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Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD


Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD

UCLA Physician Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD specializes in Cardiology / Cardiovascular Disease.
Cardiology / Cardiovascular Disease
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 206-6433
Fax Number
(310) 794-6492
Voted Super Doctor

Clinic Address
100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Mailing Address
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
BH-307 CHS, 10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000, 2010
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1999, 2009
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 1998 - 2000
Cardiovascular Disease, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995 - 1999
Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, 1992 - 1995
Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, 1991 - 1992
Rotating, University of Madras, Kilpauk Medical College, 1990 - 1991
MD, University of Madras, Kilpauk Medical College, 1990
Arrhythmia, Cardiac Catheterization, Catheter Ablation (Percutaneous Epicardial Ablation), Electrophysiology, Heart Valve Disease, Invasive Cardiac Interventions, Pacemaker, Syncope
Department Affiliation
Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
Provider, Cardiology, Pacemaker/ICD Clinic
Research Interest
Dr. Shivkumar’s research works deals with mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias in humans including the role of the autonomic nervous system in arrhythmias. His group is actively involved in mechanistic studies, complex catheter ablation and the development of new
medical technology for cardiovascular therapeutics.
Additional Information

Dr. Shivkumar received his medical degree from the University of Madras, India in 1991 and his PhD from UCLA in 2000. He completed his cardiology fellowship training at the University of California, Los Angeles, and upon completion of his training joined the faculty at University of Iowa, where he also served as the Associate Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology.

In 2002, he was recruited back to UCLA to direct the newly created UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His field of specialization is interventional cardiac electrophysiology and he heads a group at UCLA that is involved in developing innovative techniques for the non-pharmacological management of cardiac arrhythmias.

He is currently Professor of Medicine and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Radiology at UCLA.

Dr. Shivkumar is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialties of Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

He holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society.

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