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BS, Northwestern University (1994-1998)
MD, Albert Einstein College Of Medicine (1999-2003)
Boston University Med Ctr-Univ Hosp, Cardiiology (2006-2009)
Boston University Med Ctr-Univ Hosp, Electrophysiology (2009-2010)
- Internship & Residency
Boston University Med Ctr-Univ Hosp, Internal Medicine (2003-2006)
- Board Certifications
American Board Of Internal Medicine
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (2010)
Subspecialty Board Of Cardiovascular Disease (2009)
Get to Know Me
What are some of the specific conditions you treat?
Atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular complexes, ventricular tachycardia, sudden cardiac arrest, syncope, heart block, and cardiac device infection or malfunction.
Procedures offered: atrial fibrillation device implantation; laser lead extraction; radiofrequency or cryo-catheter ablation, including complex ablation for ventricular tachycardia; premature ventricular complexes.
Describe some of your professional highlights.
I graduated with a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in 1998, and with a medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2003. I completed an internal medicine residency, a cardiovascular disease fellowship, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship training at Boston Medical Center, the teaching hospital of the Boston University School of Medicine. After completing my training in 2010, I stayed on as faculty at Boston Medical Center and at Boston University School of Medicine, where I started a laser lead extraction program. My clinical interests included the management and treatment of all arrhythmias with device or catheter based therapies. My research interests include His bundle pacing and high-density 3-dimensional electroanatomic mapping for treatment of atrial fibrillation.
What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?
My clinical approach involves developing a therapeutic partnership with my patients to focus on their needs and symptoms while providing the highest quality and evidence-based care of arrhythmias.
Publications & Research
Nonreentrant Supraventricular Tachycardia Misdiagnosed as Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Dual AV Nodal Nonreentrant Tachycardia Resulting in Inappropriate ICD Therapy in a Patient with Cardiac Sarcoidosis
Indian Pacing Electrophysiolgy Journal
Fitness and the Development of Atrial Fibrillation
Robotic-assisted Left Ventricular Lead Placement
Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Failure of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy due to Inappropriate Inhibition of Left Ventricular Pacing During Biventricular Pacing
Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management
Outcomes Of His Bundle Pacing Upgrade After Long-term Right Ventricular Pacing And / Or Pacing-Induced Cardiomyopathy: Insights Into Disease Progression. Heart Rhythm. 2019 Mar 28. pii: S1547-5271(19)30295-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.03.026. (Epub ahead of print)
The Efficacy of His Bundle Pacing: Lessons Learned from Implementation for the First Time at an Experienced Electrophysiology Center. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Nov;4(11):1397-1406
How To Trouble Shoot an ICD. How-to Manual for Pacemaker and ICD Devices: Procedures and Programming. Edited by Al-Ahmad A. Wiley-Blackwell, 2018
The Waiting Period Following Cavotricuspid Isthmus Ablation: Opportunity for Watchful Observation or a Waste of Time. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2017 Aug;28(8):882-884
Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation: Acute Procedural Observations and Extended Clinical Follow-up. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Feb;14(2):192-197
Lead Management and Extraction. Electrophysiology: The Basics. Edited by Steinberg JS and Mittal S. New York, Wolters Kluwer, 2017.
Ventricular Tachycardia in Structurally Normal Hearts. Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine. Edited by Sawyer DB and Ramachandran VS. Elsevier, 2017.
Obstacles Preventing Biventricular Pacing Mitigated with Lead Extraction and His Bundle Pacing to Achieve Effective Cardiac Resynchronization. Heart Rhythm Case Reports. 2017;3(11):531-535.
Apixaban for the Reduction of Thrombo-Embolism in patients with Device-Detected Sub-Clinical Atrial Fibrillation
Efficacy of DE-MRI-Guided Fibrosis Ablation vs. Conventional Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (DECAAF II)
A Randomized Noninferiority Study of the TYRX-A Antibacterial Envelope Alone Versus Envelope Plus Intraoperative Antibacterial Irrigant and Postoperative Oral Antibiotics to Prevent Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections in High-Risk Patients
Multi-Centre, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Efficacy, and Safety Study of Etripamil Nasal Spray for the Termination of Spontaneous Episodes of Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
Multi-Centre, Open-Label Safety Study of Etripamil Nasal Spray in Spontaneous Episodes of Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
A Randomized, Prospective Multicenter Pilot Study to Assess the Utility and Efficacy of High-Density Mapping with the Rhythmia Mapping System to Guide PV Re-Isolation in Subjects with Recurrent AF After an Initial Cryoballoon PVI Compared to Repeat cryoballoon PVI
Strategic Management to Optimize Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Safety and Effectiveness Evaluation of the Multi-Electrode Radiofrequency Balloon Catheter for the Treatment of Symptomatic Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (STELLAR)
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