Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California, USA
Dr. Nitish Badhwar is a specialist in the mapping and ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias. While at UCSF Medical Center, Badhwar has conducted research on catheter ablation of focal atrial tachycardias using a new 3-dimensional nonfluoroscopic mapping system. He has worked to describe the electrophysiologic characteristics of atrial tachycardia arising from the coronary sinus muscle. He also is working to assess left ventricular dyssynchrony and is involved in device implantation including the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and biventricular pacing for heart failure. Badhwar received his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College at the University of Delhi in India. After completing his internal medicine training at the New York Hospital of Queens, affiliated with Cornell Medical School, he became a faculty member of the Department of Medicine at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine. Badhwar completed his cardiology training at Louisiana State University and cardiac electrophysiology training with Dr. Melvin Scheinman at UCSF, where he joined the faculty in 2003. Badhwar is a NASPExAM Testamur, which means he completed a competency exam on pacing and defibrillation administered by the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology.
Diagnosis and catheter ablation of complex supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias and cardiac resynchronization therapy (biventricular pacemakers) in patients with heart failure.