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Expert Care for Managing Arrhythmia

The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute offers an experienced team of Cardiac Electrophysiologists led by medical director Jay Lee, M.D. Having a specialized team that’s highly trained in all aspects of arrhythmia management​ is a unique distinction that sets Hoag apart from many other centers and provides patients with the highest quality care, as well as exceptional clinical outcomes.

What is Electrophysiology?

Electrophysiology entails the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). An Electrophysiologist (EP) specializes in the care of heart rhythms. An EP has completed all of the training of a cardiologist, followed by extensive fellowship training in the field of electrophysiology. This additional experience and training makes them highly qualified in the management of typical to highly complex heart rhythm disorders.

Meet the Program Director

Jay Lee, M.D., is a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist who specializes in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Dr. Lee has a strong interest in innovative treatments for atrial fibrillation, including catheter ablation, surgical and hybrid ablations, robotic-guided ablation, and non-pharmacologic strategies for reducing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.​

Hoag-affiliated physicians specializing in cardiac electrophysiology include:

Rajesh Banker, M.D.
Mahnaz Behboodikhah, M.D.
Brian Chesnie, M.D.
Inderpal Gujral, M.D.
Neala Hunter, M.D.
Thuy Le, M.D.
Jay Lee, M.D.
Michael Panutich, M.D.
Michael Radin, M.D.​

Hoag-affiliated cardiac surgeons who specialize in the surgical and hybrid treatment of cardiac arrhythmia:

Anthony Caffarelli, M.D.
Colin Joyo, M.D.
Aidan Raney, M.D.
Douglas Zusman, M.D.

Learn more about the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute's top rated arrhythmia management program:

Experience and Outcomes​
Physician Expertise
Innovative Technology & Treatment
​State-of-the-Art Patient-Centered Care​​