Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar

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 Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Dec 07;6(12):
Porta-Sánchez A, Gilbert C, Spears D, Amir E, Chan J, Nanthakumar K, Thavendiranathan P
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2017 Sep;10(9):
Haldar SK, Magtibay K, Porta-Sanchez A, Massé S, Mitsakakis N, Lai PFH, Azam MA, Asta J, Kusha M, Dorian P, Ha ACT, Chauhan V, Deno DC, Nanthakumar K
J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Aug 16;6(8):
Magtibay K, Massé S, Asta J, Kusha M, Lai PFH, Azam MA, Porta-Sanchez A, Haldar S, Malebranche D, Labos C, Deno DC, Nanthakumar K
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2017 Mar;10(3):
Azam MA, Zamiri N, Massé S, Kusha M, Lai PF, Nair GK, Tan NS, Labos C, Nanthakumar K
Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Mar;10(3):e004172
Jackson N, Gizurarson S, Azam MA, King B, Ramadeen A, Zamiri N, Porta-Sánchez A, Al-Hesayen A, Graham J, Kusha M, Massé S, Lai PF, Parker J, John R, Kiehl TR, Nair GK, Dorian P, Nanthakumar K
Europace. 2017 Jan 20;:
Porta-Sánchez A, Angaran P, Massé S, Nair K, Farid T, Umapathy K, Asta J, Gizurarson S, Nanthakumar K
Heart Rhythm. 2017 Jan 16;:
King B, Porta-Sánchez A, Massé S, Zamiri N, Balasundaram K, Kusha M, Jackson N, Haldar S, Umapathy K, Nanthakumar K
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2016 Jul 7;
Deno DC, Balachandran R, Morgan D, Ahmad F, Masse S, Nanthakumar K



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