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David Tsu-Chau Huang, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2475

Office: (585) 275-4775

Fax: (585) 242-9549

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Cardiology

Biography

Dr. Huang is the Director of the electrophysiology section, and he specializes in treatment of patients with ventricular arrhythmias, especially ablation for ventricular tachycardia. In addition, Dr. Huang performs ablation of complex arrhythmias. Dr. Huang is an expert in complete management of pacemakers, defibrillators, and resynchronization devices. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Professional Background

Dr. Huang graduated from Cornell University, received his MD from the Vermont University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships at the Beth Israel Hospital. He joined our faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 1998.

Credentials

Education

1989
MD | University of Vermont College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998
Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-East Campus

07/01/1994 - 06/30/1997
Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-East Campus

07/01/1993 - 06/30/1994
Residency in Cardiology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

07/01/1991 - 06/30/1993
Fellowship in Cardiology at National Institutes of Health, NIH

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1991
Residency in Cardiology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1990
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Awards

2010
Who's Who in America

2007
Teacher of the Year. Electrophysiology Service
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine

2005
Teacher of the Year. Electrophysiology Service
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine

2003
Teacher of the Year. Electrophysiology Service
Location: University of Rochester

2001
C.Y. Lee Lectureship Award. Distinguished Young Taiwanese American Physicians.
Sponsor: North American Taiwanese Medical Association

1997
Clinical Investigator Training Program. Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sponsor: Division of Health Sciences and Technology

1989
Medical Grand Rounds Presentation. Senior Student Research Award.
Sponsor: University of Vermont College of Medicine

1985
Certificate of Merit for Scholarship.
Sponsor: Cornell University
Location: Cornell University

1985
Cum Laude. Cornell University
Sponsor: Cornell University
Location: Cornell University

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Clinical Trials

Prophylactic Intra-Operative Ventricular Arrhythmia Ablation in High-Risk LVAD Candidates (PIVATAL)

Lead Researcher: David Huang

A VAD is a mechanical device that helps the heart pump blood to the body. VADs most often provide support to the left ventricle, the major pumping chamber of the heart. The use of LVADs has continued to increase for patients with advanced heart failure due to the observed improvement in symptoms and death. LVADs are surgically implanted in patients who have heart failure. Due to their advanced heart disease and their ongoing risks, patients who receive LVADs develop ventricular tachyarrhythmias after surgery. Ventricular tachycardia occurs when the heart's electrical signals cause the lower heart chambers (ventricles) to beat too quickly. Ventricular tachycardia ablation uses cold or heat energy to create tiny scars in the heart to block faulty signals that cause a rapid, erratic heartbeat. This study will determine if a ventricular tachycardia ablation procedure performed during surgery will reduce rapid heart rates after surgery.

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Publications

Journal Articles

6/13/2022
Barlas RS, Clark AB, Loke YK, Kwok CS, Angus DC, Uranga A, España PP, Eurich DT, Huang DT, Man SY, Rainer TH, Yealy DM, Myint PK, Mor MK, Fine MJ. "Comparison of the prognostic performance of the CURB-65 and a modified version of the pneumonia severity index designed to identify high-risk patients using the International Community-Acquired Pneumonia Collaboration Cohort." Respiratory medicine.. 2022 Jun 13; 200:106884. Epub 2022 Jun 13.

6/1/2022
Saxena S, Goldenberg I, McNitt S, Hsich E, Kutyifa V, Bragazzi NL, Polonsky B, Aktas MK, Huang DT, Rosero S, Klein H, Zareba W, Younis A. "Sex Differences in the Risk of First and Recurrent Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias Among Patients Receiving an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator for Primary Prevention." JAMA network open.. 2022 Jun 1; 5(6):e2217153. Epub 2022 Jun 01.

6/2022
Younis A, Goldenberg I, Farooq S, Yavin H, Daubert J, Raitt M, Mazur A, Huang DT, Mitchell BL, Rashtian MR, Winters S, Vloka M, Aktas M, Bernabei MA, Beck CA, McNitt S, Zareba W. "Reduction in Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Burden in Patients Enrolled in the RAID Trial." JACC. Clinical electrophysiology.. 2022 Jun; 8(6):754-762. Epub 2022 Apr 27.

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