Over 140 Combined Years of Experience in the Cardiac Rhythm Management Industry
With more than 30 years of experience educating professionals, the ATI faculty are nationally recognized for the quality of education they provide.
Collectively, the professors have published seven books and more than 100 abstracts and articles in peer review journals.
They have lectured internationally in Europe, Australia, Asia, Canada and South America.
FHRS, CCDS, CEPS, RCES - President & Director of Education
Founder and President of Arrhythmia Technologies Institute, Mark Sweesy received a BS in Biology from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He then completed two years of postgraduate work in invasive cardiology in Fairfax, Virginia. Mark has more than 40 years of experience with cardiac devices, including supervising follow-up clinics, consulting and education, and has more than 100 publications in the CRM/EP field.
MS, CCDS - Technical Director
Jim Holland earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. Jim came to ATI in 1999 with more than 20 years of experience in cardiac rhythm disease management. He has held positions of field trainer, sales representative and field clinical engineer with Guidant Corporation (now Boston Scientific).
RN, BSN, CCDS, MBA - Clinical Director
Kimber Walters earned her Nursing Degree from East Tennessee State University. Kimber worked in open heart recovery for six years before attending the ATI program in 2000. After graduating, she went to work for Boston Scientific for four years followed by Medtronic for 6 years, holding several different positions such as field clinical engineer, sales representative, TFE and District Service Manager (DSM).
CCDS, CEPS - Clinical Applications Coordinator
Tristan Pendergrass earned his BS in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University. Tristan attended ATI in 2007 where he was a "Forney Award" recipient. Upon completion of ATI's program, he worked for Boston Scientific in Central Florida for seven years and ZOLL Lifevest in Orlando, FL for two years as Field Clinical Representative, Sales Representative, and Territory Manager. Tristan also received numerous awards during his employment before joining ATI's faculty in 2016.
Craig has over 30 years in the field of arrhythmias and EP. He has worked as an EP Tech at the Mayo Clinic, Tufts University Medical Center, & UCLA. He has authored and co-authored numerous abstracts, journal articles, and book chapters. He has served on several committees of HRS and IBHRE, including the Scientific Session Program Committee and the EP Exam Test Writing Committee. He has lectured at local, regional, and international EP conferences around the world. In addition to his clinical work in academic EP labs, Craig spent 4 years with Boston Scientific/EP as a Clinical Trainer, and 4 years with St. Jude Medical/Abbott as a Senior Field Clinical Engineer.