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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

8/18/2021
Narins CR, Aktas MK, Chen AY, McNitt S, Ling FS, Younis A, Zareba W, Daubert JP, Huang DT, Rosero S, Kutyifa V, Goldenberg I. "Arrhythmic and Mortality Outcomes Among Ischemic Versus Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy Patients Receiving Primary Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy." JACC. Clinical electrophysiology.. 2021 Aug 18; Epub 2021 Aug 18.

7/27/2021
Simard T, Jung RG, Lehenbauer K, Piayda K, Praco? R, Jackson GG, Flores-Umanzor E, Faroux L, Korsholm K, Chun JKR, Chen S, Maarse M, Montrella K, Chaker Z, Spoon JN, Pastormerlo LE, Meincke F, Sawant AC, Moldovan CM, Qintar M, Aktas MK, Branca L, Radinovic A, Ram P, El-Zein RS, Flautt T, Ding WY, Sayegh B, Benito-González T, Lee OH, Badejoko SO, Paitazoglou C, Karim N, Zaghloul AM, Agrawal H, Kaplan RM, Alli O, Ahmed A, Suradi HS, Knight BP, Alla VM, Panaich SS, Wong T, Bergmann MW, Chothia R, Kim JS, Pérez de Prado A, Bazaz R, Gupta D, Valderrabano M, Sanchez CE, El Chami MF, Mazzone P, Adamo M, Ling F, Wang DD, O'Neill W, Wojakowski W, Pershad A, Berti S, Spoon D, Kawsara A, Jabbour G, Boersma LVA, Schmidt B, Nielsen-Kudsk JE, Rodés-Cabau J, Freixa X, Ellis CR, Fauchier L, Demkow M, Sievert H, Main ML, Hibbert B, Holmes DR, Alkhouli M. "Predictors of Device-Related Thrombus Following Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion." Journal of the American College of Cardiology.. 2021 Jul 27; 78(4):297-313.

7/27/2021
Goldenberg I, Younis A, Huang DT, Yoruk A, Rosero S, Cutter K, Kutyifa V, McNitt S, Sotoodehnia N, Kudenchuk PJ, Rea TD, Arking DE, Polonski B, Zareba W, Aktas MK. "Use of Oral Contraceptives in Women with Congenital Long QT Syndrome." Heart rhythm.. 2021 Jul 27; Epub 2021 Jul 27.

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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