Clinical Interest for Patients
I provide comprehensive care for patients with heart rhythm problems.
In the highly technology-driven specialty of clinical cardiac electrophysiology, I strive to provide patient-centered care based on the highest quality scientific evidence, best clinical practices, and effective communication in the framework of shared decision making. Together, these principles allow me to empower patients to make informed, autonomous arrhythmia care decisions consistent with their personal goals and values.
- Cardiovascular Disease ( 2005 , 2015 )
- Electrophysiology ( 2007 , 2017 )
- Internal Medicine ( 1999 )
Conditions & Treatments
Heart and Circulation
Interests & Activities
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children. I am an avid cyclist, skier, and guitarist.
I serve in local and national roles in promoting measurement and improvement in the quality of heart rhythm care.
Education & Training
MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (1996)
BA, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (1992)
University of California (San Francisco) Program (1997)
University of California (San Francisco) Program (2000)
University of California (San Francisco) Program (2004)
University of California (San Francisco) Program (2006)
American College of Cardiology, Fellow
American Heart Association (AHA), Fellow
Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Fellow
NCDR Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion (LAAO) Registry Steering Committee, Chair
VA CART National Program, Project Director, CART-EP and CART-CIED
VA Real-Time Location Services Cardiac Catheterization/Electrophysiology Laboratory National Workgroup, Co-Chairperson
VHA Clinically-Driven Strategic Sourcing, Executive Co-Sponsor
Research & Grants
Research Interests for Patients
My academic interests focus on the measurement and improvement of quality of care among patients with arrhythmias and arrhythmia devices.