Paul Varosy, MD
Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (1996)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (1992)
Internship:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program (1997)
Residency:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2000)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2004)
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (2006)
Languages: English, Spanish, German
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
  • Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado

Recognition & Awards

  • Expert Council for Clinical Excellence and Leadership (EXCCEL), University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Medicine (2019)
  • Rising Star, University Of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Medicine (2014)
  • Fellow (FAHA), American Heart Association (2012)
  • Fellow (FHRS), Heart Rhythm Society (2011)
  • Fellow (FACC), American College of Cardiology (2010)
  • VA HSR&D Research Career Development Award, VA Office of Health Services Research and Development (2006)

Research Interests

My academic interests focus on the measurement and improvement of quality of care among patients with arrhythmias and arrhythmia devices.

Teaching

  • Professor (2020)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Medicine

Publications

  • Lee PJ, Varosy P, Sandhu A. Uncommon presentation of a common disorder: Syncope with AVNRT in setting of a structural anomaly. Clin Case Rep. 2020 Mar;8(3):477-480. PubMed PMID: 32185039
  • Nishimura M, Marcus GM, Varosy PD, Bao H, Wang Y, Curtis JP, Hsu JC. Association of body mass index with cardiac resynchronization therapy intention and left ventricular lead implantation failure: insights from the NCDR implantable cardioverter-defibrillator registry. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2020 Mar;57(2):279-288. PubMed PMID: 31004224
  • Varma N, Marrouche NF, Aguinaga L, Albert CM, Arbelo E, Choi JI, Chung MK, Conte G, Dagher L, Epstein LM, Ghanbari H, Han JK, Heidbuchel H, Huang H, Lakkireddy DR, Ngarmukos T, Russo AM, Saad EB, Saenz Morales LC, Sandau KE, Sridhar ARM, Stecker EC, Varosy PD. HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS/ACC/AHA Worldwide Practice Update for Telehealth and Arrhythmia Monitoring During and After a Pandemic. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2020 Jul;13(7):e009007. PubMed PMID: 32692972
  • Freeman JV, Varosy P, Price MJ, Slotwiner D, Kusumoto FM, Rammohan C, Kavinsky CJ, Turi ZG, Akar J, Koutras C, Curtis JP, Masoudi FA. The NCDR Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Apr 7;75(13):1503-1518. PubMed PMID: 32238316
  • Collet TH, Ewing SK, Ensrud KE, Laughlin GA, Hoffman AR, Varosy PD, Stefanick ML, Stone KL, Orwoll E, Bauer DC. Endogenous Testosterone Levels and the Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Events in Elderly Men: The MrOS Prospective Study. J Endocr Soc. 2020 May 1;4(5):bvaa038. PubMed PMID: 32337470
  • Aleong RG, Zipse MM, Tompkins C, Aftab M, Varosy P, Sauer W, Kao D. Analysis of Outcomes in 8304 Patients Undergoing Lead Extraction for Infection. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Apr 7;9(7):e011473. PubMed PMID: 32192410
  • Kusumoto FM, Schoenfeld MH, Barrett C, Edgerton JR, Ellenbogen KA, Gold MR, Goldschlager NF, Hamilton RM, Joglar JA, Kim RJ, Lee R, Marine JE, McLeod CJ, Oken KR, Patton KK, Pellegrini CN, Selzman KA, Thompson A, Varosy PD. 2018 ACC/AHA/HRS guideline on the evaluation and management of patients with bradycardia and cardiac conduction delay: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. Heart Rhythm. 2019 Sep;16(9):e128-e226. PubMed PMID: 30412778
  • Kusumoto FM, Schoenfeld MH, Barrett C, Edgerton JR, Ellenbogen KA, Gold MR, Goldschlager NF, Hamilton RM, Joglar JA, Kim RJ, Lee R, Marine JE, McLeod CJ, Oken KR, Patton KK, Pellegrini CN, Selzman KA, Thompson A, Varosy PD. 2018 ACC/AHA/HRS guideline on the evaluation and management of patients with bradycardia and cardiac conduction delay: Executive summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the Heart Rhythm Society. Heart Rhythm. 2019 Sep;16(9):e227-e279. PubMed PMID: 30412777
  • Edward JA, Zipse MM, Tompkins C, Varosy PD, Sandhu A, Rosenberg M, Aleong R, Tzou WS, Borne RT, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT. Follow-Up After Catheter Ablation of Papillary Muscles and Valve Cusps. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Oct;5(10):1185-1196. PubMed PMID: 31648744
  • Sandhu A, Levy A, Varosy PD, Matlock D. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Older Adults With Heart Failure. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Oct;67(10):2193-2199. PubMed PMID: 31403714
  • Zipse MM, Tzou WS, Schuller JL, Aleong RG, Varosy PD, Tompkins C, Borne RT, Tumolo AZ, Sandhu A, Kim D, Freeman AM, Weinberger HD, Maier LA, Sung RK, Nguyen DT, Sauer WH. Electrophysiologic testing for diagnostic evaluation and risk stratification in patients with suspected cardiac sarcoidosis with preserved left and right ventricular systolic function. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019 Oct;30(10):1939-1948. PubMed PMID: 31257683
  • Mantini N, Zipse M, Tompkins C, Varosy PD, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT. Ablation of atrial arrhythmias in patients with cardiogenic shock on mechanical circulatory support. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2019 Mar;5(3):115-119. PubMed PMID: 30891405
  • Padala SK, Gunda S, Li S, Sharma PS, Koneru JN, Varosy PD, Ellenbogen KA. A risk score model for predicting intraprocedural cardiac injury during implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation: Insights from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019 Feb;30(2):212-220. PubMed PMID: 30575180
  • Kusumoto FM, Schoenfeld MH, Barrett C, Edgerton JR, Ellenbogen KA, Gold MR, Goldschlager NF, Hamilton RM, Joglar JA, Kim RJ, Lee R, Marine JE, McLeod CJ, Oken KR, Patton KK, Pellegrini CN, Selzman KA, Thompson A, Varosy PD. 2018 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Bradycardia and Cardiac Conduction Delay: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. Circulation. 2019 Aug 20;140(8):e382-e482. PubMed PMID: 30586772
  • Kusumoto FM, Schoenfeld MH, Barrett C, Edgerton JR, Ellenbogen KA, Gold MR, Goldschlager NF, Hamilton RM, Joglar JA, Kim RJ, Lee R, Marine JE, McLeod CJ, Oken KR, Patton KK, Pellegrini CN, Selzman KA, Thompson A, Varosy PD. 2018 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Bradycardia and Cardiac Conduction Delay: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the Heart Rhythm Society. Circulation. 2019 Aug 20;140(8):e333-e381. PubMed PMID: 30586771
  • Kusumoto FM, Schoenfeld MH, Barrett C, Edgerton JR, Ellenbogen KA, Gold MR, Goldschlager NF, Hamilton RM, Joglar JA, Kim RJ, Lee R, Marine JE, McLeod CJ, Oken KR, Patton KK, Pellegrini CN, Selzman KA, Thompson A, Varosy PD. 2018 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Bradycardia and Cardiac Conduction Delay: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the Heart Rhythm Society. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Aug 20;74(7):932-987. PubMed PMID: 30412710
  • Kusumoto FM, Schoenfeld MH, Barrett C, Edgerton JR, Ellenbogen KA, Gold MR, Goldschlager NF, Hamilton RM, Joglar JA, Kim RJ, Lee R, Marine JE, McLeod CJ, Oken KR, Patton KK, Pellegrini CN, Selzman KA, Thompson A, Varosy PD. 2018 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Bradycardia and Cardiac Conduction Delay: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Aug 20;74(7):e51-e156. PubMed PMID: 30412709
  • Sandhu A, Bao H, Minges KE, Varosy PD, Borne RT, Zipse MM, Marzec L, Peterson P, Masoudi F, Bradley SM. Use of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator in US Hospitals. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Aug 1;4(8):804-809. PubMed PMID: 31215970
  • Sandhu A, Zipse MM, Borne RT, Aleong RG, Tompkins C, Schuller J, Rosenberg M, Varosy PD, Tzou WS, Nguyen DT, Sauer WH. Esophageal position, measured luminal temperatures, and risk of atrioesophageal fistula with atrial fibrillation ablation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Apr;42(4):458-463. PubMed PMID: 30779183
  • Tzou WS, Rothstein PA, Cowherd M, Zipse MM, Tompkins C, Marzec L, Aleong RG, Schuller JL, Varosy PD, Borne RT, Mathew J, Tumolo A, Sandhu A, Nguyen DT, Sauer WH. Repeat ablation of refractory ventricular arrhythmias in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy: Impact of midmyocardial substrate and role of adjunctive ablation techniques. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2018 Oct;29(10):1403-1412. PubMed PMID: 30033528
  • Hsu JC, Varosy PD, Bao H, Dewland TA, Curtis JP, Marcus GM. Coronary Venous Dissection from Left Ventricular Lead Placement During Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy With Defibrillator Implantation and Associated in-Hospital Adverse Events (from the NCDR ICD Registry). Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jan 1;121(1):55-61. PubMed PMID: 29102348
  • Varosy PD. Toward Improving Patient Safety: Systems-Based Approaches Are Our Best Way Forward. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 1;177(10):1514-1515. PubMed PMID: 28846749
  • Marzec LN, Peterson PN, Bao H, Curtis JP, Masoudi FA, Varosy PD, Bradley SM. Use of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Among Eligible Patients Receiving an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: Insights From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Registry. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 May 1;2(5):561-565. PubMed PMID: 28122073
  • Katz DF, Maddox TM, Turakhia M, Gehi A, O'Brien EC, Lubitz SA, Turchin A, Doros G, Lei L, Varosy P, Marzec L, Hsu JC. Contemporary Trends in Oral Anticoagulant Prescription in Atrial Fibrillation Patients at Low to Moderate Risk of Stroke After Guideline-Recommended Change in Use of the CHADS(2) to the CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc Score for Thromboembolic Risk Assessment: Analysis From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's Outpatient Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence Atrial Fibrillation Registry. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 May;10(5). PubMed PMID: 28506981
  • Al-Chekakie MO, Bao H, Jones PW, Stein KM, Marzec L, Varosy PD, Masoudi FA, Curtis JP, Akar JG. Addition of Blood Pressure and Weight Transmissions to Standard Remote Monitoring of Implantable Defibrillators and its Association with Mortality and Rehospitalization. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 May;10(5). PubMed PMID: 28506978
  • Masoudi FA, Ponirakis A, de Lemos JA, Jollis JG, Kremers M, Messenger JC, Moore JWM, Moussa I, Oetgen WJ, Varosy PD, Vincent RN, Wei J, Curtis JP, Roe MT, Spertus JA. Executive Summary: Trends in U.S. Cardiovascular Care: 2016 Report From 4 ACC National Cardiovascular Data Registries. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Mar 21;69(11):1424-1426. PubMed PMID: 28025066
  • Masoudi FA, Ponirakis A, de Lemos JA, Jollis JG, Kremers M, Messenger JC, Moore JWM, Moussa I, Oetgen WJ, Varosy PD, Vincent RN, Wei J, Curtis JP, Roe MT, Spertus JA. Trends in U.S. Cardiovascular Care: 2016 Report From 4 ACC National Cardiovascular Data Registries. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Mar 21;69(11):1427-1450. PubMed PMID: 28025065
  • Pokorney SD, Parzynski CS, Daubert JP, Hegland DD, Varosy PD, Curtis JP, Al-Khatib SM. Temporal Trends in and Factors Associated With Use of Single- Versus Dual-Coil Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Leads: Data From the NCDR ICD Registry. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Jun;3(6):612-619. PubMed PMID: 29759435
  • Katz DF, Peterson P, Borne RT, Betz J, Al-Khatib SM, Varosy PD, Wang Y, Hsu JC, Hoffmayer KS, Kipp RT, Hansen CM, Turakhia MP, Masoudi FA. Survival After Secondary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Placement: An Analysis From the NCDR ICD Registry. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Jan;3(1):20-28. PubMed PMID: 29759690
  • Al-Khatib SM, Yancy CW, Solis P, Becker L, Benjamin EJ, Carrillo RG, Ezekowitz JA, Fonarow GC, Kantharia BK, Kleinman M, Nichol G, Varosy PD. 2016 AHA/ACC Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Jan;10(1):e000022. PubMed PMID: 27993943
  • Al-Khatib SM, Yancy CW, Solis P, Becker L, Benjamin EJ, Carrillo RG, Ezekowitz JA, Fonarow GC, Kantharia BK, Kleinman M, Nichol G, Varosy PD. 2016 AHA/ACC Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Feb 14;69(6):712-744. PubMed PMID: 28007322
  • Varosy PD, Chen LY, Miller AL, Noseworthy PA, Slotwiner DJ, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Pacing as a Treatment for Reflex-Mediated (Vasovagal, Situational, or Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity) Syncope: A Systematic Review for the 2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Aug 1;70(5):664-679. PubMed PMID: 28286220
  • Varosy PD, Chen LY, Miller AL, Noseworthy PA, Slotwiner DJ, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Pacing as a Treatment for Reflex-Mediated (Vasovagal, Situational, or Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity) Syncope: A Systematic Review for the 2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. Circulation. 2017 Aug 1;136(5):e123-e135. PubMed PMID: 28280230
  • Varosy PD, Chen LY, Miller AL, Noseworthy PA, Slotwiner DJ, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Pacing as a treatment for reflex-mediated (vasovagal, situational, or carotid sinus hypersensitivity) syncope: A systematic review for the 2017 ACC/AHA/HRS guideline for the evaluation and management of patients with syncope: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Aug;14(8):e255-e269. PubMed PMID: 28286245
  • Bansal N, Szpiro A, Masoudi F, Greenlee RT, Smith DH, Magid DJ, Gurwitz JH, Reynolds K, Tabada GH, Sung SH, Dighe A, Cassidy-Bushrow A, Garcia-Montilla R, Hammill S, Hayes J, Kadish A, Sharma P, Varosy P, Vidaillet H, Go AS. Kidney function and appropriateness of device therapies in adults with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Heart. 2017 Apr;103(7):529-537. PubMed PMID: 27742796
  • May AM, Blackwell T, Stone KL, Cawthon PM, Sauer WH, Varosy PD, Redline S, Koo BB, Mehra R. Longitudinal relationships of periodic limb movements during sleep and incident atrial fibrillation. Sleep Med. 2016 Sep;25:78-86. PubMed PMID: 27823721
  • Branch-Elliman W, Stanislawski M, Strymish J, Barón AE, Gupta K, Varosy PD, Gold HS, Ho PM. Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories: A Potential Target for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Quality Improvement?. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Sep;37(9):1005-11. PubMed PMID: 27322021
  • Friedman DJ, Parzynski CS, Varosy PD, Prutkin JM, Patton KK, Mithani A, Russo AM, Curtis JP, Al-Khatib SM. Trends and In-Hospital Outcomes Associated With Adoption of the Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in the United States. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Nov 1;1(8):900-911. PubMed PMID: 27603935
  • Thadani SR, Ristow B, Blackwell T, Mehra R, Stone KL, Marcus GM, Varosy PD, Cummings SR, Cawthon PM. Relationship of Bisphosphonate Therapy and Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter: Outcomes of Sleep Disorders in Older Men (MrOS Sleep) Study. Chest. 2016 May;149(5):1173-80. PubMed PMID: 26836889
  • Ruckdeschel ES, Kay J, Varosy P, Nguyen DT. Slow Pathway Modification in a Patient with D-Transposition of the Great Arteries and Atrial Switch Procedure. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2016 Mar;8(1):191-6. PubMed PMID: 26920193
  • Khazanie P, Greiner MA, Al-Khatib SM, Piccini JP, Turakhia MP, Varosy PD, Masoudi FA, Curtis LH, Hernandez AF. Comparative Effectiveness of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Among Patients With Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation: Findings From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Registry. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Jun;9(6). PubMed PMID: 27296396
  • Drozda JP Jr, Ferguson TB Jr, Jneid H, Krumholz HM, Nallamothu BK, Olin JW, Ting HH, Heidenreich PA, Albert NM, Chan PS, Curtis LH, Ferguson TB Jr, Fonarow GC, Ho PM, O'Brien S, Russo AM, Thomas RJ, Ting HH, Varosy PD. 2015 ACC/AHA Focused Update of Secondary Prevention Lipid Performance Measures: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 Jan;9(1):68-95. PubMed PMID: 26666514
  • Zeitler EP, Al-Khatib SM, Slotwiner D, Kumar UN, Varosy P, Van Wagoner DR, Marcus GM, Kusumoto FM, Blum L. Proceedings from Heart Rhythm Society's emerging technologies forum, Boston, MA, May 12, 2015. Heart Rhythm. 2016 Feb;13(2):e39-49. PubMed PMID: 26801401
  • May AM, Blackwell T, Stone PH, Stone KL, Cawthon PM, Sauer WH, Varosy PD, Redline S, Mehra R. Central Sleep-disordered Breathing Predicts Incident Atrial Fibrillation in Older Men. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Apr 1;193(7):783-91. PubMed PMID: 26595380
  • Borne RT, Varosy PD. Optimal utilization of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: Are we there yet?. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Sep;12(9):2028-9. PubMed PMID: 26073593
  • Oestreich BA, Ahlgren B, Seres T, Zipse MM, Tompkins C, Varosy PD, Aleong RG. Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography to Improve the Safety of Transvenous Lead Extraction. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Oct;1(5):442-448. PubMed PMID: 29759473
  • Akar JG, Bao H, Jones PW, Wang Y, Varosy PD, Masoudi FA, Stein KM, Saxon LA, Normand SL, Curtis JP. Use of Remote Monitoring Is Associated With Lower Risk of Adverse Outcomes Among Patients With Implanted Cardiac Defibrillators. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Oct;8(5):1173-80. PubMed PMID: 26092577
  • Bhatt DL, Drozda JP Jr, Shahian DM, Chan PS, Fonarow GC, Heidenreich PA, Jacobs JP, Masoudi FA, Peterson ED, Welke KF, Heidenreich PA, Albert NM, Chan PS, Curtis LH, Ferguson TB Jr, Fonarow GC, Ho PM, Jurgens C, O'Brien S, Russo AM, Thomas RJ, Ting HH, Varosy PD. ACC/AHA/STS Statement on the Future of Registries and the Performance Measurement Enterprise: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Nov;8(6):634-48. PubMed PMID: 26432527
  • Hess PL, Greiner MA, Al-Khatib SM, Masoudi FA, Varosy PD, Fogel RI, Curtis LH, Hernandez AF. Same-day discharge and risks of mortality and readmission after elective ICD placement for primary prevention. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Mar 10;65(9):955-7. PubMed PMID: 25744015
  • Zipse MM, Schuller JL, Steckman DS, Katz DF, Tzou WS, Nguyen DT, Aleong RG, Sung RK, Tompkins C, Varosy PD, Sauer WH. Measured Lead Parameters and Electrogram Sensing Over Time in Patients With Cardiac Sarcoidosis and an Implanted Cardiac-Defibrillator. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Mar - Apr;1(1-2):94-102. PubMed PMID: 29759346
  • Zusterzeel R, Spatz ES, Curtis JP, Sanders WE, Selzman KA, Piña IL, Bao H, Ponirakis A, Varosy PD, Masoudi FA, Caños DA, Strauss DG. Cardiac resynchronization therapy in women versus men: observational comparative effectiveness study from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Mar;8(2 Suppl 1):S4-11. PubMed PMID: 25714821
  • Slotwiner D, Varma N, Akar JG, Annas G, Beardsall M, Fogel RI, Galizio NO, Glotzer TV, Leahy RA, Love CJ, McLean RC, Mittal S, Morichelli L, Patton KK, Raitt MH, Ricci RP, Rickard J, Schoenfeld MH, Serwer GA, Shea J, Varosy P, Verma A, Yu CM. HRS Expert Consensus Statement on remote interrogation and monitoring for cardiovascular implantable electronic devices. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jul;12(7):e69-100. PubMed PMID: 25981148
  • Varosy PD. Lariat-Small Step or Giant Leap?. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul;175(7):1110-1. PubMed PMID: 25939059
  • Hsu JC, Varosy PD, Parzynski CS, Chaudhry SI, Dewland TA, Curtis JP, Marcus GM. Procedure timing as a predictor of inhospital adverse outcomes from implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation: insights from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Am Heart J. 2015 Jan;169(1):45-52.e3. PubMed PMID: 25497247
  • Zusterzeel R, Caños DA, Sanders WE, Selzman KA, Ponirakis A, Varosy PD, Strauss DG. Reply: Some caveats about QRS duration in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Feb 10;65(5):515. PubMed PMID: 25660935
  • Heidenreich PA, Tsai V, Curtis J, Wang Y, Turakhia MP, Masoudi FA, Varosy PD, Goldstein MK. A validated risk model for 1-year mortality after primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement. Am Heart J. 2015 Aug;170(2):281-289.e2. PubMed PMID: 26299225
  • Katz DF, Turakhia MP, Sauer WH, Tzou WS, Heath RR, Zipse MM, Aleong RG, Varosy PD, Kao DP. Safety of ventricular tachycardia ablation in clinical practice: findings from 9699 hospital discharge records. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Apr;8(2):362-70. PubMed PMID: 25688143
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Professional Memberships

  • Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Fellow
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Fellow
  • VA CART National Program, Project Director, CART-EP and CART-CIED
  • VA Real-Time Location Services Cardiac Catheterization/Electrophysiology Laboratory National Workgroup, Co-Chairperson
  • VHA Clinically-Driven Strategic Sourcing, Executive Co-Sponsor
  • NCDR Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion (LAAO) Registry Steering Committee, Chair

Practice Locations

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
303-399-8020

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Cardiac Electrophysiology - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
3rd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-6510

Hospital Affiliation
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Electrophysiology, Board Certification (2007, 2017)
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certification (2005, 2015)
  • Internal Medicine (1999)
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Certificate (2001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Arrhythmia
Clinical Interests
I provide comprehensive care for patients with heart rhythm problems.

Care Philosophy
In the highly technology-driven specialty of clinical cardiac electrophysiology, I strive to provide patient-centered care based on the highest quality scientific evidence, best clinical practices, and effective communication in the framework of shared decision making. Together, these principles allow me to empower patients to make informed, autonomous arrhythmia care decisions consistent with their personal goals and values.

Personal Interests
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children. I am an avid cyclist, skier, and guitarist.

Volunteer Activities
I serve in local and national roles in promoting measurement and improvement in the quality of heart rhythm care.

Public Speaking
Yes
I speak about measurement and improvement of quality of heart rhythm care.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (1996)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (1992)
Internships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program (1997)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2000)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2004)
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (2006)
Languages: English, Spanish, German
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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