Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, FHRS

Trustee

Dr. Asirvatham is a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases within the Department of Internal Medicine and a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also program director for the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship and director of strategic collaboration for the Center for Innovation at Mayo. After completing medical school at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, his internship was at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. He finished his Cardiology training at the University of Oklahoma in 1998 and his Fellowship in Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Mayo Clinic in 2000. He has received many awards including the Society's Distinguished Teacher Award in 2011, the Jacob Chandy Gold Medal for the Best Outgoing Clinical Medical Student in 1986, Cardiovascular Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award at the Mayo Clinic 2001 and 2008, and the W. Proctor Harvey Young Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology in 2003. His main research interests are in "ablation anatomy" of the heart and studies in ablation of both supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias. At HRS he has served in multiple committee roles including Vice Chair of the Clinical and Research Training Committee.