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Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD


Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD

UCLA Physician Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD specializes in Anesthesiology.
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 267-8680 Information
(310) 825-4350 Office
Fax Number
(310) 267-3584

UCLA Department of Anesthesiology
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza, Suite 3325
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7403

Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology, 1998
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997 - 1998
Anesthesiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1994 - 1997
Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Health Systems, Inc., 1993 - 1994
Anesthesiology, University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College, 1992 - 1993
MD, University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College, 1991
Arrhythmia, Cardiac Imaging, Patent Foramen Ovale Repair, Transesophageal Echocardiogram, Transthoracic Echocardiography, Valvuloplasty
Research Interest
Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiac Ultrasound Imaging, Echocardiography, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Additional Information

Dr. Mahajan is Professor of Anesthesiology and Bioengineering. He is the Chair of Department of Anesthesiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His clinical expertise is in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Echocardiography. As Director of the UCLA Perioperative Services at UCLA, he coordinates a multi-disciplinary team of physicians involved in the care of patients undergoing surgical and interventional procedures. Dr. Mahajan's research focuses on autonomic neural modulation of cardiac electrophysiology and assessment of cardiac mechanical function in heart failure.

Hospital Positions

  • Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Director, UCLA Perioperative Services, UCLA Health System

Professional Affiliations

  • American Heart Association
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • California Society of Anesthesiologists

Additional Department Affiliation

  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Additional Education and Certification

  • Education: Doctoral Degree-PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2006
  • Board Certification: Perioperative Echocardiography, National Board of Echocardiography, 1999, 2010

1. Neelakanta G, Colquhoun S, Csete M, Koroleff, Mahajan A, Busuttil R.: Venovenous bypass with a heat exchanger maintains normothermia during orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver and Transplantation Surgery 4(6): 506-509, 1998.
2. Sangwan S, Au C, Mahajan A: Pediatric Anesthesiologists should be the primary Echocardiographer for pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures; Jour Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, vol 15, (3) June,2001: 388-390.
3. Mahajan A: Intraoperative Echocardiography in pediatric heart diseases; Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Vol 5, No 1, (March) 2001: 21-30.
4. Mahajan A, Shabanie A, Laks H: Interatrial Septostomy using transesophageal echocardiography guidance: A novel approach; J Thor Cardiovasc Surg, Apr 2002; 123(4): 824-6.
5. Alioua A, Mahajan A (Co-First Author), Nishimaru K, Zarei M, Stefani E, Toro L: Coupling of cSrc to large conductance voltage and Ca2+ activated K+ channels as a new mechanism for agonist induced vasoconstriction; Proceedings of National Academy of Science (PNAS), Vol 99,Oct. 2002:14560-14565.
6. Mahajan A, Shabanie A, Turner J, Sopher M, Marijic J: Pulse contour analysis cardiac output monitoring in cardiac surgery for congenital lesions; Anesthesia and Analgesia; Nov. 2003; 97:1283-88.
7. Mahajan A, Ebadi A: Clinical Utility of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Non-cardiac surgery; Seminars in Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain 2003. Vol. 22: 106-118.
8. Belikov S, Hoftman N, Mahajan A: Anesthesia for heart transplantation; Seminars in Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain.Vol. 23, No 1, 2004:23-3.
9. Neelkanta G, Mahajan A, Antin C: Systemic vasodilation is a predominant cause of hypotension in patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy during liver transplantation. 2005 J Clin Anesth. May; 17(3):202-4.
10. Wald S, Mahajan A, Kaplan M, Atkinson J: Experience with the Arndt paediatric bronchial blocker, Br J Anesthesia, 2005, Jan; 94(1): 92-4.
11. Mahajan A, Moore J, Cesario D, Shivkumar K: Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia: A Therapeutic Option for the Management of Electrical Storm. Heart Rhythm, 2005, 2(12) Dec.,1359-62 (Accompanying Editorial).
12. Hoftman N, Braunfeld M, Hoftman G, Mahajan A: Peripheral Venous Pressure as a Predictor of Central Venous Pressure during Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Jour of Clin Anesth 2006, 18; 251-255
13. Buckberg G, Mahajan A, Jung B, Markl M, Hennig J, Ballestar-Rodes M, Wen H: MRI myocardial motion and fiber tracking; A confirmation of knowledge from different imaging modalities. Eur J of Cardio-Thorac Surg. 2006. 29S, 165-177.
14. Vaseghi M, Cesario D, Mahajan A, Weiner I, Boyle N, Natterson B, Shivkumar K: Catheter Ablation Of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Tachycardia: Value Of Defining Coronary Anatomy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiology 2006; 17(6) 632-637.
15. Buckberg, G, Schelbert H, Mahajan A: Cardiac Motion and Fiber Shortening: The Whole and its Parts; Eur J Cardio-Thorac Surg, 2006, 29S, 145-149
16. Natterson B, Vaseghi M, Mahajan A, Cesario D, Buch E, Valderrabano M, Boyle N, Shivkumar K: Percutaneous intrapericardial cardiac echo (PICE) during catheter ablation: A feasibility study; Heart Rhythm. 2006 Nov;3(11):1275-82.
17. Mahajan A, Shabanie A, Varshney S, Marijic J, Sopher M: Inhaled Nitric oxide in the preoperative evaluation of pulmonary hypertension in heart transplant candidates; J Cardiovasc Thorac Anesth; 2007 Feb;21(1):51-6.
18. Lellouche N, De Diego C, Cesario D, Vaseghi M, Horowitz B, Mahajan A, Wiener I, Boyle N, Fonarow G, Shivkumar K: Usefulness of preimplantation B-type natriuretic peptide level for predicting response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. Am J Cardiology 2007 Jan 15;99(2):242-6.
19. Lellouche N, De Diego C, Vaseghi M, Buch E, Cesario D, Mahajan A, Wiener I, Boyle N, Shivkumar K. Cardiac resynchronization therapy response is associated with shorter duration of atrial fibrillation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2007 Nov;30(11):1363-8.
20. Mahajan A, Hoftman N, Hsu A, Schroeder R, Wald S: Continuous monitoring of dynamic compliance enables detection of endobronchial intubation in infants and children. Anesthesia Analgesia. 2007, July:105(1)pp:1-6
21. Lellouche N, Buch E, Celigoj A, Siegerman C, Cesario D, Mahajan A, Boyle N, Wiener I, Garfinkel A and Shivkumar K: Functional characterization of atrial electrograms in sinus rhythm delineates sites of parasympathetic innervation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiology 2007 Oct 2;50(14):1324-31. Epub 2007 Sep 17.
22. Cesario D, Mahajan A, Shivkumar K: Lesion forming technologies for catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm 2007. Mar;4(3S):44-50
23. Liakopoulos O, Ho J, Yezbick A, Sanchez E, Buckberg G, Nadell C, Mahajan A: Experimental and clinical evaluation of a novel central venous catheter with integrated oximetry for pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Anesthesia Analgesia 2007 Dec;105(6):1598-604
24. Bidart C, Vaseghi M, Cesario D, Mahajan A, Boyle N, Shivkumar K: Radiofrequency current delivery via transseptal needle to facilitate septal puncture. Heart Rhythm. 2007 Dec;4(12):1573-6.
25. Li XK, Pemberton J, Thomenius K, Dentinger A, Lowe RI, Ashraf M, Shung KK, Chia R, Stephens DN, O'Donnell M, Mahajan A, Balaji S, Shivkumar K, Sahn DJ. Development of an EP Enabled Intracardiac Ultrasound Catheter Integrated with NavX 3D Electrofield Mapping for Guiding Cardiac EP Interventions: Experimental Studies. J Ultrasound Med, (2007) Nov;26(11):1565-74.
26. Mahajan A, Sato D, Shiferaw Y, Xie L-H, Peralta R, Olcese R, Garfinkel A, Weiss J: Modifying L-type calcium channel kinetics to prevent ventricular fibrillation, Biophysical Journal, Biophys J. 2008 Jan 15;94(2):411-23
27. Mahajan A, Shiferaw Y, Xie L-H, Baher A, Olcese R, Chen P, Weiss J: A rabbit action potential model replicating cardiac dynamics at rapid heart rates, Biophysical Journal, Biophys J. 2008 Jan 15;94(2):392-410.
28. Hoffman J, Mahajan A, Coghlan C, Saleh S, Buckberg G: A New Look at Diastole, Heart Failure Clin, 4(2008): 347–360
29. Marcucci C, Lauer R, Mahajan : New echocardiographic techniques for evaluating left ventricular myocardial function. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2008;12(4):228-47.
30. Stephens D, Cannata J, Liu R, Zhao J, Shung K, Nguyen H, Chia R, Dentinger A, Wildes D, Thomenius KE, Mahajan A, Shivkumar K, Kim K, O M. The acoustic lens design and in vivo use of a multifunctional catheter combining intracardiac ultrasound imaging and electrophysiology sensing. IEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control, 2008;55(3):602-18.

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