EDUCATION AND TRAINING
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, California, 1993.
M.D., University of California, San Francisco, California, 1999.
Internship and Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1999–2002.
Fellowship in General Cardiology University of California, San Francisco, 2002–2005.
Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology University of California, San Francisco, 2005–2007.
Mohan N. Viswanathan M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 N.E. Pacific Street
Campus Box 356422
Seattle, WA 98195-6422
Clinic Appointments: (206) 598-0190
(Scheduling Coordinator: Celine Gorski)
Office: (206) 543-3068
Fax: (206) 616-4847
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2002.
ABIM, Cardiovascular Diseases, 2006.
ABIM, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2008.
Fluoroscopy/X-ray Supervisor License, Radiation Safety Board of California, 2002.
AREAS OF CLINICAL EXPERTISE
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices (Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices)
Complex Catheter Ablation of Supraventricular and Ventricular Arrhythmias, including Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Repolarization abnormalities, studies of T wave parameters as implicated in the susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmias in the SCD-HeFT database
Targeted Cell Therapy for Mitigation of Infarct-related Arrhythmias
Arrhythmogenic properties in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Development of pacing maneuvers to differentiate mechanisms of supraventricular tachycardias
President’s Undergraduate Fellowship for research, UC Berkeley, 1992
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Biology Scholarship, University of California Berkeley, 1992
Summa cum Laude, graduation with highest honors, University of California Berkeley, 1993
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship for Medical Students, 1997-1998
Dr. Maurice Attie Resident Award for Teaching and Humanistic Qualities, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine, 2002
Young Investigator Research Travel Grant (Pfizer Corporation), 2002
University of California San Francisco Cardiology Division Senior Fellow Teaching Award, 2004
American College of Cardiology/Merck Foundation (ACC/Merck) Adult Cardiology Research Fellowship Award, 2004-2005
American Heart Association, Western Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 2005-2007
Northwestern University Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award, 2007
Kuchler K, Goransson HM, Viswanathan MN, Thorner J: Dedicated transporters for peptide export and intercompartmental traffic in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 1992;57:579-592.
Swartzman EE, Viswanathan MN, Thorner J: The PAL1 gene product is a peroxisomal ATP-binding cassette transporter in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Cell Biol 1996 Feb;132(4):549-63.
Komanduri K, Viswanathan MN, Wieder E, Schmidt D, Bredt B, Jacobson M, McCune J: Restoration of cytomegalovirus-specific CD4+ T-lymphocyte responses after ganciclovir and highly active antiretroviral therapy in individuals infected with HIV-1. Nature Medicine 1998;4(8):953-956.
Poulin JF, Viswanathan MN, Harris JM, Komanduri KV, Wieder E, Ringuette N, Jenkins M, McCune JM, Sekaly RP: Direct evidence for thymic function in adult humans. J Exp Med 1999 Aug 16;190(4):479-486.
Komanduri KV, Feinberg J, Hutchins RK, Frame RD, Schmidt DK, Viswanathan MN, Lalezari JP, McCune JM: Loss of cytomegalovirus-specific CD4+ T cell responses in human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected patients with high CD4+ T cell counts and recurrent retinitis. J Infect Dis 2001 Apr 15;183(8):1285-9. Epub 2001 Mar 12.
Kizer JR, Silvestry FE, Kimmel SE, Kasner SE, Wiegers SE, Erwin MB, Schwalm SA, Viswanathan MN, Pollard JR, Keane MG, Sutton MG: Racial differences in the prevalence of cardiac sources of embolism in subjects with unexplained stroke or transient ischemic attack evaluated by transesophageal echocardiography. Am J Cardiol 2002 Aug 15;90(4):395-400.
Springer ML, Sievers RE, Viswanathan MN, Yee MS, Foster E, Grossman W, Yeghiazarians Y: Closed-chest cell injections into mouse myocardium guided by high-resolution echocardiography. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2005 Sep;289(3):H1307-14. Epub 2005 May 20.
Zhang Y, Takagawa J, Sievers RE, Khan MF, Viswanathan MN, Springer ML, Foster E, Yeghiazarians Y: Validation of the wall motion score and myocardial performance indexes as novel techniques to assess cardiac function in mice after myocardial infarction. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2007 Feb;292(2):H1187-192. Epub 2006 Oct 6.
Viswanathan MN, Tseng ZH, Goldschlager N, Lee BK: Unusual atrial-paced tachycardia after pacemaker implantation: what is the mechanism? Heart Rhythm 2007 Jun;4(6):800-802. Epub 2007 Feb 9.
Viswanathan MN, Page RL: Short QT: When does it matter? Circulation 2007 Aug 14;116(7):686-688.
Michaels AD, Viswanathan MN, Jordan MV, Chatterjee K: Computerized acoustic cardiographic insights into the pericardial knock in constrictive pericarditis. Clin Cardiol 2007;30:450-458.
Patton KK, Levy M, Viswanathan M. Atrial lead dysfunction: an unusual feature of hypothyroidism. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2008;31(12):1650-2.
Viswanathan MN, Page RL. Pharmacological therapy for atrial fibrillation: Current options and new agents. Expert Opin Investig Drugs 2009; 18(4):417-31.
Yeghiazarians Y, Zhang Y, Prasad M, Shih H, Saini SA, Takagawa J, Sievers RE, Wong ML, Kapasi NK, Mirsky R, Koskenvuo J, Minasi P, Ye J, Viswanathan MN, Angeli FS, Boyle AJ, Springer ML, Grossman W. Injection of bone marrow cell extract into infarcted hearts results in functional improvement comparable to intact cell therapy. Mol Ther. 2009; 17(7):1250-6. Epub 2009 Apr 21.