Chandrasekar Palaniswamy, MD, FACC, FHRS

Medical Degree: Madras Medical College (MBBS); All India Institute of Medical Sciences (MD)

Fellowship in Cardiology: New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, New York

Fellowship in Electrophysiology: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York 

Dr. Palaniswamy is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. In addition to his competence in stress testing and echocardiography, he has a significant expertise in therapies for cardiac arrhythmias – including implantation of pacemakers (including leadless cardiac pacemakers), defibrillators (subcutaneous defibrillators, biventricular defibrillators), laser lead extractions (surgery to remove infected or malfunctioning pacemaker and defibrillator leads) and catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (radiofrequency ablation and cryoballoon ablation), supraventricular and ventricular tachycardias. He offers the full spectrum of arrhythmia therapies. Dr. Palaniswamy is a firm believer in bringing cutting-edge medical innovations to the Central Valley. He uses the state of the art mapping technologies for ablation of arrhythmias. He was the first in the Central Valley to perform the implantation of Watchman Left Appendage Closure device, a new catheter-based procedure for prevention of blood clots in a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation.

Despite his busy clinical schedule, Dr. Palaniswamy continues to be involved in a wide range of research undertakings. He has been the lead author or co-author for over 100 research articles that have been published in prestigious journals such as Circulation, Journal of the American Heart Association, Heart Rhythm, JACC Electrophysiology, American Journal of Cardiology and International Journal of Cardiology. His research papers have been presented in over 100 scientific conferences worldwide. Additionally, he has co-authored chapters in several reputed textbooks including the Hands-On Ablation: The Experts’ Approach and Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapeutics. He is a peer-reviewer for over 25 scientific medical journals. His research work has been cited in the Clinical Practice Guidelines from American Heart Association/ American College of Cardiology guidelines for syncope and atrial fibrillation. He is fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society.