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Sumeet S. Chugh, MD

Medical Director, Heart Rhythm Center

Associate Director, Genomic Cardiology in the Heart Institute

Associate Director, Heart Institute

Pauline and Harold Price Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research

Professor, Medicine

Section Chief, Electrophysiology

Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Heart Institute, Suite A3100
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Sumeet S. Chugh, MD

Medical Director, Heart Rhythm Center

Associate Director, Genomic Cardiology in the Heart Institute

Associate Director, Heart Institute

Pauline and Harold Price Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research

Professor, Medicine

Section Chief, Electrophysiology

  • IM/Cardiology

Arrhythmias (Irregular Heartbeat, Heart Rhythm Disorders)

Atrial Fibrillation

Bradycardia (Slow Heart Beat)

Brugada Syndrome

Cardiac Ablation

Cardiomyopathy

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Fainting (Syncope)

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

Heart Disease

Long QT Syndrome

Pacemakers and Defibrillator Implants

Palpitations

Supraventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular Fibrillation

Ventricular Tachycardia

Sumeet Chugh, MD, directs the Arrhythmia Research Program and Laboratory at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, focused on identifying novel ways of predicting, treating and preventing heart rhythm disorders. The program is supported by research funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. 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 ongoing for more than 13 years. As of Feb. 1, 2015, this program was expanded to Ventura County, California, forming the PRESTO network (PREdiction of Sudden death in MulTiethnic cOmmunities). 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 more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers (93 original scientific papers, 20 review papers, 11 editorials), five book chapters and 176 scientific abstracts in the fields of cardiac electrophysiology and sudden cardiac death. He is a peer reviewer for more than 15 scientific journals and is on the editorial boards of several, including Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), HeartRhythm, JACC Clinical Electrophysiology and the Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology. He serves as editor of the Rhythm Disorders section for JACC and as associate editor for the International Journal of Cardiology — Heart and Vessels.

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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, 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
  • Elected member, Association of University Cardiologists
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Cardiology Heart & Vasculature

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Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Marijon E, Uy-Evanado A, Reinier K, Teodorescu C, Narayanan K, Jouven X, Gunson K, Jui J, Chugh SS. Sudden Cardiac Arrest during Sports Activity in Middle Age. Circulation. 2015;131(16):1384-1391. pii: CIRCULATIONAHA.114.011988. PMID: 25847988
  • Chugh SS, Weiss JB. Sudden Cardiac Death in the Older Athelete. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(5):493-502. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.10.064. PMID: 25660928
  • 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 Feb 25;129(8):837-847. PMID: 24345399
  • Narayanan K, Reinier K, Uy-Evanado A, Teodorescu C, Chugh H, Marijon E, Gunson K, Jui J, Chugh SS. Frequency and determinants of implantable cardioverter defibrillator deployment among primary prevention candidates with subsequent sudden cardiac arrest in the community. Circulation. 2013 Oct 15;128(16):1733-1738. PMID: 24048201
  • Arking DE, Junttila MJ, Goyette P, Huertas-Vazquez A, Eijgelsheim M, Blom MT, Newton-Cheh, C, Reiner, K, Teodorescu, C, Uy-Evanado, A, Carter-Monroe, N, Kaikkonen, KS, Kortelainen M, Boucher G, Lagacé C, Moes A, Zhao X, Kolodgie F, Rivadeneira F, Hofman A, Witteman JCM, Uitterlinden AG, Marsman RF, Pazoki R, Bardai A, Koster RW, Dehghan A, Hwang S, Bhatnagar P, Post W, Hilton G, Prineas RJ, Li M, Köttgen A, Ehret G, Boerwinkle E, Coresh J, Linda, Kao WH, Psaty BM, Tomaselli GF, Sotoodehnia N, Siscovick DS, Burke GL, Marbán E, Spooner PM, L Cupples A, Jui J, Gunson K, Kesäniemi YA, Wilde AAM, Tardif J, O’Donnell CJ, Bezzina CR, Virmani R, Stricker BHC, Tan HL, Albert C, Chakravarti A, Rioux JD, Huikuri HV, Chugh SS. Identification of a Sudden Cardiac Death Susceptibility Locus at 2q24.2 through Genome-Wide Association in European Ancestry Individuals. PLoS Genetics. 2011;7(6):e1002158. PMID: 21738491
  • Teodorescu C, Reinier K, Dervan C, Evanado A, Samara M, Mariani R, Gunson K, Jui J, Chugh SS. Factors associated with pulseless electric activity versus ventricular fibrillation: the Oregon sudden unexpected death study. Circulation. 2010;122(21):2116-2122. PMID: 21060069

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