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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; His bundle pacing; left bundle branch pacing; left atrial appendage occlusion.
Describe some of your professional highlights.
I graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University and with a medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 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, I stayed on as faculty at Boston Medical Center and at Boston University School of Medicine for five years until coming to Valley Health System in 2015.
My areas of expertise include the management and treatment of all arrhythmias with device- or catheter-based therapies including conduction system pacing (His bundle and left bundle branch area pacing), biventricular pacing, cardiac contractility modulation, laser lead extraction, left atrial appendage occlusion, atrial fibrillation ablation, and ventricular tachycardia ablation.
My research focus includes high-density 3-dimensional electroanatomic mapping for treatment of atrial fibrillation and His bundle pacing, on which I have contributed multiple articles to the medical literature and given invited talks on the subject.
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
The wearable cardioverter-defibrillator is not needed for most high-risk patients. Heart Rhythm O2. 10.1016/j.hroo.2020.07.002.
Left Bundle Branch Pacing: A Contender Emerges to Challenge the 25-Year Run of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Jul;6(7):859-862
Venous Vascular Closure System Versus Manual Compression Following Multiple Access Electrophysiology Procedures: The AMBULATE Trial. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Jan;6(1):111-124.
Incidence and Predictors of Very Late Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation Following Cryoballoon Pulmonary Vein Isolation. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2020 Jul 23. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.120.008646
Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Using an Implantable Loop Recorder Following Cryptogenic Stroke: Implications for Post-Stroke Electrocardiographic Monitoring. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2019 Oct 14. doi: 10.1007/s10840-019-00628-6. [Epub ahead of print]
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.
Fitness and the Development of Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation. 2015
Robotic-assisted Left Ventricular Lead Placement. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics. 2015
Failure of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy due to Inappropriate Inhibition of Left Ventricular Pacing During Biventricular Pacing. Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management. 2015
Nonreentrant Supraventricular Tachycardia Misdiagnosed as Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2011
Dual AV Nodal Nonreentrant Tachycardia Resulting in Inappropriate ICD Therapy in a Patient with Cardiac Sarcoidosis. Indian Pacing Electrophysiology Journal. 2014
Apixaban for the Reduction of Thrombo-Embolism in patients with Device-Detected Sub-Clinical Atrial Fibrillation
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
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
Safety and Effectiveness Evaluation of the Multi-Electrode Radiofrequency Balloon Catheter for the Treatment of Symptomatic Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (STELLAR)
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