Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar, MD, FRCPC

Professor Nanthakumar is the Director of Heart Rhythm Disorders at UHN. He is a Clinical Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist. After receiving his MD at the University of Toronto in 1995, he completed his training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in Toronto. He subsequently completed his cardiac electrophysiology training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he studied the mechanisms of cardiac fibrillation. His clinical expertise is focused on devices in heart failure and performing catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia and supra ventricular tachycardias

Professor Nanthakumar's key research interests include the mechanisms of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation, novel signal processing methodology for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, and application of renal sympathetic denervation for treatment of ventricular tachycardia, which he conducts to the benefit of the tax payers. He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts and holds several patents related to his research interests.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2018 Sep 11;:
Si D, Azam MA, Lai PFH, Zamiri N, Kichigina G, Asta J, Massé S, Bokhari MM, Porta-Sánchez A, Labos C, Sun H, Yang P, Nanthakumar K
JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Mar;4(3):307-315
Porta-Sánchez A, Jackson N, Lukac P, Kristiansen SB, Nielsen JM, Gizurarson S, Massé S, Labos C, Viswanathan K, King B, Ha ACT, Downar E, Nanthakumar K
Europace. 2018 Jul 31;:
Bhaskaran A, Gizurarson S, Porta-Sánchez A, Massé S, Nair K, Nanthakumar K
Endocrinology. 2018 Jun 27;:
Farid TA, Baskaran A, Nanthakumar K
Comput Biol Med. 2018 May 28;:
Beheshti M, Nayyar S, Magtibay K, Massé S, Porta-Sanchez A, Haldar S, Bhaskaran A, Vigmond E, Nanthakumar K
JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Jun;1(3):187-197
Jackson N, Massé S, Zamiri N, Azam MA, Lai PFH, Kusha M, Asta J, Quadros K, King B, Backx P, Ideker RE, Nanthakumar K
JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Dec 26;3(13):1577-1579
Nayyar S, Porta-Sánchez A, Nanthakumar K
Heart Lung Circ. 2018 Mar 20;:
Jackson N, McGee M, Ahmed W, Davies A, Leitch J, Mills M, Cambourn M, Ezad S, Boyle A, Attia J, Nanthakumar K, Barlow M
J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Dec 07;6(12):
Porta-Sánchez A, Gilbert C, Spears D, Amir E, Chan J, Nanthakumar K, Thavendiranathan P



Active Staff, Toronto General Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital
Graduate Appointment, Institute of Medical Science