Division of Cardiovascular Diseases:

Electrophysiology

The Scripps Clinic Medical Group Department of Electrophysiology are regional and national leaders, providing advanced cardiology care in the area of heart rhythm disorders. We work with referring physicians and medical colleagues across multiple specialties and subspecialties to provide the best possible treatment options for all types of arrhythmias. Scripps Clinic electrophysiologists perform more complex heart procedures than any other institution in southern California, including thousands of complex ablations for atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and supra-ventricular tachycardia (also known as SVT). Expertise in all forms of intra-cardiac device implantation is also an essential part of the electrophysiology program including pacemakers, defibrillators, rhythm monitors (loop recorders) and extraction/removal of old systems. Due to the high volume of its procedures and the depth of experience, SCMG cardiologists often have access to new technology years ahead of mainstream use, such as the newest mapping systems for cardiac ablation, next generation leadless pacemakers, and left atrial occlusion devices.

Areas of particular interest and expertise are noted below:

Douglas Gibson, MD

  • Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Scripps Clinic and Prebys
  • Cardiovascular Institute
  • Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Management
  • Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Catheter Ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Transcatheter Left Atrial Appendage Closure for Stroke Prevention in
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator Therapy

Nicholas Olson, MD

  • Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Management
  • Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Catheter Ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator Therapy

Andrea Natale, MD

  • Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Management
  • Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Thomas Ahern, MD

  • Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Management
  • POTS & Autonomic Dysfunction
  • General Cardiology

John Rogers, MD, MS

  • Co-Chief of Cardiology, Scripps Clinic
  • Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Management
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator Therapy
  • General Cardiology
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Heather Bonaguidi, PA
Katie Bordonaro, NP
Gwen Janczyk, PA
Katie Lichtenstein, PA
Kristi Pangborn, NP
Mary Parker, PA
Jacinta Tran, PA

Featured Services

  • Complex ablations for atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and supra-ventricular tachycardia (also known as SVT)

  • Expertise in all forms of intra-cardiac device implantation

  • Catheter based left atrial appendage closure for stroke prevention

Scripps Clinic offers a robust training program for the next generation of  cardiologists.  Additionally, our electrophysiologists have a number of training programs for practicing electrophysiologists to come learn about the latest techniques and tools to improve outcomes.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Graduate Medical Education page.

Scripps Clinic Electrophysiologists are regional and national leaders in the field and conduct ongoing research that allows Scripps physicians to have access to the newest resources and technology often years before it is routinely available.

Areas of interest and research include catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, defibrillator and pacemaker technology, implantable monitoring devices, and left atrial appendage closure.

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