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.

Heart Rhythm. 2019 Oct 14;:
Bhaskaran A, Nayyar S, Porta-Sanchez A, Jons C, Masse S, Magtibay K, Aukhojee P, Ha A, Bokhari M, Tung R, Downar E, Nanthakumar K
Comput Biol Med. 2019 Aug 03;112:103379
Hotradat M, Balasundaram K, Masse S, Nair K, Nanthakumar K, Umapathy K
Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2019 Sep;11(3):525-536
Magtibay K, Porta-Sánchez A, Haldar SK, Deno DC, Massé S, Nanthakumar K
J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2019 Aug 09;:
Bhaskaran A, Nayyar S, Charla P, Saeed Y, Haldar S, Porta-Sánchez A, Kugamoorthy P, Hans A, Jons C, Oechslin E, Hickey E, Harris L, Silversides C, Roche SL, Downar E, Nanthakumar K, Nair K
Stem Cell Reports. 2019 May 14;12(5):967-981
Romagnuolo R, Masoudpour H, Porta-Sánchez A, Qiang B, Barry J, Laskary A, Qi X, Massé S, Magtibay K, Kawajiri H, Wu J, Valdman Sadikov T, Rothberg J, Panchalingam KM, Titus E, Li RK, Zandstra PW, Wright GA, Nanthakumar K, Ghugre NR, Keller G, Laflamme MA
Can J Cardiol. 2019 Feb;35(2):169-177
Porta-Sánchez A, Ha ACT, Wang X, Almehmadi F, Austin PC, Fischer HD, Al-Qubbany A, Chemello D, Chauhan V, Downar E, Lee DS, Nanthakumar K
Europace. 2019 Feb 04;:
Porta-Sánchez A, Magtibay K, Nayyar S, Bhaskaran A, Lai PFH, Massé S, Labos C, Qiang B, Romagnuolo R, Masoudpour H, Biswas L, Ghugre N, Laflamme M, Deno DC, Nanthakumar K
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019 Jan 06;:
Bhaskaran A, Nayyar S, Porta-Sánchez A, Haldar S, Bokhari M, Massé S, Liang T, Zehra N, Farid T, Downar E, Nanthakumar K
JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Nov;4(11):1480-1481
Bokhari MM, Spears DA, Lai PF, Si D, Billia F, Parker JD, Al-Hesayen AO, Azam MA, Riazi S, Nanthakumar K
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2018 Oct 19;:
Nayyar S, Downar E, Beheshti M, Liang T, Massé S, Magtibay K, Bhaskaran A, Saeed Y, Vigmond EJ, Nanthakumar K



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