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Faisal F. Syed, BSc (Hons.), MBChB

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Cardiac electrophysiology; ablation of cardiac arrhythmia including SVT, VT and AF; epicardial catheter ablation; cardiac device implantation – pacemaker (including biventricular, His-bundle and leadless) and ICD; laser lead extraction; echocardiography; general cardiology; clinical and translational research: identification of novel ablation targets for ventricular arrhythmia, improving outcomes from ventricular arrhythmia ablation.

Education and Experience

B.Sc. Pathology (1st Hons.): Faculty of Medicine, University of Manchester, 1999; M.B.Ch.B.: Faculty of Medicine, University of Manchester, 2002; Resident, Internal Medicine: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2009-2011; Fellow, Cardiovascular Diseases: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2011-2014; Fellow, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2014-2016; Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, University of Michigan, 2015-2016; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Cincinnati, 2016-2017; Assistant Professor of Medicine, UNC, 2017-present.

Selected Bibliography

Killu AM, Naksuk N, Stárek Z, DeSimone CV, Syed FF, Gaba P, Wolf J, Lehar F, Pesl M, Leinveber P, Crha M, Ladewig D, Powers J, Suddendorf S, Hodge DO, Satam G, Novák M, Kara T, Bruce CJ, Friedman PA, Asirvatham SJ. A novel defibrillation tool: percutaneously delivered, partially insulated epicardial defibrillation. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Jul;3(7):747-755.

Vaidya VR, DeSimone CV, Damle N, Naksuk N, Syed FF, Ackerman MJ, Ponamgi SP, Nkomo VT, Suri RM, Noseworthy PA, Asirvatham SJ. Reduction in malignant ventricular arrhythmia and appropriate shocks following surgical correction of bileaflet mitral valve prolapse. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2016 Aug;46(2):137-43.

Syed FF, Ackerman MJ, McLeod CJ, Kapa S, Mulpuru SK, Sriram CS, Cannon BC, Asirvatham SJ, Noseworthy PA. Sites of successful ventricular fibrillation ablation in bileaflet mitral valve prolapse syndrome. Circ Arrhythmia Electrophysiol. 2016 May;9(5). pii: e004005.

Syed FF, DeSimone C, Ebrille E, Gaba P, Ladewig D, Mikell S, Suddendorf S, Gilles E, Danielsen A, Lukášová M, Wolf J, Leinveber P, Novák M, Stárek Z, Kara T, Bruce C, Friedman PA, Asirvatham SJ. Percutaneous epicardial pacing using a novel insulated multi-electrode lead. JACC Clinical Electrophysiol. 2015;1(4):273-283.

Hai JJ, Chahal AA, Friedman PA, Vaidya VR, Syed FF, DeSimone CV, Nanda S, Brady PA, Madhavan M, Cha YM, McLeod CJ, Mulpuru S, Munger TM, Packer DL, Asirvatham SJ. Electrophysiologic characteristics of ventricular arrhythmias arising from the aortic mitral continuity-potential role of the conduction system. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2015 Feb;26(2):158-63.

Ebrille E, Chandra VM, Syed F, Del Carpio Munoz F, Nanda S, Hai JJ, Cha YM, Friedman PA, Hammill SC, Munger TM, Venkatachalam KL, Packer DL, Asirvatham SJ. Distinguishing ventricular arrhythmia originating from the right coronary cusp, peri-pulmonic valve area and the right ventricular outflow tract: utility of lead I. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014;25(4):404-10.

Syed FF, Hai JJ, Lachman N, DeSimone CV, Asirvatham SJ. The infrahisian conduction system and endocavitary cardiac structures: relevance for the invasive electrophysiologist [Review]. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Jan;39(1):45-56.

Vaidya V, Syed F, DeSimone C, Bdeir S, Del Carpio Munoz F, Packer D, Asirvatham S. Outflow tract ventricular tachycardia mapped to the coronary arteries – anatomical correlates and management strategies. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 24(12):1416-22.

Del Carpio Munoz F, Syed FF, Noheria A, Cha Y, Friedman PA, Hammill SC, Munger TM, Venkatachalam KL, Shen W, Packer PL, Asirvatham SJ. Characteristics of premature ventricular complexes as correlates of reduced left ventricular function: impact of QRS morphology, site of origin, frequency, duration, and coupling interval. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Jul;22(7):791-8.

Lachman N, Syed FF, Habib A, Kapa S, Bisco SE, Venkatachalam KL, Asirvatham SJ. Correlative anatomy for the electrophysiologist, part II: cardiac ganglia, phrenic nerve, coronary venous system. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Jan;22(1):104-10.

Lachman N, Syed FF, Habib A, Kapa S, Bisco SE, Venkatachalam KL, Asirvatham SJ. Correlative anatomy for the electrophysiologist, part I: the pericardial space, oblique sinus, transverse sinus. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010 Dec;21(12):1421-6.

Syed F, Lachman N, Christensen K, Mears JA, Buescher T, Cha YM, Friedman P, Munger TM, Asirvatham SJ. The pericardial space: obtaining access and an approach to fluoroscopic anatomy [Review]. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics. 2010; 2 (1): 9 – 23.

Dr. Faisal Syed
  • Address

    6024 Burnett-Womack Building

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7075