Samuel J. Asirvatham
Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FACC, FHRS
Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
and Internal Medicine, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Program Director, EP Fellowship Program
Director of Strategic Collaborations, Center for Innovation
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Dr. Asirvatham is presently Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, in the Department of Medicine and a Consultant in Cardiac Electrophysiology in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. He is also the Program Director for the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program at Mayo Clinic and Director of Strategic Collaborations with the Center of Innovation at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
These positions allow him to pursue his clinical interests (including radiofrequency ablation of ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation and implantation of newer defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices, particularly in patients with congenital heart disease) and research interests (including development of a percutaneous epicardial system to close the left atrial appendage, development of a novel circuit to prevent coagulum formation during radiofrequency ablation procedures and specifically designed and created tools to allow electrophysiology mapping and ablation through the veins of the central nervous system to treat seizures and other central nervous system disorders).