Scott Sakaguchi, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Scott Sakaguchi

Contact Info

Office Address:
Cardiovascular Division
Variety Club Research Center
401 East River Parkway
2nd Floor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Mailing Address:
UMN – Cardiovascular Division
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 508 Mayo
8508A (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Wendy

Administrative Phone
612-625-4401

Administrative Email
marku002@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-626-4411

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Director, Electrophysiology Fellowship Program, Department of Medicine


Cardiologist


Medical School, University of California, Davis, CA

Resideny, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Cardiology and Electrophysiology Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

Born in California, Dr. Sakaguchi received his B.S. and M.S. in biological sciences from Stanford University, and his M.D. from the University of California-Davis. After completing a residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and general-cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships at the University of Minnesota, he joined the faculty in 1993.

Dr. Sakaguchi is an accomplished medical educator. In addition to directing the electrophysiology fellowship program, he also teaches general-cardiology fellows. He is a three-time winner of the general-cardiology fellowship program’s Teacher of the Year Award, and the Yang Wang Lifetime Educator Award.

Dr. Sakaguchi cares for patients with all forms of heart-rhythm disorders. He performs pacemaker implants, defibrillator implants, and catheter ablations. He performs laser extractions of pacemaker and defibrillator leads. His special interests include inherited arrhythmia syndromes, arrhythmias in athletes, and arrhythmias in patients with neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Sakaguchi is the recipient of a University of Minnesota Department of Medicine Clinical Excellence Award.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012, 2014-2015)

Research

Publications

  • Sakaguchi S, Li H. Syncope and driving, flying and vocational concerns. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 55:454-463 (2013).
  • Benditt DG, Sakaguchi S, Lu F, Sutton R. Head-up Tilt-Table Testing. In: Zipes DP and Jalife J, Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside. 5th edition. Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier. p859-879, 2009
  • Sakaguchi S. External Cardioversion and Defibrillation. In: Lu F and Benditt DG (eds), Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation: Principle and Practice. 1st edition. P.R. China, People’s Medical Publishing House. p361-373, 2008
  • Sakaguchi S. Interpretation of the Pacemaker ECG. In: Lu F and Benditt DG (eds), Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation: Principle and Practice. 1st edition. P.R. China, People’s Medical Publishing House. p144-178, 2008
  • Marcus FI, Zareba W, Calkins H, Towbin JA, Basso C, Bluemke DA, Estes NA 3rd, Picard MH, Sanborn D, Thiene G, Wichter T, Cannom D, Wilber DJ, Scheinman M, Duff H, Daubert J, Talajic M, Krahn A, Sweeney M, Garan H, Sakaguchi S, Lerman BB, Kerr C, Kron J, Steinberg JS, Sherrill D, Gear K, Brown M, Severski P, Polonsky S, McNitt S. Arrhythmogenic right-ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia clinical presentation and diagnostic evaluation: Results from the North American Multidisciplinary Study. Heart Rhythm 2009;6:984-992
  • Yannopoulos D, Lurie KG, Sakaguchi S, Milstein S, Ermis C, VanHeel L, Benditt DG. Reduced atrial-tachyarrhythmia susceptibility after upgrade of conventional implanted pulse generator to cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with heart failure. JACC 2007;50:1246-1251
  • Sakaguchi S, Li H. Syncope and driving, flying and vocational concerns. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 55:454-463 (2013).

Clinical

Clinics

University of Minnesota Medical Center;University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairvie

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Clinical Interests

Electrophysiology; Antiarrhythmic drug therapy; Syncope in athletes; Arrhythmogenic RV dysplasia