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About Farshad Raissi, MD, MPH, FHRS

Farshad Raissi, MD, MPH, is a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist whose special clinical interest is in management of complex arrhythmias in heart failure, as well as device therapies for early and advanced heart disease. As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr Raissi conducts research focused on novel approaches for mechanical circulatory support in heart failure and improving outcomes for cardiac electrophysiologic interventions. He also teaches residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Raissi completed fellowships in general cardiology, advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He did a residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and also completed a research fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Raissi earned his medical degree with honors from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. He also holds a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from UC Berkeley School of Public Health.

He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Raissi also is a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist from the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners. He is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS).

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Residency

  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship

  • Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Master's Degree

  • UC Berkeley, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA

Fellowship

  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Fellowship

  • Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Fellowship

  • Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Farsi

Date Joined Staff

  • 2016-06-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Conditions and Treatments

  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Pacemaker/ICD Implantation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Arrhythmia Ablation
  • Mechanisms of Arrhythmias
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia (ARVC/ARVD)
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Cardiac Devices (Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators and Biventricular Pacemakers)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Irregular Heartbeat (Arrhythmia)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Muscle Disease
  • Heart Rhythm Disorders
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Myocardial Infarction
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted