Peter Hanna, MD
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Peter Hanna, MD

  • Cardiology
Cardiovascular Center | 100 Medical Plaza, Suite 690, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Dr. Hanna is a cardiac electrophysiologist specialized in all areas of arrhythmia management including pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and complex ablation procedures for arrhythmias such as supraventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular complexes, and ventricular tachycardia. He earned his medical degree from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in 2013 and his PhD from UCLA in 2021. After internal medicine residency training at the University of California San Francisco, he completed his cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowship training at UCLA. Upon completion of his training, he joined the faculty at UCLA.

He is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he performs translational research to better understand the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and the Heart Rhythm Society.




Medical Board Certifications

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2023
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2021
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2016


Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2023
Cardiovascular Disease, University of California, Los Angeles, 2021


Internal Medicine, University of San Francisco, 2016


PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2021
MD, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, 2013

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



Atrial fibrillation, neurocardiology, cardiac autonomic nervous system, intrinsic cardiac nervous system, genetics.


1. Hanna P, Buch E, Stavrakis S, Meyer C, Tompkins JD, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K. Neuroscientific therapies for atrial fibrillation. Cardiovasc Res. 2021 Jun 16;117(7):1732-1745. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8208752.

2. Hanna P, Dacey MJ, Brennan J, Moss A, Robbins S, Achanta S, Biscola NP, Swid MA, Rajendran PS, Mori S, Hadaya JE, Smith EH, Peirce SG, Chen J, Havton LA, Cheng ZJ, Vadigepalli R, Schwaber J, Lux RL, Efimov I, Tompkins JD, Hoover DB, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K. Innervation and Neuronal Control of the Mammalian Sinoatrial Node a Comprehensive Atlas. Circ Res. 2021 Apr 30;128(9):1279-1296. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8284939.

3. Rajendran PS, Challis RC, Fowlkes CC, Hanna P, Tompkins JD, Jordan MC, Hiyari S, Gabris-Weber BA, Greenbaum A, Chan KY, Deverman BE, Münzberg H, Ardell JL, Salama G, Gradinaru V, Shivkumar K. Identification of peripheral neural circuits that regulate heart rate using optogenetic and viral vector strategies. Nat Commun. 2019 Apr 26;10(1):1944. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6486614.

4. Hanna P, Rajendran PS, Ajijola OA, Vaseghi M, Andrew Armour J, Ardell JL, Shivkumar K. Cardiac neuroanatomy - Imaging nerves to define functional control. Auton Neurosci. 2017 Nov;207:48-58. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5680093.


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