Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, FHRS
Dr. Lakkireddy is the Executive Medical Director of the Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute at HCA Midwest in Overland Park, Kansas. He has specialized clinical expertise and interests in electrophysiology, complex arrhythmia management, heart ablation, left atrial appendage closure, pacemaker and other device implantation and management, cardiac resynchronization therapy & pulmonary artery pressure sensors in heart failure, premature ventricular contractions, syncope, adult congenital and inherited cardiac rhythm disorders and myocarditis.
He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia and a renowned leader in electrophysiology research and education. Dr. Lakkireddy is the recipient of numerous professional honors and awards, including a Professional Leader of the Year from the Asian Chamber of Commerce, Prevention Magazine Integrative Medicine Award and Ingram’s Heroes in Health Care Award. Many of his accolades have centered on his extensive clinical research activity. Dr. Lakkireddy continues to serve as the principal investigator for clinical trials and studies around the world and has published more than 350 articles on his cutting edge research in the field of electrophysiology. Additionally, he serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation, Deputy Editor for the Journal of Interventional Electrophysiology and editorial board member and reviewer for more than 30 scientific publications including the American Heart Journal, American Journal of Cardiology, Clinical Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Journal, and the Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Dr. Lakkireddy is very active in cardiovascular professional societies including his Chairman roles for the ACC Electrophysiology Leadership Council, ACC Section Steering Committee and Heart Rhythm Society’s Global Relations Committee. He is also a featured speaker in several national and international cardiovascular symposia.