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Rishi Anand, MD, FHRS
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm
Current leadership position
Medical Director, Electrophysiology Lab, Holy Cross Hospital
Clinical cardiac electrophysiology, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmia, syncope, fainting spells, palpitations, skipped-beats, atrial flutter, SVT, WPW-syndrome, ventricular tachycardia, pacemakers, defibrillators, heart failure devices
Notable Work Experience
Principal Investigator, South Florida Region, AngelMed Study
Principal Investigator, Assess AF Study
Principal Investigator, Reveal In Holding Area Trial
Sub Investigator, Orbit AF Study
Level 3 SCCT Certified for Cardiac Computed Angiography
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Residency / Fellowship
Fellowship, Electrophysiology - University of Maryland - Baltimore, MD (2009)
Residency, Internal Medicine - Louisiana State Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, LA (2005)
Internship, Internal Medicine - Louisiana State Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, LA (2003)
Louisiana State University Medical School - M.D. - New Orleans, LA (2002)
Johns Hopkins University - B.S. - Baltimore, MD (1998)
American College of Cardiology
Heart Rhythm Society
American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
Charles B. Moore Research Award
1st Place, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Research Day Competition
Summer Oncology Research Fellow, M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute
OMSA Student Leadership Award
Phi Beta Kappa
Member, Editorial Board, EP Lab Digest
Anand RG, Van Hare GF, Rosenthal GL, Snyder CS. “Is The Mechanism of Supraventricular Tachycardia in Pediatrics Influenced by Age, Gender or Ethnicity?” Submitted to Pediatrics. (2009)
Anand RG, Reddy MT, Yau LC, Amin RR, Stahls PF, Frohlich EG, Ventura HO. “Heart Rate is an Independent Predictor for Survival in Post Cardiac Transplant Patients.” IN PRESS with American Journal of Cardiology. (2009)
Anand RG, Patel SN, Maroo B, White CJ, Reilly JP. “Ability of Cardiac Computed Tomography to Assess Left Atrial Appendage Anatomy.” Abstract submitted to SCAI. (2009)
Giraldo CD, Anand RG, Ventura HO. “Cardiac Carcinoid: A Case-Report.” IN PRESS Congestive Heart Failure. Manuscript #7992. (2008)
Anand RG, Alkadri M, Lavie CJ, Milani RV. “The Role of Fish Oil in Arrhythmia Prevention.” Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. 2008 March/April; 28(2):92-98.
Anand RG, Peters RW, Donahue TP. “Obesity and Dysrhythmias.” J Cardiometab Syndr. 2008 Summer;3(3):149-54.
Delcid MR, Anand RG, Sossamon GN, Shah SB. “Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A case-report and review of the literature.” J La State Med Soc. 2008 May-Jun;160(3):155-9. Review.
Anand RG, Ventura HO, Mehra MR. “Is Heart Failure More Prevalent In Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease?” Congest Heart Fail. 2007 Nov-Dec;13(6):319-22.
Anand RG, Donahue TP, Mulder TJ, Darline R, Snyder CS. "Successful Cryoablation of an Accessory Pathway Within a Coronary Sinus Diverticulum." CV Case Rep. 2007 Oct. 12.
Artham SM, Lavie CJ, Milani RV, Anand RG, O’Keefe JH, Ventura HO. “Fish Oils in Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Prevention.” IN PRESS. Ochsner Journal.
Anand RG, Cardenas GM, Patel HM. “Cutaneous manifestations due to Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia.” J La State Med Soc. 2006 Jul-Aug;158(4):186-7.
Velasquez EM, Anand RG, Newman WP, Richard SS, Glancy DL. “Cardiovascular complications associated with cocaine use.” J La State Med Soc. 2004 Nov-Dec; 156(6):302-310.
Anand RG, Lopez A, DeBoisblanc D. “Vibrio Vulnificus Sepsis Successfully Treated with Antibiotics, Surgical Debridement, and Recombinant Human Activated Protein C.” J La State Med Soc. Vol 156, Number 3. May/June 2004. 130-133.
Anand, RG. "Building a Better Atrial Fibrllation Procedure: Toward Combined Epicardial- Endocardial Ablation," EP Lab Digest, Sept. 2011
Anand, RG. "ALERTS Pivotal Study for Implantable Cardiac Monitor and Alert System." S.F. Hosptial News, July 2011
Heart Rhythm Society-Philips Breakfast Symposium: Dr. Anand guest speaker about his experience with EP navigator and 3DATAG, May 2011
Dinner with Doctor, Holy Cross Hospital, January 2011
Medical Staff Peer Review Committee
Clinical Advisory Committee
CHF Clinic Committee
Cardiology Advisory Committee- High Level Research Committee-Case Presenting Physician
Anand RG, Dickfeld TD. The Role of Cardiac Imaging in Electrophysiology. (2009)
Anand RG, Essentials of Imaging and Imaging Technologies Related to Arrhythmics, Textbook 4th Ad./ EP of the Heart, Ch. 17
Anand RG, Dickfeld TD. The Role of Cardiac Imaging in Electrophsiology. (2009)
Dr. Anand is a father of two and has his scubadiving certification. He has made a number of guest appearances on radio and television including Holy Cross Hospital's A Mission to Heal TV show, WFOR Channel 4 (Sudden Cardiac Death Awareness) and 610 AM WIOD.