Division of Cardiovascular Diseases

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

Overview from the program director

The clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center is a one year accredited program that provides comprehensive training for a career in academic and clinical electrophysiology. The program is ACGME accredited and fulfills requirements for training as indicated in the July 1, 2007 ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Cardiovascular Diseases. The cardiology program at KUMC currently has 36 cardiovascular physicians with active general cardiology, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology services, including subspecialty fellows in these disciplines. The KUMC cardiovascular medicine and cardiac surgery program is consistently ranked as one of the top 50 programs in the nation by the US news and World Report. The University of Kansas Hospital Electrophysiology program is also pleased to offer an additional non-accredited Advanced Electrophysiology Fellowship in ablation and complex lead extraction. This second year of fellowship training is geared toward fine tuning skills in both complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. The trainee will have the opportunity to utilize various types of advanced mapping and ablation techniques including ultrasound guided mapping, epicardial mapping and ablation, and cryoablation. In addition, the fellow will gain exposure to high risk lead extractions from a high volume center. During this year, the fellow is also expected to enhance his/her research experience with an independent project to be submitted for publication at a peer reviewed journal at the conclusion of their training. We feel the second year of fellowship training is necessary to produce a well-rounded, competent electrophysiologist. The KU Hospital is a 623-bed academic tertiary care referral center for the Kansas City metropolitan area, western Missouri, and eastern Kansas. It includes a 72-bed state of the art, Center for Advanced Heart Care that opened in 2006. KU Hospital and clinics feature a robust electronic medical record system from Epic Systems Corporation. The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship is a high volume program performing a wide variety of procedures. There are four electrophysiology laboratories (including a hybrid operating room suite where high risk lead extractions and complex ablation procedures are done with readily available cardiothoracic surgical support). The case load continues to grow every year. In calendar year 2013, almost 2400 procedures were performed with over 300 atrial fibrillation ablations, 150 biventricular ICD, and almost 900 SVT ablations. Our state of the art EP lab rooms include 3D noncontact mapping (Biosense Carto and ESI) as well as Stereotaxis navigation systems.  We are a regional referral center for complex ventricular arrhythmias and lead extractions with patients traveling throughout all areas of the Midwest. In October 2012 we opened the first "MediGuide" enabled suite which allows us to significantly decrease radiation exposure to patients and physicians. In addition, we are one of the leading performers of epicardial left atrial appendage ligations. This program is a joint venture between interventional cardiology and electrophysiology. The fellow will work with six electrophysiology specialists who are all high volume operators. The electrophysiology fellow will obtain experience in performing comprehensive electrophysiology procedures including ablation of both supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias. In addition, the fellow will become proficient at implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, and biventricular devices. Both inpatient and outpatient consultations as well as the management of arrhythmia patients will be emphasized during the fellowship year.
Apart from a well-rounded experience in the electrophysiology laboratory, the fellowship program provides other learning activities such as monthly journal clubs, weekly didactic and clinical conferences, as well as monthly morbidity and mortality conferences. A monthly research conference and Cardiology Grand Rounds are also offered to round out the fellow's educational experience. The electrophysiology section is actively involved in a variety of research activities including both multi-center studies and investigator initiated trials. We are currently involved in more than 20 clinical trials, a number of which are unique phase 3 trials.  We routinely present at national meetings of the Heart Rhythm Society, American Heart Association, and American College of Cardiology. In 2013, 22 abstracts were accepted for presentation at Heart Rhythm Society. Academic research is considered an important part of the fellowship with the expectation that the clinical cardiac electrophysiology trainee will complete at least one project with submission of at least one abstract and one manuscript to a peer reviewed journal. After completion of the one year accredited fellowship program the fellow will meet all requirements to be able to sit for the ACGME sponsored clinical cardiac electrophysiology boards. The University of Kansas Medical Center's Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology program offers an intense high volume, academic experience that will result in development of superior cognitive, clinical and procedural skills required for a successful career in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.  

CCEP Fellowship Applicants
Please contact the fellowship coordinator Cheryl Heverin, for applications, questions or concerns.


R Pimentel Rhea C. Pimentel, MD, FACC
CCEP Fellowship Director
Associate Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
Medical School: Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
IM Residency: University Hospitals of Cleveland (Cleveland, OH)
CV Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)
CCEP Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)
L Berenbom Loren D. Berenbom, MD
Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
Medical School: Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
IM Residency: Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)
CV Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)
CCEP Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)
R Dendi Raghuveer Dendi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
Medical School: Osmania Medical College (Hyderabad, India)
IM Residency:  SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse (Syracuse, NY)
CV Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City, IA)
CCEP Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA)
Martin Emert Martin P. Emert, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cardiology
Medical School: University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Med (Kansas City, MO)
IM Residency: Case Western Reserve, University Hospitals of Cleveland (Cleveland, OH)
CV Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)
CCEP Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)
D Lakkireddy Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FACC , FHRS
Professor of Medicine - Cardiology Director, Center for Excellence in AF and EP Research
Medical School: Osmania Medical College (Hyderabad, India)
IM Residency: University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Med (Kansas City, MO)
CV Fellowship: Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
CCEP Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, OH)


Current Fellows


Jayasree Pillarisetti

Jayasree Pillarisetti, MBBS
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow

Medical School: Osmania Medical College, India
Residency: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Fellowship: University of Kansas, KS

Research Interests : Cardiorenal Disease, Atrial Fibrillation


  • Lakkireddy D, Vallakati A, Kanmanthareddy A, Feldman T, Gibson D, Price M,Rubenson DS, Cheng J, Valderrábano M, Fernando RR, Laing ST, Chung E, Bommana S, Atkins D, Pillarisetti J, Knight BP, Evonich R, Rasekh A, Gray J, Sridhar AM,Earnest M, Ferrell R, Nath J, Reddy YM. Left atrial thrombus formation after successful left atrial appendage ligation: case series from a nationwide survey. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Apr 21;65(15):1595-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.01.052. PubMed PMID: 25881942.
  • Pillarisetti J, Emert M, Biria M, Chotia R, Guda R, Bommana S, Pimentel R, Vacek J, Raghuveer M, Berenbom L, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Over, Under, or Just Right? How do we interpret ICD utilization in the modern era? Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2015 Apr 1;15(1):20-9. eCollection 2015 Jan-Feb. PubMed PMID:25852239.
  • Vallakati A, Reddy M, Sharma A, Kanmanthareddy A, Sridhar A, Pillarisetti J, Atkins D, Konda B, Bommana S, Di Biase L, Santangeli P, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. Impact of gender on outcomes after atrial fibrillation ablation. Int J Cardiol.2015 Mar 24;187:12-16. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.03.341. [Epub ahead of print]PubMed PMID: 25828301.
  • Gunda S, Kanmanthareddy A, Vallakati A, Janga P, Afzal MR, Pillarisetti J,Bommana S, Atkins D, Earnest M, Nath J, Hosakote N, DI Biase L, Natale A, Reddy M, Lee R, Lakkireddy D. Characterization of Pleural Effusion After Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion Using Lariat. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2015 Feb 25. doi:  10.1111/jce.12648. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25711803.
  • Mansour M, Afzal MR, Gunda S, Pillarisetti J, Heist K, Rav Acha M, Heard M,Ruskin J, Lakkireddy D. Feasibility of Transseptal Puncture using a non-Fluoroscopic Catheter Tracking System. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Feb 25. doi: 10.1111/pace.12617. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25712806.
  • Lakkireddy D, Pillarisetti J, Atkins D, Biria M, Reddy M, Murray C, Bommana S, Shanberg D, Adabala N, Pimentel R, Dendi R, Emert M, Vacek J, Dawn B, Berenbom L. Impact of Pocket Revision on the Rate of Infection and Other Complications in Patients Requiring Pocket Manipulation for Generator Replacement and/or Lead Replacement or Revision (Make It Clean): A Prospective Randomized Study. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jan 24. pii: S1547-5271(15)00134-4. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.01.035. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25625720.
  • Pillarisetti J, Lakkireddy D. Atrial fibrillation in Europe: state of the state in disease management! Eur Heart J. 2014 Oct 21. pii: ehu415. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25336225.
  • Pillarisetti J, Reddy MY, Lakkireddy D. Ejection fraction may improve but the scar still exists! The risk may be lower but not zero. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Sep 9;64(10):1069-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.05.053. PubMed PMID: 25190248.
  • Kanmanthareddy A, Reddy YM, Boolani H, Duthuluru S, Pillarisetti J, Vallakati A, Bommana S, Atkins D, Williamson T, Lakkireddy D. Incidence, predictors, and clinical course of atrial tachyarrhythmias in patients with pulmonary hypertension. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25005454.
  • Pillai AM, Kanmanthareddy A, Earnest M, Reddy M, Ferrell R, Nath J, Pillarisetti J, Vallakati A, Lakkireddy D. Initial experience with post Lariat left atrial appendage leak closure with Amplatzer septal occluder device and repeat Lariat application. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jun 30. pii: S1547-5271(14)00733-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.06.035. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24993460.
  • Kanmanthareddy A, Vallakati A, Sridhar A, Reddy M, Sanjani HP, Pillarisetti J, Atkins D, Bommana S, Jaeger M, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy D. The impact of atrial fibrillation and its treatment on dementia. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2014 Aug;16(8):519. doi: 10.1007/s11886-014-0519-y. PubMed PMID: 24973950.
  • Pillarisetti J, Kanmanthareddy A, Reddy YM, Lakkireddy D. MediGuide-impact on catheter ablation techniques and workflow. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Sep;40(3):221-7. doi: 10.1007/s10840-014-9909-8. Epub 2014 Jun 14. PubMed PMID:24928484.
  • Pillarisetti J, Kondur A, Alani A, Reddy M, Reddy M, Vacek J, Weiner CP, Ellerbeck E, Schreiber T, Lakkireddy D. Peripartum cardiomyopathy: predictors of recovery and current state of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator use. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jul 1;63(25 Pt A):2831-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.04.014.Epub 2014 May 7. PubMed PMID: 24814494.
  • Pillarisetti J, Reddy N, Biria M, Ryschon K, Nagarajan D, Murray C, Atkins D, Bommana S, Reddy MY, DiBiase L, Pimentel R, Berenbom L, Dawn B, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. Elevated brain natriuretic peptide level in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation: is it a predictor of failed ablation or a mere function of atrial rhythm and rate at a point in time? J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Aug;40(2):161-8. doi: 10.1007/s10840-014-9898-7. Epub 2014 May 8. PubMed PMID: 24800931.
  • Lakkireddy D, Kanmanthareddy A, Biria M, Madhu Reddy Y, Pillarisetti J, Mahapatra S, Berenbom L, Chinitz L, Atkins D, Bommana S, Tung R, DI Biase L, Shivkumar K, Natale A. Radiofrequency ablation of drug refractory ventricular tachycardia related to cocaine use: a feasibility, safety, and efficacy study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014 Jul;25(7):739-46. doi: 10.1111/jce.12432. Epub 2014 May 30. PubMed PMID: 24724798.
  • Gupta K, Pillarisetti J, Biria M, Pescetto M, Abu-Salah TM, Annapureddy C, Ryschon K, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Clinical utility and prognostic significance of measuring troponin I levels in patients presenting to the emergency room with atrial fibrillation. Clin Cardiol. 2014 Jun;37(6):343-9. doi: 10.1002/clc.22251. Epub 2014 Apr 2. PubMed PMID: 24700276.
  • Pillarisetti J, Patel A, Bommana S, Guda R, Falbe J, Zorn GT, Muehlebach G,Vacek J, Sue Min Lai, Lakkireddy D. Atrial fibrillation following open heart surgery: long-term incidence and prognosis. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Jan;39(1):69-75. doi: 10.1007/s10840-013-9830-6. Epub 2013 Nov 29. PubMed PMID: 24293173.
  • Patel AY, Pillarisetti J, Marr J, Vacek JL. Ezetimibe in combination with a statin does not reduce all-cause mortality. J Clin Med Res. 2013 Aug;5(4):275-80.doi: 10.4021/jocmr1371w. Epub 2013 Jun 21. PubMed PMID: 23864916; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3712882.
  • Reddy YM, Singh D, Nagarajan D, Pillarisetti J, Biria M, Boolani H, Emert M, Chikkam V, Ryschon K, Vacek J, Bommana S, Atkins D, Verma A, Olyaee M, Dawn B, Lakkireddy D. Atrial fibrillation ablation in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease or irritable bowel syndrome-the heart to gut connection! J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2013 Sep;37(3):259-65. doi: 10.1007/s10840-013-9807-5. Epub 2013 Jun 6. PubMed PMID: 23736874.
  • Lakkireddy D, Atkins D, Pillarisetti J, Ryschon K, Bommana S, Drisko J, Vanga S, Dawn B. Effect of yoga on arrhythmia burden, anxiety, depression, and quality of life in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: the YOGA My Heart Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Mar 19;61(11):1177-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.11.060. Epub 2013 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 23375926.
  • Pillarisetti J, Gupta K. Massive pulmonary embolism with shock: role of thrombolysis using central venous access. J Invasive Cardiol. 2012 Dec;24(12):E321-4. PubMed PMID: 23220994.
  • Verma A, Lakkireddy D, Wulffhart Z, Pillarisetti J, Farina D, Beardsall M, Whaley B, Giewercer D, Tsang B, Khaykin Y. Relationship between complex fractionated electrograms (CFE) and dominant frequency (DF) sites and prospective assessment of adding DF-guided ablation to pulmonary vein isolation in persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Dec;22(12):1309-16. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2011.02128.x. Epub 2011 Jul 7. PubMed PMID: 21736659.
  • Pillarisetti J, Patel P, Duthuluru S, Roberts J, Chen W, Genton R, Wiley M, Candipan R, Tadros P, Gupta K.. Cardiac catheterization in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease: Safety and Outcomes. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Santangeli P, Di Biase L, Lakkireddy D, Burkhardt JD, Pillarisetti J, Michowitz Y, Sanchez JE, Horton R, Mohanty P, Gallinghouse GJ, Dello Russo A, Casella M, Pelargonio G, Santarelli P, Verma A, Narasimhan C, Shivkumar K, Natale A. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: safety and feasibility. Heart Rhythm. 2010 Aug;7(8):1036-42. Epub 2010 May 19.
  • Pillarisetti J, Nath J, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy D. Cardiac Cirrhosis - A rare manifestation of an uncorrected Primum Atrial Septal Defect. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2010 Sep;11(9):689-91.
  • Pillarisetti J, Beasley BW. Humor in Intern Retreats : Scrubbing Away the Blues. Mo Med. 2009 Sep-Oct;106(5):377-9.
  • Verma A, Wulffhart Z, Lakkireddy D, Khaykin Y, Kaplan A, Sarak B, Biria M, Pillarisetti J, Bhat P, Di Biase L, Constantini O, Quan K, Natale A. Incidence of left ventricular function improvement after primary prevention ICD implantation for non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy: a multicentre experience. Heart. 2010 Apr;96(7):510-5. Epub 2009 Nov 1.
  • Pillarisetti J, Gupta K. Giant Inverted T waves in the emergency department: case report and review of differential diagnoses. J Electrocardiol. 2010 Jan-Feb;43(1):40-2. Epub . Review.
  • Pillarisetti J, Biria M, Balda A, Reddy N, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy D. Integrity of vascular access: the story of a broken sheath!. J Vasc Nurs. 2009 Sep;27(3):75-7.
  • Di Biase L, Burkhardt JD, Lakkireddy D, Pillarisetti J, Baryun EN, Biria M, Horton R, Sanchez J, Gallinghouse GJ, Bailey S, Beheiry S, Hongo R, Hao S, Tomassoni G, Natale A. Mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias with magnetic navigation: comparison between 4- and 8-mm catheter tips. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2009 Nov;26(2):133-7. Epub 2009 Jul 29.
  • Pillarisetti J, Rosamond T, Lakkireddy D. Pulmonary vein stents or stenosis: why acquisition phase matters during computed tomography? Europace. 2009 Jul;11(7):916. Epub 2009 Apr 9
  • Pillarisetti J, Patel A, Boc K, Bommana S, Sawers Y, Vanga S, Sayana H, Chen W, Nath J, Vacek J, Lakkireddy D. Evolution of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation to Persistent or Permanent Atrial Fibrillation: Predictors of progression. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pillarisetti J, Ray W. Lakkireddy D. Ectopic Triggers of Superior Vena Cava in Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Prasad S, Pillarisetti J, Vanga S, Lakkireddy D. AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia Causing Inappropriate ICD Shocks In a Patient With Arrhythmogenic RV Dysplasia. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009;9(1):60-3. Epub 2009 Jan 7.
  • Biria M, Batrash A, Pillarisetti J, Vacek J, Berenbom L, Lakkireddy D. Underutilization of Warfarin Therapy in Elderly Patients with Atrial Fibrillation - Fear or False Sense of Security ! Journal of Atrial Fibrillation. September 2008 Vol 1 (3) 133-138.
  • Thibodeau J, Pillarisetti J, .Main M. Mortality Rates and Clinical Predictors Of Reduced Survival after Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Mar 15;101(6):861-4.
  • Pillarisetti J. Awad A . McArdle's Disease presenting with Acute Renal Failure Southern Medical Journal, Volume 100, Number 3, March 2007 1-4
  • Harris W, Pillarisetti J. Serum Lipid Concentrations and the Omega-3 Index. The Fats of Life, Winter 2006 edition, p17-21.


  • Jayasree Pillarisetti, Rakesh Gopinathannair, Matthew Haney, Madhu Reddy, Sandeep Reddy, Mehdi Khalafi, Arun Kanmantha Reddy, Niveditha Adabala, Vivek Yarlagadda,  Sudharani Bommana, and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy . Risk of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias Following Ejection Fraction Improvement in Patients With Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators  Implanted for Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death. Circulation. 2014;130:A15967.
  • Madhu Reddy, Pramod Janga, Brandon Barnds, Arun Kanmanthareddy, Jayasree Pillarisetti, Sudharani Bommana, Donita Atkins, and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy . A Simple Novel  Classification of Left Atrial Appendage Morphology Predicts Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation. 2014;130:A20591.
Moustapha Atoui

Moustapha Atoui, MD
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow

Medical School: Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
Residency: Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY
Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center/ Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY

Research Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia


  • Jonathan N. Bella, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA; Moustapha Atoui MD. Essential Hypertension. Review. BMJ Best Practice, Powered by Epocrates. Last update 03/06/2014.  
  • Moustapha Atoui, Nadia Fida, Suresh Kumar Nayudu, Mariela Glandt, Sridhar Chilimuri Outcomes of Patients with Cocaine Induced Chest Pain in an Inner City Hospital Cardiology Research, Volume 2, Number 6, December 2011, pages 269-273  

Abstracts Presented at National Meetings: 

  • Richard Peralta, Andrew Yoon, Moustapha Atoui,  Karomibal Mejia,  Maryam Afshar, James Min, and Jonathan N. Bella. Efficacy of Cardiac Computerized Tomographic Angiography in the Evaluation of Patients with Cocaine-Induced Chest Pain: A Pilot Randomized Trial. Poster Presentation.Circulation. 2014;130:A18655.
  • Carlos R. Manrique; Nidhish Tiwari; Moustapha Atoui; Salim Baghdadi; Andrew Krumerman; Kevin Ferrick; Luigi Di Biase; John Fisher; Soo Gyum Kim; Jay Gross Rare Manifestations of Dual Atrioventricular Physiology. Poster Presentation at ACC.14, FIT Clinical Decision-Making. 03/2014, Washington, DC.
  • Moustapha Atoui; Christian Gonzalez; Manoj Bhandari; Socrates Rosdan; Richard Peralta; Marin Nicu; Jonathan N Bella; Eduard Sklyar Echocardiogram in the evaluation of patients with syncope and normal Electrocardiogram: do we need it? Poster Presentation at AHA 11/2013, Dallas, TX. (abstract 18522).  
  • Raza Alvi, Robert Gorski, Moustapha Atoui, Maryam Afshar, Narendra C Bhalodkar, Jonathan N Bella, Eduard Sklyar, Bronx-Lebanon Hosp Ctr, Bronx, NY. Utility of Athens QRS score for detection of coronary artery disease in patients with normal exercise stress test. Poster Presentation at AHA 11/2013, Dallas, TX. (abstract 16861). 
  • N.C. Bhalodkar, M. Atoui, R. Alvi, A. Gardezi, U. Khan, N. Paladugu, S. Blum. QTc Prolongation During Vasodilator Nuclear Stress Test (NST) And Its Association With Abnormal Scan And All Cause Mortality In An Inner-City Hospital. Presented at the 15th World Congress on Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology, Vancouver, Canada (7/26/2010).  
  • Moustapha Atoui, Suresh Kumar Nayudu, Nadia Fida, Jayanthi Loganathan, Madan Mohan Patel, Sridhar Chilimuri. The Effect of Strategic Napping on Sleep Deprivation and Fitness to Work. Presented at the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), Spring Conference, 4/2011, Las Vegas, NV.
Sampath Gunda

Sampath Gunda, MD, MHA
Cardiac Arrhythmia Fellow

Medical School: Osmania Medical College, India
Residency:St. Barnabas hospital, NY

Research Interests : Heart failure and manifestations of different arrhythmia in Heart failure,Ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation


  • Gunda S, Kanmanthareddy A, Atkins D, Bommana S, Pimentel R, Drisko J, Dibiase  L, Beheiry S, Hao S, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. Role of yoga as an adjunctive therapy in patients with neurocardiogenic syncope: a pilot study. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2015 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25863799.
  • Gunda S, Kanmanthareddy A, Vallakati A, Janga P, Afzal MR, Pillarisetti J,Bommana S, Atkins D, Earnest M, Nath J, Hosakote N, DI Biase L, Natale A, Reddy M, Lee R, Lakkireddy D. Characterization of Pleural Effusion After Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion Using Lariat. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2015 Feb 25. doi:  10.1111/jce.12648. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25711803.
  • Mansour M, Afzal MR, Gunda S, Pillarisetti J, Heist K, Rav Acha M, Heard M,Ruskin J, Lakkireddy D. Feasibility of Transseptal Puncture using a non-Fluoroscopic Catheter Tracking System. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Feb 25. doi: 10.1111/pace.12617. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25712806. 
  • Curtis, A. M., L. Zhang, E. Medenilla, M. Gui, P. F. Wilkinson, E. Hu, J. Giri, V. Doraiswamy, S. Gunda, M. E. Burgert, J. S. Moore, J. M. Edelberg and E. R. Mohler, 3rd. "Relationship of Microparticles to Progenitor Cells as a Measure of Vascular Health in a Diabetic Population." Cytometry B Clin Cytom 78, no. 5 (2010): 329-37.
  • Gunda, S., D. E. Kandzari and A. J. Kirtane. "The End of Endeavor Iv: The Stent Comparison Trial's Final Follow-Up." Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 11, no. 8 (2013): 941-3. 
  • Yu, S., S. Leung, M. Heo, G. J. Soto, R. T. Shah, S. Gunda and M. N. Gong. "Comparison of Risk Prediction Scoring Systems for Ward Patients: A Retrospective Nested Case Control Study." Crit Care 18, no. 3 (2014): R132.
  • Santhosh R. Mannem; Jason Salamon; Sampath Gunda; Muhammed Iqbal; Manoj Bhandari; Jeremy Mazurek; Ronald ZoltyClinical improvement in patients with exercise induced pulmonary artery hypertension after 6 months of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors or endothelial receptor antagonists or both.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(14)61663-6.
  • S. Gunda, R. Jermyn, D. Casazza, C. Nucci, J. Shin, P. Loftus, A. Jackman, D. Goldstein. Nasal Mucosal Changes during Continuous Flow (CF)- LVAD Support.  Cardiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
  • "The Red Cell Distribution Width and the CBC Risk Score Measured Prior to Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation Predict Post-implant Survival" (control number 11279) Presented to ACC meeting, 2014.
  • "Predictors of Improvement in Right Ventricular Function during Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device (CF-LVAD) Support", presented to ISHLT meeting 2014.
  • "Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists Enhance Cardiac Function during Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support" presented to ISHLT meeting 2014.
  • Celaj S, Gunda S, Colombo P et al. Arterial Sampling in Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography Using a Percutaneous Radial Artery Approach: a New Method for Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Human Arterial Endothelial Cells.Presented at AHA meeting, 2013.
  • "Carotid artery disease" by Hussain AS, Gunda S, Mohler ER, Chapter contribution in Oxford book of desk references 2009.


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