Dr. Shephal Doshi practices Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) and management of arrhythmias. He specializes in interventional therapies for arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.
Born in Chicago and growing up in Southern California, he attended college at the University of California, Riverside. He received his Cardiac EP training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and served as clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. He joined the Pacific Heart Institute in 2004 and soon became the Director of Cardiac EP and Pacing at Saint John’s Health Center.
Dr. Doshi remains active in cutting edge ablation research involving different forms of ablation energy including laser, cryo, and radiofrequency. He has been the principal investigator (PI) in studies involving balloon ablation for atrial fibrillation and irrigated ablation for atrial flutter. Currently he remains one of the leading experts in alternative therapies to warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation as PI in the PROTECT AF Study. He is one of the most experienced implanters worldwide of the Left Atrial Appendage Occluder in this study. He was also the national PI for the POWER Study involving implantable Defibrillators. He remains active in publishing and has co-authored many articles in peer-reviewed cardiac and EP journals. Dr. Doshi is also one of a handful of regional experts with epicardial mapping and ablation. He travels internationally lecturing and continues to be involved in clinical research and procedures in Europe.
Cardiac electrophysiology is not his only passion, however. He remains an avid lifelong LA Lakers fan and loves beach sports, live music and professional football.