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Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
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)
4725 N. Federal Highway, Suite 401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm
Current leadership position
Co-Medical Director, Electrophysiology Lab, Holy Cross Hospital
Chair, Payer Relations & Healthcare Economics, American College of Cardiology, Florida Chapter
Editorial Board Member, EP Lab Digest
Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC)
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
National Steering Committee Member, Rio2
SMARTCare Executive Leadership Team
Level 3 SCCT Certified for Cardiac Computed Angiography
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
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, Fellow
Heart Rhythm Society
American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
EP Lab Digest
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
A. John Camm, MD; Rishi Anand, MD. "AF Burden Before and After Ablation: How Much is Too Much and How Do You Know For Sure?" Medscape Education Cardiology. CME Released 02/19/2014. Valid for credit through 02/19/2015.
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.
200 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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43 Patient Comments
Dr. Anand is an excellent EP Cardiologist. I feel so fortunate to be in his care and he has helped me live a better life through the pacemaker implant and the heart ablation he performed.
I would strongly recommend DR. Anand
Dr Anand and staff are fantastic.
I am pleased to have my health concerns resolved.
routine checkup visit
He is professional and caring.
Dr. Anand provided excellent care.....I would highly recommend him to others
excellent rapport with doctor
Overall my experience w/Dr. Anand was excellent. Patients being referred for Cardiac ablation should have an opportunity to view his video on the HCH website. I was lucky enough to have my computer in the hospital and reviewed the video a few days in advance of the procedure, (that was very helpful).
Dr. Annand is a brilliant physician with a deep understanding of his profession delivered to the patient in a very thorough way. Simply put, he is at the highest level of his profession in every way
he is direct - and busy. would be nice if he listens more and not cut off patients when they are speaking. we know what we are feeling. he probably knows why. he needs to explain why we are feeling the way we are and then discuss what to expect. it's more like an assembly line - get in, look at the computer, make some statements, and leave. I trust him as I know he is outstanding as a doctor. but he needs to soften his approach. we are uncertain of changes happening to us.
All around excellent care.
Very knowledgable, open to answering questions and concerns and responds in a professional, yet, caring manner.
dr Anand is one of the best. he has saved my life.
very good.Kind and very caring.
*Dr. Rishi G. Anand is a wonderful physician in every way.
Physician is great.
I experienced an afib event that was not recorded by my MedTronic device. Consequently, the physician did not acknowledge that the event occurred. There seemed no question that the device is okay, yet, I know what I experienced and have technical data to back it up. I left feeling disappointed that more questions were not asked.
Dr. Anand was direct, thorough and answered all of the questions that I asked. He bent over backwards to make certain that I understood what he was recommending for treatment and in follow-up expressed concern about questions that I posed from my surgery.
*Dr. Anand is caring, kind & always in touch with my health issues. He has been incredible in caring for me _____ helped me improve my health issues.
*Dr. Anand provides the best professional care I've received since being diagnosed with heart problems. He expresses his concerns, always addresses my concerns and is always aware of details in my medical history.
my experience was perfect I have no complaints
he really cares about my well being.
I feel confident that I am being well taken care of by *Dr. Anand. He's got a keen interest in my condition and has kept me in good health.
*Dr. Anand is the best!!!
Dr. Anand and his team have provided excellent service. I was referred to Dr. Anand in October last year, and I am still in his care today.
Our follow-up visit was interrupted by a health issue, causing me to be escorted to ER for tests. There were other questions I had yet to get answers to, and, there's been no phone call or other follow up since then. It's left me in a quandary about when it's safe to return to all my regular activities. It's 4 weeks now since procedure, 2 weeks since the office/ER visit, so, I'm trusting someone would have reached out if there was anything threatening going on.
I appreciate the care & concern *Dr. Anand has exhibited.
Dr. Anand is one of the most caring doctors I have ever met. He always takes as much time as needed to answer questions. I am completely confident in his abilities.
I could not expect any better care from another Doctor than Dr. Anand