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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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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
  • 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

3/27/2021
Younis A, Aktas MK, Zareba W, McNitt S, Kutyifa V, Goldenberg I. "Risk factors for ventricular tachyarrhythmic events in patients without left bundle branch block who receive cardiac resynchronization therapy." Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc.. 2021 Mar 27; :e12847. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

3/25/2021
Younis A, Aktas MK, Lee D, Zareba W, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Kutyifa V, Rosero S, Huang D, Vidula H, Goldenberg I. "Hospitalization for Heart Failure and Subsequent Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias in Patients With Left Ventricular Dysfunction." JACC. Clinical electrophysiology.. 2021 Mar 25; Epub 2021 Mar 25.

1/10/2021
Tankut S, Goldenberg I, Kutyifa V, Zareba W, Bragazzi NL, McNitt S, Huang DT, Aktas MK, Younis A. "Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Burden." Heart rhythm.. 2021 Jan 10; Epub 2021 Jan 10.

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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