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About Jasbir Sra, MD, FACC, Program Director

Dr. Jasbir Sra's work has been seminal in expanding the scope of electrophysiological treatment. His report on the feasibility of detecting atrial fibrillation and terminating it using low-energy transvenous shocks placed him in the forefront of those developing this new therapy. His laboratory recently developed a model for atrial fibrillation ablation using radiofrequency current.

Dr. Sra is Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Basic Research Laboratory and Electrophysiology Laboratory at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Medical School's clinical campus in Milwaukee. He has the distinction of being the first U.S. researcher to implant an atrial defibrillator (1996) and is the author of a groundbreaking study on the cause of syncope, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. He has been involved in nearly 30 clinical research protocols.

Over the past 3 years, Dr. Sra has been listed as one of the "Best Doctors in America."
Dr. Sra is a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Pacing and Electrophysiology, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Electrophysiology, and the Indian Heart Journal.

Author of over 100 abstracts, Dr. Sra is an abstract grader for the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE) and the American Heart Association. Both the New England Journal of Medicine and the Annals of Internal Medicine have commended Dr. Sra on the quality of his reviews and for his contributions to science through this service.

He has published more than 60 original manuscripts and 50 reviews or book chapters, including two comprehensive reviews for Current Problems in Cardiology published by Mosby Inc.: "Sudden Cardiac Death" (1999) and "Atrial Fibrillation: Epidemiology, Mechanisms, and Management" (2000).
Since 1992, Dr. Sra has chaired sessions and served on "meet the experts" and "fireside" panels at annual meetings of the American Heart Association (AHA) and NASPE. He has presented and published over 100 abstracts at national meetings of the AHA, the American College of Cardiology, and NASPE. He has chaired oral abstract sessions on many aspects of electrophysiology for all three of these leading professional organizations.

Born in India, Dr. Sra earned his medical degree at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College in Jamshedpur, served his internship at Tata Main Hospital there, then received residency training in England and in Rochester, New York. He completed basic cardiology training at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Medical School, and stayed for an electrophysiology fellowship, joining the faculty in 1990.

In 1995, Dr. Sra was invited to the All India Institute of Medical Science and Escorts Health Institute and Research Center in New Delhi, India's most prestigious medical centers, where he implanted the first multi-programmable defibrillator for ventricular arrhythmia in the Indian subcontinent. There, Dr. Sra also helped establish the first Indian catheter ablation program. 1n 1999, he was selected as a grant reviewer for the Canadian Medical Research Council to evaluate their protocol for funding studies for the treatment of syncope.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology and the American Heart Association.

Dr. Sra is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Positions

Present Electrophysiologist, Program Director, Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Aurora Health Care
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