Sanjiv M Narayan


A program committee member of the American College of Cardiology Science Sessions from 2012 to 2015, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He serves as a professor of medicine for Stanford University’s Medical Center Line and directs the atrial fibrillation program and the center’s electrophysiology research. In addition, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan co-developed the cardiac fibrillation therapy focal impulse and rotor modulation (FIRM), which was acquired by Abbott in 2014.

In 1994, Dr. Narayan earned his doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom after completing his thesis on neural electrophysiology based on work performed at UCLA. This work built upon his MS in software engineering at Birmingham University for which he was awarded a Ratcliffe Prize for his work using neural network algorithms to classify and disease patterns.

Dr. Narayan’s professional history involves work at various educational institutions in California, Massachusetts, and Missouri. He previously directed programs and taught residency classes at universities that include the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, San Diego. Additionally, he was a Fellow at the Washington University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. From 2008 to 2013, he has been visiting professor at various national and international institutions.

Dr. Sanjiv Narayan belongs to several medical organizations, including the Heart Rhythm Society, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Royal College of Physicians of London.

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