Ganesh Venkataraman, MD, is a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist, with expertise in the advanced treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias. Prior to joining Colorado Heart and Vascular in October 2017, Dr. Venkataraman worked as a cardiac electrophysiologist in the Washington, DC area for nearly 10 years, where he served as the Director of the WATCHMAN left atrial appendage (LAA) closure program and was the only electrophysiologist performing epicardial access and mapping of ventricular arrhythmias in the Northern Virginia area. In addition, he is highly experienced in pacemaker and defibrillator implantation (including leadless pacemakers and subcutaneous defibrillators), cardiac resynchronization therapy, and mapping and ablation of various arrhythmias including SVT, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Venkataraman has also participated in and served as a principal investigator in numerous clinical trials and has published extensively in the field of cardiac electrophysiology, including the safety of WATCHMAN LAA closure in patients with a small LAA appendage.
Dr. Venkataraman earned his medical degree in 2001 at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He then completed his internal medicine residency in 2004 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and his cardiology fellowship in 2007 at the combined Georgetown University Hospital / Washington Hospital Center program in Washington, D.C. He completed his cardiac electrophysiology fellowship in 2008 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, and worked as a cardiac electrophysiologist in the Washington, D.C. area from 2008 to 2017.
Dr. Venkataraman is married, has two little boys and is very excited that he and his family have moved to Colorado to be closer to his wife’s family. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, running and spending time with his family and friends.