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Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA
Associate Director for Genomic Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Section Chief, Clinical Electrophysiology and Director, Heart Rhythm Center
Pauline and Harold Price Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research
Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Professorial Series
Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, an expert in the diagnosis, treatment and investigation of heart rhythm abnormalities, is Associate Director for Genomic Cardiology at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He also serves as Section Chief of Clinical Electrophysiology and Director of the Heart Rhythm Center of Excellence. Dr. Chugh holds the Pauline and Harold Price Endowed Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research at Cedars-Sinai.
Dr. Chugh is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He is an expert in the performance of radio frequency ablation procedures as well as the use of pacemakers, defibrillators and biventricular devices to correct heart rhythm problems. He is also recognized as an expert on the personalized care of patients with ventricular arrhythmias, increased risk of sudden death and the familial arrhythmia disorders such as the long QT and Brugada syndromes.
Dr. Chugh also directs the Arrhythmia Research Program at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, a translational research group that is focused on identifying novel ways of predicting, treating and preventing heart rhythm disorders; and is supported by research funding from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. He initiated, and continues to direct the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, a large comprehensive assessment of sudden cardiac arrest in a community of one million residents ongoing for over eleven consecutive years. Today, this research continues to shed light on the risk factors, triggers and genetic defects related to sudden cardiac arrest with the overall goal of designing novel techniques for treatment and prevention of this condition. Dr. Chugh has published over 250 articles and abstracts in professional journals. He is a peer reviewer for more than 15 scientific journals and is on the editorial boards of several, including Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Journal, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, Journal of Cardiac Failure, and Experimental and Clinical Cardiology.
Dr. Chugh is a recipient of the Howard Morgan Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences and has also received the Doris Duke Innovation in Clinical Research Award. He has been a charter member of the Electrical Signaling, Ion Transport and Arrhythmias Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health. He has held leadership positions in the Heart Rhythm Society and leads the World Health Organization panel that is charged with performing a worldwide assessment of heart rhythm disorders for the Global Burden of Disease Study. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association, the Heart Rhythm Society, the American College of Cardiology, as well as the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. Dr. Chugh is a member of the Association of University Cardiologists.
Dr. Chugh earned his medical degree from Government Medical College Patiala, India. He undertook the first year of his internal medicine residency at Tufts Newton Wellesley Hospital in Boston, with the final two years at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Minnesota and a fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
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