Nitish Badhwar, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||500 Parnassus Avenue|
San Francisco CA 94117
Nitish Badhwar, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program. Dr. Badhwar received his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College (University of Delhi, India). After completing his internal medicine training from New York Hospital of Queens (affiliated with Cornell Medical School), he worked as faculty in the Department of Medicine at Hospital of St. Raphael (Yale University School of Medicine). He completed his Cardiology training at LSU and Cardiac Electrophysiology training at UCSF with Dr. Scheinman and subsequently joined the Cardiac Electrophysiology faculty at UCSF in 2003. He is a IBHRE Testamur (competency exam on pacing and defibrillation administered by Heart Rhythm Society).
Clinical Interest: Dr. Badhwar's clinical interest is in mapping and ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias including junctional variants of SVT. He is interested in clinical and technical aspects of complex catheter ablation procedures including ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation. He started the epicardial ablation program at UCSF and is also working with Dr. Randall Lee in performing percutaneous epicardial left atrial appendage (LAA) ligation in patients with atrial fibrillation. He is also involved in device implantation including pacemakers, ICD and biventricular pacing for heart failure.
Research Interest: Dr. Badhwar has worked with Dr Scheinman to describe the electrophysiologic characteristics of SVTs including atrial tachycardia arising from the coronary sinus musculature, para-hisian atrial tachycardia, left sided AVNRT, junctional tachycardia and nodofascicular tachycardia. Dr. Badhwar is also collaborating with Dr. Botvinick and Dr. DeMarco in assessing left ventricular dyssynchrony as well as optimal pacing sties in patients with heart failure requiring biventricular pacing. He is also part of multicenter ECHOCRT study that is evaluating role of biventricular pacing in heart failure patients with narrow QRS. He is doing a study with Dr. Randall Lee to evaluate clinical outcomes of combining LAA ligation with percutaneous catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation.
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