Maloney, Elizabeth

MaloneyElizabeth L. Maloney, MD
President, Partnership for Tick-Borne Diseases
Family Practice Physician
Wyoming, MN

“Lyme Carditis: A Front-Line Perspective”

Dr. Elizabeth L. Maloney is a family physician from Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of St. Catherine in 1980 and her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1986. She also completed her residency training at the University of Minnesota in 1989.

Dr. Maloney has more than 25 years of experience in Family Medicine and she has held several different physician-leadership positions during her career. Her current focus is on tick-borne diseases education and policy and she is the founder and president of Partnership for Tick-borne Diseases Education, a 501(c)(3) organization providing educational programs and materials on tick-borne diseases for medical professionals and the general public.

Much of Dr. Maloney’s work is focused on the development of accredited continuing medical education courses primary care physicians. Beginning in 2007, she provides accredited evidence-based continuing medical education courses for physicians and other healthcare professionals. She currently hosts a free, accredited online course at lymecme.info. Dr. Maloney frequently speaks at medical conferences and hospitals across the US. She has authored or co-authored several papers on Lyme disease, including the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society’s 2014 treatment guidelines – Evidence assessments and guideline recommendations in Lyme disease: the clinical management of known tick bites, erythema migrans rashes and persistent disease.

Dr. Maloney also serves as a consultant to government agencies and private organizations. In May of this year, Health Canada (the Canadian Health Ministry) invited her to participate in their conference to reframe Canada’s Lyme disease guidelines. She’s trained Army Corps of Engineers and Boy Scout staffs on tick bite prevention. Dr. Maloney enjoys educating the public regarding the scientific evidence of tick-borne diseases. In addition to her many speaking engagements, she provides evidence-based online resources at

Conference Lecture Summary

This presentation begins with a case presentation before moving to a broader discussion of Lyme carditis. It traces the evolution of the patient’s clinical picture from multiple erythema migrans lesions to third degree heart block. In addition to reviewing the literature on Lyme carditis, the presentation highlights some unique features of the case-patient’s course that may inform the care of other patients.