Auras Atreya, M.D., Heart Rhythm Management Specialist, Joins UAMS Cardiovascular Team/Will Spearhead Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation Program

By Linda Satter

As an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Atreya will spearhead the UAMS ventricular tachycardia ablation program.

“We were delighted to recruit Dr. Atreya to join the faculty,” said Paul Mounsey, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. “These very sick patients with risk of cardiac arrest are a particularly difficult management challenge, and Dr. Atreya has specialized training in this field.”

In addition to treatment of ventricular tachycardia patients, he will provide all forms of heart rhythm treatments, including pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and catheter ablation of other arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation.

Atreya also will be the associate director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship program at UAMS.  

He came to UAMS from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he completed fellowships in cardiac electrophysiology and interventional/structural cardiology. He also worked at AIG Institute of Cardiac Sciences, a ventricular tachycardia ablation center in India, for two years.

Ateya received his medical degree, with distinction, from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, in Manipal, India, in 2009. He then completed a research fellowship at the University of Michigan Center for Arrythmia Research and a research-track internal medicine residency at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine in Springfield, Massachusetts, before obtaining his Master’s of Public Health in 2017 from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. He then completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

He is accepting new patients and referrals to his clinic, located on the first floor of the UAMS Outpatient Center. Appointments can be made by calling the clinic at 501-686-5311 or the appointment center at 501-686-8000.


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