| March 17, 2003
Sanjay Dixit, MD, Named Assistant
Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine
PA) - Sanjay Dixit, MD, has joined the Department
of Medicine, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology,
at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
as an Assistant Professor. He is also the Director of
the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at the Philadelphia
Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Dixit's research focuses on understanding the mechanisms
underlying initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation
and developing catheter-based techniques for successful
ablation of the arrhythmia. His research interests are
also in three-dimensional mapping for localization and
ablation of ventricular tachycardias. He is the recipient
of several traveling fellowships and an American Heart
Association sponsored Scientist Development Grant. His
research has been published in Circulation, the
Journal of American College of Cardiology, the
Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and
the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Dixit attended medical school at Moti Lal Nehru
Medical College, University of Allahabad in India, where
he earned his medical degree. He also received his Bachelor
of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree there.
He obtained fellowship training in Cardiology at State
University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center,
Syracuse, and trained in Cardiac Electrophysiology at
the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
He has received the 2002 AstraZeneca David W. Haack
Memorial Award for excellence in Cardiovascular Research,
has had advanced Fellowship training in Atrial Fibrillation
and is the recipient of the Wyeth-Earst Traveling Fellowship
from the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology.
Dr. Dixit is an editorial reviewer for the Journal of
Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and has been invited
to lecture at Grand Rounds of several institutions on
a variety of subjects in cardiac electrophysiology and
most recently at the State of the Art Arrhythmia Symposium,
on the topic, 'Non Pharmacologic Treatment Strategies
for Atrial Fibrillation."
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