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March 17, 2003

Sanjay Dixit, MD, Named Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

(Philadelphia, 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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