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Sumeet S. Chugh, MD

Pauline and Harold Price Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research

Medical Director, Heart Rhythm Center

Associate Director, Genomic Cardiology

Section Chief, Electrophysiology

Associate Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Training Program

Professor, Medicine

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Sumeet S. Chugh, MD

Pauline and Harold Price Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research

Medical Director, Heart Rhythm Center

Associate Director, Genomic Cardiology

Section Chief, Electrophysiology

Associate Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Training Program

Professor, Medicine

  • IM/Cardiology

Arrhythmias (Irregular Heartbeat, Heart Rhythm Disorders)

Atrial Fibrillation

Bradycardia (Slow Heart Beat)

Brugada Syndrome

Cardiac Arrest

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Fainting (Syncope)

Family History of Sudden Death

Long QT Syndrome

Pacemakers and Defibrillator Implants

Palpitations

Radiofrequency Ablation

Supraventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular Fibrillation

Ventricular Tachycardia

Sumeet Chugh, MD, Medical Director of the Heart Rhythm Center, also directs the Cardiac Arrest Prevention Laboratory at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, focused on identifying novel ways of predicting, treating and preventing lethal heart rhythm disorders. The program is supported by research funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Institutes of Health. Chugh initiated and continues to direct the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, a large, comprehensive assessment of sudden cardiac arrest in a community of 1 million residents founded in 2002. As 2015, this program was extended to Ventura County, California, as the PRESTO (PREdiction of Sudden death in mulTi-ethnic cOmmunities) Study. This research continues to shed light on the risk factors, triggers and genetic defects related to sudden cardiac arrest, with the overall goal of designing novel techniques for treatment and prevention of this condition. Chugh has led an independently and continuously funded research program since 2001, and has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers (including 133 original scientific papers, 31 review papers, 19 editorials), six book chapters and over 235 scientific abstracts in the fields of cardiac electrophysiology and sudden cardiac death. He is a peer reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals and is on the editorial boards of several, including Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), HeartRhythm journal and JACC Clinical Electrophysiology. He serves as editor of the Rhythm Disorders section for JACC. He is a frequent lecturer on sudden death and arrhythmia-related topics and has accepted more than 285 national, international and regional invited speaking engagements.

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  • Medical School: Government Medical College, 1988
  • Internship: Newton Wellesley Hospital, 1992
  • Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center, 1994
  • Fellowship: University of Minnesota Medical School, 1997
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, 1999

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  • Elected Member and Current Secretary-Treasurer, Association of University Cardiologists
  • Elected Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Howard Morgan Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research
  • Doris Duke Innovation in Clinical Research Award
  • Chairman, Arrhythmia Panel, World Health Organization Global Burden of Disease Project
  • Charter Member, Electrical Signaling
  • Charter Member, Ion Transport and Arrhythmias Study Section
  • Charter Member, Center for Scientific Review
  • Charter Member, National Institutes of Health
  • Fellow, American Heart Association
  • Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology

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Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Chugh SS. Disrupting the Approach to Sudden Cardiac Death: From Vulnerable Ejection Fraction to Vulnerable Patient. Circulation. 2018 Jan 2;137(1):7-9.
  • Chugh SS. Sudden cardiac death in 2017: Spotlight on prediction and prevention. Int J Cardiol. 2017 Jun 15;237:2-5.
  • Aro AL, Reinier K, Rusinaru C, Uy-Evanado A, Darouian N, Phan D, Mack WJ, Jui J, Soliman EZ, Tereshchenko LG, Chugh SS. Electrical risk score beyond the left ventricular ejection fraction: prediction of sudden cardiac death in the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study and the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Eur Heart J. 2017 Oct 21;38(40):3017-3025.
  • Reinier K, Nichols GA, Huertas-Vazquez A, Uy-Evanado A, Teodorescu C, Stecker EC, Gunson K, Jui J, Chugh SS. Distinctive Clinical Profile of Blacks versus Whites Presenting with Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Circulation. 2015 Aug 4;132(5):380-387.
  • Chugh SS, Havmoeller R, Narayanan K, Singh D, Rienstra M, Benjamin EJ, Gillum RF, Kim YH, McAnulty JH, Jr., Zheng ZJ, et al. Worldwide epidemiology of atrial fibrillation: a Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study. Circulation. 2014;129(8):837-847.

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