,” stated Judy Tartaglia, President and CEO. “Once a week he will perform outpatient electrophysiology studies including catheter ablation for CVMC patients at Fletcher Allen Health Care where they have the equipment and the technical and nursing staff necessary to do these studies.”
“Electrophysiology is about treating complex heart rhythm disturbances. Cardiac ablation interrupts faulty electrical connections and circuits so that the heart does not go back into fast and irregular rhythms,” explains Dr. Mueller.
“I will also be implanting pacemakers and implantable cardioverter/defibrillators (ICDs) at Central Vermont Medical Center,” he noted.
Dr. Mueller met his wife Dr. Lisa Burns, a pediatrician, while participating in an exchange program at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. They live in Montpelier with their two children.
“We really like Vermont. It is similar to Southern Germany in many aspects. We enjoy nature, hiking, biking, skiing and all the other outdoor activities here,” he concluded.
Joachim Mueller, MD Achieves Board Certification in Nuclear Cardiology - December 2012
The Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC) has announced that Joachim Mueller, MD, on staff at CVMC’s Central Vermont Cardiology practice, passed their certification examination in November/December 2012. Dr. Mueller is now entitled to designate himself as “Diplomate of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.”
The purposes of the CBNC certification program are to establish the domain of the practice of Nuclear Cardiology for certification; to assess the level of knowledge demonstrated by Nuclear Cardiology specialists in a valid manner; to encourage professional growth in, and enhance the quality of, the practice of Nuclear Cardiology; to recognize formally individuals who meet the requirements set by CBNC; and to serve the public by encouraging quality patient care in the practice of Nuclear Cardiology.
CBNC has been recognized by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as a specialty board. CBNC is a division of the Council for Certification in Cardiovascular Imaging (CCCVI). CBNC was established in 1996 to develop and administer practice-related examinations in the field of Nuclear Cardiology. To date, 9,109 physicians have been certified in nuclear cardiology.