Education

Fellowship
Cardiac Electrophysiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2008
Fellowship
Cardiovascular Disease, UCLA School of Medicine, 2007
Residency
Internal Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2003
Internship
Internal Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2001
Degree
MD, UCSD School of Medicine, 2000

Medical Board Certifications

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009
Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008

State License

A86398
  • About Me

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  • Locations
    Address
    200 UCLA Medical Plaza
    Suite C365
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-206-2235
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009
    Cardiovascular Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008

    Education

    Fellowship
    Cardiac Electrophysiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2008
    Fellowship
    Cardiovascular Disease, UCLA School of Medicine, 2007
    Residency
    Internal Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2003
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2001
    Degree
    MD, UCSD School of Medicine, 2000
  • Clinical Interests
    • Ablation (Catheter)
    • Arrhythmia
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Electrophysiology
    • Implantable Defibrillator
    • Pacemaker
    • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Research

    Research Interest

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    Publications

    1.Horowitz BN, Vaseghi M, Mahajan A, Cesario DA, Buch E, Valderrabano M, Boyle NG, Ellenbogen KA, Shivkumar K. Percutaneous intrapericardial echocardiography during catheter ablation: a feasibility study. Heart Rhythm. 2006;3:1275-1282. 2.Lellouche N, Boyle N, DeDiego C, Cesario DA, Vaseghi M, Buch E, Mahajan A, Wiener I, Shivkumar K. Effect of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy on the persistence of atrial fibrillation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2007;18:71-74. 3.Lellouche N, De Diego C, Vaseghi M, Buch E, Cesario DA, Mahajan A, Wiener I, Fonarow GC, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K. Cardiac resynchronization therapy response is associated with shorter duration of atrial fibrillation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2007;30:1363-1368. 4.Buch E, Vaseghi M, Cesario DA, Shivkumar K. A novel method for preventing phrenic nerve injury during catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm. 2007;4:95-98. 5.Buch E, Lellouche N, De Diego C, Vaseghi M, Cesario DA, Fujimura O, Wiener I, Child JS, Boyle NG, Shivkumar K. Left ventricular apical wall motion abnormality is associated with lack of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm 2007;4:1300-5. 6.Lellouche N, Buch E, Celigoj A, Siegerman C, Cesario D, De Diego C, Mahajan A, Boyle NG, Wiener I, Garfinkel A, Shivkumar K. Functional characterization of atrial electrograms in sinus rhythm delineates sites of parasympathetic innervation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;50:1324-31. 7.Buch E, Nakahara S, Shivkumar K. Intra-pericardial balloon retraction of the left atrium: a novel method to prevent esophageal injury during catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm. 2008; 5(10):1473-5. 8.Cesario D, Kedia R, Desai N, Aboulhosn J, Uslan D, Boyle N, Fujimura O, Shehata M, Buch E, Shivkumar K. Device extraction in adults with congenital heart disease. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009;32(3):340-5. 9.Buch E, Nakahara S, Shivkumar K. A diagnostic maneuver during narrow-complex tachycardia: What is the arrhythmia mechanism? Heart Rhythm. 2009;6(5):716-717. 10.Buch E, Tung R, Shehata M, Shivkumar K. Alternating cycle length during narrow-complex tachycardia: What is the mechanism? J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009;20(9):1071-1073. 11.Bradfield J, Buch E, Tung R, Shivkumar K. Recurrent irregular tachycardia that consistently terminates on a P wave: what is the mechanism? J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010;21(9):1062-1063. 12.Nakahara S, Tung R, Ramirez RJ, Buch E, et al. Characterization of the arrhythmogenic substrate in ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy: implications for catheter ablation of hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia. J Am Coll Cardiol 2010;55:2355-65. 13.Nakahara S, Ramirez RJ, Buch E, et al. Intrapericardial balloon placement for prevention of collateral injury during catheter ablation of the left atrium in a porcine model. Heart Rhythm. 2010;7(1):81-87. 14.Michowitz Y, Nakahara S, Bourke T, Buch E, Vaseghi M, C DED, Wiener I, Mahajan A, Shivkumar K. Electrophysiological differences between the epicardium and the endocardium of the left atrium. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011;34(1):37-46. 15.Tung R, Nakahara S, Maccabelli G, Buch E, Wiener I, Boyle NG, Carbucicchio C, Bella PD, Shivkumar K. Ultra high-density multipolar mapping with double ventricular access: a novel technique for ablation of ventricular tachycardia. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011;22(1):49-56. 16.Bradfield J, Buch E, Shivkumar K. Three dissociated rhythms after ablation of an atypical right atrial flutter. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011;22(4):477. 17.Michowitz Y, Lellouche N, Contractor T, Bourke T, Wiener I, Buch E, Boyle N, Bersohn M, Shivkumar K. Defibrillation threshold testing fails to show clinical benefit during long-term follow-up of patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator implantation. Europace. 2011;13(5):683-8. 18.Mathuria NS, Vaseghi M, Buch E, Shivkumar K. Successful ablation of an epicardial ventricular tachycardia using a surgical ablation tool. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2011;4(6):e84-6. 19.Mathuria N, Buch E, Shivkumar K. Pleuropericardial fistula formation after prior epicardial catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012;5(1):e18-9. 20.Buch E, Shivkumar K. Epicardial catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Minerva Med. 2009;100(2):151-157. 21.Shivkumar K, Buch E, Boyle N. Nonpharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation: Role of the pulmonary veins and posterior left atrium. Heart Rhythm. 2009;6(12):S5-S11. 22.Buch E, Nakahara S, Boyle N, Shivkumar K. Epicardial catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics. 2010;2(1):113-120. 23.Buch E, Boyle NG, Belott PH. Patient page: pacemaker and defibrillator lead extraction. Circulation. 2011;123(11). 24.Buch E, Boyle N, Shivkumar K. Guiding Lesion Formation During Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation. In Huang and Wood, eds. Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias, 2ed. Elsevier; 2010. 25.Buch E, Boyle N, Shivkumar K. Principles of mapping and ablation. In Steinberg J, Mittal S, eds. Electrophysiology: The Basics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009.
  • News & Awards

    Awards

    1. Outstanding Procedural Teaching Award, UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, 2011 2. Outstanding Fellow in Clinical Care, UCLA Division of Cardiology, 2006 3. Regents Scholar, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1996 û 2000 4. Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 1994 5. Meyer Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Stanford University, 1994 6. PresidentÆs Award for Academic Excellence, Stanford University, 1991 7. National Merit Scholar, 1990