"This book is incredibly complete and easy-to-understand for anybody. I certainly recommend it for patients who want to know more about atrial fibrillation than what they will learn from doctors...."

Pierre Jaïs, M.D. Professor of Cardiology, Haut-Lévêque Hospital, Bordeaux, France

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Steves List logo 200 pix at 96 resUS EPs Installing the Watchman Device – by US State

If you are at high risk for stroke but can’t take anticoagulants, your doctor may suggest closing off the Left Atrial Appendage using an occluder such as the Watchman Device.

Update: After extensive clinical studies, the FDA approved Boston Scientific’s WATCHMAN™ LAA closure technology for use in the U.S. on March 13, 2015 (it has been available internationally since 2009). Boston Scientific has an excellent web site which lists centers implanting the Watchman device http://www.bostonscientific.com/en-US/products/laac-system/watchman-device/implanting-hospitals.html. On the far right hit the button “Find Implanting Center”. Doctors are listed only by the hospitals they work at rather than by their office and their normal contact phone number. (I had to use a magnifying glass to read the copy.)
However, this Boston Scientific site doesn’t distinguish between Electrophysiologists (EPs) certified in “Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology” and Internists/Interventionalists who normally do not work inside the heart. These doctors are usually only certified in “Cardiovascular Disease,” “Internal Medicine,” or “Interventional Cardiology.” (They usually work primarily with pacemakers and/or stents and usually don’t perform A-Fib ablations.)

The following table lists only EPs who have passed their “Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology” (CCE) certification. Though installing the Watchman Device is normally a relatively simple procedure, it might be advisable to have the Watchman Device installed only by EPs who have their CCE. They are usually more experienced at working inside the heart.


STATE CITY DOCTOR Phone Number Center
Alabama Birmingham Dr. Jose Osorio 205-939-0073 Alabama Cardiovascular
Arizona Phoenix/Peoria/Chandler Dr. Vijendra Swarup (Clinical Trial Participant) 602-456-2342 Arizona Heart Rhythm Center
Arizona Phoenix Dr. Marwan M. Bahu 602-952-0002 Biltmore Cardiology
Arizona Phoenix Dr. Ashish Sadhu 602-307-0070 Heart & Vascular Center
California Santa Monica Dr. Shephal Doshi (Clinical Trial Participant) 310-829-6889  St. John’s
California Los Angeles Dr. Michael Shehata 310-423-3336 Cedars-Sinai
California Los Angeles Dr. Ivan Ho 213-977-0419 Good Samaritan
Florida Atlantis Dr. Mark A. Freher 561-434-0353 Florida Electrophysiology Assoc.
Florida Bradenton Dr. Daniel E. Friedman 941-748-2277 Bradenton Cardiology
Forida Lakeland Dr. Neal G. Kavesh 863-680-7000 Watson Clinic
Florida St. Petersburg Dr. Robert C. Sheppard 727-490-2136 Heart & Vascular Institute
Florida St. Petersburg Dr. Shalin S. Shah 727-544-1441 Bay Area Heart Center
Florida Sarasota Dr. Robert E. Eckart 941-917-4250 Heart Specialists of Sarasota
Florida Sarasota Dr. Dilip J. Mathew (Lariat) 941-486-6758 Heart Rhythm Consultants
Florida Tallahassee Dr. Farhat S. Khairallah 850-216-0120 Southern Medical Group
Florida Tampa Dr. Kevin J. Makati (Lariat) 813-229-9292 Tampa Cardiac Specialists
Georgia Atlanta Dr. Angel Leon (Clinical Trial Participant) 404-686-2504  Emory Univ. Heart Center
Georgia Atlanta Dr. David DeLurgio (Clinical Trial Participant) 404-686-2504  Emory Univ. Heart Center
Georgia Atlanta Dr. Mikhael F. El-Chami 404-686-2504 Emory Univ. Heart Center
Georgia Atlanta Dr. Michael Hoskins 404-712-4063 Emory Univ. Hospital
Illinois Naperville/Winfield Dr. Moeen A. Saleem 630-687-9451 Midwest Heart Specialists
Illinois Springfield Dr. Ziad F. Issa (Clinical Trial Participant) 217-788-0706 Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants
Kentucky Lexington Dr. Gery Tomassoni (Clinical Trial Participant) 859-277-5887 Lexington Cardiology at Central Baptist
Massachusetts Boston Dr. Moussa Mansour (Clinical Trial Participant) 617-726-5557 Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts Burlington Dr. Bruce G. Hook 781-744-8863 Lahey Clinic
Massachusetts Burlington Dr. Jonathan S. Silver 781-744-8863 Lahey Clinic
Massachusetts Fall River Dr. Nitesh A. Sood 508-679-7262 Southcoast Healthcare


Michigan Detroit Dr. Claudio D. Schuger 313-916-2417 Henry Ford Hospital
Michigan Grand Rapids Dr. Musa I. Dahu 616-885-5000 Frederik Meijer Heart
Michigan Royal Oak Dr. David E. Haines 248-898-4198 William Beaumont Hospital
Minnesota Minneapolis Dr. William Katsiyiannis (Clinical Trial Participant)  612-863-3900 Minneapolis Heart Institute
Minnesota Rochester Dr. Douglas L. Packer 507-284-3994 Mayo Clinic
Minnesota Rochester Dr. Samuel J. Asirvatham 507-284-3994 Mayo Clinic
Minnesota Rochester Dr. Thomas M. Munger 507-284-3994 Mayo Clinic


Mississippi Tupelo Dr. Karl J. Crossen 662-620-6800 Cardiology Assoc of Northern Mississippi
Mississippi Tupelo Dr. Keith Kyker 662-620-6800 Cardiology Assoc of Northern Mississippi
Missouri Kansas City Dr. Alan Wimmer (Clinical Trial Participant) 816-931-1883 Mid America Heart Institute
Missouri Saint Louis Dr. Amit A. Doshi 314-256-5240 Heart Health Center
Missouri Saint Louis Dr. J. Mauricio Sanchez 314-993-6969 Heart Health Center
New Hampshire Manchester Dr. Connor J. Haugh 603-669-0413 Catholic Medical Center
New Hampshire Manchester Dr. Jamie H. Kim 603-669-0413 Catholic Medical Center
New Jersey Asbury Park Dr. Ashish B. Patel 732-663-0300 Monmouth Cardiology
New Jersey Camden Dr. Zoltan Turi 856-968-7096 Cooper Univ. Hospital
New Jersey Neptune Dr. Mark A. Mascarenhas 732-776-8535 Monmouth Cardiology
New Jersey Neptune Dr. Mark J. Hansalia 732-776-8500 Shore Heart Group
New Jersey Parlin Dr. Zyan Younan 732-727-0400 K. George Younan, MD
New York New York Dr. Vivek Reddy (Clinical Trial Participant) 212-241-7114 Mount Sinai
New York Manhasset Dr. Stuart J. Beldner 516-562-2300 North Shore Univ. Hospital
New York New Hyde Park Dr. Bruce G. Goldner 718-470-7330 Long Island Jewish Medical
New York New Hyde Park Dr. Apoor Patel 718-470-7330 Long Island Jewish Medical
New York New York Dr. Srinivas R. Dukkipati 212-241-7114 Mount Sinai
New York New York Dr. Jacob Koruth 212-241-7114 Mount Sinai
New York Staten Island Dr. Marcin Kowalski 718-663-7000 Staten Island Univ. Hospital
North Carolina Charlotte Dr. John W. Holshouser 704-373-0212 Sanger Heart & Vascular
Ohio Cleveland Dr. Mohamed Kanj 216-444-9162 Cleveland Clinic
Ohio Cleveland Dr. Walid Saliba 216-444-9162 Cleveland Clinic
Ohio Cleveland Dr. Oussama M. Wazni 216-444-9162 Cleveland Clinic
Ohio Columbus Dr. James M. Kleman 614-262-6772 OhioHealth Heart
Tennessee Nashville Dr. Robert A. “Drew” Pickett 615-329-5144 Saint Thomas Midtown
Tennessee Nashville Dr. W. David Thompson 615-269-4545 Saint Thomas West
Tennessee Nashville Dr. Christopher R. Ellis 615-322-2318 Vanderbilt Heart Center for Atrial Fibrillation
Texas Austin Dr. Rodney Horton (Clinical Trial Participant) 512-807-3150 Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Texas  Austin Dr. Andrea Natale 512-807-3150 Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Texas  Austin Dr. J. David Burkhardt 512-807-3150 Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Texas Austin Dr. Patrick M. Hranitzky 512-807-3150 Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Texas Austin Dr. David R. Tshopp 512-458-1006 Austin Heart
Texas Fort Worth Dr. Syed Nayyar Shah 817-334-2800 Heart Center of North Texas
Texas Fort Worth Dr. Senthil K. Thambidorai 817-334-2800 Heart Center of North Texas
Texas Houston Dr. Nadim Nasir, Jr. 713-791-1978 Methodist DeBakey Heart
Texas Houston Dr. Miguel Valderrabano 713-791-1978 Methodist DeBakey Heart
Texas San Antonio Dr. Kiran N. Jayaram 210-614-5400 Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio
Utah Murray Dr. J. Peter Weiss 801-507-3513 Intermountain Heart
Virginia Richmond Dr. John R. Onufer (Clinical Trial Participant) 804-288-4494 Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists
Virginia Norfolk Dr. Ian Woollett 757-597-9294 Sentara Cardiovascular Research
Washington  Seattle Dr. Adam Zivin 206-861-8550 Swedish Heart & Vascular
Washington Seattle Dr. Jordan Prutkin 206-598-4300 UW Medicine Regional Heart Clinic
Wisconsin Madison Dr. Michael Field 608-265-4188 Un. of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics

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