Inspired by a need...

Since 2004, Dr. Stanley has dedicated his expertise to developing quality continuing medical education. As a veteran Emergency Physician and previous Regional Medical Director for a physician management group, Dr. Stanley spoke with many physicians, medical professionals, and medical students who did not adequately learn how to interpret ECGs in school and needed a good supplemental resource. After performing his own research, Dr. Stanley realized online courses that made ECGs easily understandable did not exist. Providing quality educational content along with exceptional, personal support remains the primary purpose of ECGcourse.com.

About Dr. Stanley

Vernon R. Stanley, MD, PhD received his doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO and his MD degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He then went on to invest twenty of his more than thirty years practicing emergency medicine with the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV, one of the largest cardiac centers in the country and a Level I Trauma Center.

Academic Positions & Teaching Experience

Dr. Stanley has lectured electrocardiography widely to paramedics, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and medical students.

His academic experience includes a fifteen-year nationwide lecture circuit, speaking on electrocardiography to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nursing staffs, medical students, emergency first responders, paramedics, and EMTs. He has presented seminars for the National Conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants New York, NY (1996), Minneapolis, MN (1997), Philadelphia, PA (2007) and San Antonio, TX (2008).  Sponsors of his seminars have included PhysioControl, Marquette Electronics, Genentech, InPhynet and Southeastern Emergency Physicians.

  • Two years Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Virginia Military Institute.
  • Seven years Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
  • Eight years Adjunct Professor at Mountain State University, Physician Assistant Program.
  • Eleven years Adjunct Professor at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Visiting Lecturer 2009, 2010, 2011 – Drexel University, PA Program

Publications and Pioneering

  • Online ACLS Prep Course – 2019
  • Online STEMI Review Course – 2017
  • ONLINE 50 Case Studies Course — 2008
  • ONLINE ECG Animated Rhythm Interpretation Course – 2005
  • 12-Lead Workbook for the Medical Practitioner – 1996
  • Adjunct writer, cardiology section, 1998 Paramedic National Standard Curricula Project.
  • Emergency Physicians Monthly (Professional journal targeted to 30k ED physicians) Contributing Editor and Editorial Advisory Board — “12-Lead ECG Lesson -of-the- Month” — 2006
  • ONLINE 52-Week Lesson-of-the-Week – 2006
  • ONLINE 12-Lead ECG Interpretation Course – 2004
  • Author of 12-Lead ECG Interpretation for Emergency Personnel – 1995
  • Pioneer of the first pre-hospital 12-lead ECG cellular-to-hospital system West Virginia.