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Minang (Mintu) Turakhia

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System 3801 Miranda Ave Ste 111C Cardiology Dept Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 493-5000 Fax (650) 852-3473
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    Alternate Contact
    Tatyana Perkis Cardiac Arrhythmia Service Tel Work 650-723-9363
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Bio

Mintu Turakhia M.D. M.A.S. is a cardiac electrophysiologist, outcomes researcher, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He is Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System and is an Associate Investigator at the Center for Health Care Evaluation (CHCE). In his clinical role, Dr. Turakhia performs catheter ablation, device implantation, and lead extraction. Dr. Turakhia has an active clinical research program, with funding from AHA, VA, NIH, the medical device industry, and foundations. His research program aims to improve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, by evaluating quality and variation of care, comparative and cost-effectiveness of therapies, and risk prediction. Dr. Turakhia has extensive expertise in using large administrative and claims databases for this work. His TREAT-AF retrospective study of over 400,000 patients with newly-diagnosed AF is the largest known research cohort of AF patients. His other research interests include technology assessment of new device-based therapies and the impact of changing health policy and reform on the delivery of arrhythmia care. Dr. Turakhia is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Rhythm Society.

Clinical Focus

  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • Cardiology (Heart)
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Implantable Defibrillators
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Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Palo Alto VA Health Care System (2008 - present)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2008 - present)
  • Member, Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee, American Heart Association (2009 - present)
  • Member, Young Clinicians and Investigators Committee, American Heart Association Council of Quality and Outcomes Research (2010 - present)
  • Chair, Writing Group, American Heart Association Telemetry Latency Advisory (2010 - present)
  • Co-Chairperson, VA Health Services & Research Career Development Conference (2009 - 2010)

Honors and Awards

  • Department of Medicine Teaching Award, Stanford Department of Medicine (12/2010)
  • E. William Hancock Faculty Teaching Award, Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (6/2010)

Professional Education

Board Certification: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
Fellowship: Univ of California San Francisco CA (2008)
Fellowship: Univ of California San Francisco CA (2006)
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School MA (2003)
Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School MA (2001)
Medical Education: Univ of California San Francisco CA (2000)
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Community and International Work

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Turakhia has an active clinical research program, with funding from AHA, VA, NIH, the medical device industry, and foundations. His research program aims to improve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, with an emphasis on atrial fibrillation, by evaluating quality and variation of care, comparative and cost-effectiveness of therapies, and risk prediction. Dr. Turakhia has extensive expertise in using large administrative and claims databases for this work. His TREAT-AF retrospective study of over 400,000 patients with newly-diagnosed AF is the largest known research cohort of AF patients. His other research interests include technology assessment of new device-based therapies and the impact of changing health policy and reform on the delivery of arrhythmia care. Dr. Turakhia is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Rhythm Society.

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