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Mehmet K. Aktas, M.D.

Cardiology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2475

Office: (585) 275-4776

Fax: (585) 242-9549

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Faculty Appointments

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, 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 Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and 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

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

Education

1998
Bachelor of Arts | University of Rochester
Biology

2002
MD | State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Medicine

2011-2014
Masters in Business Administration | William E. Simon Graduate School of Business

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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Publications

Journal Articles

9/2018
Bravo-Jaimes K, Fernandez G, Samala V, Moravan MJ, Dhakal S, Shah AH, Messing S, Singh K, Aktas MK. "CIED malfunction in patients receiving radiation is a rare event that could be detected by remote monitoring." Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology.. 2018 Sep 0; 29(9):1268-1275. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

8/7/2018
Zareba W, Daubert JP, Beck CA, Huang DT, Alexis JD, Brown MW, Pyykkonen K, McNitt S, Oakes D, Feng C, Aktas MK, Ayala-Parades F, Baranchuk A, Dubuc M, Haigney M, Mazur A, McPherson CA, Mitchell LB, Natale A, Piccini JP, Raitt M, Rashtian MY, Schuger C, Winters S, Worley SJ, Ziv O, Moss AJ, . "Ranolazine in High-Risk Patients With Implanted Cardioverter-Defibrillators: The RAID Trial." Journal of the American College of Cardiology.. 2018 Aug 7; 72(6):636-645.

4/2018
Linte CA, Camp JJ, Rettmann ME, Haemmerich D, Aktas MK, Huang DT, Packer DL, Holmes DR. "Lesion modeling, characterization, and visualization for image-guided cardiac ablation therapy monitoring." Journal of medical imaging.. 2018 Apr 0; 5(2):021218. Epub 2018 Mar 01.

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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