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Mehmet K. Aktas, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2475

Office: (585) 275-4776

Fax: (585) 242-9549

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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, 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

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

2/27/2020
Younis A, Goldenberg I, McNitt S, Zareba W, Kutyifa V, Aktas MK. "The Role and Outcomes of new Supraventricular Tachycardia among Patients with Mild Heart Failure." Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology.. 2020 Feb 27; Epub 2020 Feb 27.

1/29/2020
Goldenberg M, Aktas MK, Younis A, Zareba W, McNitt S, Kutyifa V. "Marital Status and Long-Term Outcomes in Mild Heart Failure Patients With an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator or Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy With Defibrillator." The American journal of cardiology.. 2020 Jan 29; Epub 2020 Jan 29.

1/13/2020
Beinart R, Kutyifa V, McNitt S, Huang D, Aktas M, Rosero S, Goldenberg I, Nof E. "Relation between resting heart rate and the risk of ventricular tachyarrhythmias in MADIT-RIT." Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology.. 2020 Jan 13; Epub 2020 Jan 13.

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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