Dr. Samuel Asirvatham, MD

Dr. Samuel Asirvatham, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

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Dr. Samuel Asirvatham, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.Read his story

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
more than 85% of peers
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
more than 79% of peers
Heart Surgery
more than 73% of peers

Dr. Asirvatham's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Asirvatham's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Asirvatham "Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D., is an electrophysiologist at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. After completing medical school at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, his internship was at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Following residency and chief residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he did his clinical cardiac and electrophysiology training at the University of Oklahoma near Oklahoma City. Dr. Asirvatham is currently a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases within the Department of Internal Medicine and a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology within the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. He is a consultant in cardiac electrophysiology. He is also program director for the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship and director of strategic collaboration for the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Focus areas Dr. Asirvatham's research and innovation interests include: Development of a percutaneous epicardial system to close the left atrial appendage Renal nerve stimulation for the treatment of neurocardiogenic syncope Development of a novel circuit to prevent coagulum formation during radiofrequency ablation procedures Specifically designed and created tools to allow electrophysiology mapping and ablation through the veins of the central nervous system to treat seizures and other central nervous system disorders "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Asirvatham "Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Seizure
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Syncope, Familial Neurocardiogenic
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)


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20  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • MB BS - (Vellore, India) Christian Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Chief Resident, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • House Officer - (Nagari, India) CSI Hospitals, Christian Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Resident, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Cardiology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Electrophysiology/Pacing, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Post-Grad, Christian Medical College
    Other Education | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Mayo Clinic Distinguished Teacher Award, Mayo Clinic, 2014
  • 2008Teacher of the Year, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 2008
  • Department of Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year Award, Mayo Clinic, 2008
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, International Dead Sea Symposium 2012, 2012
  • Teacher of the Year, Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 2009
  • 2008Teacher of the Year, Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 2008
  • Teacher of the Year, Mayo Clinic, 2008
  • Heart Rhythm Society's Distinguished Teacher Award, Heart Rhythm Society, 2011
  • Mayo Award for Partnership in Care, Mayo Clinic, 2008
  • Teacher of the Year, Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, 2010
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Electrophysiology Fellowship Program of Cardiovascular Diseases, Director
  • Executive Committee of Cardiovascular Diseases, Member
  • Heart Rhythm Society, Board Member
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Dr. Asirvatham's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Asirvatham to family and friends
2 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Asirvatham's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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