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 Providence, 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 a principal investigator (PI) in studies involving balloon and contact force sensing ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Currently he remains one of the national PIs and leading experts in alternative therapies to the blood thinner warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation to reduce their risk of stroke. He is one of the most experienced implanters worldwide of the recently FDA approved Watchman left atrial appendage occluder. Under his direction, St. Johns Heath Center has the largest US experience with this procedure. With this procedure, patients with atrial fibrillation (a heart rhythm disorder) are able to stop their blood thinners.
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 & Asia.
Cardiac electrophysiology is not his only passion, however. He remains an avid lifelong LA Lakers fan and loves beach sports, live music and football.