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Mehmet K. Aktas, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-4775

Office: (585) 275-4775

Fax: (585) 242-9549

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Cardiology

Biography

Dr. Aktas is a member of the electrophysiology section, and he takes care of patients with arrhythmias. Specific areas of expertise include ablation of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter supraventricular tachycardias (SVT), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Aktas is an expert in complete management of pacemakers, defibrillators, and resynchronization devices. He is board certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Professional Background

Dr. Aktas earned his M.D. from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in 2002. He was a medical resident at the Cleveland Clinic, and trained as a cardiology fellow and electrophysiology fellow at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He joined the faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2009.

Credentials

Specialties

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

Education

2002
MD | Upstate Medical University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Fellowship in Electrophysiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Cardiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2003
Internship in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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Awards

2017
Research Mentoring Award
Sponsor: Department of Medicine
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2012
Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems High Score Recognition
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, New York

2011
Internal Medicine Resident Mentorship Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, New York

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Patents

Patent Title: ECG Clock Electrocardiogram Based Diagnostic Device and Method
Patent #: 10,085,667
Issue Date: Oct 02, 2018
Country: United States
Invented By: Mehmet Kemal Aktas, Jean-Philippe Yves Couderc, Alex Tyndall Page, Tolga Soyata

Publications

Journal Articles

5/4/2022
Bjelic M, Zareba W, Peterson DR, Younis A, Aktas MK, Huang DT, Rosero S, Cutter K, McNitt S, Xia X, MacKecknie BD, Horn R, Sotoodehnia N, Kudenchuk PJ, Rea TD, Arking DE, Wilde AAM, Shimizu W, Ackerman MJ, Goldenberg I. "Sex Hormones and Repolarization Dynamics during the Menstrual Cycle in Women with Congenital Long QT Syndrome." Heart rhythm.. 2022 May 4; Epub 2022 May 04.

4/2/2022
Younis A, Farooq S, Bisognano JD, Welch T, Gassler JP, Diamond A, Mathias A, Aktas MK, McNitt S, Chen AY, Goldenberg I. "Outcomes Associated with Introduction of the 5 Generation High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin in Patients Presenting with Cardiovascular Disorders." The Journal of emergency medicine.. 2022 Apr 2; Epub 2022 Apr 02.

1/18/2022
Steinberg JS, Gorcsan J, Mazur A, Jain SK, Rashtian M, Greer GS, Zarraga I, Vloka M, Cook MM, Salam T, Mountantonakis S, Beck H, Silver J, Aktas M, Henrikson C, Schaller RD, Epstein AE, McNitt S, Schleede S, Peterson D, Goldenberg I, Zareba W. "Junctional AV ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (JAVA-CRT): results of a multicenter randomized clinical trial pilot program." Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing.. 2022 Jan 18; Epub 2022 Jan 18.

Books & Chapters

2016
Chapter Title: Defibrillation Therapy
Book Title: Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization Therapy, 5e
Author List: Wojciech Zareba, Mehmet Aktas, Chu-Pak Lau
Published By: Elsevier 2016

2015
Chapter Title: Cardiac Conduction and Bradycardia
Book Title: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology in Clinical Practice
Author List: Mehmet K. Aktas, Ryan Mandell
Edited By: David T. Huang, Travis Prinzi,
Published By: Springer 2015

2012
Chapter Title: Ambulatory Arrhythmias
Book Title: Manual of Outpatient Cardiology
Author List: Andrew J Brenyo, Mehmet K Aktas
Edited By: John D. Bisognano, Ron Beck, Ryan Connell
Published By: Springer 2012

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