Biography


Sanjiv Narayan is Professor of Medicine, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Arrhythmia Center and Director of the Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Program. He treats patients with complex heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias). He directs the Computational Arrhythmia Research Lab (CARL), which uses bioengineering to develop novel treatment based on underlying physiology (mechanisms). We developed the first system to target ablation for AF and ventricular fibrillation, identifying potential rotational and focal drivers from mathematical models and panoramic maps that are confirmed in optical maps of human hearts and multiple systems, We are developing new machine learning approaches for AF or VT treatment. Dr. Narayan won the Distinguished Scientist Award of the Heart Rhythm Society (2022), and "Top Doctor" award (Castle Connolly, 2020). Our incredible trainees have won awards or prizes each year since 2003.

Personal
Dr. Narayan was born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, then his parents Prakash and Kamalini moved to Birmingham UK. He trained in medicine (MB, ChB 1987) and software engineering focused on neural networks (MSc, 1990). He gained membership (MRCP) and fellowship (FRCP) of the Royal College of Physicians of London. At the Lab of Neuroimaging of Dr. Arthur Toga, PhD at UCLA, he developed optical mapping and image processing systems to study somatosensory cortex (Research MD, 1995). He trained in Internal medicine at Harvard/Mount Auburn Hospital under Dr. Charles Hatem, and Cardiology/EP (with computational research) at Washington University/Barnes hospital under Drs Michael Cain, Joseph Smith and Bruce Lindsay. Dr. Narayan is a devoted family man, and he and his wife Sujata Narayan (Family Practice, Urgent Care, Stanford) have 3 children. Together, they enjoy music, history, politics, swimming, biking, skiing and travel.

Funding:
CARL is grateful to the National Institutes of Health for continuous support since 2001 (HL70529, HL83359, HL103800, HL122384, HL149134 and SBIR grants). Our fellows have won funding by the Fulbright Foundation, NIH, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Heart Rhythm Society, and British Heart Foundation. The lab co-invented intellectual property owned by University of California Regents and Stanford University, of which Focal Impulse and Rotor Mapping (FIRM) was licensed to a start-up founded by Dr. Narayan (Topera, acquired by Abbott Laboratories in 2014).

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • T32 Training Fellow, Washington University, St Louis, Computational Cardiac Electrophysiology (1998)
  • Fellowship: Washington University School Of Medicine Registrar (2001) MO
  • Medical Education: University of Birmingham Medical School Registrar (1987) United Kingdom
  • Fellowship: UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine Registrar (1994) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (2001)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2000)
  • Residency: Barnes and Allied Hospitals/Washington University School of Med (2000) MO
  • Internship: Mount Auburn / Harvard Medical School (1996) MA
  • MD (Neuroscience Doctorate), University of Birmingham, UK (1994)
  • Internship: University of Birmingham (1991) UK
  • MSc (Computer Science), University of Birmingham, UK (1990)

Honors & Awards
  • Ad Hoc Member, ESTA, CCIS, Other Study Section, National Institutes of Health (2008 - 2017)
  • Chair and Vice-Chair, Research Committee, Heart Rhythm Society (2018-2020)
  • Charter Member, ESTA Study Section, National Institutes of Health (2017 - 2020)
  • Co-Chair, Data Sciences Study Section, American Heart Association, Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine (2019-2021)
  • Finalist, Astra-Zeneca Cardiovascular Young Investigator Awards Competition, Astra-Zeneca-Competition (2001)
  • Finalist, Samuel Levine Young Investigator Awards Competition, American Heart Association (1998)
  • Finalist, Young Investigator Awards Competition, North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE/HRS) (1998)
  • Mentor to A.J. Rogers, MD, MBA. Finalist, Young Investigator Award Competition, Heart Rhythm Society (2020)
  • Mentor to AJ Rogers, MD MBA, Recipient F32 HL144101, National Institutes of Health (2018-2021)
  • Mentor to AJ Rogers, MD MBA, Recipient, Josephson and Wellens Fellowship (Declined in Favor of NIH), Heart Rhythm Society (2018-2019)
  • Mentor to Albert J Rogers, MD MBA (K23 award pending), National Institutes of Health (2022-2027)
  • Mentor to Amir Schricker, MD, HRS Max Schaldach Fellow (declined in favor of ACC-Merck), Heart Rhythm Society (2012)
  • Mentor to Amir Schricker, MD, Recipient 1st Prize HRS 2013 Young Investigator Awards, Heart Rhythm Society (2013)
  • Mentor to Amir Schricker, MD, Recipient, ACC-Merck Fellowship, American College of Cardiology Foundation (2012 - 2013)
  • Mentor to Antonio Moyeda, RCVT,1st Prize, Allied Professionals, Heart Rhythm Society (2010)
  • Mentor to Brototo Deb, MD, Dean's List Scholar, Stanford University (2022)
  • Mentor to Christopher Kowalewski; Clinical Prize 2016 Stanford-Karolinska Institute Symposium, Stanford University (2016)
  • Mentor to David E. Krummen, MD. AHA Beginning-Grant-In-Aid, American Heart Association (2010 - 2012)
  • Mentor to David Krummen, MD, Finalist Young Investigator Awards Competition, American College of Cardiology Foundation (2008)
  • Mentor to David Krummen, MD, Finalist, Samuel Levine Young Investigator Awards Competition, American Heart Association (2011)
  • Mentor to David Krummen, MD, Recipient, ACC-Merck Fellowship, American College of Cardiology Foundation (2003 - 2004)
  • Mentor to G. Leef, MD, 1st Prize, Young Investigator Award, Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) (2018)
  • Mentor to Han Bui, MD, Recipient of ACC-Merck Fellowship, American College of Cardiology Foundation (2005 - 2006)
  • Mentor to Junaid Zaman, MD, Best Poster Award, European Society of Cardiology Meeting, Barcelona (2017)
  • Mentor to Junaid Zaman, MD, Finalist Young Investigator Awards Competition, American Heart Association (2015)
  • Mentor to Junaid Zaman, MD, Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Foundation (2015 - 2016)
  • Mentor to Junaid Zaman, MD, Recipient British Heart Foundation Grant 2014, British Heart Foundation (2014 - 2015)
  • Mentor to Mahmood Alhusseini, MS. Finalist, Young Investigator Award Competition, European Heart Rhythm Association (2019)
  • Mentor to Mallika Tomboli, BS (MD class of 2019); Stanford MedScholars Program, Stanford University (2016 - 2017)
  • Mentor to Miguel Rodrigo, PhD, Finalist, Young Investigator Award Competition, American College of Cardiology (2021)
  • Mentor to Miguel Rodrigo, PhD. Winner, Prystowski Abstract Award, Heart Rhythm Society (2019)
  • Mentor to Neal Bhatia, MD. Top Scoring Abstract, European Heart Rhythm Association (2019)
  • Mentor to Prasanthan Ganesan, PhD, Finalist Abstract Award, Atrial Signals 2021, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (2021)
  • Mentor to Prasanthan Ganesan, PhD, Finalist, Young Investigator Award Competition, Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) (2021)
  • Mentor to Rachita Navara, MD; 1st Prize 2017 Stanford General Internal Medicine Symposium, Stanford University (2017)
  • Mentor to Rachita Navara, MD; 2016-7 Stanford Society of Physician Scholars research grant, Stanford University (2016 - 2017)
  • Mentor to Sunil Vasireddy, MD, Prystowsky Award for Highest Scoring Abstract, Heart Rhythm Society (2022)
  • Mentor to Sunil Vasireddy, MD, Young Investigator Award Winner Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (2022)
  • Mentor to Tina Baykaner, MD, Awardee Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined for HRS fellowship), American Heart Association (2015)
  • Mentor to Tina Baykaner, MD, Recipient K23 HL145017, National Institutes of Health (2019-2024)
  • Mentor to Tina Baykaner, MD, Recipient, Josephson and Wellens Fellowship, Heart Rhythm Society (2015-2016)

Administrative Appointments
  • Co-Director, Stanford Arrhythmia Center (2016 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Electrophysiology Program, University of California, San Diego (2008 - 2014)
  • Director, Atrial Fibrillation Program, Stanford Medicine (2014 - Present)
  • Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Training Program, University of California, San Diego (2008 - 2012)
  • Director, Electrophysiology Program, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System (2001 - 2014)
  • Director, Electrophysiology Research, Stanford Medicine (2014 - Present)

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Practice Locations


Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 2nd Floor

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-7111

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Patient Reviews

(36 reviews)

He is terrific - caring & informed - best cardiologist I've ever had.
Both Dr. Narayan and the Fellow, AJ, who initially spoke with me, were fabulous. What was most meaningful to me, and frankly a relief, is that not only are they clearly brilliant, but their humanity is firmly intact. I was talking to grounded, kind, down-to-earth human beings. Having dealt with dismissive, highly intellectual, harried cardiologists in the past 6 years, this was a most welcome relief that had a strongly positive impact on my overall sense of well-being. I felt heard, cared for, supported, like I am in good hands. Dr. N. and I ended up talking about the music they play during ablations and he promised to play Motown, my favorite. What I loved about this part of the exchange, which could have seemed frivolous, but wasn't at all to me, was the joyfulness of it. The human heart needs the brilliance and technical expertise that can easily be found in the world of cardiology, but the heart needs equal measures of kindness, joy, compassion and empathy to heal. To refer back to the awful welcome by the coordinators, it is mind-boggling that people like them are allowed anywhere near cardiac patients!!! More than anyone, really, we need TLC, kindness, love, compassion, and yes...joy!! All of this is what heals the heart.
Dr. Narayan is a real gen! I am fortunate to have him as my doctor.
Always a pleasant visit.
My doctors are truly world-class. I am honored to have them work on my case. Their humility and intelligence is remarkable.
I am privileged to be a patient of this great physician.
Dr. Narayan is outstanding!
Very knowledgeable & I am very confident for his decision.
Dr. Sanjiv Narayan and Dr. Perez performed my procedures and both were great. I would also like to mention DR. Dung as being very good.
Dr. Narayan and staff were exceptional in care and thoughtfulness.
All good.
Dr. Narayan, always has a smile, makes you feel 100% listened to, as well as providers answers to all and any questions, or concerns about your treatment.
Very friendly & communicative.
Dr. Narayan and his medical associate, Dr. Johnson (?), were terrific.
The doctor provided a thorough understanding of my condition, options and future care.
Overall experience was great!
Great explanation of problem, procedure, and follow-up. A great experience!
good
Dr. Narayan & Dr. George? were totally excellent.
Very personable - we are very happy. Excellent doctor.
Dr. Narayan is the most qualified physician I have ever encountered. In addition to his many impressive credentials he is personable, caring and always takes the time to explain everything. He is an A+++ doctor!
Excellent! Clear communicator who shared his knowledge freely with care and compassion. He acknowledged my concerns, answered my questions and inspired confidence.
Already have.
Everyone is very friendly and will make you feel very important.
Dr. Narayan is awesome.
I fly from southern CA to see Dr. Narayan because of expertise and kindness.
Excellent, I felt I was talking to my father like home.
Dr. Narayan is hands down the best doctor I've ever had and I've had many more than my share. That is why I travel from Chicago to see him. Stanford is very fortunate to have him.
Dr. Sanjiv Narayan and I have great discussions! It more a chat amongst colleagues than doctor-patient.
Dr. Narayan is by far the most knowledgeable - Kindest physician I have seen.
Wonderful care
Very helpful & informative explanation given to us by the provider for the treatment & medication prescribed for the problem & condition.
Wow! Dr. Narayan is one of several EPs that I have interviewed for my ablation. He & his staff are the ONLY ones who asked about my personal safety at home.
Good experience.
Way beyond excellent experience.
Amazing!

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