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Vivek Y. Reddy, MD

Vivek Y. Reddy, MD, is the Director of Electrophysiology Laboratories at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Reddy’s research focuses on using catheter ablation to treat complex cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and resynchronization therapies that are used to treat congestive heart failure. He has published numerous articles, most famously a seminal multicenter clinical trial on ventricular tachycardia ablation. Known as SMASH-VT (Substrate Mapping and Ablation in Sinus Rhythm to Halt Ventricular Tachycardia), the study examined the use of prophylactic catheter ablation to prevent shocks in patients receiving defibrillators. The findings from SMASH-VT were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. After earning his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Reddy completed a residency in internal medicine at Yale University Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. He then completed a clinical cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Illinois and also a clinical and research cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has received numerous honors, including the Center for Minimally Invasive Therapy Fellowship and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship.