Mehmet Aktas, M.D.

Mehmet Aktas, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 679-Y
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4776
Fax: (585) 242-9549


The biographical information for Mehmet Aktas, M.D. is not currently available.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems High Score Recognition | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, New York 2012
Internal Medicine Resident Mentorship Award | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, New York 2011

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Mar 1
Brenyo A, Aktas MK. "Review of complementary and alternative medical treatment of arrhythmias." The American journal of cardiology.. 2014 Mar 1; 113(5):897-903. Epub 2013 Dec 12.
2014 Mar
Aktas MK, Zareba W, Huang DT, McNitt S, Polonsky S, Chen L, Stockburger M, Merkely B, Moss AJ, Kutyifa V. "The Effect of Weight Loss on Clinical Outcomes in Patients Implanted With a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device-A MADIT-CRT Substudy." Journal of cardiac failure.. 2014 Mar; 20(3):183-9. Epub 2013 Dec 18.
2014 Feb 6
Plank B, Kutyifa V, Moss AJ, Huang DT, Ruwald AC, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Zareba W, Goldenberg I, Aktas MK. "Smoking is associated with an increased risk of first and recurrent ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with mild heart failure with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy: A MADIT-CRT substudy." Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society.. 2014 Feb 6; Epub 2014 Feb 06.
2013 Nov
Kutyifa V, Huth Ruwald AC, Aktas MK, Jons C, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Geller L, Merkely B, Moss AJ, Zareba W, Bloch Thomsen PE. "Clinical impact, safety, and efficacy of single- versus dual-coil ICD leads in MADIT-CRT." Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology. 2013 Nov; 24(11):1246-52. Epub 2013 Jul 25.
2013 Oct
Sherazi S, McNitt S, Aktas MK, Polonsky B, Shah AH, Moss AJ, Daubert JP, Zareba W. "End-of-life care in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: a MADIT-II substudy." Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 2013 Oct; 36(10):1273-9. Epub 2013 Jun 03.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Cardiology (SMD) - Primary


Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | State University of New York Upstate Medical University2002
Bachelor of Arts | Biology | University of Rochester1998

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Electrophysiology at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Fellowship in Cardiology at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation07/01/2003 - 06/30/2005
Internship in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation07/01/2002 - 06/30/2003