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Nitish Badhwar, M.D.

Cardiologist
Electrophysiologist

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.

Clinics

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1, Room 094
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2554
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cardiovascular Genetics Program
400 Parnassus Avenue, Plaza Level, Room 94
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 476-5355

Hours: Monday
noon – 4 p.m

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Hindi

Education

Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi India 1992

Residencies

New York Hospital Queens, Internal Medicine 1996

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Cardiac Electrophysiology 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Gunda S, Reddy M, Pillarisetti J, Atoui M, Badhwar N, Swarup V, DiBiase L, Mohanty S, Mohanty P, Nagaraj H, Ellis C, Rasekh A, Cheng J, Bartus K, Lee R, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. Differences in Complication Rates Between Large Bore Needle and a Long Micropuncture Needle During Epicardial Access: Time to Change Clinical Practice? Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Aug; 8(4):890-5.
  2. Le D, Morelli R, Badhwar N, Lee RJ. Left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2015 Aug; 13(8):907-14.
  3. Soni K, Kesarwani M, Badhwar N, Mahadevan VS. Percutaneous Closure of a Residual Left Atrial Appendage Leak After Lariat Procedure. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Jun; 8(7):998-1000.
  4. Kawamura M, Scheinman MM, Lee RJ, Badhwar N. Left atrial appendage ligation in patients with atrial fibrillation leads to a decrease in atrial dispersion. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015; 4(5).
  5. Badhwar N, Lakkireddy D, Kawamura M, Han FT, Iyer SK, Moyers BS, Dewland TA, Woods C, Ferrell R, Nath J, Earnest M, Lee RJ. Sequential Percutaneous LAA Ligation and Pulmonary Vein Isolation in Patients with Persistent AF: Initial Results of a Feasibility Study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2015 Jun; 26(6):608-14.
  6. Pillarisetti J, Reddy YM, Gunda S, Swarup V, Lee R, Rasekh A, Horton R, Massumi A, Cheng J, Bartus K, Badhwar N, Han F, Atkins D, Bommana S, Earnest M, Nath J, Ferrell R, Bormann S, Dawn B, Di Biase L, Mansour M, Natale A, Lakkireddy D. Endocardial (Watchman) vs epicardial (Lariat) left atrial appendage exclusion devices: Understanding the differences in the location and type of leaks and their clinical implications. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jul; 12(7):1501-7.
  7. Johnson CJ, Roberts JD, James JH, Hoffmayer KS, Badhwar N, Ku IA, Zhao S, Naeger DM, Rao RK, O'Connell JW, De Marco T, Botvinick EH, Scheinman MM. Comparison of radionuclide angiographic synchrony analysis to echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jun; 12(6):1268-75.
  8. Kawamura M, Hsu JC, Vedantham V, Marcus GM, Hsia HH, Gerstenfeld EP, Scheinman MM, Badhwar N. Clinical and electrocardiographic characteristics of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias with right bundle branch block and superior axis: Comparison of apical crux area and posterior septal left ventricle. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jun; 12(6):1137-44.
  9. Rasekh A, Kar S, Nagaraj H, Badhwar N, Massumi A, Lakkireddy D. Differences in Experience With a New Delivery Device for LAA Ligation Among Various U.S. Centers. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Feb 3; 65(4):404-5.
  10. Badhwar N, Tschopp DR, Lee RJ. Surgical and concomitant epicardial-endocardial (hybrid) ablation of persistent and long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Jun; 40(6):245-67.
  11. Afzal MR, Kanmanthareddy A, Earnest M, Reddy M, Atkins D, Bommana S, Bartus K, Rasekh A, Han F, Badhwar N, Cheng J, Dibiase L, Ellis CR, Dawn B, Natale A, Lee RJ, Lakkireddy D. Impact of left atrial appendage exclusion using an epicardial ligation system (LARIAT) on atrial fibrillation burden in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jan; 12(1):52-9.
  12. Tandon D, Scheinman MM, Badhwar N. Presence of Septal Q Waves in a Patient with WPW and Manifest Preexcitation. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2015 May; 20(3):296-8.
  13. Kawamura M, Gerstenfeld EP, Vedantham V, Rodrigues DM, Burkhardt JD, Kobayashi Y, Hsia HH, Marcus GM, Marchlinski FE, Scheinman MM, Badhwar N. Idiopathic ventricular arrhythmia originating from the cardiac crux or inferior septum: epicardial idiopathic ventricular arrhythmia. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Dec; 7(6):1152-8.
  14. Hoffmayer KS, Badhwar N, Scheinman MM. Is cavotricuspid isthmus block present? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Sep; 37(9):1225-7.
  15. Singh DK, Viswanathan MN, Tanel RE, Lee RJ, Lee BK, Marcus GM, Olgin JE, Han F, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Pellegrini C, Kawamura M, Gerstenfeld EP, Badhwar N, Scheinman M. His overdrive pacing during supraventricular tachycardia: a novel maneuver for distinguishing atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia from atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Aug; 11(8):1327-35.
  16. Hoffmayer KS, Dewland TA, Hsia HH, Badhwar N, Hsu JC, Tseng ZH, Marcus GM, Scheinman MM, Gerstenfeld EP. Safety of radiofrequency catheter ablation without coronary angiography in aortic cusp ventricular arrhythmias. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jul; 11(7):1117-21.
  17. Stepanyan G, Badhwar N, Lee RJ, Marcus GM, Lee BK, Tseng ZH, Vedantham V, Olgin J, Scheinman M, Gerstenfeld EP. Safety of new oral anticoagulants for patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Jun; 40(1):33-8.
  18. Kawamura M, Badhwar N, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Marcus GM, Olgin JE, Gerstenfeld EP, Scheinman MM. Coupling interval dispersion and body mass index are independent predictors of idiopathic premature ventricular complex-induced cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014 Jul; 25(7):756-62.
  19. Koneru JN, Badhwar N, Ellenbogen KA, Lee RJ. LAA ligation using the LARIAT suture delivery device: tips and tricks for a successful procedure. Heart Rhythm. 2014 May; 11(5):911-21.
  20. Han FT, Bartus K, Lakkireddy D, Rojas F, Bednarek J, Kapelak B, Bartus M, Sadowski J, Badhwar N, Earnest M, Valderrabano M, Lee RJ. The effects of LAA ligation on LAA electrical activity. Heart Rhythm. 2014 May; 11(5):864-70.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.