Suraj Kapa, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Cardiologist
  3. Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Suraj Kapa, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist with subspecialty certification in cardiac electrophysiology. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and obtained specialty training in internal medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Management of patients with electrophysiological / arrhythmia problems related to specific heart conditions, such as myocarditis, cardiac sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, and other ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies
  • Complex cardiac ablation, including for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias ranging from supraventricular tachycardia to atrial fibrillation to ventricular tachycardia and premature ventricular contractions
  • Epicardial ablation for complex arrhythmias
  • Specialized biopsy approaches using electrophysiology guidance to enhance the ability to diagnose causes of heart failure
  • Complex care related to ventricular arrhythmias, in coordination with heart failure and cardiac surgical team members
  • Clinical research trials related to the care of the arrhythmia patient
  • Translational research related to development of new technologies for autonomic disorders, risk stratification, and treatment of cardiac conditions

Dr. Kapa has led a number of initiatives at Mayo Clinic, where he currently serves as the medical director of marketing and demand generation for the Department of Cardiology and also as the director of visiting professorships for the Department of Cardiology. He serves as section editor of Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology and also as a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals and has been engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve care delivery within Heart Rhythm Services.

  1. Atrial fibrillation
  2. Atrial flutter
  3. Bradycardia
  4. Cardiac sarcoidosis
  5. Heart arrhythmias
  6. Heart failure
  7. Premature ventricular contractions
  8. Supraventricular tachycardia
  9. Ventricular tachycardia
  1. Cardiac ablation
  2. Heart biopsy
  • Ventricular arrhythmia ablation
  • Atrial arrhythmia ablation
  • Autonomic control of arrhythmias
  • Innovation of novel imaging and ablation strategies for cardiac arrhythmias
  • Integration of artificial intelligence into cardiac risk prediction and treatment
  • Integration of virtual reality into cardiac education and procedural care
  1. 2013
    FellowClinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Pennsylvania
  2. 2012
    FellowCardiovascular Diseases, University of Pennsylvania
  3. 2009
    Internship/ResidencyDepartment of Internal Medicine
  4. 2006
    MDNew Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  5. 2003
    BADrew University

Certifications

  1. 2013
    Clinical Cardiac ElectrophysiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2012
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2009
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2010
    Foundation Young Investigator Award in Cardiac ChannelopathiesSudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation
  2. 2009
    Outstanding Research AwardMayo Clinic
  3. 2005
    Golden Apple FinalistNew Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  4. 2003
    NHLBI Research AwardUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  5. 2002
    UMDNJ-NJMS Research AwardUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  6. 2001
    Phi Beta KappaDrew University
  7. 2001
    Sigma Pi SigmaDrew University
  8. 2001
    Pi Mu EpsilonDrew University
  9. 2000
    Omicron Delta EpsilonDrew University

Professional memberships

  1. 2015 - present
    MemberBest Practices and Quality Improvement Subcommittee, American College of Cardiology
  2. 2014 - present
    MemberFellowship Committee, Heart Rhythm Society
  3. 2014 - present
    MemberGood Laboratory Practices Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  4. 2014 - present
    MemberCardiovascular Disease Oriented Group
  5. 2013 - present
    MemberClinical Competence Committee, Electrophysiology Fellowship Program, Programs in Rochester
  6. 2012 - 2015
    MemberNCDR ICD Research and Publications Subcommittee, American College of Cardiology
  7. 2011 - 2013
    MemberEducation Committee, Heart Rhythm Society
  8. 2011 - 2012
    MemberAppropriate Use Criteria for ICD and CRT Implantation Technical Panel, American College of Cardiology
  9. 2011 - 2012
    MemberCardiology Grand Rounds Education Committee, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  10. 2011
    MemberCardiology Program Director Selection Committee, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  11. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  12. 2010
    First AuthorNational Heart Lung and Blood Institute
  13. 2009 - 2014
    PresidentRFID in Healthcare Consortium
  14. 2009 - present
    MemberCardiac Electrophysiology Society
  15. 2009 - present
    MemberHeart Rhythm Society
  16. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  17. 2006 - 2010
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  18. 2006 - 2010
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  19. 2003 - 2006
    ChairInformation Technology Committee, UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
  20. 2002 - 2003
    RepresentativeMedical Society of New Jersey
  21.  
    Core Faculty MemberElectrophysiology Fellowship Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
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Publications

Research activities

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