SHEPHAL K. DOSHI, MD, FACC
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Medical Residency: St. Mary Medical Center
Cardiology Fellowship: Olive View - UCLA
EP Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital
Joined Pacific Heart in 2004.
Dr. Shephal Doshi practices Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) and the 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 a 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 now the Executive Director of the Minerd Heart and Vascular Institute.
Dr. Doshi remains active in cutting-edge ablation research involving different forms of ablation energy including pulse field ablation (PFA), laser, cryo, and radiofrequency. He has been a principal investigator (PI) in studies involving PFA, balloon and contact force sensing ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Currently, he remains one of the national PIs and leading experts in alternative therapies to blood thinners in patients with atrial fibrillation to reduce their risk of stroke. He is one of the most experienced implanters worldwide of the Watchman left atrial appendage occluder and is the co National PI for the PINNACLE FLX/CHAMPION AF & Conform IDE Trials. Under his direction, St. Johns Heath Center has one of the longest US experiences 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. He travels internationally lecturing and continues to be involved in clinical research and procedures in Europe, South America & 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.