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Mehmet K. Aktas, M.D.

Cardiology

Clinical Interests

Cardiac Arrhythmia, Electrophysiology General Cardiology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2475

Fax: (585) 242-9549

Office: (585) 275-4776

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

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

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

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

1998
Bachelor of Arts | University of Rochester
Biology

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

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease at University of Rochester Medical Center

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

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Awards

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

Publications

Journal Articles

3/2017
Xia X, Ruwald AC, Ruwald MH, Ugoeke N, Szepietowska B, Kutyifa V, Aktas MK, Thomsen PE, Zareba W, Moss AJ, Couderc JP. "Validation of an automatic diagnosis of strict left bundle branch block criteria using 12-lead electrocardiograms." Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc.. 2017 Mar 0; 22(2)Epub 2016 Aug 30.

1/2017
Gruber JS, Stair B, Aktas M, Bravo-Jaimes K. "Left Bundle Branch Block and Complete Heart Block Complicating Inferior Myocardial Infarction." Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc.. 2017 Jan 0; 22(1)Epub 2016 Jul 13.

1/2017
Daimee UA, Biton Y, Aktas MK, Zannad F, Klein H, Szepietowska B, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Wang PJ, Zareba W, Moss AJ, Kutyifa V. "Effect of Significant Weight Change on Inappropriate Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy." Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE.. 2017 Jan 0; 40(1):9-16. Epub 2017 Jan 02.

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: Elsevier2016

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: Springer2015

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: Springer2012

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