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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

Education

2002
MD | SUNY Upstate College of Health Professions

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Fellowship 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

8/2022
Jawaid A, Riordan M, Huang D, Aktas M. "A zebra masquerading as a horse: A case of bundle-branch reentrant ventricular tachycardia." Heart rhythm O2.. 2022 Aug; 3(4):441-443. Epub 2022 Aug 22.

6/21/2022
Butler J, Talha KM, Aktas MK, Zareba W, Goldenberg I. "Role of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in Heart Failure With Contemporary Medical Therapy." Circulation. Heart failure.. 2022 Jun 21; :CIRCHEARTFAILURE122009634. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

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.

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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