Roopinder K. Sandhu, MD, MPH

Director, Device Clinic

Roopinder K. Sandhu, MD, MPH

Smidt Heart Institute
127 S San Vicente Blvd #A3600
Los AngelesCA
90048

Phone:

310-248-6679

Fax:

310-423-6795

Roopinder K. Sandhu, MD, MPH

Director, Device Clinic

  • IM/Cardiology

Dr. Sandhu's main research focus is on arrhythmia health services research including gaining a better understanding of arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation, syncope, and sudden cardiac death) epidemiology, identifying gaps in treatment and pursuing strategies to improve outcomes. Dr. Sandhu has received grants to support her research from University Hospital Foundation at the University of Alberta, Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network, Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific publications, abstracts and book chapters in medical journals and textbooks. She has given more than 45 invited lectures on ICD implantation, syncope, and atrial fibrillation to local, regional, national and international audiences.

  • Residency: Case Western Reserve University–Metro Health, Internal Medicine, 2005
  • Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University–Metro Health, Cardiology and Electrophysiology Program, 2009
  • Harvard School of Public Health, 3. Masters of Public Health in Clinical Effectiveness, 2011
  • Research Mentor of the Year, University of Alberta, Division of Cardiology, 2020
  • Research Mentor of the Year, University of Alberta, Division of Cardiology, 2019
  • Cardiology Teaching Award, University of Alberta, Division of Cardiology, 2018
  • Cardiology Teaching Award, University of Alberta, Division of Cardiology, 2017
  • Cardiology Teaching Award, University of Alberta, Division of Cardiology, 2016
  • Sandhu RK (Co-chair), Raj SR, Thiruganasmbandmoorthy V, Kaul P, Morillo CA, Krahn AD, Guzman JC, Sheldon RS (Co-chair). Canadian Cardiovascular Society Clinical Practice Update on the Assessment and Management of Syncope. CJC 2020;36:1167-1177.
  • Sandhu RK, Wilton SB, Cruz J, Aztema CL, MacFarlane K, McKelvie R, Lambert L, Rush K, Zimmerman R, Oakes G, Deyell M, Wyse DG, Cox JL, Skanes A. An update on the development and feasibility assessment of Canadian quality indicators for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. CJC Open 2019;1(4):198-205.
  • Sandhu RK, Dolovich L, Deif B, Barake W, Agarwal G, Ginvalds A, Lim T, Quinn RF, Gladstone D, Conen D, Connolly SJ, Healey JS. High Prevalence of Modifiable Stroke Risk Factors Identified in a Pharmacy-Based Screening Program. BMJ Open Heart 2016;3(2):e000515.

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