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Raghu Dendi, MD

Professional Background

Dr. Dendi received his medical degree from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India and finished Internal medicine residency at SUNY Syracuse. He was at National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland for Clinical Neurocardiology research fellow ship for one year. He completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and a cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.


He is the recipient of the National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (2004-2005), awarded to highly trained scientists interested in medical research. During his cardiology fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa Dr. Dendi was also awarded the Dr. Lyle and Mabel Baker Award for Excellence in Research.


During his career, he has published numerous articles in professional scientific journals and participates in numerous research projects and protocols. He has a high volume complex arrhythmia clinic, syncope clinic and performs high number of complex EP lab procedures including Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular tachycardia ablation.


-Speaker at National Heart rhythm society meetings in 2017 and 2018
-Heart rhythm society, Regulatory affairs and reimbursement committee
-Vice chairman, Quality and outcomes for the new Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
-Director, KU Autonomic Function Testing Lab


Education and Training
  • MBBS, Medicine and Surgery, Osmania Med. Col., Osmania U.
  • Other, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Residency, Internal Medicine , State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Syracuse , New York
  • Clinical Fellowship, Neurocardiology , National Institute of Health , Bethesda, Maryland
  • Clinical Fellowship, Cardiology , University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics , Iowa City, Iowa
  • Clinical Fellowship, Cardiac Electrophysiology , Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School , Boston, Massachusetts
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • ABIM-Cardiovascular Disease , American Board of Internal Medicine
  • ABIM-Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology , American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical License , Missouri Board of Healing Arts
  • Medical License, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • Heart Rhythm Society , Fellow, 2012 - Present

Current Research and Grants
  • Navigate X4, Boston Scientific
  • Preempt HF , Boston Scientific , Co-I
  • Smart MSP, Boston Scientific
Publications
  • Chandler, Jonathan, Apte, Nachiket, Ranka, Sagar, Mohammed, Moghniuddin, Noheria, Amit, Emert, Martin, Pimentel, Rhea, Dendi, Raghu, Reddy, Madhu, Sheldon, Seth. 2021. Ultrasound Guided Axillary Vein Access: An Alternative Approach to Venous Access for Cardiac Device Implantation . Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology , 32 (2), 458-465. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jce.14846
  • Sheldon, S., H, Cunnane, R, Lavu, M, Parikh, V, Atkins, D, Reddy, Y., M, Berenbom, L., D, Emert, M., P, Pimentel, R, Dendi, R, Lakkireddy, D., R. 2018. Perioperative hematoma with subcutaneous ICD implantation: Impact of anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapies.. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/pace.13349
  • 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. 2015. 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, 12 (5), 950-6. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1547527115001344?via%3Dihub
  • Reddy, Y., M, Gunda, S, Vallakati, A, Kanmanthareddy, A, Pillarisetti, J, Atkins, D, Bommana, S, Emert, M., P, Pimentel, R, Dendi, R, Berenbom, L., D, Lakkireddy, D. 2015. Impact of Tricuspid Regurgitation on the Success of Atrioventricular Node Ablation for Rate Control in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: The Node Blast Study.. The American journal of cardiology, 116 (6), 900-3. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002914915015337?via%3Dihub